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#21 JJJessee

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 09:19 PM

Not sure what the temps were. I had a heating mat under them for a while but turned it off as I didn't think it was helping much. The house has no heating during the day while we are at work or when we are asleep so it probably averaged around the low 60s in the day and the high 60s to low 70s in the evening.

I did have peat moss in the mix. Did I forget to mention that?

The soil did not have to be cycled as it does not contain higher nitrogen sources like alfalfa and others. With just compost, ewc, peat and perlite no cycling is needed.

Uh, yeah, I wasn't thinking. Compost and EWC are kinda by definition already cycled. :D

 

Well, I got nothin'.

The only possible weak link I see would be the temps may be slightly on the low side for optimal growth.

It's also seems easier to over-water in cooler temps.


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Posted 28 April 2014 - 09:45 AM

Put one SBJ7 in a container on Saturday as a test to see if the soil has cycled long enough. I mixed the soil 29 days ago and the pepper seems OK so far. It had the brown edges on the leaves prior to transplanting so I am watching to see how it does. This is a 10 gallon Root Pouch.

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 10:11 AM

How'd your SBJ7 turn out?
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Posted 05 May 2014 - 10:39 AM

How'd your SBJ7 turn out?


It's slowly improving. Thanks for asking.

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I potted up all the rest of the peppers and four tomato plants yesterday.

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 10:54 AM

Lookin good PMD!


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 11:31 AM

Thank You my friend. :)

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 12:56 PM

My SB7J's were slow growers last year until the temperatures got into the 80's.  They set pods later , like Trinidads.

But when they set, they set plenty and then they finally ripened all at once.  They ARE worth the wait!


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 01:31 PM

We need some pics of your worm farm bro!!!  :cool:



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Posted 05 May 2014 - 01:34 PM

We need some pics of your worm farm bro!!!  :cool:


My worms are in this Worm Inn. :)

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 04:20 PM

I missed that you had started a Glog although I remember someone talking about it!

 

Looks, good, I look forward to following :mouthonfire:


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Posted 07 May 2014 - 06:36 PM

Thanks ikeepfish. I appreciate that.


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Posted 07 May 2014 - 06:39 PM

My worms are in this Worm Inn. :)

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Is that an actual product, or did you diy it?
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Posted 07 May 2014 - 06:45 PM

Is that an actual product, or did you diy it?

It is an actual product and one of the best ones out many people think.

Here's their website: http://www.theworminn.com/


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Posted 07 May 2014 - 06:49 PM

Interesting, that has DIY written all over it! Might need to try something out when I get time which is never. 


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Posted 07 May 2014 - 06:49 PM

Very cool. Does it work well through cold winters too?


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Posted 07 May 2014 - 06:57 PM

Very cool. Does it work well through cold winters too?

If it gets too cold you need to bring it in the house.

I have it in the garage and when it gets into the 40's at night I bring it inside. It has no smell and has a screen top so no flies or springtails or anything escape.

They are a little pricey at $80 but I bought this one used on Craigslist for $40 and painted the PVC pipe semi-gloss black.

That picture I posted was from the Craigslist ad at the owners house in the Silicon Valley.


Interesting, that has DIY written all over it! Might need to try something out when I get time which is never. 

If you have some Cordura nylon and a way to sew it you could make one just like it. The original idea was a pair of pants with the legs clamped shut I read. :lol:


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Posted 07 May 2014 - 07:11 PM

I actually just found a diy version lol. I really would like to give vermicomposting a try but given the weather here, lack of space indoors, and my wife being totally against bringing such things indoors, I will just have to stick with bokashi and sourcing castings locally.

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 07:31 PM

I was curious about reverse engineering one, I might have to look it up


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Posted 07 May 2014 - 08:48 PM

If it gets too cold you need to bring it in the house.

I have it in the garage and when it gets into the 40's at night I bring it inside. It has no smell and has a screen top so no flies or springtails or anything escape.

They are a little pricey at $80 but I bought this one used on Craigslist for $40 and painted the PVC pipe semi-gloss black.

That picture I posted was from the Craigslist ad at the owners house in the Silicon Valley.


If you have some Cordura nylon and a way to sew it you could make one just like it. The original idea was a pair of pants with the legs clamped shut I read. :lol:

I would think any breathable material would work just fine, in fact my compost bin is 100% black gold ;) 


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Posted 07 May 2014 - 09:13 PM

I would think any breathable material would work just fine, in fact my compost bin is 100% black gold ;)

True, the Cordura is just tough stuff so that's probably why it's used in a commercial unit.


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