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#241 Coup

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Posted 29 June 2016 - 09:47 AM

Good Job man, did you taste it at all?

 

Just the bitterness at the very end. :( Not much flavor but lots of heat. Maybe let them ripen a bit longer?



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Posted 10 July 2016 - 10:36 PM

Finally got the home garden set up. Been waiting for this day for a long time.

 

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 11:16 AM

:pray:  :flamethrower:  :clap:


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Posted 13 July 2016 - 09:42 AM

Time for a look at the pepper plot! It's huge, bruv.

 

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Jamaican Hot Chocolates hiding under the leaves!

 

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 09:47 AM

Wow amazing garden my friend!!! :) anyone ever told you you look sort of like John Ritter? :)

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 10:11 AM

Wow amazing garden my friend!!! :) anyone ever told you you look sort of like John Ritter? :)

 

That is definitely the first time I've heard that!



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Posted 28 July 2016 - 04:05 PM

 

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 09:32 AM

Time to make a little powder out of these chocolate brain strains!

 

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 10:51 AM

Quick update for you guys, not much going on at the moment.

 

Here are some of the plants I gave to my parents and planted in their homemade compost - they are doing very well!

 

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And the harvest...

 

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Meanwhile at my house:

 

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 02:08 PM

Big update, guys!

 

First of all, how about a video?

 

Spot the Nutrient Deficiency!

 

Second of all, my mylar grow tent is all finished! Cleaned it up nicely, added some more supports, and she's ready to roll.

 

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Honestly, thank you so much for this! I'm a newbie in this hobby (tried growing a bit a year or two ago but they all didn't thrive and ended up dying so I got discouraged and left) and your thread has really helped!

If I may ask, what are the temps like in the grow tent? And how much did it cost to all set up with the PVC tubing and such? I'm thinking about doing the same now (was going to use a small window sill near my bed, but there isn't that much space) and was wondering if you ever use natural sunlight at this stage? Also, do you think it would work with a Sunblaster linear light?

Thank you so much again!



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Posted 11 August 2016 - 10:08 AM

 

Honestly, thank you so much for this! I'm a newbie in this hobby (tried growing a bit a year or two ago but they all didn't thrive and ended up dying so I got discouraged and left) and your thread has really helped!

If I may ask, what are the temps like in the grow tent? And how much did it cost to all set up with the PVC tubing and such? I'm thinking about doing the same now (was going to use a small window sill near my bed, but there isn't that much space) and was wondering if you ever use natural sunlight at this stage? Also, do you think it would work with a Sunblaster linear light?

Thank you so much again!

 

Glad I could be of assistance, InsectMan! This thread certainly is a look at the growing pains of a new grower.

 

The PVC pipe is probably the cheapest part of the grow tent, and you can cut it however you like. I would use 3/4" instead of 1" since there is no need for them to be so thick, but really you can make the tent as large or small as you like - pipes are normally $3-5 for something like 20' of pipe, and the joints you can buy in packs of 4-6. The mylar was the most expensive, but I think I would have preferred to go along with Panda Film (which is also expensive!).

 

Temperatures got very high if the door was shot - in all honesty they would stay around 80-90 degrees, even with a fan blowing cool air into the room and the door cracked to allow this air exchange. I intend to try this setup again, but this time in a garage during the winter months where it stays much cooler (I moved into a house, which makes all the difference when it comes to growing stuff). 

 

If I were you, I would shoot for the more reserved setups some of the guys have on hand here - T5 light fixtures on wire shelving units. It keeps temperatures down, looks a lot less messy, and won't cost as much as an HPS bulb. You just can't start too early otherwise your plants will outgrow the light and become a hassle to try and keep alive. I was fortunate in that one of our own sold me a light fixture for a great price, and without it I would have been in a much tougher spot.

 

Post a question on the Growing Hot Peppers forum and ask for folks' opinions on optimal indoor grow setups. I'm sure there are a lot of things here I haven't addressed that they could!


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Posted 11 August 2016 - 10:22 AM

 

Glad I could be of assistance, InsectMan! This thread certainly is a look at the growing pains of a new grower.

 

The PVC pipe is probably the cheapest part of the grow tent, and you can cut it however you like. I would use 3/4" instead of 1" since there is no need for them to be so thick, but really you can make the tent as large or small as you like - pipes are normally $3-5 for something like 20' of pipe, and the joints you can buy in packs of 4-6. The mylar was the most expensive, but I think I would have preferred to go along with Panda Film (which is also expensive!).

 

Temperatures got very high if the door was shot - in all honesty they would stay around 80-90 degrees, even with a fan blowing cool air into the room and the door cracked to allow this air exchange. I intend to try this setup again, but this time in a garage during the winter months where it stays much cooler (I moved into a house, which makes all the difference when it comes to growing stuff). 

 

If I were you, I would shoot for the more reserved setups some of the guys have on hand here - T9 light fixtures on wire shelving units. It keeps temperatures down, looks a lot less messy, and won't cost as much as an HPS bulb. You just can't start too early otherwise your plants will outgrow the light and become a hassle to try and keep alive. I was fortunate in that one of our own sold me a light fixture for a great price, and without it I would have been in a much tougher spot.

 

Post a question on the Growing Hot Peppers forum and ask for folks' opinions on optimal indoor grow setups. I'm sure there are a lot of things here I haven't addressed that they could!

 

Especially one of a college student haha.

Do you think this one light would be okay?: https://www.amazon.c...sk_ql_qh_dp_hza
Maybe that would help keep the temps. down, but I'm not if they would need more light that that. I was thinking of making the tent 3 ft x 2ft x 3 ft, do you think this would be good? As for starting too early, I was told to maybe top the plants once they hit 18 inches or so as they'll be indoor plants.

The shelving does sound like a good idea as well, but that would cost a bit more (lights for each shelf) and my apartment room is a bit small so I'm wondering how it would work.

And okay, thanks!



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Posted 11 August 2016 - 10:34 AM

 

Especially one of a college student haha.

Do you think this one light would be okay?: https://www.amazon.c...sk_ql_qh_dp_hza
Maybe that would help keep the temps. down, but I'm not if they would need more light that that. I was thinking of making the tent 3 ft x 2ft x 3 ft, do you think this would be good? As for starting too early, I was told to maybe top the plants once they hit 18 inches or so as they'll be indoor plants.

The shelving does sound like a good idea as well, but that would cost a bit more (lights for each shelf) and my apartment room is a bit small so I'm wondering how it would work.

And okay, thanks!

 

In your case you gotta work with what you have available. You're probably better off having only a few plants and a skinny grow tent, but one where you could adjust it upwards as they grow. Better, in your case, to start small and learn what what you do grow and not make the mistake I did and over-do the number of plants under your care. I was getting frantic near the end of the winter months because I was quite literally out of space!



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Posted 27 August 2016 - 02:00 PM

Ayyyy it's your boy back with another pepper garden look, this time with the help of my younger brother. Take a whiff of the plant garden and tell me what you think:

 

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Posted 16 October 2016 - 01:59 AM

I know it's been ages since I posted, but the pepper op is still going on! I recently got a new job so I have been busy lately and haven't been visiting the pepper garden as much as I should. I finally got out there with my little brother and harvested another round, and damnit we have so many peppers now!

 

Here is a look at it from this morning:

 







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