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#1 slade122

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Posted 12 January 2016 - 08:53 PM

Well, it's the new year, and it's time to get things going for 2016.

 

First up, last year's grow can be found here -> http://thehotpepper....reenhouse-glog/

 

I'm going to grow around the same number of plants as I did last year. Somewhere between 130-150.

 

I decided to do my starts differently this year. I'm going to start them entirely in the greenhouse, rather than starting them in my seed stand. I'm using 2 48"x20" heat mats. I'm planting in 3x8 cell layout "Landscape Trays" with dimensions  2.32"W x 2.2"L x 3.06"H. Last grow I used a ton of 2" individual cups. It was a really big pain, not doing that again. The only thing I'm risking is greater potential for disease and pest infestations, but I've been pre-treating for those issues for a while now to prevent them from cropping up, and will continue to do so.

 

I'm also starting later than I did last year. Last year I started my seeds in late October. They were far too big to stay in the greenhouse with the quantity of plants I was growing.

 

I pre-wet the Promix BX in my trays for planting the next day.

 

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My grow list for this year (subject to change of course):

 

King Naga

Red Savina Habanero

Bhut Orange Copenhagen

Peach Bhut (SS) [PL]

Moruga Scorpion Red

Moruga Scorpion Yellow

Moruga Scorpon Caramel

VV7 Scorpion

Douglah

7 Pot Primo Red

7 Pot Primo Yellow

7 Pot Brain Strain Red

Jona's Yellow Brain

7 Pot Madballz

7 Pot Barrackapore

7 Pot Bubblegum

7 Pot Mustard

7 Pot Yellow

7 Pot Caramel

7 Pot Brown

7 Pot Orange

7 Pot Cacanaguas

Peach Congo [PL]

Devil's Tongue

Devil's Brain [PL]

Aji Colorado

Tekne Dolmasi (My only sweet/stuffer of the year)

 

Overwintered Plants:

 

Chocolate Bhut

Red Bhut

White Naga

Moruga Scorpion Red

Bahamian Goat

Yucatan White Hab

Lemon Drop

Arroz Con Pollo

Chitlepin

 



#2 mpicante

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Posted 12 January 2016 - 09:05 PM

List list. Good luck on your2016 grow

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Posted 12 January 2016 - 09:12 PM

Great list ! Good luck on the grow !      :onfire:



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Posted 12 January 2016 - 09:57 PM

Nice list. :clap:


It's such a small pepper,How hot can it be? 


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Posted 12 January 2016 - 11:44 PM

Really nice list, interested in how peach congo does for you. Is this your first time growing it?

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Posted 13 January 2016 - 01:40 PM

Really nice list, interested in how peach congo does for you. Is this your first time growing it?

I've never grown peach Congo before, but if it is anything like a white Naga the flavor profile should be pretty interesting.

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 05:08 PM

I've never grown peach Congo before

What other varieties are new to you this year?



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Posted 18 January 2016 - 09:07 AM

Wow, very impressive and SuperHot list.

Good luck on your 2016 season!



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Posted 18 January 2016 - 11:53 AM

nice list, best of luck



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Posted 18 January 2016 - 01:23 PM

Good looking list! I did Peach Congo last year. Pretty awesome flavor!!!! I have a pic I'll throw up when I get to a computer. Happy 2016!

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 10:30 AM

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Peach Congo (PL) most awesome flavor! Almost white in the heat of the summer, a little darker late season pods. Seriously tasty and hot as hell too.



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Posted 11 February 2016 - 09:06 PM

Well guys, I got pretty lazy and didn't plant until feb. 6th. I planted 144 cells, and 8 of most varieties, and 4 of some. I trimmed down to 24 varieties. Unfortunately, I just had to weed some out.

Some peppers from the greenhouse.
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Added 2 more heaters so the temperature is more consistent
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Anyways, pics will come once I have sprouts in a few daysd

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 05:36 PM

Nice looking yield there



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Posted 12 February 2016 - 11:57 PM

Nice looking yield there

Well, that's just a little one compared to last year's grow.

This year I can only hope to do better.

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 09:39 PM

The magic is underway, around 15 seeds sprouted.
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I dug around in a few of the cells and it appears that they are germinating as expected.

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 10:02 AM

What do you do with all the peppers? Powder and sauce?

Aren't peppers fascinating?


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Posted 18 February 2016 - 11:08 AM

What do you do with all the peppers? Powder and sauce?

Yes, I use them fresh in my cooking, I make powders and sauces as well. Last year I made quite a few different kinds of sauces. I also make quite a bit of salsa. I also had some that were less hot last year that I pickled as well. This year I'm mainly focusing on powders though.

I give quite a few pods away to friends, family, and co-workers.

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Posted 22 February 2016 - 10:04 PM

A little update.

109 out of 144 have sprouted.30 of which sprouted in the last 3 days. I'm kind of concerned about the rest, but maybe they are late bloomers. Most look healthy and vigorous. Some of the seedlings are working on their first set of true leaves.
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A mutant sprouted.
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I started a bonsai project. It didn't freeze this winter and some of the plants actually survived. Then I got the great idea to bonsai one. No idea what variety it is.
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New growth. Woody stem.
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Posted 23 February 2016 - 02:56 AM

Just went back and read through your last year's log, that fertilizer injection system you built is awesome. Looking forward to seeing how it works for you over the course of this year's grow. Good luck in 2016!


Sobriety certainly is good, i try to save it for special occasions though.


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Posted 25 February 2016 - 10:20 PM

Just went back and read through your last year's log, that fertilizer injection system you built is awesome. Looking forward to seeing how it works for you over the course of this year's grow. Good luck in 2016!

Thank you, it was pretty easy to build with supplies you can find at your average Lowes or Home Depot - excluding the injector. I hope to add two more injectors to seperate fertilizer components that need to be mixed with water before being combined with other fertilizer components as well as one for ph control to where I want it. That will allow me to have much greater control over the feeding. I can't rave enough about how much time it saves, it is the only way I can grow this many plants. It is also more efficient than doing it manually, less water and fertilizer wasted. THP member Juanitos also provided me with some resources, so thanks go out to him.





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