Welcome home! Might be a small grow but those are some really nice varieties. Here's to an awesome upcoming season.
Thanks! Really is good to be home...they are some interesting ones for sure. Can't wait to see how they turn out!
Extremely small? Come on, this is either small or medium.
They look nice. Thank you for the pictures!
Thank you! Small in comparison to some of my other years...things can get a little out of control when you don't set your limits and stick to them!
Really nice grow ! & Glad to meet you .
Thanks MW...good to meet you too!
Damn I wish I had plants thathad pods still on them.
Yeah...some luck involved there. Wilds are very resilient, but the battery on my watering timer ran out only a week after I returned! My wife has enough to worry about when I am gone...so my pepper plants get no love from her. I have a pretty good setup for an "absentee" grow. I have spent most of the past 6 years in this house either gone...or only home on weekends. Will be great to have a season where I am almost always here!
That orange Thai looks awesome! Good luck this year and welcome home
Thanks Cubbie! I think I am going to harvest what is left on there and go ahead and pull that one...She is barely alive, although I know she would come back, I have other plans for that little bed. Great to be back!
Good luck this year. That is a nice and different list.
Thanks 10-10! Welcome to my little piece of the site
Welcome home and thanks for your service.
Thanks neo! Serving is an honor and a pleasure!
Nice Shane! Looking forward to your grow this year.
Thanks Rob! I am too! So nice to have a yard/garden to tend to!
Welcome home and i hope you have a great season
I sure hope I do too MP! Best of luck to you as well!
Great looking plants their!
Thanks my friend!
Think that's all they'll let me quote/answer??? Anyway...I will continue the cordials in future posts. As for the grow. I am getting some great germ times!!! 4 more popped this morning on day 11! Very nice for chinenses! No soak...straight into jiffy pellets. I will outline my setup for you all...
In the past I have had many setups from a small tray on my desk at work to a full on 6' x 8' grow room running hundreds of CFL's and T5's. Each year I have to adapt to what I have going on and the (planned) size of my grow. This year...although I will be home for most of the season, I got back a little late and I have many other things to worry about so I am only planning on keeping 20ish plants. During my deployment, our landlord informed us that he will be selling this house...but he gave us the first option to buy at a really good deal, so we have our finances in place and are ready to pull the trigger...unfortunately along with that our landlord started to dig out and compile all the stuff that he has remaining here (which is substantial) so my grow room in the garage had to be dismantled (for now) it was really nice...two shelving units with 3 shelves each. Each shelf could hold 6 propagation trays...thermostats...timers...ahh...those were the days.
So for now...
I have a small germ station set up on a TV tray The towel to to aid in efficiency/effectiveness of my heater...
Underneath...I labeled each row of jiffy pellets for type...
Here is my thrermostat...pay no attention to the temps labeled...it is running nowhere near that hot. Always double check your temps...I use a digital meat thermometer. The actual temp at this setting is around 79 degrees, which is where I like it. The usual temp folks put their germ trays at is 82ish...I have better luck a little lower. They may take a little longer to pop...but I feel like I get better germ rates.
My grow station...using Ma-Nature instead of lights this year (so far) this window is south facing and gets full or filtered sun all day. I use the little fan to help strengthen the seedlings and build strong stems for our So-Cal Santa Anna winds...
Here are the 5 front-runners!!! The bamboo skewers are a cat deterrent...our cat is an A-hole...yup the A is capitalized on purpose! I also use a little superhot powder and some animal repellent just in case.
The first MOA to pop is looking nice! One advantage if I can make this grow setup work for me is no hardening will be needed
Garden preps continue outside as well...
Found this little Western Fence Lizard hiding in my compost pile...was still cool out so he wasn't able to hustle away.
Common name is Blue Belly...for some odd reason???
Wish all the critters were as awesome as this little guy...
Unfortunately...we're having a banner year for grubs! I will be adding some milky spore to my beds this year...we shall see if that makes a difference.
That is all for now...thank you all again for stopping by!!!