One week on, just a quick update on the grow:
The growlamp turns out to be more impressive than expected. I use LED bulbs at home, just your standard, E14 and E27 screw fitting bulbs from Ikea and Ebay. They are adequate for what they do, though not what I would exactly call stunning. This growlamp however is an entirely different beast all together. I had never thought of eye protection and although I have not looked straight into the lamp, my word, is that thing *BRIGHT*.
It beams that "blurple" rays on my seedlings almost 24 hours a day, except when I check on the plants. They seem to like the blurple light though, and are growing very fast. Besides the base nutrients from Vitalink, I have added some potions from Advanced Nutrients, namely: Voodoo Juice, B52, Rhino Skin, Tarantula, and Sensisym. As much as I am skeptical on pricey nutrients - and which is why I bought decanted samples off Ebay - the combined effects of the LED and pricey potions are having a very positive impact on the rate of growth. The grow area's temperature ranges from 18-23 degrees C, i.e. in the 60s F.
The Reaper, Dorset Nagas have gone a bit purple which I think is "sunburn" from the lamp. These 3 are a bit slower in terms of leaf growth, but the Reaper is growing strong roots. The Nagas are in soil so for now any effects on the root growth can not be seen.
The Datils are doing well and so are the Hawks Claws, these seedlings still have their seed leaves but are on their 2nd set of true leaves, with very short internodal distance. Root growth is very vigorous.
One Qunitisho seedling died but the other is doing okay, and have no sunburn as it is not sitting directly in the beam.
The Fataliis have really taken their time germinating, so they are now bundled with the rest of the Habaneros, Congos etc. and they will go into the grow area on a "first come first served" basis.
The C7 have been VERY SLOW with their germination as well, but are finally coming through.
The Fatalii Gourmet Jigsaw that I had overwintered is not doing so well, with slow growth and brown roots.Theoretically the Sensisym and other potions would help but their delivery was severely delayed and may prove to be too late for the Gourmet Jigsaw.
The Peach Ghost and Peach Socrpion are very slowly recovering from winter. Would be nice to see these two come through. These 2 are being grown in soil so effects from the potons may come a little slower.
AOB and soil grow:
The rest of the very stunted habanero seedlings that I germinated in January are now squatting with some basils and chives in the balcony outside. These are seedlings that have TINY seed leaves and the smallest of true leaves. Needless to say they have hardly grown at all given the temperatures, at about 5-15 degrees C, i.e. 40-59F, but I am surprised that they are actually not dead! I hope to get some acclimatised genetics from them. We shall see.
There is a store-bought cayenne too. Once I can get French Marigolds from the garden centre they will get re-potted together.