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#1 JoeMay

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 10:26 PM

Hi there,

 

This is my first glog. Actually it is my first year growing pretty much anything. I live in Metro Vancouver and what started with me buying a jalapeño and burning bush from home depot has escalated into about 15 pepper plants.

 

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Next I added a Moruga Scorpion, Giant Ghost, and a Jigsaw. As well as Tequila Sunrise, Corno Rosso, and a chocolate bell for the wife.

 

Thinking that growing for the first time wasn't challenging enough I decided to try my hand at a DWC set up...

So I took my 5 hot peppers and threw them into a bucket.

 

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Well I ended up having some issues with root rot and after cleaning it up, adding more air, and light proofing the tub the root rot reoccurred so out of the tub they came.  I cut off all the rotting roots and planted them in soil.

 

Fast forward to today...Here are some pics as they stand today.

 

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Moruga Scorpion

 

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Jigsaw

 

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Giant Ghost

 

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Burning Bush

 

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Jalapeno

 

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Tagged as Carolina Reaper

 

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Basket of Fire, Ghost, and Hot Taco

 

And because I haven't totally given up on growing hydroponically, I have created an aero-cloner bucket and took several cuttings.

 

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So that is where I am currently at.  We still have about 5 weeks before the first expected frost so hopefully everything ripens up nicely.  I check out the other glogs and think my plants are so far behind...I see huge harvests from so many people, even the PNW growers, that I wonder what I am doing wrong. I've got tons of pods on my plants but they are taking their sweet time to ripen.

 

Thanks for reading.

 

Joe



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Posted 20 September 2016 - 10:54 PM

:hi:

 

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 11:09 PM

Welcome ...

I am pretty sure I'm looking at some BLS leaves on the ground, and others still on plants ...
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Posted 21 September 2016 - 05:09 AM

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Posted 21 September 2016 - 05:33 AM

Welcome and WOW!

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Posted 11 December 2016 - 08:53 PM

So things have been crazy busy with work and life, but I consider my first year of pepper growing a success.

 

Here are some pictures of my harvests

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I have made a moruga scorpion and habanero puree, smoked and dehydrated a bunch, pickled some jalapeños, and vacuum packed and froze the rest.

 

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Posted 11 December 2016 - 09:22 PM

The Aerocloner bucket was unsuccessful, all my cuttings had the stems go soft and rot before any roots formed.

 

I took my Reaper plant and cleaned all the dirt off the roots, pruned all the leaves off, and placed it in a Water Farm setup.

 

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This was right after transplant. (2 Weeks Ago)

 

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And today. Lots of leaves sprouting.

 

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And a giant ghost that I transplanted and brought inside for the winter.

 

Now i'm getting ready to begin germination. I have received a bunch of seeds from a couple of wonderful people on here, now just to figure out how many, and what varieties I'm going to plant this year.

 

I am going to continue to experiment with hydroponics, been watching Peter S videos. As well I plan to have probably around 2 dozen plants in 5 gallon pots



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Posted 12 December 2016 - 01:43 PM

Missed out on this grow - but looks like a successful season!


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Posted 12 December 2016 - 06:45 PM

Ya it was my first time growing peppers or growing anything really. I found The Hot Pepper over the summer and was an avid lurker, but didnt feel I had much to post compared to all the awesome grows I was watching. I plan to document a more complete grow next year. Just a couple more weeks before seeds hit soil.

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 06:55 PM

You did pretty good...really nice stash of dried pods...congrats.

Way to stick with it. :cheers:





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