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#21 JoeMay

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 09:54 PM

Here's a quick update.

 

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Seedlings so far.

 

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Overwintered Ghost

 

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Reaper in WaterFarm completely taking over my 4'X4' tent

 

This weekend i should have time to start round 2.

 

Round 2 will consist of:

 

27 varieties of mystery peppers provided by CAPCOM, and originating from pepperlover.com.

 

Mad Hatter (West Coast Seeds)

Xanthi Sweet pepper (West Coast Seeds)

Jalapeno (Saved 2016)

Mini Chocolate Bell (Tradewinds)

Gypsy Pepper (Tradewinds)

Mini Bells (Mackenzie Seeds)

 

 

And I'm sure a few more. 

 

Trying to add more sweet or mild peppers because I'm sure there will be plenty of heat in the pepperlover seeds.

The wife can't handle too much heat so wanting to add plenty of varieties that she can enjoy as well.

 

 



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Posted 02 February 2017 - 07:54 PM

From my first round of planting I have 10 seedlings, and 4 sprouts.  I'm losing faith in the other ones germinating but i haven't given up totally yet.

 

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Chocolate Habs

 

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Aji Delight

 

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NuMex Suave Orange

 

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Aji Jobito

 

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My one  Jobito started out as a trip-cot and seems to have a leaf deformity issue

 

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Trinidad Sweets

 

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My award winning Lemon Drop  :rofl:  :rofl:

 

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And my 4 sprouts that I plan to put in a small ebb and flow tray.  More on that later.

 

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Tuesday night I soaked a bunch more seeds.

 

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And last night I planted them all.

 

I thought I would do a test and see which method worked best for me.

 

I took 36 Grodan rockwool cubes, 36 Rapid Rooter plugs, and a 36 cell Pro-hex seedling tray with Promix potting mix.

 

I was given 27 mystery varieties of peppers originating from PepperLover.com and given to me by CAPCOM.

So i took those as well as the following:

 

Manzano Red

Manzano Amarillo

Mad Hatter

Gypsy

Xanthi

Jalepeno

Mini Choc Bell

Sweet Banana

Alleppo

Kung Pao

Hot Taco

Sweet Heat

Corno Di Toro

 

So i went and planted each variety in the different mediums. As well I took 2 seeds of each of the known peppers and put them in moist paper towel. So now we will see which method works best.

 

So depending on how things go I am going to have way more seedlings than I'm going to know what to do with.  

 

 



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Posted 03 February 2017 - 10:43 AM

Nice setup :)



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Posted 03 February 2017 - 10:59 AM

Very nice.The ow look really healthy.Good job and good luck on the season.

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 10:43 PM

Alright, it has been a week since I sowed my second batch of seeds and we have a little action.

 

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Rockwool + Rapid Rooters

 

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ProMix potting soil

 

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My holdouts from round one. Still not cooperating!!

 

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Paper towel method

 

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My DIY flood table

 

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Full shot of grow tent

 

 



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Posted 08 February 2017 - 05:21 AM

Looks great .

that tent will fill up in no time , the way you are germinating.

 

 


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 01:03 AM

Ya, I'm definitely going to have a lot plants to share with friends.

 

The rapid rooters are clearly in the lead right now, with Promix second and Grodan cubes third.

 

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The paper towel method was successful. I had placed 2 seeds of each of the following varieties in the paper towel, and as of the 7th,

The following have sprouted:

 

Mad Hatter-1

Gypsy-2

Xanthi-2

Jalapeno-0

Mini Chocolate Bell-1

Sweet Banana-2

Aleppo-0

Kung Pao-2

Hot Taco-0

Sweet Heat-2

Corno Di Toro-2

 

So pretty good germination rate overall. The jalapeño and hot taco seeds i saved myself, and they are germinating in the other mediums so maybe just a couple bad seeds. I'll leave them in the paper towel for a couple more days and see if anything else pops.

So i planted the sprouted seeds into Jiffy cups filled with Promix.

 

I think I've given up on the first batch of rock wool cubes.  It's now been 5 weeks i don't think it's gonna happen. Kinda disappointed because I was really looking forward to the BOC and Yaki Blue Fawn. I have one BOC seedling in my flood table so hopefully it survives. I might try the Yaki Blue by the paper towel method but have no more BOC seeds. Then again i might just wait till next year... Its not like i really need anymore varieties, I may be in over my head as it is.  

 

 



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Posted 10 February 2017 - 11:34 AM

wow all mine are a work in progress... so much to look forward... i like your different methods... My first batch was a dud .. I cant believe all my seedss got full of mold right away..... it makes me wonder what did i do wrong or it was because i used tap water... even worries me more because thats our main drinkable water.... that has nver happened before... and i have a nice lil system going which is even worse.. but THANK U SOOOO MUCH!!! you have no idea... thank u ... a million times and happy planting... of course always for the quest of the HOT ONES :)



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Posted 16 February 2017 - 01:02 AM

So everything has been moving along. I have had about 70% germination rate. Sprouts are still popping in ones and twos. Should be potting them into solo cups soon, possibly tomorrow. I picked up a 2 cu. ft. bag of ProMix premium organic vegetable and herb mix. Just have to pick up more solo cups on the way home from work tomorrow.

 

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Back row - Jan 1st plantings

Front row - Seeds germinated in paper towel method Started Feb 1st Planted in solo cups Feb 7th.

 

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My reaper plant loves the WaterFarm. It's 2 feet tall and 3 feet wide. I've already trimmed it back, but that hasn't slowed it down any. I was thinking I might have to get a lot more aggressive in pruning, otherwise its going to totally take over my tent.

 

 

I have a question for all you seasoned growers:  How long do you keep your plants in solo cups? Am I going to need to pot up, and how do I know when it is necessary?

 

 



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Posted 20 February 2017 - 05:41 PM

So over the last few days i have managed to pot up all my sprouts.  I've definitely gone way overboard.

 

I have a total of 100 peppers in solo cups now, as well as 6 in a small flood table, an over-wintered Reaper in a Waterfarm, and an overwintered Bhut in Pro-Mix. All jammed into a 4'X4' grow tent

 

I think I need my head examined!  :high:

 

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22 mystery varieties provided by CAPCOM and originating from pepperlover.com. (5 varieties didn't germinate)

55 seedlings potted up.

 

Can't wait to see what becomes of them

 

 

 



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Posted 13 March 2017 - 11:13 PM

So I went to water my peppers today, well I guess I should have done it yesterday! :high:  Some plants were looking pretty wilted some lost a bunch of leaves, but I think they should all survive.  Took a bunch of pics after everything was done.

 

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A very full grow tent. Gonna be bursting at the seams.

 

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Gave my massive reaper a haircut/amputation.

 

Here is the first half of the mystery line up.

 

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I will post more pics tomorrow. 

 

Is there anyway to batch import photos? Instead of one pic at a time?



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Posted 22 June 2017 - 08:52 PM

Ok.  It's been a while but I figured its time for an update.

 

So I had intended to pot up my plants in early May, however we ended up having to move and right after we moved, we had an 11 day vacation in the desert. ( I don't know how you guys in the southern states handle the heat???) 

 

So over the last couple days i've gotten everything transplanted. I have put at least 1 of each variety in pots, with the remainder planted in 2 - 6X12 raised beds.

 

Here's what I'm working with.

 

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CAPCOM's mystery peppers

 

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Sweet Peppers

 

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Ebb + Flow Hydroponic set up

2 Lemon Drops in the front, Yellow Fatali back left, BOC back right, & Sweet Heat back centre

 

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Sweet Heat

 

 



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 01:27 PM

So in spite of the late plant out...

 

Slugs stripping my plants bare...

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Racoons tasting peppers and decapitating plants...

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My plants are actually finally starting to blossom.

 

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CAPCOMS Mystery Peppers

 

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Assorted Sweet Peppers

 

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Flood and Drain hydroponic planter

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Fatalii  

 

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Sweet Heat

 

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Lemon Drop

 

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B.O.C.

 

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 02:57 PM

Congrats on the move during a grow, I've tried gardens 2 different times and ended up moving, the second time I dug my plants up and moved them, but it was hot so I just dug a hole big enough to fit all the plants in and threw them all in it lol. They didn't do very well. I finally decided that I may not be cursed after all and did some plants this year, some in 15 gal pots in case I have to move lol.

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 01:19 AM

Hey Joe

Got any update? Thanks

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 01:42 PM

Here's a quick update.

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First harvest

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2nd harvest.

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Raised bed of mystery peppers

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Raised bed of mystery peppers after pruning.
Trying to get them to ripen. But so far not having a lot of luck.
Now we are into the rainy season here on the "wet" coast.

So if anyone has known methods to get a ton of peppers to ripen I'm all ears.





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