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#21 KAOS

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 04:40 PM

Trying a bit of a different mix on this Reaper, so lets see how this goes.

 

25% Earthworm castings

25% Perlite

10% Peat

40% Potting Mix

2tsp Miracle Grow

10 Litre pot

 

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 05:52 PM

I'll be watching that reaper, one of my favorites ;)


It's all about the pods....


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Posted 21 October 2017 - 10:20 PM

It looks neat KAOS. Please keep posting about this experiment.

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 02:46 AM

I'll be watching that reaper, one of my favorites ;)

 

It looks neat KAOS. Please keep posting about this experiment.

 

Cheers. I plan to post a side by side by side photo on a weekly basis (start  vs previous week vs current week).

 

I love to see progress in visual form as you don't notice them growing until you do a comparison.

 

I have high hopes for this mix (by my terms it's expensive), but initial observations is that it does drain quite slow.

 

I think this is due to large quantity of earthworm castings which are by nature very fine.


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Posted 28 October 2017 - 03:02 PM

Sunday update and some pod progress 

 

Garden Progress

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Reaper mix progress
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Reaper Forking
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Amarillo
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Choc Bhut - I think ???
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Cayenne
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Chinese Lotto
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Cito Hempy Experiment
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Cito
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Long Sweet Pepper

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Guardian - Total of three on the plant now
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Posted 28 October 2017 - 05:50 PM

Nice stuff! The Reaper has grown a fair bit!
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Posted 29 October 2017 - 03:48 AM

Nice stuff! The Reaper has grown a fair bit!

 

Got really high hopes for the Reaper mix. Only issue I can see is that it is quite dense so drainage is not great ... not bad, but not how I'd like it to be.

 

Got three Peppadew sprouted this week, but none of the HJ1 Corona and no sign of the elusive Jay's peach either.
 


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Posted 29 October 2017 - 09:42 AM

Plants and pods looking great.

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Posted 29 October 2017 - 11:51 PM

In the spirit of New Zealand ... The lesser seen chilli fern

 

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 12:12 AM

In the spirit of New Zealand ... The lesser seen chilli fern
 
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Very nice! :cheers:
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Posted 30 October 2017 - 03:09 AM

Plants and pods looking great.

 

Thanks Moh. You must let us know when you start growing so we can follow your progress.
 


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Posted 04 November 2017 - 10:16 PM

Not much to update except for all the rain and of course the weeds that follow ...

 

Garden Progress

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Amarillo getting fat

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Reaper Mix Progress

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Supposed to be a Cayenne - Any Ideas ???

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Thanks for stopping by and let's hope the sun will come out soon so that growth can be a bit more substantial.
 


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Posted 05 November 2017 - 01:13 AM

What's the time between the first and last reaper shots? Its growing at a good pace!

 

No idea whats going on with that Cayenne, but I had a few pods of some of last seasons Ebony Fire (C. Annuum) plants do the thing with the "flower stick" (can't remember the technical term :rofl:).

 

Keep up the good work, hopefully the sun will be shining!


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Posted 05 November 2017 - 01:53 AM

What's the time between the first and last reaper shots? Its growing at a good pace!

 

No idea whats going on with that Cayenne, but I had a few pods of some of last seasons Ebony Fire (C. Annuum) plants do the thing with the "flower stick" (can't remember the technical term :rofl:).

 

Keep up the good work, hopefully the sun will be shining!

 

Thanks TBG.

 

Photos are day1 / week 1 / week 2. Not too shabby for two weeks under lighting.

 

Can't wait for warmer days now.


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Posted 06 November 2017 - 02:38 PM

Just a place keeper for my last minute seeds.

 

Peach Bhut Jolokia

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Ebony Fire (TBG giveaway :party: )

 

into jiffy bags today


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Posted 06 November 2017 - 07:03 PM

Just a place keeper for my last minute seeds.

 

Peach Bhut Jolokia

and

Ebony Fire (TBG giveaway :party: )

 

into jiffy bags today

You should find those Ebony Fire seeds very interesting. I have no idea what will come out of them. The plant I harvested them from I bought from a nursery, I did some extensive googling to try to figure out what it was, with no luck. It is very similar to Hungarian Black, except it has very dark foliage, so I'm guessing its a hybrid/cross? So anything could come of that, but then to make matters more interesting the seeds were open pollinated, so it could potentially have crossed with Jalapeno, Red Habanero or Thai Hot.

 

So it should be very interesting and intriguing indeed! But if its anything like its parent, very ornamental, with purple-black pods that ripen to red, when they're ripe they're a bit hotter than Jalapeno, but quite sweet. Smallish plant too, but it might've been environmental, but produces seemingly more pods than leaves! Pods are small Jalapeno sized, but a bit pointy, but not so much as Birdseye. 

 

 

Good Luck!

 

 

Hate to clog your glog, but found some pictures!

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 09:20 PM

Thanks for the info TBG.

 

Excited to see what comes of this one regardless.

 

Just so happens I bought a Black Olive Chilli at the nursery.

Same purple flowers and dark leaves but with oval fruit.

Must be the same type of plant just different pheno.


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Posted 07 November 2017 - 07:46 PM

Good stuff here!


It's all about the pods....


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Posted 07 November 2017 - 08:08 PM

Glad to see all of the happy plants as temperatures drop in these parts.  Lots of heat!  Yum!  Those reaper varieties have to be interesting.  Best wishes and positive vibes this season!      



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Posted 12 November 2017 - 06:21 PM

No major progress this week.

 

Weather has started improving and quite a few plants showing flowers and pods now.

 

 

Garden Progress 

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Reaper Mix Progress

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