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#81 Thegreenchilemonster

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:07 AM

Looking good. Your Pubes are already flowering!

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#82 Devv

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:35 PM

Aji Oro

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Giant Red Rocoto

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Aji Lemon Drop

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Tobasco

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sorry for the poor lighting and the feet

 

Just killer Matt! Love the growth habit on the Aji Oro, love the pods they produce too!

 


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 09:12 AM

This is my OW Peruvian Red Rocoto that is growing in a 1 gallon pot of 60/40 Napa Oil-Dri and #2 cherrystone granite grit.

Weekly, it gets soaked in a bucket of 1tsp/gallon FoliagePro. Its has been sitting in my south window since fall.

Today is its first taste of raw sun since last year!

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Got the garden all rabbit proof too!

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 09:14 AM

Look Awesome!



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Posted 23 May 2018 - 08:12 PM

Napa Oil dry, and granite (presumably gravel)? I am intrigued.  Oil dry doesn't hydrate (ideally), so it picks up oils (from spills). Based on your pic, it seems to do well for a growing media.  The plant looks awesome (and I am jealous of your rabbit-proof garden).  



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Posted 23 May 2018 - 08:17 PM

Dude, that rocoto is gigantic for being in a 1 gallon pot!

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 10:53 AM

Napa Oil dry, and granite (presumably gravel)? I am intrigued.  Oil dry doesn't hydrate (ideally), so it picks up oils (from spills). Based on your pic, it seems to do well for a growing media.  The plant looks awesome (and I am jealous of your rabbit-proof garden).  

So I looked at the bag and its NAPA Floor Dry part#8822

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the granite is #2Cherrystone granite chips. i think the #2 is a particle size.

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I sifted the granite through bugscreen and then rinsed it will a hose to get ride of sandy sized particles. and then sifted the floordry.(i did not wash the floordry, but a lot of dust will wash out with the first few waterings)

 

based off of Al's gritty mix...i didn't want to fuss with the correctly sized pine/fir fines. so i skipped them and have had great results. I am trying to figure out the ratio that gives me the water retention i like. 60/40 floordry/granite worked pretty good this year. the granite is nice because it adds a good amount of weight to the pot so its not so tippy once plants get big.


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Posted 24 May 2018 - 10:58 AM

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getting a little sun for the second day. temps and humidity are going up this weekend. 

I hope to start transplanting to buckets and full sun over the long weekend when i can pay attention to them a bit more than during the work week.

 

Back row Left to Right: LemonDrop, Aji Limo Rojo, Aji Limo Amarillo, CGN21500, P.Dreadie, Tobasco

Front row Left to Right: Giant Red Rocoto x2, P.Dreadie, SB7J, PDN x Bonda, Trepadeira do Werner

Aji Oro x2 on the far right.


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Posted 24 May 2018 - 03:59 PM

Never would have thought about using FloorDry. It is 100% Diatomaceous earth, if I am not mistaken. What would be the advantage of using it versus another medium?

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 08:21 AM

Never would have thought about using FloorDry. It is 100% Diatomaceous earth, if I am not mistaken. What would be the advantage of using it versus another medium?

i just ripped it off of Al's gritty mix recipe...

 

it supposedly doesn't break down (much) 

it has a good particle size

i think it absorbs water but releases it easy too.

lots aeration. but you do have to stay on top of watering it when its hot. water just runs right through it. Works great for overwintering inside the house. I have a couple Key Limes and a Kumquat in it year round. They are small though 1-2 years old.



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Posted 25 May 2018 - 08:22 AM

Stupid deer ate my young elderberry bushes again!

I hope the bushes grow back. they are only a full year old.  :mad: i'm pretty bummed about them now.






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