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#1 NeedsWork

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 11:21 AM

Happy New Year THP!

Thanks for stopping by for another year!  I hope everyone has a great season.  I'll try to be more social and do less lurking.  :cheers:

The following were started last night just after midnight in Jiffy Peat Pellets: 

 

JPGS (OP 2017)

Biker Billy Jalapeno (Peppers By Mail)

Reaper (Peppers By Mail)

Nebru (OP 2017)

Yellow Bhut 

Paper Lantern Hab (Juanitos)

West Indies Red CARDI (Juanitos)

Aji Dulce (Pepper-Guru)

Aji Panamanian (Pepper-Guru)

Chile Aji (Pepper-Guru)

Bahamian Goat (Tail Pheno, OP 2017)

7 Pot Primo (Peppers By Mail) 

BTR (Peppers By Mail)

Madballz Rusty 7 Pot (OP 2017)

Fatalii White (Peppers By Mail)

Fatalii Yellow (Peppers By Mail)

Dragon Cayenne (OP 2017)

"Hot" Cayenne (OP 2017)

Long Red Cayenne (OP 2017)

Padron (Eden Bros) 

Pasilla Bajio (Eden Bros) 

De Arbol (Eden Bros)  

White Hab (OP 2017)

Chocolate Bhutlah (Peppers By Mail)

Chocolate Reaper (PBM strain) (Peppers By Mail)

Chocolate Moruga (Peppers By Mail)

SB7J (Juanitos)

Growdown Throwdown 2018 Yellow Brainstrain (Pepper-Guru)

 

Setup:

 

1000W HID  (Hood/bulb went POOF, unusable)

T8 florescent provisional setup 

4 x 8 grow tent

Heat mats

Fans

Temp controllers

Timers

 

Vaguely scientific content I want to share this year:

 

Soil comparison between two big labels and a homemade mix

Cheap-ish LED light panel review

Grow pot, grow bag vs in the ground

 

Past Glogs:

 

2015 Year 1: http://thehotpepper....irst-glog-2015/

2016 Year 2: http://thehotpepper....year-two/page-1

2017 Year 3: http://thehotpepper....017-year-three/

 

Edit 1:  Added seed sources 


Edited by NeedsWork, 01 January 2018 - 01:21 PM.


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#2 wiriwiri

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 12:12 PM

A man of his word. ;) ..you did it...congrats...Happy New Year & may all the seeds germinate & become great producers. :dance:

 


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Posted 01 January 2018 - 01:07 PM

Aji dulce...very nice. The sb7j is a great pepper as well.

Good luck this year. :)
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Posted 01 January 2018 - 01:28 PM

Looks like an awesome grow, excited to see where this one goes!

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 01:33 PM

hit me with that addy and i'll send you some my crosses to add to that list as well. 


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Posted 01 January 2018 - 01:40 PM

A man of his word. ;) ..you did it...congrats...Happy New Year & may all the seeds germinate & become great producers. :dance:

 

 

Thanks!  Happy New Year!!

 

Aji dulce...very nice. The sb7j is a great pepper as well.

Good luck this year. :)

 

Thanks!   This is my first year growing Aji's so I'm curious! 

 

Looks like an awesome grow, excited to see where this one goes!

 

Thanks!!  And welcome to THP! 

 

hit me with that addy and i'll send you some my crosses to add to that list as well. 

 

I'm so excited :D :happydance:



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Posted 01 January 2018 - 07:03 PM

Here are some photos of the overwinters from the tent to end the long weekend.

 

This Bhut is going on its 4th season.  It isn't too happy with its current pot.  It will get a bigger pot and fresh soil soon.  I had a ripe pod from it for lunch. 

 

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Infinity Monster that I pruned back:

 

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Cayenne didn't even notice that I dug it up:

 

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I have a bunch of baby habs and bhuts about this size:

 

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Chocolate Moruga is ready to flower:

 

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 07:05 PM

The first long term LED test panel has arrived.  I wanted one around $100 that had decent reviews on Amazon Prime.  With 4.4 out of 5 stars after 600+ reviews, the "King Plus" worked for me.  I don't expect much.  It is certainly not 1200W. :D  Let's see if this little guy surprises me.  I might order some backup case fans in case one goes at some point.  The four point hanging system is pretty janky but that seems to be the norm at this price point.    

 

I'll probably pick up 1 or 2 other flavors to replace my 1000W HID that went poof.      

 

I don't have a PAR meter, but what other kinds of things would you like to know/see.

 

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 10:29 PM

No hooks so far but...

 

A surprise from D3monic arrived today.  :D

 

D3vils Prick F3 #3

El Scoponero F3 red pheno #2

Aji Painapple F2 

El Scorponero F3 orange pheno

D3 Goat F4 giant pheno red

D3 Goat F3 wicked yellow

D3 Goat F4 pale yellow

 

Seriously geeked to grow one of each this year.  Thank you!  I ordered an extra light.  oops  ;)



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 06:16 PM

First germ of the year is a padron OP from 2017 after 4.5 days. (photo taken at lunch)

 

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 07:57 PM

The over winters look great! Especially that infinity monster

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 03:38 PM

The over winters look great! Especially that infinity monster

 

Thanks!  I hope to maybe get a pre-season pod or two.  

 

 

 

Viparspectra 600W was delivered.  It has much more blue than the other one and seems to be better made.   Both are ~200W actual.

 

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 06:16 PM

Germination update so far this season:

 

Paper Lantern Hab

Chile Aji

Bahamian Goat (Tail Pheno) x 2 pellets

Fatali White

Yellow Brainstrain x 8 pellets 

Pasillo Bajio

Padron

White Hab

SB7J

 

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 10:17 PM

I really like paper lantern. Really good producers. The Devils Prick is a cross of paper lantern and butch T scorpion. Good flavor and heat still down around the lanterns level if not milder. 


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 07:56 PM

I really like paper lantern. Really good producers. The Devils Prick is a cross of paper lantern and butch T scorpion. Good flavor and heat still down around the lanterns level if not milder. 

 

That sounds really tasty.  The laterns made so many pods last year I couldn't eat them all.  They were mild enough that I got my friends hooked.  Can't wait to try Devils Prick!

 

 

My yearly order came from Greenhouse Megastore.  Wooo

 

I kicked off my soil comparison experiment with six grow down Yellow Brain Strains.  This year it will be (L to R) my own mix (NeedsWork Dirt) vs Roots Organics Greenfields vs my go-to FoxFarm Ocean Forest. 

 

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:29 PM

When I grew canna in soil I really liked the roots organics line. Ocean forest is a really good medium. I'm trying happy frog and ocean forest again this year for the pots. 


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 08:33 PM

When I grew canna in soil I really liked the roots organics line. Ocean forest is a really good medium. I'm trying happy frog and ocean forest again this year for the pots. 

 

 

I've had good luck with Ocean Forest... very interested to see how Roots Organics does.  Their Green Fields is their direct competitor for Ocean Forest.  At least according to the really helpful guy at the grow shop.

 

I started two seeds each of the D3monic series.  

 

D3vils Prick F3 #3

El Scoponero F3 red pheno #2

Aji Painapple F2 

El Scorponero F3 orange pheno

D3 Goat F4 giant pheno red

D3 Goat F3 wicked yellow

D3 Goat F4 pale yellow

 

And potted up a bunch of babies.

 

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 08:15 PM

I picked up a Kill A Watt to add some numbers to this comparison.  Have a surprise coming tomorrow.  ;) 

 

Light 1

 

King Plus 1200W (Amazon link)

 

Claims to consume 235W

Measured 228W

 

Claimed spectrum: 410nm, 430~440nm, 450~475nm, 620~630nm, 650~670nm, White, IR(730nm) 

 

Initial thoughts:

Hanging at ~42inches, seems to cover 3' x 3' pretty well with small plants.

Very pink light / heavy in the reds.

OW peppers seem to like it.  Most have started to flower and some have pods.

No metal heat sinks, just two fans.

The plants seem happier than under the 1000W MH/HPS combo bulb.

Heat output is minimal.

 

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Light 2

 

Viparspectra 600W (Amazon link)

 

Claims to consume 269W

Measured 252W total, 124W veg, 124W flower

 

Claimed spectrum: 7500K, 3000K, 440nm, 445nm,460nm, 475nm, 580nm, 595nm, 615nm, 630nm, 660nm, 730nm (IR)

 

Initial thoughts:

Sturdy light with two fans and aluminum heat sinks.  

Separate veg/bloom switches may be useful to some.  I leave both on.

Baby plants seem to like it at ~42 inches (3'x3' area.

Veg seems much stronger than bloom but it could be my eyes.

 

 

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 03:59 AM

Good to read your Over-Winter's are doing well under your new light regime... nice set up wishing you a fruitful season

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 11:52 AM

Holy moly you went all techno on this one...congrats on the new lights.  :dance:

 

I have been looking at them for a few yrs now....still hooked on hids.

 

Looking great in there  ;)

 

 






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