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#141 Genetikx

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 07:31 PM

Nice grow box Rick, that's inspiring. Congrats on the hook too it's all going to snow ball now!

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 09:18 PM

I still use the T8's and T5 mainly because they help keep the temps just right in the room. I'm lucky that our electric bill stays reasonable. ;) I gauge my costs against a coworker as his are quite similar. Last month mine were actually less and I was using the arc welder too!
 
Congrats on the hookage....here we go!

Nice grow box Rick, that's inspiring. Congrats on the hook too it's all going to snow ball now!

Thanks guys! I took a really good look at the seeds on the heat mat and most of them are starting to put out radicles, so I moved them all to the Aerogarden after work. Hopefully we'll see 'em hook up by the end of the week.
The woman who ordered the Cobalt Sulfate for both of us let me know it came in, so I'll pick it up on Thursday. That's the last amendment I was waiting for. :)

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:24 AM

Good to see the first hook come through!

 

Funny, same time you're getting your first Yellow CARDI hook, I'm pulling my first Yellow CARDI pod! I never get tired of the whole opposite-hemisphere-seasons thing!

 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:12 AM

Good to see the first hook come through!

 

Funny, same time you're getting your first Yellow CARDI hook, I'm pulling my first Yellow CARDI pod! I never get tired of the whole opposite-hemisphere-seasons thing!

 

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Cheers Nev! I think you'll like the CARDI yellow pods... so tasty and with a good lick of heat! Great in fruity hot sauce!

 

Since the chile seeds have started breaking dormancy, I moved them all from the damp paper towels on the heat mat to the Aerogarden after work last night.

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day is Mardi Gras... Lassez le Bon Ton Rouler!   :dance:    In honor of the day I've got some "Second Line" jazz playing

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as I make a batch of slow cooker Red Beans and Rice with some of my dried Pequin chiles instead of Louisiana hot sauce (which I'm currently our of.) Eight aughtta be enough after I've recovered the seeds. :drooling:

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Cheers all!

 


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:41 PM

Nice work on the growbox, good luck on the growdown always like following those, one day I may throw my hat in the ring too

 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:17 PM

Nice work on the growbox, good luck on the growdown always like following those, one day I may throw my hat in the ring too

 

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Cheers 'Tonio... our growing conditions are pretty similar. I bet you could do at least as well as I can, and maybe better. :)
 


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:34 PM

Red beans and rice with Andouille sausage... That really hits the spot!
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:13 PM

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 07:29 PM

I finally got my hands on the Cobalt Sulfate amendment for my gardens this year! Now I just need the ground to thaw so I can work them all in. It shouldn't be too long, the sap's running in the Sugar Maples already.
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Posted 16 February 2018 - 04:15 AM

U have taps on some maples? We have solver maples here, I've been meaning to tap one or two

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 05:33 AM

U have taps on some maples? We have solver maples here, I've been meaning to tap one or two

I don't think you'll get sweet sap from Silver Maples guy... Other than Sugar Maples the only other tree I've heard of people tapping to make syrup is White Birch. Have you ever tried a soda called Birch Beer?
I don't do any tapping myself, but I have a few friends that I trade with... hot sauce for Maple syrup.

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 03:47 PM

Sonofa gun! The CARDI Yellow Scorpion has just languished all week. The first two chiles fully up here are an MoA Bonnet and one of Guru's Yellow Brainstrains. 70fe54d7af77564cb20fe69f2f42f032.jpga1ccd7c10b5a5d4e5ac36b6a8ddd2490.jpg

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 06:08 PM

It's the most exciting part of the grow IMHO to see the hooks.

 

Next to that, me not killing them..LOL


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 06:47 PM

It's the most exciting part of the grow IMHO to see the hooks.

 

Next to that, me not killing them..LOL

 

Heh... true, that. There are just so many ways we can love our plants to death, and Ma Nature is always ready to "help"...

 

On a side note... the first three seedlings up were all presoaked in the water/fulvic acid mix. Still waiting for the ones soaked in reconstituted coconut water. It'll be interesting to see if there's any difference in both germination time and growth depending on which solution the seeds were soaked in first.

 

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 07:05 PM

Here's to a fantastic grow this year Rick!


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Posted 17 February 2018 - 07:32 AM

I don't think you'll get sweet sap from Silver Maples guy... Other than Sugar Maples the only other tree I've heard of people tapping to make syrup is White Birch. Have you ever tried a soda called Birch Beer?
I don't do any tapping myself, but I have a few friends that I trade with... hot sauce for Maple syrup.

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When I looked it up on the internet people were tapping them, I think they said it's not as sweet. But they were saying it was good. Definitely better than the high fructose corn syrup my wife and kids like lol.

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 07:33 AM

And no, I have never heard of Birch beer, if I see it sometime I will try it though

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 10:16 AM

When I looked it up on the internet people were tapping them, I think they said it's not as sweet. But they were saying it was good. Definitely better than the high fructose corn syrup my wife and kids like lol.

 

Huh... I didn't know that, but since we have so many Sugar Maples here it's no wonder nobody here taps anything else.

 

And no, I have never heard of Birch beer, if I see it sometime I will try it though

 

https://en.wikipedia.../wiki/Birch_sap

 

The most common variety around here.

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 09:30 AM

The next chiles to the party are the PDN x Bonda F6 varieties curtesy of PaulG. 281b70d0abbc8df213ea6c073f385ef6.jpg

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 07:39 AM

Hi all, a week in to my seed germination I have 2 MoA Bonnets, one of Guru's Yellow Brainstrains, one PDN x Bonda purple and one of the same in white. Still waiting for another Yellow Brain, 2 red Bhuts, 2 CARDI Yellow Scorpions and a Red Rocoto. Round two will be the Annuums in a couple of weeks.

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