I know I've failed miserably with maintaining my glogs the past two years but third times the charm, right?
I promise to do much better this year with keeping the glog updated during the season. If I don't, please yell at me or threaten me with aphids (or something)
After reading Blisters amazing coco glogs I wanted to try myself and I've finally had time to do some basic research into this ahead of the upcoming season. (Thanks Blister for the info in your glogs!)
So about a month ago I felt I had enough info to do some shopping:
There is of course coco blocks to make 22 litres of coco (but I will need more because I forgot about the sifting).
Coco plugs for trying to germinate in coco.
Nutrients, CalMag and PH adjusters.
PH and EC meters for the nutrient solution.
A reverse osmosis thingy so I have the proper type of water.
Kinda hard to see but there are three fabric pots for the coco grow, 7 litres each (~1.8 gal)
And finally a big water tank and a drip water system (Tropf Blumat).
Since coco seems to need a lot of water I decided I had to get some sort of automatic watering system for this. I had a hard time deciding between drip watering and an auto system with bottom-feeding, but eventually decided on the drip watering since I've assumed that coco does not absorb water as well as dirt.
So, not only will the coco be new for me this season, the drip water system will be as well.
The plan is to have 3 plants in coco as a sort of test. If I have success, and like whole process, then I'll probably move to an all-coco grow in 2019.
This glog will mainly focus on the coco plants but I will do period updates on my other plants as well since I'll also have 18 plants in dirt. So that's a total of 21 plants and all will be of different varieties as usual.
So, what am I growing then?
The list is:
Adjuma Aji Dulce (Coco) Murupi Amarela Trinidad Scorpion Peach Frontera Sweet Bonda Ma Jacques Clavo Big Jamaican Elysium Oxide Mustard CGN 23209 Bahamian Goat Pepper PI 439416 Westindian Yellow Habanero (Coco) Santa Lucia Island Madame Jeanette White Naga Goronong Puerto Rican Yellow Naga Viper Purple Trinidad Scorpion Caramel (Coco)
But that's only 20 varieties, what's the final one you ask?
Come back tomorrow for the answer