Ok. Just started cleaning up my grow area. Will be starting seeds tomorrow.
Last year was brutal so I am trying some new things this year.
1. No overwinters. I am hoping that in the past, the plants I brought in to overwinter were the source of the many aphids I have battled. I guess the aphids could also be coming in from the soil I purchase, which is either Fox Farms Happy Frog or Miracle-Gro Potting mix. I haven't nuked the soil in the past because we use our microwave for food. If I can get a used microwave, then I might try to nuke the soil first...
2. Airflow. I am going to increase airflow by a bunch. Looking to get a couple more cheap standing fans and have them on blasting the plants for the period of time that the lights are on, which is 18 hours.
3. I am starting my plants a little later this year. Well maybe not all of them. Well last year, I started the chinenses in mid December. This year will be more like mid January although I will start a few tomorrow since I want to start the Growdown Yellow Brain Strains ASAP. Baccatums I started end of January last year and Annuums I started mid February of last year. I am going to move both of them to mid March.
4. Quantity. I don't know what to do here. I just like to start a ton of stuff because there are just too many pepper varieties still to try. If I am able to somehow keep the bugs away and am successful indoors, then I would like to sell extra plants locally for a minimal price. I have about 120 varieties that I will attempt to grow this year.
I still have the Park's Bio Domes for seed starting. I have been fairly successful there so no need to change.
So, for the first dome, I will be planting the following starting tomorrow. Pics to follow once hooks arise.
Right Hand Side of Dome
Bonda Ma Jacques
Jonah Yellow Brain
Purple Carolina Reaper
Yellow Brain Strain (Growdown)
Left Hand Side of Dome
Gourmet Jigsaw Fatalii
Orange Scorpion Fatalii
Genghis Khan Brain
Habanero White Bullet
Yellow Hand Grenade
Yellow 7Pot Cross F3
That is all for now.