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#1 bpiela

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 05:43 PM

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. :liar:  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

Bonda Mahala

Jonah Yellow Brain

Buckeye Bhutlah

CAP 691

Carbonero Sherwoods

Swiss Chocolate

Purple Carolina Reaper

Super Datil

Yellow Brain Strain (Growdown)

 

Left Hand Side of Dome

Fatalii

Gourmet Jigsaw Fatalii

Orange Scorpion Fatalii

Genghis Khan Brain

Habanero Adalberto

Habanero Mustard

Habanero Roatan

Habanero White Bullet

Yellow Hand Grenade

Yellow 7Pot Cross F3

 

That is all for now.



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 09:49 PM

Looks like a good list to start from Ben, good luck with it! Were you having problems with aphids when you were starting your seedlings inside or after transplanting outside?


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Posted 02 January 2018 - 11:56 PM

Good luck in '18, hopefully the year you avoid aphids. Probably part soil variety, I'm looking at you MG, but moreso how the soil was stored prior to your purchase. Big box stores that keep soil outside all summer are bound to have bugs. That's why I like to get mine from the hydro store, everything kept indoors. I'm assuming your aphid problems have been while growing inside.

Habanero Adalberto, that's a new one for me. Looks like a great variety tho!

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 08:53 AM

Looks like a good list to start from Ben, good luck with it! Were you having problems with aphids when you were starting your seedlings inside or after transplanting outside?

 

Rick, Thanks!  I have the aphid issue inside.  I have never actually seen an aphid outside in the garden but I assume they are there somewhere.  Is it possible the aphids are overwintering themselves somewhere in my basement?  :eek: :scared:
 



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Posted 03 January 2018 - 08:57 AM

Good luck in '18, hopefully the year you avoid aphids. Probably part soil variety, I'm looking at you MG, but moreso how the soil was stored prior to your purchase. Big box stores that keep soil outside all summer are bound to have bugs. That's why I like to get mine from the hydro store, everything kept indoors. I'm assuming your aphid problems have been while growing inside.

Habanero Adalberto, that's a new one for me. Looks like a great variety tho!

 

Good point!  The MG is always purchased at a Home Depot / Lowes type of store where they have been outside for a period of time.  The FF I have purchased from the hydro store and that has always been stored in doors...  Yes, my aphid issues are inside.  Last year was horrendous.  The Habanero Adalberto is sold by the Hippy Seed Company.  I think they also did a video on YouTube on the pepper as well.  Looked interesting and different.
 



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Posted 03 January 2018 - 09:01 AM

I know the nursery here has their Fox farm outside. not only can bugs get in it, when it gets rained on the nutrients are leeched from the bags. Ffof is expensive and I would prefer my kelp and work castings in the bag, not ran off on to their parking lot.

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 05:54 PM

 

Rick, Thanks!  I have the aphid issue inside.  I have never actually seen an aphid outside in the garden but I assume they are there somewhere.  Is it possible the aphids are overwintering themselves somewhere in my basement?  :eek: :scared:
 

 

Do you have any plants that you've brought inside to over-winter? During the growing season the plants outside usually get groomed by the friendly insects like ladybugs and lacewings, but when you bring your plants inside the aphid eggs hatch and there aren't friendlies to do the grooming. That's been my experience anyhow.  Every time I've tried to bring plants inside I've gotten aphids... especially on the Pubiscens varieties.
 


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 08:29 PM

 

Do you have any plants that you've brought inside to over-winter? During the growing season the plants outside usually get groomed by the friendly insects like ladybugs and lacewings, but when you bring your plants inside the aphid eggs hatch and there aren't friendlies to do the grooming. That's been my experience anyhow.  Every time I've tried to bring plants inside I've gotten aphids... especially on the Pubiscens varieties.
 

 

Yeah, I am staying away from any overwinters this year to see if that has been my problem.  It would be a wondrous thing if I didn't get aphids this year.  I would never overwinter again, or at least I would put overwinters in some other area far away from my seedlings.



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 08:34 PM

Started another round of chinense seeds.  No hooks yet on the ones I started on Wednesday (of course) but I had the seed collection out so I started more.

 

This time I started the following, 3 cells of each:

 

Right Hand Side of Dome

7 Pot BBG Pumpkin

7 Pot BBG Yellow

7 Pot Julian

7 Pot Lava Chocolate

7 Pot Lava Red

7 Pot Lucy

7 Pot Nebru

7 Pot Primo Caramel

Apocalypse Scorpion

Bhutlah Gold

 

Left Hand Side of Dome

Bahamian Goat

Beni Highlands

Bhut Jolokia Caramel

Bhut Jolokia Indian Carbon

Bhut Jolokia Yellow

Big Black Mama

Big Caramel Mama

Big Mustard Mama

Big Red Mama Stinger F1

Big Yellow Mama



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 09:12 PM

Nice list Ben !   cheapo microwave and nuking is a must  , lots of eggs in some of those bags waiting to hatch , nuking will kill  them  !   Good Luck to ya     :party:



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Posted 06 January 2018 - 07:28 AM

Good luck this season Ben!

 

Aphids....I look at the plants everyday or so. The first sign is the shiny material they leave on the leaves. When I spot an infected plant I isolate it and treat it.  Usually ants are associated with the Aphids.


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Posted 07 January 2018 - 12:03 PM

Good luck this season Ben!
 
Aphids....I look at the plants everyday or so. The first sign is the shiny material they leave on the leaves. When I spot an infected plant I isolate it and treat it.  Usually ants are associated with the Aphids.

Bang on the money Scott, the green enemy farm the ants. .

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 10:55 PM

Ok, got some seeds to pop.   Got different results here across to two BioDomes.  The first Biodome I started, I used old dried out plugs that I thought would get spongy again once I added water.  I did not get the same germination results here, but I think the plugs is just a random thing.  Anyways, here is a pic of the first dome:

 

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So, in this dome, I started three cells of the Yellow Brain.  Only one popped so far, so I highlighted that with the arrow.  Since I didn't get all three cells to pop ( will still continue to try ) I will probably start the last few seeds in order to maximize my chances of having a plant come May.

 

The second dome did much better.  Aside from two varieties not popping at all, I have 3 cells on almost everything else.  Here is a pic:

 

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The Primo Caramel's are the large ones at the bottom right. 

 

Gonna start one more dome with 20 chinense varieties.  Going with the following:

 

Hainian Yellow Lantern (Thanks Simmy!)

Maraba

Mystery Wine (Had a few seeds left from Joyners)

Naga Capppuccino

Naga Viper

Nagabon

Nagabon x Congo Chocolate

Podzilla Chocolate

GP Red Spectacular (From Gnarly Pods)

Aji Oro

Scotch Bonnet Elysium Oxide

Scotch Bonnet MOA

Jay's Peach Ghost Scorpion

Tobago Treasure

Orange Longtail Scorpion

Tshololo Orange

Tabanaga (From Jeff Contonio)

Unreaper

Yaki Brown (from Juanitos)

Yuquitania

 

Figured I would try a Pube in there.  It seems like a lot of folks like the Aji Oro so that is what I will try.   In the past, I have gotten pubescens to grow but I didn't get any pods.  I didn't shade them too well so I am sure that is the primary reason for the lack of pods.

 



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Posted 21 January 2018 - 03:13 AM

Great varieties Ben ... squash those aphids this season and you will be flying ... all the best for this season

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 07:00 AM

Growing indoors you don't have mother nature or it's insects to help feed or combat aphids.

 

I use foxfarm soils and a few others purchased from hydro and home depot stores.

 

Never gotten aphids from soil, whiteflys, thrips, mites yes. But not aphids.

 

I am battling a very small amount of them now on my 3 indoor over winters...will be treating them in a few hrs.

 

Great looking list, happy growing.

 

 



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Posted 21 January 2018 - 10:45 AM

Great varieties Ben ... squash those aphids this season and you will be flying ... all the best for this season

 

Thanks!  That is definitely the goal.  Still looking to pick up an old microwave that I can use for sterilizing/killing all bugs in my potting soil. 

 

Growing indoors you don't have mother nature or it's insects to help feed or combat aphids.

 

I use foxfarm soils and a few others purchased from hydro and home depot stores.

 

Never gotten aphids from soil, whiteflys, thrips, mites yes. But not aphids.

 

I am battling a very small amount of them now on my 3 indoor over winters...will be treating them in a few hrs.

 

Great looking list, happy growing.

 

 

 

Thanks!  Last year was rough with the bugs.  I really did have all of the above with aphids, mites, whiteflies, etc.  I will see what I can do this year.  If I can keep the bugs in check, I should have a good selection of plants to use and hopefully some to sell cheap locally.



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Posted 21 January 2018 - 12:56 PM

Superb list Ben, flavour, heat , hope you have a fun and pest free season,
Really hope the HYL will be fruitful in your cimate, was one of my best producers in a pot, but was I'm a poly tunnel.
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Posted 21 January 2018 - 06:41 PM

I see you're off to a great start Ben!

 

Good luck from hear on out.

 

Hope the dirty word won't show this time around. ;)


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Posted 21 January 2018 - 11:25 PM

Superb list Ben, flavour, heat , hope you have a fun and pest free season,
Really hope the HYL will be fruitful in your cimate, was one of my best producers in a pot, but was I'm a poly tunnel.
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Thanks!  And pest free alone would mean a fun season!

 

I see you're off to a great start Ben!

 

Good luck from hear on out.

 

Hope the dirty word won't show this time around. ;)

 

Thanks!  Hoping the bugs that Shall Not Be Named do not show up.  The Voldemort of the insect world.  :scared:



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Posted 12 February 2018 - 01:51 PM

Haven't updated in awhile.  Still in the process of putting seedlings into 3.5" square pots.  Had to replace a few t5 bulbs.  Still cleaning up a bit.  But, I did fairly well with germination.  I will start baccatum and annuum in March.  Currently, I have the following plants:

 

3x 7 Pot BBG Pumpkin

3x 7 Pot BBG Yellow

3x 7 Pot Julian

3x 7 Pot Lava Chocolate

3x 7 Pot Lava Red

3x 7 Pot Lucy

3x 7 Pot Nebru

3x 7 Pot Primo Caramel

3x Apocalypse Scorpion

3x Bahamian Goat

3x Beni Highlands

3x Bhut Jolokia Caramel

3x Bhutlah Gold

3x Big Black Mama

3x Big Caramel Mama

3x Big Mustard Mama

3x Big Red Mama Stinger

3x Big Yellow Mama

1x Bonda Ma Jacques

2x Bonda Mahala

1x Brain Strain Yellow (Growdown)

2x Jonah Yellow Brain

1x Buckeye Bhutlah

3x CAP 691

2x Carbonero Sherwoods

2x Purple Reaper

2x Super Datil

3x Fatalli

1x Fatalli Gourmet Jigsaw

3x Fatalli Scorpion Orange

3x Genghis Khan Brain

2x Habanero Adalberto

1x Habanero Mustard

3x Habanero Roatan

3x Habanero White Bullet

2x Hainan Yellow Lantern

1x Hand Grenade Yellow

1x MA Wartryx Varient

1x Macapa

2x Marapa

2x Mystery Wine

3x Naga Cappuccino

3x Naga Viper

3x Nagabon

3x Podzilla Chocolate

3x Scotch Bonnet Elysium Oxide

3x Scotch Bonnet MOA

3x Swiss Chocolate

3x Tobago Treasure

2x JPGS

3x Orange Longtail Scorpion

3x Tshololo Orange

3x Unreaper

3x Yaki Brown

3x Yuquitania

3x GP Red Spectacular

3x Nagabon x Congo Chocolate

2x Tabanaga

1x Ajo Oro

 

Started a few more seeds just so I might get some of the 1x plants above to go to 3x.  Plus, I started a couple of crosses, including D3's Aji Painapple F2, BOC x Reaper, BBG7 x Tabasco and the last couple of seeds I had from the Madam Jeanette x Goronong cross.  I also started a couple of seeds from a cross I got from seeds I purchased from Juanitos awhile back.  They were supposed to be White Hab Bullets but they were accidentally crossed with Urfa Biber.  This is an F3 where the F2 pods were small and peach colored.  Hopefully they germinate and we get something similar. 

 

 






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