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#81 wiriwiri

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 03:18 PM

Nice growing Dan looks good,are you using the GH?...I'll get my grow list up this week & some photos ...been real busy.

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 03:43 PM

Hi Sandy, I ended up assembling it at my folks place. It's about a 10 min drive away and they have the time to watch over the plants inside.
Mom's bday and mothers day are same weekend so I gifted it to her.

I just put in 3 new cedar racks today as well.

It's currently holding 8 full size trays of vegetable seedlings.

I used it to harden off about 30 pepper plants and most of those were sold or part of my peppers I chopped up in pics above.

Your weather should be getting ready soon too I hope.

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 03:49 PM

why do pepper people chop their plants so far down? In canna community they only pinch off the top tiny leaf node that's forming. It accomplishes the same thing without butchering the plant. I've been baffled by this since joining this site. I've seen it all over with peppers on facebook too. Seems odd to me. I wonder who started this trend. 


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Posted 06 May 2018 - 03:56 PM

why do pepper people chop their plants so far down? In canna community they only pinch off the top tiny leaf node that's forming. It accomplishes the same thing without butchering the plant. I've been baffled by this since joining this site. I've seen it all over with peppers on facebook too. Seems odd to me. I wonder who started this trend. 

I chopped them so low to try and keep the growth uniform and revert energy to the lower half to branch out vs any energy wasted on those early pods and fruiting.


Node spacing was getting to far apart and I didn't want weird branching and stretching from nodes closer to the tops of the initial fork vs the tighter node spacing on the lower sections.


It's more of an experiment at this point to see how each set performs from here on out, I am pretty confident they will flourish.

Edited by Masher, 06 May 2018 - 06:32 PM.


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Posted 06 May 2018 - 04:17 PM

Oh that 's a lovely gift  to your mom... very nice & thoughtful.

Yes we are getting out of the cold weather into much needed warmth ...we had summer here for 2 days ...temps in the 80's,then reverted to Spring like temps.

My seedlings are in the GH ...acclimating ..so far so good.

 

 

Go Yanks..they are. :hot: :party: 


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 02:21 AM

why do pepper people chop their plants so far down? In canna community they only pinch off the top tiny leaf node that's forming. It accomplishes the same thing without butchering the plant. I've been baffled by this since joining this site. I've seen it all over with peppers on facebook too. Seems odd to me. I wonder who started this trend. 

 

Yeah, I started out growing MJ before I switched over to peppers and I've wondered the same thing. When I experimented with topping peppers I just pinched the tiny leaf node, worked fine. Seems like a lot of wasted growth energy to cut them so far back.


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 02:24 AM

Pretty big plants you've got there Masher! How's the weather there?

 

Can I ask why do you let the pods grow so big and still cut them off?


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Posted 21 July 2018 - 09:59 AM

Been lazy keeping this updated and my peppers are mixed amongst my veg beds.

So just going to throw in group shots of everything.

My pickling cuke trellis.

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Group shot same bed...harvested the lettuces used scraps for mulch
Rocotos and a Guyana tradegy remains.

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My pole beans and mixed in peppers.
Rocotos, mini yellow tobascos, The GT plants, a Bbg 7 red and f2 white

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Various indeterminate tomatoes in pots and determinate in topsy turvy's.

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My largest pepper bed mixed with sunflowers and pineapple sages.
Pepperoncinis, Anteps, Rocotos.

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Gigantic sunflowers with mixed smaller species and the tristana f6 plants.

3 pdn x bonda whites and 3 pdn x bonda purples.
Almost gave up on these from disastrous over feeding damage but finally recovering with blooms and pods.

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Day 4 of 1st batch of pickles brining before storage and a few red rocoto pods.

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