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#41 PaulG

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 01:43 PM

What overheats the germination? My mats seem like they have it pretty warm in there.

I had to put a piece of corrugated cardboard on my heat mat

to keep the seed trays from overheating.  This year I put the

set-up in my grow shelf and had the T5 lights on and it just

got a bit too warm.  Next time I won't turn on the lights until

I see some cotys up.


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Posted 28 January 2018 - 02:24 PM

 
Try tossing a 1/3 to 1/2 cup of bone meal into the ground or
containers a month or so before plant-out and your BER
problems should go away.  At least it works for me.

Is that for tomato plants or peppers or both? I had BER on my tomatoes last year.


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Posted 28 January 2018 - 03:31 PM

My peppers did pretty good last year in my opinion, I thought I was gonna have allot more tomatoes though, my main problem was having enough ready at the same time to make salsa. I would have to peel and freeze until I had enough

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 03:58 PM

Two more popped, a naga red brain 2016 op, from love peppers. Got it off a seed train.

And a JPGS x Habanero red from lucky luke

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 04:43 PM

Also have some sprouts in six of my little dishes.

White caterpillar - Texas Hot Peppers

Orange Longtail Scorpion - Texas Hot Peppers

Peach Bonnet Scorpion X (yellow) - Texas Hot Peppers

Yellow Brain Strain - Pepper Guru, throwdown

El Scorpanero F2 iso - D3monic

Sherwood's Carbonero Cream - Peter S, seed train

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 05:24 PM

I'd like to add my 2 cents to the BER issues. I have a high soil Ph, so Calcium uptake is not what it should be. I would lose over 50% of my tomato crop to BER; peppers are not (at my place) as sensitive to BER. I think in part it's the vigorous growth habit the toms have in comparison.  I've had really good success with Calmag applied via a foilar application. It did not help when I just watered with it in the solution, due to the Ph lockout. 1 tsp per gallon in a watering can twice a week once the flowering starts work for me here. But that's in my garden ;)


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Posted 28 January 2018 - 06:30 PM

I know I had read that somewhere else on here too, probably your Glog last year lol

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 08:31 PM

Is that for tomato plants or peppers or both? I had BER on my tomatoes last year.


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They are both part of the same family so I basically 

treat them the same, for better or worse.


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Posted 28 January 2018 - 09:00 PM

My peppers did better than tomatoes with the exception of one tomato plant that seemed to do pretty well. Didn't really have ber on any peppers, only certain tomato plants were real bad about it. I just figured if I plant 50-100 tomato plants I should end up with enough lol

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 11:30 PM

When I did use the heat mat I wired in a light dimmer switch to throttle it back some.
 


This is genius. Great tip Scott!!

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 08:17 AM

It seems like the timer is doing the trick for me, 30 mins on 60 minutes off. If I had a dimmer laying around I would try it though for sure

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 04:29 PM

Hey kiddo, looks like you're off to a great start! I'm chomping at the bit to get started, but being in zone 3 is a huge PITA when it comes to having space for "adolescents". Dirt Day for me is end of May, so this year I'm watching you southeners go first...

 

I do know a bit about the BER on the maters. I quit growing Romas because of it, now all I grow is Amish Paste (a heat lover), and I do some Cal-Mag misting once a week to insure a healthy complexion. But you listen to Scott (Devv) too...He's like one o' them idiot savaunts with growing stuff!

 

Heck, just about all of these guys are.... :shocked:


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 05:09 PM

My peppers did pretty good last year in my opinion, I thought I was gonna have allot more tomatoes though, my main problem was having enough ready at the same time to make salsa. I would have to peel and freeze until I had enough

I heard putting paper bag(s) over your tomato plants to shorten hours of daylight can increase the speed of them ripening. I never tried it though. Salsa is why I started growing.. much better than store bought.



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Posted 30 January 2018 - 06:38 AM

We used to be done 5, now they moved us up to zone 6b or something. I'm probably good on putting paper bags on my tomatoes, I'm trying to just grow enough that it shouldn't matter/mater lol

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 06:42 AM

Just got my table built and the ceiling is ready for the lights to get hung. Waiting on rope ratchets from Amazon, should be here tomorrow. Paid 10 bucks for 8 of them, the local nursery wanted 21.95 a piece. So that saved me 160 bucks.

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 01:31 PM

What kind of maters are you growing? I’ve done the paper bag ripening trick. I had some late to the party peppers and tomatoes last year that weren’t going to ripen on the vine, so I picked them and put them into a paper bag with a banana. The ones that were just starting to ripen when I picked them did ripen.





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Posted 30 January 2018 - 07:03 PM

If they are starting to ripen they will ripen just on a table, allot of the time I pick stuff when it starts to get color and bring it inside so nothing gets them.

I just put these eye hooks and cables on my t8, I should have just grabbed two t5's instead. Those little cables were a pain to get everything the same length on both of them, I guess I can adjust with the eye hooks if I need to. Went to Lowes today and they raised the price on the t5s from 101 to 119. I was just there like three days ago!

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 07:06 PM

I have been thinking about grabbing these square 45 watt LED fixtures to fill my other spot on the table, was thinking about putting three of them up instead of another t5 or t8

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 07:35 PM

Agreeing with Eric regarding the Romas, not sure about the idiot savaunts part..LOL

 

Maybe just the idiot part ;)


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Posted 30 January 2018 - 07:42 PM

Did those Aleppo seeds I sent you germinate yet?







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