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#1 b3rnd

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 12:38 PM

Hey there pepperfriends!

 

I've decided to try to keep a glog again. Last time didn't go so well because of moving mid-season. I'm a little bit behind on schedule because of some logistical problems concerning my growing gear. My warming mats, thermostat and humidity domes were supposed to come in a big package of stuff from Portugal, but it didn't. I started some seeds without it just to have something to do, haha. All my stuff finally arrived last week, so I'm already up and running by now. Maybe it was a blessing in disguise because I don't have enough space (that sounds familiar) for all my plants in the house.

 

I'm prepping my garden at the moment. When I moved in here the whole backyard was covered with clinker bricks, probably for more than 10 years at least. I took a whole bunch out and left a circle for a table and some chairs. The soil was basically barren after being compacted tightly all those years, so I straight away added some fall leaves to the mix. A week ago I could get a trailer full of cow manure (about 100 kg or 220 lbs) that I'm going to till in when the weather allows me to. It's freezing at night and raining during the day so I'm waiting for some better weather. I'm also planning on taking a trip to the forest to get me some hummus to add to it. I hope the combination of all that will kickstart the soil life again.

 

Currently, I have five domes with 15 pots each. I filled it 2/3 with some soil with vermiculite first, and then I added a layer of seed starting mix. My idea was that the seeds wouldn't germinate in the fertilized soil, but as they grow the roots will find it when they need it. I don't like to replant them too much so I'm experimenting a bit.

 

My grow list:

 

Aleppo

Chiltepin

Ethiopian Brown

Goat's Weed

Hairy Cherry

Jalapeno

Penis Pepper

Piment d'Espelette

Poblano

Rehza

Serrano

Thunder Mountain Longhorn

 

Arbibi Gusano

Bahamian Goat

Bhut Jolokia

CGN 21500

Cheiro Roxa

Fidalgo Roxa

Datil

Frontera Sweet

Habanero Cappuccino

Pimenta da Neyde

 

Aji Angelo

Aji Rainforest

Aji Ethiopian Fire

Aji Minas Gerais

Aji Omnicolor

Barra do Ribeiro

Dulce Sol

Earbob

Lemon Drop

Sugar Rush Peach

Trepadeira Werner

CAP 214

El Oro de Ecuador

 

Aji Oro Rocoto

Manzano Orange

Peru Bitdumi Rocoto

Pineapple Rocoto

Rocoto Guatamalan Orange

Rocoto Guatamalan Red

 

Duke Pequin

Ekirike

 

Brazilian Starfish x Lemon Drop F1

Pequin x Goat's Weed F2

Pimenta da Neyde x Bonda ma Jacques F6

Tepin x Lemon Drop

Fruxim

 

Cumari Pollux

C. Chacoense

 

I might have a problem. Do we have a Chilecoholic Anonymous group?

 

Anyway, let's see what this season brings us. I hope I didn't shoot myself in the foot with this shitload of peppers. I'll post some pictures later. I hope. If I remember.


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Posted 05 February 2018 - 12:43 PM

Very cool list! Best of luck!



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Posted 05 February 2018 - 02:50 PM

nice big list ya got there ;) 

 

hope you have a very productive year 

 

 

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 08:15 AM

Well, seems I have my first ever fungus gnat infection. I was wondering what these little flies were, and then I saw D3 mention fungus gnats in a different topic. Never had or heard of them before, looked them up and it's what I have. Going to try to let the soil dry out a bit, then drench it with some diluted hydrogen peroxide a few times. Hopefully that'll clear them out pretty fast. 


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 08:48 AM

BT kills the larva, it's those mosquito disk things. Bacillus something...

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 07:31 PM

+1 on #5. Good advise there!

 

BT comes in powder, liquid and the Mosquito dunks. It's a naturally organic, safe occurring bacteria that kills any worm type larva.


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 09:20 AM

BT kills the larva, it's those mosquito disk things. Bacillus something...

 

+1 on #5. Good advise there!

 

BT comes in powder, liquid and the Mosquito dunks. It's a naturally organic, safe occurring bacteria that kills any worm type larva.

 

Thanks for the tip! But I think I need some kind of license to buy it here in the Netherlands. I can't find it anywhere. Any other options?

 

 

 

 

I have a lot of activity! Loads of varieties are popping up. The one I'm most excited and happy for is my first cross: Lemon Drop x Brazilian Starfish! 4/4 seeds germinated. I had 3 more seeds, but I planted those too early, before I had my warming mats. They never popped, but maybe they will still.

 

Unfortunately though, I have to put all my seedlings in the windowsill. Didn't find a place for my lighting yet.. At least it's a south-west facing window, so it's decent. I'll post some pictures soonish.


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 11:34 AM

Here are some pictures I took today. Phone quality, sorry about that.

Very excited about the hooks on my Cumari Pollux, Tepin x Lemon Drop, CAP 214 and Fruxim. Excited about all the hooks of course, but I've been wanting to grow these for some time!

Also one of the seedlings from my own cross has a tricoty. Haven't seen many of those.

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 10:21 AM

Small update. Plants are growing, hooray! We've had a few sunny days, so they've been soaking in the rays on my windowsill. The windowsill is full now though, and I still have seeds germinating.

 

Also, I found the time to spread the cow manure over the garden. Looking pretty good, let's hope I can turn it into a beautiful garden.


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Posted 31 March 2018 - 02:00 PM

Hey there, pepper friends. Time for an update. My plants have been growing pretty slow due to the cloudy weather and stuff. But I've finally put some effort into getting some lighting setup, and it turned out awesome. I found this old trophy cabinet in a thrift store. I paid 7.50 euros for it (about 9 dollars) and I saw some grow box potential in it. After seeing the lighting juanito used in his glog I ordered the same lights from Alibaba. It took a while for it to arrive. Because I'm not very handy myself I had to wait for my crafty father to have time to help me out. We finally put the work in these last few days, and it turned out awesome. I'm very happy with the result. It probably won't fit all my plants but that's no problem because it looks awesome.

 

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How it looked

 

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The inside

 

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After painting the inside white

 

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Installing the fan and air holes

 

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With the lighting

 

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Close up of fan and fan speed controller

 

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Final result!


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Posted 02 April 2018 - 06:08 PM

Great idea ;)

 

Good luck with it!


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 04:05 AM

The unexpected summery weather gave me a chance to let my plants enjoy some real light.4613c897ff0b1ba567677635b40f54e1.jpg2ceecd95e44013d8ae24e32470b8ed1f.jpg

And being Dutch ofcourse I can't forget to share these freshly opened tulips.
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Posted 19 April 2018 - 04:31 AM

Looking great! You've got a lot of fantastic varieties this year. When do you normally plant out? I usually do it right after Mother's Day (the second week in may), but this year it may be later. The weather wants to stay wintery. You'll have a bounty!

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 04:50 AM

Thanks! The Dutch weather usually isn't very forgiving. Plant-out is usually somewhere in June if we're lucky. Night temps touch 10 degrees C (50 F) around the end of May But I'll have them outside during the day in pots hopefully in May already. But based on previous years I might even keep most of them in pots the whole year.

 

The weather right now (28 C/82 F) is really rare actually. Because of some high-pressure zone in Eastern Europe, the weather here is the warmest in Europe this week. Warmer even than Portugal, which sounds crazy. But it won't last long unfortunately, after the weekend the temps go back to 15 C (59 F).


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 04:57 AM

Thanks! The Dutch weather usually isn't very forgiving. Plant-out is usually somewhere in June if we're lucky. Night temps touch 10 degrees C (50 F) around the end of May But I'll have them outside during the day in pots hopefully in May already. But based on previous years I might even keep most of them in pots the whole year.
 
The weather right now (28 C/82 F) is really rare actually. Because of some high-pressure zone in Eastern Europe, the weather here is the warmest in Europe this week. Warmer even than Portugal, which sounds crazy. But it won't last long unfortunately, after the weekend the temps go back to 15 C (59 F).


Ugh! 😩 That's the way it goes. They tease you with some decent weather, then take it away. That's where we are gonna be starting tomorrow...around 59 F. And continue there for at least two weeks. It rained and snowed a little today. I guess it's not so bad that I got a late start this year. Your plants look like they're loving the fresh air and sun rays!

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 05:39 AM

Yeah well, I'll take what I can! Nobody half expected this weather so it's a warm welcome. But you're right, now the low temps are going to feel even worse than before, haha! At least we probably won't have any freezing days anymore. One of the few positive sides of our oceanic climate is the very few temperature extremes, it's pretty stable and reasonably predictable. But it also means a very narrow temperature range, which is good for a lot of crops. Except, of course, peppers...


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 08:45 AM

Here's a comparison of a Lemon Drop and my Brazilian Starfish x Lemon Drop. I'm actually not really sure which was the mother now that I think about it. I wrote it down as BS x LD so let's go with that.

Left the Lemon Drop, right the cross.
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Leaf size and shape comparison.
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Posted 19 April 2018 - 08:50 AM

Wow! You can definitely see the difference in the leaves. And the cross looks a bit stronger. Gonna be a healthy plant. I'm excited to see what it produces.

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 08:59 AM

Wow! You can definitely see the difference in the leaves. And the cross looks a bit stronger. Gonna be a healthy plant. I'm excited to see what it produces.

 

Yeah, it definitely looks healthier, right? I was thinking it was my bias, but both were raised the same way for the same amount of time in the same soil etc., so it's healthier for sure. The Lemon Drop plant even comes from my own saved seeds from the same plant that I crossed the Starfish with. Let's hope for some tasty, good looking pods!

 

The only thing I'm reasonably sure of is that the pods will be red, because I know that's a dominant gene. No clue if bushy or tall growth is dominant. The shape of the thing will be the biggest surprise, I can't wait!


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 10:41 AM

Spotted some buds on the my Sugar Rush Peach! What an early fella.

What would you guys do? Pinch them or leave them alone?
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