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#21 Devv

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 06:31 PM

I see some nice improvements over the last few pics; and feel you're off to a great start ;)


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Posted 20 April 2018 - 09:58 PM

Now that is a change for the better, in the first pictures they where either suffering or dying. Now they look much better overall and you might want to add some good general purpose plant feed in your arsenal.



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Posted 20 April 2018 - 11:27 PM

Yea they're looking awseome buddy. Keep it up and good luck!

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 03:21 AM

I see some nice improvements over the last few pics; and feel you're off to a great start ;)

 

Yeah I think they now look a lot better, my temps are good, my humidity is good and I think my feeding is also decent, can't wait for the chillis so I can make a nice sauce with the lemon drops.

 

Now that is a change for the better, in the first pictures they where either suffering or dying. Now they look much better overall and you might want to add some good general purpose plant feed in your arsenal.

 

A general purpose plant feed as well as my nutrients? what would you recommend?

 

Yea they're looking awseome buddy. Keep it up and good luck!

 

Thank you and you too.



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Posted 21 April 2018 - 03:25 AM

You can always buy a bottle of Chilli focus and use that alone for all your chili fertilizing needs, it seems to be all rage in UK so it must be working good for chili growing:

 

https://www.amazon.c.../B003VO8I9W/ref

 

I really dont want to recommend something that doest work right away, so Chilli focus is a sure bet.


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Posted 21 April 2018 - 11:52 AM

Healthy looking plants in a clean environment : )  (I'm almost looking forward to starting over)

 

 

 



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Posted 27 April 2018 - 02:46 AM

Thanks guys, small update they are growing like mad right now, not sure whether to repot into final pots or not, if I do then I can't use the tent as there wont be any room at all so some would be in the tent and some on my window although it isn't really sunny right now, the cayenne that looked dead has flowers almost now...

 

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Not sure what to do at this point, either put the bigger plants into their final pots and leave the small ones in the tent or leave as is.



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Posted 28 April 2018 - 06:32 AM

Small update, ordered some Bio Bizz All Mix soil as it's better than what I have now, also ordered Chilli Focus and bigger pots, 1 litre to 8 litres for their final home, will place 4 on the window and 4 in my grow tent, all 8 wont fit in the tent, bigger ones will go on the window, smaller staying in the tent, hope it all works out as they have roots at the bottom of their small pots right now.



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Posted 29 April 2018 - 09:53 AM

Hey again all, just looked up crossing peppers and the idea of making my own cross has me excited, from what I am growing what do you think would be a cool cross? my cayenne has flowers already, next will probably be my Lemon Drop.



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Posted 29 April 2018 - 11:00 AM

So I need help guys, just tried topping my first plant (half dead cayenne) as it was starting to 'Y' and also flowering up too early maybe, want to see if it looks like I have done OK in the pic posted below, secondly I have some problems I guess from my other pic on my other plant, is this something to worry about? maybe my lights are too close? or too much watering? some of my plants leaves are slightly yellow.

 

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 01:24 PM

I'd like to see a better pic of the whole plant that you're worried about, so I have a better idea of what's going on.

 

Here's how I water:

 

I only bottom water the plants until they hit their final destination. I started my seeds in 3.5" pots with the top Inch (25mm) filled in with a mix of 5 parts coir, 1 part perlite, 1 part potting soil. This went on top of regular potting soil. I used Miracle Grow this year. I set them in a tray and filled it with 2.5"s of water. Once the top was wet I planted the seeds. Then I just made sure the top never dried out. Once the plants came up I watered depending on the weight of the pot. When they got light I put them back in the tray with 1" of water. You have to be careful to NOT let the the water wick back up into the coir, which could cause a plant to "damp off". The next pot they saw when the plants were around 5-6"s tall was a #1 pot. I filled it with potting soil and soaked that really well too. I had already let the 3.5 pots "get light", I placed the plants in the pot on top of the wet potting soil and filled the rest with dry soil. When those got light I put them in 2.5's of water.

 

I feel this method really helps keep the plants disease free, AND no fungus gnats to speak of.

 

As for topping. Some people prefer to top, others don't ;) I don't top my plants, but that's me. I do pinch off the early flowers if they come on way to soon. I don't need pods when they're still under the lights. Once in the dirt or containers I let mother nature take over and just hope she's liking me ;)


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Posted 29 April 2018 - 01:26 PM

I would try to make the topping cut as clean as possible with a clean sharp pruning scissors.



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Posted 29 April 2018 - 01:29 PM

Hey Matt

 

Those spots certainly look like the plant has got some water on their leaves and the light has burnt them (like a magnifying glass)

 

From your previous pics I don't think the light is too close.


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Posted 29 April 2018 - 01:35 PM

I'd like to see a better pic of the whole plant that you're worried about, so I have a better idea of what's going on.

 

Here's how I water:

 

I only bottom water the plants until they hit their final destination. I started my seeds in 3.5" pots with the top Inch (25mm) filled in with a mix of 5 parts coir, 1 part perlite, 1 part potting soil. This went on top of regular potting soil. I used Miracle Grow this year. I set them in a tray and filled it with 2.5"s of water. Once the top was wet I planted the seeds. Then I just made sure the top never dried out. Once the plants came up I watered depending on the weight of the pot. When they got light I put them back in the tray with 1" of water. You have to be careful to NOT let the the water wick back up into the coir, which could cause a plant to "damp off". The next pot they saw when the plants were around 5-6"s tall was a #1 pot. I filled it with potting soil and soaked that really well too. I had already let the 3.5 pots "get light", I placed the plants in the pot on top of the wet potting soil and filled the rest with dry soil. When those got light I put them in 2.5's of water.

 

I feel this method really helps keep the plants disease free, AND no fungus gnats to speak of.

 

As for topping. Some people prefer to top, others don't ;) I don't top my plants, but that's me. I do pinch off the early flowers if they come on way to soon. I don't need pods when they're still under the lights. Once in the dirt or containers I let mother nature take over and just hope she's liking me ;)

 

Here's a better pic;

 

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Some of my plants (smaller ones) are way greener than my taller ones, but I am feeding them all the same.



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Posted 29 April 2018 - 01:49 PM

About your crosses - http://www.thechilem...ing_peppers.php

 

You looking for the HF matches ...


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Posted 29 April 2018 - 02:00 PM

Hey Matt

 

Those spots certainly look like the plant has got some water on their leaves and the light has burnt them (like a magnifying glass)

 

From your previous pics I don't think the light is too close.

 

I agree. I was hoping for clean upper leaves, and they're there ;)


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Posted 29 April 2018 - 02:03 PM

Yeah I water using a jug and it's hard to get in there, I guess that was probably the cause of the holes, I need to be more careful.



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Posted 01 May 2018 - 07:30 AM

Updates; new soil arrived, new pots also as well as Chilli Focus, so I have potted up 4 plants from 1 litre to 8, the soil looks a lot better too.

 

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I think that looks fluffly/lighter and overall better than my previous soil.

 

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Definitely time to pot up.

 

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Hopefully it will be happy in its new soil and pot.

 

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New pots.



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Posted 14 May 2018 - 03:22 AM

My plants have been repotted up for a few weeks now, they don't seem to be growing but some of them have flowers growing.....



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Posted 14 May 2018 - 05:39 AM

My plants have been repotted up for a few weeks now, they don't seem to be growing but some of them have flowers growing.....

 

They will start to grow again after they establish roots in new pots. Being that those new pots are big, it may take some time.

 

Your plants look fine and healthy. 


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