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#1 Brain

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 11:50 AM

I am growing Sandia chile peppers indoors in rockwool.  I did 4 weeks in seedling tray and then started the Fox Farm schedule from veg to flowering.  Right now I am in week 10 of nutes and have an abundance of flowers and buds, but no pods.  They get 12/12 of light and I maintain between 77 and 82 degrees.  I maintain the ph about 6 / ec - 2 / ppm (.07) at 1400.  Plants look great, room is pungent, but no pods.  Can anyone tell me what I have missed or can do to start pods?



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Posted 20 April 2018 - 12:13 PM

Actually they might not want to start producing pods if you dont provide then enough temperature difference between day and night time. And they will not produce any pods even if they are flowering, if they think they are not ready.

 

What are the fox farms fertilizers you are using?



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Posted 20 April 2018 - 12:22 PM

how do you pollinate pepper?



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Posted 20 April 2018 - 01:12 PM

:welcome: from Weatherford. Get a fan on them, shake 'em real good and you'll have pod set soon. Those are some good tasty peppers you have too. 

 

The foxfarm feeding schedule is for weed. Peppers don't follow the exact same schedule. They'll drop some flowers and set some when they are ready.


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Posted 20 April 2018 - 02:44 PM

Actually they might not want to start producing pods if you dont provide then enough temperature difference between day and night time. And they will not produce any pods even if they are flowering, if they think they are not ready.

 

What are the fox farms fertilizers you are using?

Colder or hotter for the range?

 

Big Bloom

Grow Big Hydro

Tiger Bloom



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Posted 20 April 2018 - 02:49 PM

:welcome: from Weatherford. Get a fan on them, shake 'em real good and you'll have pod set soon. Those are some good tasty peppers you have too. 

 

The foxfarm feeding schedule is for weed. Peppers don't follow the exact same schedule. They'll drop some flowers and set some when they are ready.

It is 4/20! 

How much of a different schedule.  The ppm is around 1400-1600. 

 

Thanks I will try the shake and wait.



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Posted 20 April 2018 - 03:17 PM

HAHA no doubt. I forgot today was 420!! :high: :high: :high: :high:

Never done any hydro or soilless growing so you gotta let those guys answer.

 



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Posted 20 April 2018 - 09:34 PM

It is 4/20! 

How much of a different schedule.  The ppm is around 1400-1600. 

 

Thanks I will try the shake and wait.

 

Whaaaat, are you are saying that you feed them with a fertilizer water that is EC 2.8-3.2?

 

 

That is way too high for chili growing, the max i feed for my chilis in the greenhouse using coco coir is between EC 1.6-1.8 and it is more in the EC 1.6 range typically. Also you need to start giving them more of that Fox farms tiger bloom than the Fox farms grow big stuff.


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Posted 20 April 2018 - 09:43 PM

Colder or hotter for the range?

 

Big Bloom

Grow Big Hydro

Tiger Bloom

 

It doest matter that much really in indoor growing, as you EC is way too high at the moment and you need to fix that thing first.


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Posted 21 April 2018 - 11:10 AM

 

Whaaaat, are you are saying that you feed them with a fertilizer water that is EC 2.8-3.2?

 

 

That is way too high for chili growing, the max i feed for my chilis in the greenhouse using coco coir is between EC 1.6-1.8 and it is more in the EC 1.6 range typically. Also you need to start giving them more of that Fox farms tiger bloom than the Fox farms grow big stuff.

EC stays around 1.8 to 2.0.  Anything higher and I had water or change water.

 

How much tiger bloom.  

Right now I am at

4 t Grow Big

2 t Big Bloom

1 t Tiger Bloom


Edited by Brain, 21 April 2018 - 11:13 AM.


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Posted 21 April 2018 - 11:13 AM

What kind of ration do you have with those fertilizers?



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Posted 21 April 2018 - 11:15 AM

Those teaspoons per gallon as per the fox farm hydro schedule.

 



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Posted 21 April 2018 - 11:26 AM

16° C (61 ° F) Optimum for flowering and fruit set, so try dropping the temperature a bit lower and maybe that will do the trick.


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Posted 21 April 2018 - 11:30 AM

61 at night or maintain 61?



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Posted 21 April 2018 - 11:32 AM

61 at night or maintain 61?

 

Evening/ nightime and for the daytime, that 77 is good. If they start to make pollen, then you might get some pods soon enough.


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Posted 21 April 2018 - 11:35 AM

Thanks.  The plants look great now and I have a lot of flowers/buds, but I will try lowering the temperature.







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