Hello there. I am new into growing hot peppers, and have done quite a bit of reading (just found this site today) and have made some changes in what I was doing accordingly. I am looking for some suggestions if anyone would like to take the time to comment.
I am a fan of the Reaper, and also the Ghost pepper so I have started a Ghost plant and a set of Reaper seeds. The Ghost seems to be doing reasonably well and has nearly tripled in size since I got it. The Reapers are moving very slowly (as I understand is fairly normal) though they germinated very quickly. Attached are pictures of both.
I have the Ghost outdoors (in Florida) and the Reapers are indoors in a 10g aquarium. They have an LED red/blue light over them about 12 hours a day and a mat under the aquarium keeps the soil about 85 degrees or so. I think my biggest concern and question is watering habits. I give these guys very little water (in my opinion) with just a tablespoon or so on each plant every 3-4 days. I noticed today the soil in the tank is very dry over all, brittle to the touch. The plants though are green and while they aren't growing quickly, seem healthy.
So I am just looking for suggestions for overall improvement and maybe some additional opinion beyond what I read in the FAQ on when I should move these little guys into pots of their own. Planting into the ground is not an option as I live in an apartment with just a small patio with direct light about 4-5 hours a day. I plan to put them into 5 gallon bags when I put them into their "forever" home.
Edited by Bladed, 29 May 2018 - 01:17 PM.