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#1 bob65

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 10:56 AM

I thought I would give this grow log thing a go.

 

It is winter here now, so I have bought a grow tent and some lights and will try and keep some plants alive until I can get them outside once it warms up again. Keeping them alive may be a big ask because inside my house has historically been where plants go to die.

 

Anyway, a while ago I bought some seeds from ebay, before I had any idea about ebay seed sellers. Since then I have done some searching on this seller, and he seems legit. Also sells through a website. I guess only time will tell if the seeds I got are the ones that I wanted.

 

So, I decided to plant some chilli cha cha (from the ebay seller) and some orange habs harvested from my plants last season. I chose these because I figured it would be no great loss if they didn't survive, the ebay seeds because they are ebay seeds, and the habs because I have heaps of them. I will be planting some Aji Cito later in the month as well.

 

So I put some seeds in jiffy pellets and had 100% germination rate. The cha cha within days, but the habs took a little longer.

 

They have since been transplanted into small pots.

 

They are only little at the moment but they look pretty healthy to me.

 

Chilli cha cha.

 

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Orange Habs

 

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 03:39 AM

Good luck Bob and I'm sure they will do just fine.

Looks like you got the start up well sorted there.

Any more details on your indoor setup?


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Posted 03 June 2018 - 05:04 AM

I have tried to keep the set up simple since it is my first go at doing this.

 

It is a 4' x 2' tent, with a Viparspectra light and 2 cheapie ebay ufos.

 

A couple of 12v fans blowing on the plants and another exhaust fan exchanging the air in there.

 

And I have a heat mat hooked up to a thermostat to come on when the temp drops below 20°C, which it only ever does when the lights are off.

 

The lights seem to keep it around 24°C.



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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:31 PM

One week on.

 

Chilli Cha Cha

 

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Habs

 

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 03:04 AM

Looking good Bob


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 03:10 AM

They are still alive so that is a plus.



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Posted 17 June 2018 - 02:56 AM

Weekly update

 

Chilli cha cha

 

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Habs

 

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I chose these particular seeds to try to learn and make mistakes on, and not be too disappointed if I lost them. 

 

It seems as though I am doing the right thing with them (or at least not doing the wrong thing) and am starting to feel more confident.

 

Will start adding more varieties to them over the coming weeks now. Will have to start with the Aji Cito next week.   ;)

 

 

 



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Posted 17 June 2018 - 03:15 AM

Weekly update

 

 

I chose these particular seeds to try to learn and make mistakes on, and not be too disappointed if I lost them. 

 

It seems as though I am doing the right thing with them (or at least not doing the wrong thing) and am starting to feel more confident.

 

Will start adding more varieties to them over the coming weeks now. Will have to start with the Aji Cito next week.   ;)

 

 

Looking mighty fine Bob. I'd like to see those plants in some normal light to compare against some of my past plant photos.

 

I found I got really dark compact leaves with the purple light.  Be a good test to throw in a 10w 4000k LED bulb (edison or E27) with the purple and compare say after two weeks.

 

You might find leaves will bulk up and get bigger with the additional spectrum.

 

Just a thought.
 


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Posted 17 June 2018 - 03:51 AM

Interesting. All this grow light teckernology is new to me.

 

I bought the viparspectra light because it is full spectrum, but I have only been running it on veg with the bloom turned off (just blue light not purple). I am running 2 ufo lights in there as well which are blue and purple all the time. Should I be running the bloom lights of the viparspectra as well?

 

Do you think a 4000k light would make a difference? I guess it wouldn't hurt anything to try.



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Posted 24 June 2018 - 12:26 AM

Progress report.

 

Photos taken in natural light.

 

Cha Cha

 

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Habs

 

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I also started off some more seeds

 

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So my grow list so far is

 

Chilli Cha Cha

Orange Habanero

Aji Cito

Goronong

Yaki Blue

Hungarian Wax

 

Will be more to come yet.



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Posted 24 June 2018 - 02:52 AM

Nice to see the gals in some natural light thanks Bob.

 

All looks good and they all look like clones of each other. So similar in size and appearance.


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Posted 30 June 2018 - 08:04 PM

Weekly progress report.

 

Going well, they are a little bigger.

 

Cha Cha

 

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Habs

 

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The cha cha are growing buds all over them. They had half a dozen or so on each last week, which I took off. But they seem to have grown maybe 20 or so since then in return. I don't think I will worry about taking them off this time, if they grow they grow.

 

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Some progress with the other seeds that I planted last week.

 

The Aji Cito have all germinated but with helmet heads.

 

A couple of the Hungarian Wax have just started to poke through the surface.

 

Not much else is happening yet.



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Posted 14 July 2018 - 06:15 AM

I little bit has happened since my last update.

 

Firstly, I turned the bloom light on of the vipaspectra light just to see what would happen.

 

Went back and checked an hour or so later and the grow tent was at 38°C, so I have cooked them a little bit. The habs seem ok, a few leaves have dropped but that is about it. The cha cha has taken it a bit personally though. I don't think I have killed them but they are not looking real healthy at the moment. Time will tell though.

 

The hungarian wax that I thought was sprouting didn't happen. Not sure what I thought I was seeing before but no movement there at all.

 

So, of the seeds that I had planted up to this point the following have sprouted.

 

Cha cha x 4 (but may have cooked them)

Orange habs x 6

Aji Cito x 7

Yaki Blue x 2

Fresno x 1

Goronong x 1 (this one is still tiny even though it sprouted at the same time as all the others)

 

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I am going to plant more of the fresnos, the goronong and the hungarian wax to try for some more of them.

 

 

Now, seeing as though last frost should be not much more than a month away, I have planted some more seeds.

 

Hangjiao #8
Um Ji Put
Monkey Face Red
Trepadeira Warner
Sugar Rush Peach
Padron
Aji Pineapple
Aji Fantasy White
Aji Rojo
Blondie
Barbere Coffee Brown
Malaysian Green
Red Habanero
Purple UFO
Yellow Siam
 
I will keep the updates going if and when they start to sprout.


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Posted 17 July 2018 - 11:21 PM

Starting to look promising

 

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 12:16 AM

Great list.
Perpetual germination. That's about what I'm doing at the moment. I can't wait for Spring.
Best of luck to you.

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 02:50 AM

Put a few seedlings into pots today. i can see my ambitions exceeding the floor space in the grow tent.

 

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 03:42 AM

looking good!

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 29 July 2018 - 04:09 AM

Weekly update. Things are looking good, except for the Cha Cha and a couple of the habs that fried a bit when the temp got too high in the tent.

 

 

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Posted 29 July 2018 - 05:39 AM

looking good bob. i'll keep checking in as ive just started my grow tent experience.



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Posted 04 August 2018 - 02:53 AM

Just a progress pic. Lots of good healthy looking growth happening.

 

There was some smaller ones that shrivelled and died though.

 

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