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#1 Mildfruit

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 03:24 PM

Hi all pepper enthusiasts. 

 

I live in Scandinavian, or more precisely in Denmark, where unfortunately the weather can be pretty brutal. Ironic we currently have the hottest sommer I can remember. However, I can't rely on the weather all year round, especially because I don't have a garden. 

 

So I decided to upgrade my old windowsill garden, to a better hydro setup. This way I can grow year round :)

My setup consist of: 

Grow tent: Homebox Vista medium.

Light: Quantum board 260W LED. 

Drip irrigation system with drain to waste. 

Air intake: Black Orchide Ø 150mm

Air circulation: Secret Garden Monkey Fan 30W

Water pump: Micro-Jet MC 450 Oxy Pump

Medium: Rockwool 

The brain of the system is my Sonoff 4channel Pro with this I control everything by my phone, both light timers, water and circulation timers. 

 

Plants as of 12th July: 

Lemon Drop

Tabasco 

Thunder mountain Longhorn

7pot Primo (seeds from Troy).

Peachgum V3

Numex Vaquero (Jalapeno). 

 

Then I have a tomato plant and just started some strawberry seeds. 

In the next days im going to start a different tomato plant (Yellow pear) and plant seeds for Bahamian Goat(to replace the Longhorn)!

 

Now, to the exiting part, pictures! 

 

First picture is my whole setup. Grow tent, plants and water bucket. 

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Next we have a closer look to the plants. 

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Here we have the left part of the tent, with the lemon drop, tomato plant and Vaquero, you can also see the circulation fan.

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Right side of the tent. With Thunder Mountain longhorn, Tabasco, Peachgum, Primo 

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Closeup of the Lemon drop, I just harvested her today. Love this pepper. 

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Here is the Scoville King in the tent, the Primo 

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My Jalapeño (Numex Vaquero) I hope he produces more later, this is his first set of fruits. 

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Thunder Mountain Longhorn. Easily the best producer in the tent (contested by the lemon drop) but most fruits ripen up to be soft with black seeds :/ To be replaced by the Bahamian Goat in the future. 

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And my tabasco 

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This is my "tools"

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Some fitting decoration of the grow room 

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And lastly the system all works because of this little box. 

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My plan for this Glog is to hopefully grow peppers all year and I have some crossing ideas (Hello mr. Bahamian Goat) im planning to do here as well. Maybe some can assist with future hydro problems as well, as this is my very first time trying to grow this way :)

Here is the first few peppers from today going in the dryer! Along with some Gengish Kahns brain from the freezer. 

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 03:38 PM

To be replaced by the Bahamian Goat in the future. 

 

 

Everything looks so cool, but this caught my eye. Great choice of replacement!



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Posted 12 July 2018 - 03:42 PM

That looks more automated and tidy than my first grow, which was also indoor in a tent. Did you prune alot or is growth sufficiently regulated by the amount amount of rockwool?

 

I don't understand the automation entirely- what events do you trigger remotely or is everything per schedule and you monitor remotely?

 


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 04:20 PM

Very impressive! I love your system. 



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Posted 12 July 2018 - 10:38 PM

Looks great!  Fresh peppers year-round.



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Posted 13 July 2018 - 01:07 AM

Really impressive, enjoy those peppers.

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 01:07 AM

I see that chilli focus stuff, what do you think about the stuff in hydroponics or better yet coco coir?

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 01:12 PM

 

Everything looks so cool, but this caught my eye. Great choice of replacement!

 

Thanks! yea, I never tried the Bahamian Goat before, but the internet is full of praise so it seemed right! I also like the shape and color :)

 

That looks more automated and tidy than my first grow, which was also indoor in a tent. Did you prune alot or is growth sufficiently regulated by the amount amount of rockwool?

 

I don't understand the automation entirely- what events do you trigger remotely or is everything per schedule and you monitor remotely?

 

 

I do prune every time I clean the tent, which is about once a month, not like a lot of pruning, only a few plants :)

So I have been thinking about making the air-circulation triggered by temperature, but im currently running them all day which keeps the temperature between 27-30 degrees celcius so no point in changing that, at least with these fans :) The light and pump run by timer, which is not ideal, as different plants drink different amounts, so im trying out a few methods to regulate water :)

 

Looks great!  Fresh peppers year-round.

 

 

Very impressive! I love your system. 

 

 

Really impressive, enjoy those peppers.

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Thank you all for the kind words!

 

I see that chilli focus stuff, what do you think about the stuff in hydroponics or better yet coco coir?

 

 

So I have actually never used chili focus in a hydro setup, that stuff is mainly for my windowsill plants witch I grow in soil + perlite :). I use the flora series combined with a cal mag solution. Someday I hope to install a reverse osmosis unit :) 

 

So yesterday I showed you my harvest, and after running the dryer for the night I made my very first chili powder! 

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To the left is my lemon drop made into some fine yellow powder! 

And to the right is the remains of my Gengish Kahns brain, oh dear did that one hurt to grind, I coughed like I was dying. At least the result is pretty! 



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Posted 14 July 2018 - 12:39 AM

That Lemon drop powder will be some of the best things you can do with peppers. Enjoy!

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