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#101 J.H.Skarby

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 03:28 PM

It's very interesting to follow your progress, Mild.
Been wanting to try hydro grows for a while, but with no personal knowledge of the process, it's difficult for me to know where to start.
Kratky seems like a "safe" route for beginners, especially here in Denmark where we have those systems in greenhouses already.

Anywho - I noticed that you, and a few others have troubles with BOC and BMJ.
I can report that I too have problems growing them (mine are growing in soil).
Too much direct light and leafs die off fast.
All my plants were put outside for a few hours to harden them off in the sunlight and wind.
BOC and BMJ took a massive hit that day.
They were stunted for a few weeks until today really, where they are finally bouncing back and putting out flowers again. They aint pretty atm.. But with a little patience they just might make it.

Thanks for sharing your work and experience growing with hydro :)

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 05:11 PM

Taste test of my Andy's King BOC.

 

 

 

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Full of oil, im already scared.

 

 Hahahahaha, bro  :rofl:  funny!

 

Closeup of capsaicin oil. 

 

Now the actual taste test: The smell is incredible, very very fruity. I can faintly detect the ghost smell. Not floral at all. Like an orange mixed with lemon.  

My tolerance for superhots are very low, this early in the season, so I cut a small piece of the tip. 1cm properly. 

First a fruity almost sweet, kinda like a honeydew melon. Then within the first second an OVERWELMING HEAT! Im not joking, this made my eyes and nose run and destroyed my mouth. Mostly tongue and not the throat, which I guess is preferable for me. This will make an excellent hot sauce!

GAWD! That is one wicked lookin' pod, Rasmus.

Kudos for giving it a try!

 

 

Update* 

Im not sure I can make the weekly update for the next period, im going to study for my last exams before finally being done! 

YAY! Congratulations!

 

 
The next two pictures are of my Amarillo, notice the thickness of the stem here;
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Vs the top, I don't know if you can notice it, but the stem at the bottom is thinner than the top. However the plant is starting to set flowers and seem overall very healthy (the leaves are a bit droopy, as the day here is almost over). I read something about damping off, but could that be the case here? I thought only small plants could be the victim of this? 

 

 

Typical of the AA I've grown over the past 6-7 seasons, Rasmus.

 

To me, and in my summer climate here, they grow almost more

like vines. Stems just like the ones in your picture.


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Posted 18 June 2019 - 04:35 PM

It's very interesting to follow your progress, Mild.
Been wanting to try hydro grows for a while, but with no personal knowledge of the process, it's difficult for me to know where to start.
Kratky seems like a "safe" route for beginners, especially here in Denmark where we have those systems in greenhouses already.

Anywho - I noticed that you, and a few others have troubles with BOC and BMJ.
I can report that I too have problems growing them (mine are growing in soil).
Too much direct light and leafs die off fast.
All my plants were put outside for a few hours to harden them off in the sunlight and wind.
BOC and BMJ took a massive hit that day.
They were stunted for a few weeks until today really, where they are finally bouncing back and putting out flowers again. They aint pretty atm.. But with a little patience they just might make it.

Thanks for sharing your work and experience growing with hydro :)

Thanks man! Kratky is diffidently a safe route to begin with. I've never tried it with peppers, but it works wonders for herbs :) 

Otherwise I'll recommend khangstarrs youtube for easy beginner videos for hydro, without getting overwhelmed, that's how I started out :)

 

Have the BOC and BMJ produced since the last update? I hope you enjoy those! 

 

GAWD! That is one wicked lookin' pod, Rasmus.

Kudos for giving it a try!

 

 

Typical of the AA I've grown over the past 6-7 seasons, Rasmus.

 

To me, and in my summer climate here, they grow almost more

like vines. Stems just like the ones in your picture.

 

Phew, im always glad when you tip in with your experience Paul, thanks! 

 

So after having isolated myself for a month for my last exam, I can now say im a medical doctor yay! 

But to the more interesting stuff! 

 

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The photo dont do it justice, this biquinho, is full of pods!

 

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Biquinho, pasilla and fireflame. I eat these peppers almost daily, so good. 

 

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Picture of the full tent, with the murupi and BOC in front. 

 

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Heres the biggest pod so far on the murupi, really looking forward to tasting it. 

 

 

Since last update, I also bought a botanium which is a overpriced ebb and flood system packed in a design most wives would accept (this makes the price acceptable). In this im starting fish pepper seeds, so I'll include this in future updates. Hope everyone is enjoying the summer!



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Posted 18 June 2019 - 09:21 PM

gotta love how productive biquinho is eh! makes for great snacks while checking the other peppers hehe,

i haven't tried making canned / syrup but they do it! see

 

nice big pasillas too! 


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Posted 19 June 2019 - 12:04 AM

Congratulations on your medical degree :D

Alright, I'll go check it out :)
Something other than doublecup/bucket methods?
Been looking at ferts on a danish hydro site - is General Hydroponics fertilizer the way to go? Or should I look for something else? Not jumping in to hydro just yet, gonna wait and see until fall :)

The BOC is growing quite a lot lately but it still hasnt produced a single fruit yet.
BMJ is also growing a lot. It has 1 fruit, and that is actually a cross pollinated one XD nevertheless I look forward to see it ripe sometime :)
Both are putting out flowers too.
I'm repotting the BOC plant to a cloth pot soon.. Might post a picture of the plants then

Thanks man! Kratky is diffidently a safe route to begin with. I've never tried it with peppers, but it works wonders for herbs :) 
Otherwise I'll recommend khangstarrs youtube for easy beginner videos for hydro, without getting overwhelmed, that's how I started out :)
 
Have the BOC and BMJ produced since the last update? I hope you enjoy those! 


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Posted 19 June 2019 - 10:41 AM

Great pod action in the tent, Rasmus!

 

Your plants are really productive. Your

green thumbs are showing!


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Posted 19 June 2019 - 12:09 PM

So after having isolated myself for a month for my last exam, I can now say im a medical doctor yay! 

 

But to the more interesting stuff! 

 

Big congrats MF!!

 

You're peppers are looking fantastic!  Perhaps some level of benign neglect over the past month?  ;)

 

Glad to have you back posting again and keep up all the good work!


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Posted 19 June 2019 - 12:49 PM

Here's my BMJ and BOC in cloth pots.
At least they are going places now :)
BMJ was repotted last week and the BOC was done today.
Still only 1 fruit on BMJ which was crossed with Carbonero. Just fooling around to see if anything happens.. For now.. Hehe..

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 06:40 AM

gotta love how productive biquinho is eh! makes for great snacks while checking the other peppers hehe,

i haven't tried making canned / syrup but they do it! see

 

nice big pasillas too! 

Yea, its great to have pepper just for snacking! I've looked up a recipe to pickle them, which I consider doing if I can't keep up eating them as they come :D.  

 

Congratulations on your medical degree :D

Alright, I'll go check it out :)
Something other than doublecup/bucket methods?
Been looking at ferts on a danish hydro site - is General Hydroponics fertilizer the way to go? Or should I look for something else? Not jumping in to hydro just yet, gonna wait and see until fall :)

The BOC is growing quite a lot lately but it still hasnt produced a single fruit yet.
BMJ is also growing a lot. It has 1 fruit, and that is actually a cross pollinated one XD nevertheless I look forward to see it ripe sometime :)
Both are putting out flowers too.
I'm repotting the BOC plant to a cloth pot soon.. Might post a picture of the plants then
 

Khangstarr do a lot of the double cup method, otherwise checkout chili chump on youtube he does some pretty inexpensive hydro setup with items from Ikea and such. I've been using the flora series from general hydroponics a lot, recently changed to masterblend tho. I think IKEA also have a hydro fertilizer if one wants to experience hydro without draining the bank :D

The pictures look great! And the BMJ crossed with a carbonero sounds pretty interesting :D 

 

 

Great pod action in the tent, Rasmus!

 

Your plants are really productive. Your

green thumbs are showing!

Thanks Paul! 

 

 

Big congrats MF!!

 

You're peppers are looking fantastic!  Perhaps some level of benign neglect over the past month?  ;)

 

Glad to have you back posting again and keep up all the good work!

 

Haha, I actually think they benefited from my neglect :D I had my watering system up and running and I didn't prune them or cleaned the tent in almost a month :D Minimal attention could be the way to go? ;) 



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Posted 20 June 2019 - 07:25 AM

Yeah, big congrats MF, nice to know Denmark is one Dr richer and you'll get to pursue your passion - very well done! :)

Plants seem to have enjoyed their staycation while you were occupied, that's a lot of pods being produced! Are you planning on moving any plants outside this season?

Regarding the hydro, I'm very impressed with the Plagron A&B Hydro nutes - very cheap but my plant in the tent is soon outgrowing it, and the plants in my office have reached the ceiling and are thus nearly 2 metres tall! :dance: Everything is fruiting nicely too, so it seems to support all growth phases

Keep up the good work, and the eating of all that produce! ;)

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 02:01 PM

Yeah, he's really started a trend with those. And so many people has given positive feedback after testing it for themselves!
Yesterday I noticed a video of his about hydro nutrients vs other water soluble nutrients, which has really encouraged me to have a swing at it with Hornum fertilizer - since I already use it.
Seemingly there's little difference in small double cup systems.. So, why not? :) might be able to put up seeds for germination during the weekend.
Gonna check out Chili chump too!
Ikea has some pretty solid stuff here in Scandinavia I must say. The Växxer germination system with 50 slots work wonders for me.


I have no problems sharing seeds from my attempted cross with others :D
But of course I need a few of them first 8-)

 
Khangstarr do a lot of the double cup method, otherwise checkout chili chump on youtube he does some pretty inexpensive hydro setup with items from Ikea and such. I've been using the flora series from general hydroponics a lot, recently changed to masterblend tho. I think IKEA also have a hydro fertilizer if one wants to experience hydro without draining the bank :D
The pictures look great! And the BMJ crossed with a carbonero sounds pretty interesting :D 


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Posted 22 June 2019 - 02:54 PM

Yeah, big congrats MF, nice to know Denmark is one Dr richer and you'll get to pursue your passion - very well done! :)

Plants seem to have enjoyed their staycation while you were occupied, that's a lot of pods being produced! Are you planning on moving any plants outside this season?

Regarding the hydro, I'm very impressed with the Plagron A&B Hydro nutes - very cheap but my plant in the tent is soon outgrowing it, and the plants in my office have reached the ceiling and are thus nearly 2 metres tall! :dance: Everything is fruiting nicely too, so it seems to support all growth phases

Keep up the good work, and the eating of all that produce! ;)

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Thanks man! Unfortunately I dont have access to a garden, so all plants stay inside all year. Damn sounds impressive, I have to constantly prune mine, to keep them growing to tall into the light :D I've never tried that product, but cheap and effective are two great qualities in any nutrient :D 

 

 

Yeah, he's really started a trend with those. And so many people has given positive feedback after testing it for themselves!
Yesterday I noticed a video of his about hydro nutrients vs other water soluble nutrients, which has really encouraged me to have a swing at it with Hornum fertilizer - since I already use it.
Seemingly there's little difference in small double cup systems.. So, why not? :) might be able to put up seeds for germination during the weekend.
Gonna check out Chili chump too!
Ikea has some pretty solid stuff here in Scandinavia I must say. The Växxer germination system with 50 slots work wonders for me.


I have no problems sharing seeds from my attempted cross with others :D
But of course I need a few of them first 8-)
 

 

Do report back if you have any success with the Hornum fertilizer used as hydro, I know my parents use the stuff and it really gets the job done! 

Hopefully I have some crossed seeds later this year as well, fingers crossed! 

 

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My fish pepper have germinated! What you are looking at is small hydroton, in a self watering vase. I only have to refill water every 4-6 weeks. 



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Posted 30 July 2019 - 12:56 PM

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Heres an update for my fish pepper. Growing steady and fast. I like the little automatic grow system so far :).

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Started a bunch og new peppers. No way I can keep them all. I have to narrow the 9 down to 5 in the upcoming weeks :)
Dátil Pepper   

Serrano          

Starfish Yellow 

NuMex Lemon Spice 

Aji Cristal  

De Árbol      

Peruvian Giallo Arancio 

Aji Fantasy Sparkly White.   

Aji Fantasy    







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