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#1 chowzersaurus

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 08:15 AM

Im a super noob when it comes to growing anything. Ive done tons of research and I still feel like I have no idea what Im doing. I have an indoor greenhouse and I started these guys from seeds. I think Ive done pretty well so far, but I really cant be too certain cause ya know, Im a complete novice. My one thats flowering looks a little droopy to me and all the little buds that are starting to happen droop in the same way. Ive been told maybe theyre getting too much water but whenever I check the soil is almost always damp. Ive barely watered them now that theyre bigger because of it. My greenhouse tends to hold in a lot of moisture so I try to open the door up during the day while my grow light is on. I dont like doing it at night since I live in the northwest and it gets down to the 40s in my place. Im not really too sure what Im doing or what I should be doing differently so any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 08:54 AM

I think you're doing really well, those plants look healthy and the fact that one of them is already flowering is an excellent sign! Indeed hold off on the water more than one would think (some choose to only water when leafs start drooping), and go easy on the fertilizer as half strength is usually more than enough. But I think you should give yourself more credit than you are doing, as I'd be happy when my plants are looking like that! :) 



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Posted 08 November 2018 - 09:54 AM

I think you're doing really well, those plants look healthy and the fact that one of them is already flowering is an excellent sign! Indeed hold off on the water more than one would think (some choose to only water when leafs start drooping), and go easy on the fertilizer as half strength is usually more than enough. But I think you should give yourself more credit than you are doing, as I'd be happy when my plants are looking like that! :) 

Awww thanks man 😁....Ive really been trying with these guys. Usually Im not too successful with plants but Im quite proud of these guys. Ive never really seen a pepper plant upclose and personal like this 🤦🏻‍♀ so I kind of have no idea what it should look like. And my friend said I should be watering everyday, but he also lives in California where he could do that. Thanks so much. I really appreciate what you said. Makes me feel so much better

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 07:15 PM

If in doubt about you growing conditions, get a thermometer/hydrometer. Approximately 50% humidity, and 75f, with 77g being the peak temp for fastest photosynthesis rate, but not go too much over 80. If you have a non contact infrared thermometer you can check leaf surface temps, which should be lower than the ambient air temperature. If the lead surface temps are higher it's an indication your humidity is too high and the plants aren't respirating, and means they're not taking up nutrients

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 08:25 PM

If in doubt about you growing conditions, get a thermometer/hydrometer. Approximately 50% humidity, and 75f, with 77g being the peak temp for fastest photosynthesis rate, but not go too much over 80. If you have a non contact infrared thermometer you can check leaf surface temps, which should be lower than the ambient air temperature. If the lead surface temps are higher it's an indication your humidity is too high and the plants aren't respirating, and means they're not taking up nutrients

Thanks. I just have this dinky little thermometer. It usually stays between 70f-80f. I open it up every day to let some air circulate and someone suggested putting a fan in there. I dont have a hydrometer though so I have no idea about the humidity, but some nights I can see theres clearly some condensation in the greenhouse. Not all the time though. Just mostly after theyve been watered. So I cut back on the watering & check the soil every day to see how moist it is. I check top & bottom of the pots. But I mean, none of my leaves are black or yellowing. Ive been told by a few people that my main problem is lacking confidence 😹

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 06:59 PM

I would just suggest sorting your watering strategy out. I wouldn't worry about the humidity in the greenhouse. They'll likely thrive with it, so long as you have some ventilation and air movement.

I used to overwater my plants like crazy. Killed plenty of seedlings that way, and stringed some of the survivors my first year. Once I realized what I was doing wrong, I started to withhold water till the plants wilted. In time, I figured out the best way to get manage the water was to check then daily without watering then, until I recognized the soil conditions that occurred right before the plants started to wilt. And now, that's generally when I begin to water them.

As a rookie, I think I committed the common error of "loving"tell., plants too much. I paid the plants constant attention, panicked over any tiny changes that I thought were negative, and then tried to "fix" things, often making things worse in the process. I couldn't resist paying them constant attention, but I taught myself to observe more, and act less. Your peppers are tough little plants. They want to live, and they will of you meet their basic requirements. Your peppers will "tell" you when they're thriving, and they will also let you know if they lack something. Chile plants are real divas; they constantly complain. BUT the main thing that kills peppers is a panicked grower who is doing too much.

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 09:22 AM

I have a lot of data on RH from growing inside in a controlled environment and RH from 15% to 80% makes no measurable difference in chiles.


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