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#61 skullbiker

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:06 AM

Yeah I didn't see any tits on that bird, blue or otherwise!


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#62 Mitzi

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 11:53 AM

Grow up, you guys!

 

(Wait until I start talking about Great Tits)

https://www.rspb.org...d-a-z/great-tit

 


Edited by Mitzi, 12 February 2019 - 12:57 PM.


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:05 PM

More of a Crested tits guy myself, but is nothing like watching a pair of great tits in the park.

 

https://www.rspb.org...-z/crested-tit/


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Posted 13 February 2019 - 01:43 PM

Annuums don't half germinate quickly! Lemon Spice Jalapeno were sprouting within 24 hours. Sometimes seeds do sprout incredibly quickly (too quickly) but then seem to die. In this case they have continued growing and look like they are going to be fine. I've never grown Jalapenos before; I gather Lemon Spice is particularly mild; I might try Jalapeno Early as well just to see the difference.
 
Today (3rd day from sowing) I also have Monkey Face, Purple Tiger and Ethiopian Berbere showing signs of life. Exciting stuff!
 

 

The even more exciting news is that I may, finally, have a bubblegum germinating from my latest sowing. Only one but hey, that's so much better than none. I've had failure after failure with those. Persistence pays off in the end. Hope I haven't jinxed it - it's very early days.


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 06:05 AM

Five out of six annuums now popped.  Just waiting on Gelbe Kirschen.  Might re-sow those as some of the seeds don't look viable.  I'll give it until the weekend first.



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Posted 17 February 2019 - 03:42 AM

Yesterday I potted up the plants I received in a seedling swap:

Strawberry Drop
Pumpkin
Dorset Naga
Giant white hab
Basket of fire
Chupetinho
Cheiro Roxa

The cheiro roxa has green leaves. I had expected them to have a purple tinge. They had suffered in the post and some look sick. Fingers crossed.

Also potted up a BBG White and a PDNxBMJ from my own seedlings. Need to make pop bottle pots to pot up more because I've run out of space in the garland trays.

Pricked out one each of:

Numex Lemon Spice
Monkey Face
El Oro del Trinidad
BBG7 red
Ethiopian berbere
Peach Fatalii

Edited by Mitzi, 17 February 2019 - 05:12 AM.


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Posted 17 February 2019 - 12:33 PM

You're keeping pretty busy, Mitzi!

 

Your grow is starting to take off with

the potting up and new seedlings.

 

The two liter pop bottles make great

planters - like to see how you set yours up.


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Posted 18 February 2019 - 07:51 PM

I have mixed up some labels. I'm normally extremely careful with the labels so I'm really annoyed with myself.

In one tray of Jiffy pellets there are two labelled Guyana Rush. In another tray is one labelled Havana Gold and one labelled White Jolokia. The two seedlings in the second tray are both tall and lanky i.e. look like baccatums. In the first tray there is one lanky seedling and one short, squat one which looks more like a chinense. There are other chinenses in both trays.

It seems as if it could be a straight swap of the four plants between the two trays but maybe the whole lot are mixed up. How can I trust any of the labels in those two trays?

So frustrating!

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 12:23 PM

I feel your pain, Mitzi. I have learned to double

label everything and use a seeding chart. Names

go on germinator trays, domes, cups, and anything

else that the seed/plant touches!

 

On the other hand, the mysteries are intriguing and

you will be observing the plants closely, and will

learn a lot about identifying peppers!   :D

 

Here's wishing you luck getting things sorted out.

We've all been there  :oops:


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Posted 20 February 2019 - 12:12 PM

The swap seedlings have all perked right up and the Cheiro Roxa has "purpled up" nicely under the light.  The only exception is the Giant White Hab which arrived with very pale leaves and floppy and hasn't really improved.  I suspect it may have got too cold in the sorting office overnight (or Royal Mail van or plane.)  Ah well, it's got two chances, and it's not like I'm short of plants!

 

Over the last couple of days I have potted up into pop bottles:

  • Peach Jolokia
  • White Jolokia
  • CW Red
  • CW Yellow
  • MA SB
  • SB MoA WHP X

 

and pricked out into Jiffy 7s:

  • Cseresznye Paprika
  • Purple Tiger x2
  • Aji Mango
  • 7 Pot Burgundy
  • Peach Fatalii

 

The Mango is a helmet head so I'm just hoping it can free itself.

 

I still have another eight to pot up into bottles or porridge pots and lots more still to prick out.  It's getting ridiculous; I've got far, far too many plants this year.  Next year I have to pare the grow right down.

 

I always say that.  I never do.



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Posted 21 February 2019 - 12:56 PM

"I always say that.  I never do."

 

That's the spirit! 

 

You are doing well, Mitzi, any pics

of your bottle technique?


Edited by PaulG, 21 February 2019 - 12:57 PM.

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 01:12 PM

Just for you, Paul...

 

The second one from the left (tallest one) is the plant labelled White Jolokia but it is clearly a baccatum judging by the growth habit.  So it could be a Havana Gold or a Guyana Rush.  I don't know which.

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 01:13 PM

Here are the seven adopted babies, which are in porridge pots, with the sickly giant white hab in the middle:

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 01:16 PM

Thanks, Mitzi.That's what I kind of thought you'd be doing.

 

When I taught Science, we used to make 'decomposition

columns' with a set-up similar. Kids would put compost,

leaf litter, creepy crawlies, seeds, and whatever organic

material they wanted (no meat/cheese, please). Then,

watch them for a couple of months while the little

ecosysystem functions.  Very cool, fun project.


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Posted 24 February 2019 - 08:50 AM

Today potted up into pop bottles:

PdN x BMJ
Guyana Rush x 2 (may be wrongly labelled)
Havana Gold (possibly also wrongly labelled)

A couple of plants in the first pop bottle batch already have roots showing at the sides which is quite impressive as they have been in there less than a week.

Potted up into porridge pots spare plants of:

CW Red
CW Yellow
SB WHP MOA X
Peach Jolokia

The plants potted up today have much paler leaves than the ones done previously. Although I have been feeding them diluted Chilli Focus, its clearly not enough.

That brings the number of plants to 10 in pop bottles and 14 in porridge pots. I have the same number (24) still in Jiffy 7s and more needing pricking out. Im going to run out of space for them sooner rather than later so I have to decide which to give away and actually do it.

Found a couple of moths today. Hope I got them before they were able to mate and lay eggs. I thought aphids were bad but these caterpillars are something else. I am desperate to avoid them getting on the seedlings.

Edited by Mitzi, 24 February 2019 - 04:24 PM.


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Posted 01 March 2019 - 04:48 PM

All the seedlings in pop bottles and porridge pots are currently sitting in the bath having had a good spray with SB Invigorator. Think I will need to do it a few times to get on top of the aphids.

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 06:37 PM

Hey, you have been busy over there, Mitzi!

 

Were you able to quell the moth invasion okay?

Sounds like it's time to up the nutrients a bit.

 

Have fun finishing up the transplanting stage!


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Posted 03 March 2019 - 03:28 PM

No, there are still moths. Obviously I squish them every time I see them but sometimes they get away, so I fear that there will be another generation of caterpillars.

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Posted 03 March 2019 - 04:01 PM

Havana Gold seedling is forking - my first one of the season. Or maybe its a Guyana Rush -its one of the plants involved in the big label mix up.

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Posted 03 March 2019 - 07:06 PM

No, there are still moths. Obviously I squish them every time I see them but sometimes they get away, so I fear that there will be another generation of caterpillars.

 

Hi Mitzi!

 

Use BT powder, a product name here is Dipel dust. It's a naturally occurring (organic) bacteria. Instantly locks up a caterpillar's gut, then they starve to death. Gotta love what Ma Nature gave us for free ;)

 

Also, if you don't mind (and I'm weak in this) is some pics. We just gotta see em:)

Good luck this season!
 


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