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#21 PaulG

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Posted 26 December 2018 - 03:27 PM

Great news, Steve!  It's going to be a 'brain-y'

grow in your neck of the woods!

 

Have fun setting up your grow tent!


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Posted 26 December 2018 - 04:59 PM

Great news and a merry christmas I'm sure RM!

 

Very Merry! :beer:

 

Great news, Steve!  It's going to be a 'brain-y'

grow in your neck of the woods!

 

Have fun setting up your grow tent!

 

I know! I still have over a dozen other strains germinating but with all the success on the 7 pot brain strain yellow I have to at least start growing all the ones that pop in case I don't get any more Chinese capsaicin genetics to germ.

 

In the end I am going to end up with too many peppers and not enough space. Madness will soon ensue :scared:



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Posted 26 December 2018 - 06:13 PM

In the end I am going to end up with too many peppers and not enough space. Madness will soon ensue :scared:

Welcome to the club, my friend    :lol:​ 

 

And a fine madness it is.


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Posted 27 December 2018 - 03:59 AM

Your plants look super healthy. I’m glad you managed to finally to sort out your germination issues. Best of luck.


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Posted 27 December 2018 - 05:51 AM

Why does space always have to be an issue...  :rolleyes:


...but I might be wrong...


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Posted 27 December 2018 - 05:53 PM

Your plants look super healthy. I’m glad you managed to finally to sort out your germination issues. Best of luck.


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Thank you I have actually messed around with growing a lot in the summer and when I was young I hide plants from my family like an idiot (Yes weed). I am pretty confident with the skills and lessons learned along the way but first real attempt at full indoor growing peppers as well 

 

Why does space always have to be an issue...  :rolleyes:

 

Well if it isn't an issue right now (and it isn't) I will keep on trucking until it is. At that time it will be at the mercy of my Michigan winters window light. That or death :tear:. In the summer I will be able to go nuts on my deck with 6'x9' of space to work with.
 



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Posted 29 December 2018 - 02:59 PM

New tent update!

 

I had to take off a couple shelf's and and had some trouble getting the tent set up and moved in such a tight area.

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After

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I also have more good news on the germination front! Added a few more Pink Tiger x Peach Bhut seeds to the soil. I got about 6 Scotch Bonnet Schneider farms to germ as well as 8+ seeds of the Pink Tiger x Peach Bhut (Thin Pheno) (Isolated) to germ.

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I think I finally have the germination method down for these tricky chinese capsican  :party:

Below is the Pink Tiger x Peach Bhut and 7 Pot Brain Strain Yellow (the one with more sprouts)

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Big Purple Jalapeno has its first flower opening and at least 30 buds forming. And my Cayenne, Serrano, and Thai Hot are trowing healthy

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My Small Purple Jalapeno is starting to catch up and is look very healthy

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I just starting mixing nutrients using a mix of FoxFarm Veg and flower nutrients (Medium/light strength mix as of now)

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 03:15 PM

Glad to see the tent up and running, Steve! 

 

What is the light hanging on? 


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Posted 29 December 2018 - 03:39 PM

New tent looks awesome RM and great stuff all around!  With the BS Yellows and Scotch Bonnets and Jalapenos you're kicking things off with a good variety of very useful peppers throughout the heat spectrum - not to mention a cool one in the PT cross.  Looking forward to seeing your remaining varieties pop in due course.



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Posted 29 December 2018 - 04:38 PM

"I think I finally have the germination method down for these tricky chinese capsican   :party:"

 

Looks like you are using the same method Khang Starr

uses on the Google+ Pepper Lover's community. Glad to

see you landing on a successful strategy for germinating

the c. chinense seeds. They can be real boogers.


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Posted 29 December 2018 - 04:55 PM

Glad to see the tent up and running, Steve! 

 

What is the light hanging on? 

 

Very excited myself to have the final setup in order! I am hanging from the cross bars on top inside the grow tent.

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New tent looks awesome RM and great stuff all around!  With the BS Yellows and Scotch Bonnets and Jalapenos you're kicking things off with a good variety of very useful peppers throughout the heat spectrum - not to mention a cool one in the PT cross.  Looking forward to seeing your remaining varieties pop in due course.

 

The PT x Peach Bhut is going to be the my cool pods to show off for sure! Never grew bonnets before and brain strain varieties seem popular around here so glad I will get in on that action as well.
 


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Posted 29 December 2018 - 05:00 PM

"I think I finally have the germination method down for these tricky chinese capsican   :party:"

 

Looks like you are using the same method Khang Starr

uses on the Google+ Pepper Lover's community. Glad to

see you landing on a successful strategy for germinating

the c. chinense seeds. They can be real boogers.

 

I have been germinating different fruiting and flower plants for years and thought I had it down, even peppers. But the C. Chinese was like germination boot camp. I feel like I have the setup/experience to germinate anything now.



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Posted 29 December 2018 - 05:40 PM

 

Very excited myself to have the final setup in order! I am hanging from the cross bars on top inside the grow tent.

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Alright, that looks like a pretty solid frame.

 

Those plants will grow out of the grow tent

in no time!


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Posted 29 December 2018 - 06:56 PM

Alright, that looks like a pretty solid frame.

 

Those plants will grow out of the grow tent

in no time!

 

Being a metal frame and having those cross bars makes it very sturdy.  I think if heat in the summer wasn't a issue I could even hang two of these lights. Even if its not the advertised 1200w this one light should put out plenty of light.

 

As far as the plants growing to big and not being enough space that is going to be a process of trimming, "Thinning the herd", and small 1 gallon grow bags. I have 2 gallon bags which I will use on a couple of my favorite children. :shh: But I need the space to grow multiple strains and I can line up 3 1 gallon grow bags in a row width wise in this tent. Go for a sea of green grow to maximize strains/plants.


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Posted 29 December 2018 - 08:06 PM

 

Being a metal frame and having those cross bars makes it very sturdy.  I think if heat in the summer wasn't a issue I could even hang two of these lights. Even if its not the advertised 1200w this one light should put out plenty of light.

 

As far as the plants growing to big and not being enough space that is going to be a process of trimming, "Thinning the herd", and small 1 gallon grow bags. I have 2 gallon bags which I will use on a couple of my favorite children. :shh: But I need the space to grow multiple strains and I can line up 3 1 gallon grow bags in a row width wise in this tent. Go for a sea of green grow to maximize strains/plants.

I like your thinking, Steve   :clap:


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Posted 29 December 2018 - 09:53 PM

Nice grow robot mode, its cool seeing the transition from the beginning of your grow. Ive had issues with germination, I tried paper towel method then heat mat under hex tray then finally the Aerogarden (hydro) and my germ rates are insane with it (like 90%). Once you got it down its mostly down hill lol until the bugs come lol. Good job on it
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Posted 29 December 2018 - 10:04 PM

I was noticing not many roots coming out of my large Purple Jalapeno and the leafs seemed to be curling and I am not sure why I wanted to give the roots a chance to spread.

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I got 2 Gal and 1 Gal grow bags because I want to maximize the strains I can grow at once and I feel the 1-Gal bags will allow more floor space and help keep plants smaller for less trimming.

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The end goal for the sea of green setup will have 15 1-Gal Grow bags (5x3) and 2 2-Gal bags at the end. I know this is a lot by ill stay fluid with results as I inch closer to the final setup.

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You can see the roots were barely coming out of the first cup, other than that I don't think they look bad.

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And here is the PJ after transplant. (1-Gal)

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Hopefully the PJ likes the new area for roots and handles the transplant well because I was looking forward to see all those purple flowers! :pray:


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Posted 29 December 2018 - 10:55 PM

Damn RM, that PJ's looking strong! I expect it's going to really take off with all that new foot room.  And I'm a fan of dirt over a double-cup reservoir myself anyway, so I like seeing it go into that bigger bag.


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Posted 29 December 2018 - 11:19 PM

Damn RM, that PJ's looking strong! I expect it's going to really take off with all that new foot room.  And I'm a fan of dirt over a double-cup reservoir myself anyway, so I like seeing it go into that bigger bag.

 

Thanks, I have been concerned with some of the leafs going a little more limp and starting to curl a bit. But it doesn't seem too bad and there are no discolored leaves so probably fine.

 

The double cup is giving me large healthy root systems on my other plants (Even the smaller PJ) but the large PJ just didn't have many roots growing out. 1-Gal bag wont be big enough but will have to due haha!



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Posted 30 December 2018 - 01:52 AM

Being a metal frame and having those cross bars makes it very sturdy.  I think if heat in the summer wasn't a issue I could even hang two of these lights. Even if its not the advertised 1200w this one light should put out plenty of light.


I would be more concerned about heat from that dryer next door than the led. They just do not put off nearly as much heat as the old HPS and MH systems. If you have any ventilation to prevent stagnant air inside the tent then the heat from the light shouldnt bother the peppers. That being said, I think you probably have enough light to accomplish your goals in that space.

If you are worried about heat from the light and turn your AC off in the summer while at work, you can modify the light cycle so that the light isnt on during the hottest part of the day.





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