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#21 CDNmatt

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 03:04 PM

My gawd I hate this thread...hate hate hate it.....................ONLY cause every time I look at this very cool experiment I see green grass and foliage in the background, and that makes me so very sad.

 

In all seriousness I love this little thing your doing MP...I kinda wanna do something similar by combing a few of the suppliments together and seeing what works better ect. Keep the updates coming Sir!!


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Posted 06 January 2019 - 10:43 PM

Your plants all look good. The fertilizer

comparison is pretty interesting.


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Posted 23 January 2019 - 08:39 PM

My gawd I hate this thread...hate hate hate it.....................ONLY cause every time I look at this very cool experiment I see green grass and foliage in the background, and that makes me so very sad.

 

In all seriousness I love this little thing your doing MP...I kinda wanna do something similar by combing a few of the suppliments together and seeing what works better ect. Keep the updates coming Sir!!

 

LOL! Thanks!

 

Yes, there is a lot of green right now. These are the best months of the year. Once summer starts, a lot of that grass will turn brown unless you water it regularly. 

 

But it seems adverse weather conditions makes for the best growers. I see on these forums that the most amazing plants with incredible yields are mostly in cold places, not naturally suitable for pepper plants. 



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Posted 23 January 2019 - 09:47 PM

....update

 

 

Plants continue to grow without any major problems besides one toppling, with no damage to the plant, due to the wind. Tied them to stakes to avoid this in the future.

 

 

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Size Rank: 

 

  1. MiracleGro 24-8-16 (#2)
  2. Granular 26-16-11 (#4)
  3. Calmag (#5)
  4. Epsom salts (#3)
  5. Tacre Hidro 11-20-25 (#6)  (previously humic acid)
  6. none #1

 

Miracle Gro and the granular fert seem to be growing exponentially and are leaving the others behind more every day. Miracle Gro has even set some pods now.

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#5 is now booming with the new fert and has produced some beautiful foliage. The growth has been amazing since the the switch to the "tacre hidro".

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The plant with no fertilizer (#1) seems to have started to take off and has doubled in size in a less than a week. Its still far behind the other ones.

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The plants with epsom salts and cal mag are about the same size. Their growth seems to have slowed down and are getting left behind. Even #5 will more than likely overtake them in a few days. They both are flowering though, and seem to already have set some pods. 

 

The foliage on the epsom salts plant has a lighter shade of green than all the other ones, almost on par with the no ferts plant. Their leaf size is also significantly smaller.

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The leaves on the 3 plants with proper fertilizer look almost like tobacco leaves!

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Take Hidro:

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That's all for this update guys. I'll be updating progress in 2 o 3 weeks.

 

Sorry for the mess in the date stamp. The time stamp app seems to want to go to the U.S. format every once in a while. 

 

As always, looking forward to comments, questions and suggestions. 

 

Cheers!

 

 

 

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 09:59 PM

Wow, I am impressed. Thanks for doing this and sharing it with all of us.
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Posted 23 January 2019 - 10:39 PM

+1 Blitz527!

 

Very interesting to see the Cal-Mag / Epsom

Salts comparison.The pictorial evidence is

pretty striking!

 

Good Work, Jonathan!


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Posted 24 January 2019 - 08:26 PM

OMG those leaves are feckin huge man..solid experiment keep it up !!! :party: :party: :party:

 

 

oh btw...I still hate this thread....... :liar: :liar: :liar: :liar:


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Posted 25 January 2019 - 02:17 PM

This is really cool! It makes me almost want to do my own comparison between things I have (Like Miracle Grow, Alaska Fish, and the Epsoma Start/Grow/Bloom).

 

It seems my previous grows have gone at the speed of #1 so far compared to most everyone else.

 

 



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Posted 25 January 2019 - 02:22 PM

Nice and Healthy :thumbsup:



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Posted 25 January 2019 - 07:50 PM

This is really cool! It makes me almost want to do my own comparison between things I have (Like Miracle Grow, Alaska Fish, and the Epsoma Start/Grow/Bloom).

 

It seems my previous grows have gone at the speed of #1 so far compared to most everyone else.

 

 

 

I agree and would like to do the same thing of some sorts...I also think the more side by side grows done might help give people a good idea how each type works against another since price can vary widely.


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Posted 26 January 2019 - 12:05 PM

Just noticed that both the epsom salts and cal mag plants are already showing signs of nitrogen deficiency.  Bottom leaves are turning yellow and falling. Thats also why the rest of their leaves aren't as green as the ones on the other plants, but a lighter shade of it.

 

 

 

Seems like this soil low on nitrogen, which is not surprising for soil that comes from jungle or rain forest environments. 

 

I am now debating with myself whether I should continue feeding these two plants with just epsom salts and calmag and see it through untll the end, or, having witnessed the clear cut difference between these and the ones fed complete ferts, try a couple of different ferts I recently got a hold of on them. It looks like these two will just wither away in a couple of months. 

 

I think Im gonna try and harvest some peppers off of them, see how they taste like and compare  them to the ones from the other plants. If they continue going downhill after that (which they most likely will), I might be forced to save them with something else. Feel bad letting them go to waste. 


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Posted 09 February 2019 - 04:09 PM

Hello,

 

Was wanting to post an update to my glog but it seems I cant upload any more pictures. I "can upload up to 129.78KB of files (Max. single file size: 129.78KB)". 

 

Anyone know why this is happening or how to fix this? Thanks for your help.

 

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 05:50 PM

You hit the wall. Us peon members can only upload a limited amount of stuff to the site. Suggest you go start an account at imgur.com and upload to there. Then you create a BBCode link and paste the link in the body of your message. Do Preview Post to make sure you like what you see. It's really quite simple. Lemme know if you need more help.



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Posted 09 February 2019 - 09:07 PM

OMG those leaves are feckin huge man..solid experiment keep it up !!! :party: :party: :party:
 
 
oh btw...I still hate this thread....... :liar: :liar: :liar: :liar:

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 10:41 PM

You hit the wall. Us peon members can only upload a limited amount of stuff to the site. Suggest you go start an account at imgur.com and upload to there. Then you create a BBCode link and paste the link in the body of your message. Do Preview Post to make sure you like what you see. It's really quite simple. Lemme know if you need more help.

 

Thanks! Thats exactly what I'll do!

 

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 10:43 PM

....update

 

 

Hello Everyone,

 

Plant have continued to grow in what I would consider a predictable manner.

 

Size Rank: 

1. MiracleGro 24-8-16 (#2)

2. Local Granular 26-16-11 (#4)

3. Tacre Hidro  11-20-25 (#6)

4. Calmag (#5)

5. Epsom salts (#3) 

6. None (#1)

 

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Plant #1 with no fertiizer has its first flower buds, continues growing steady but slowly. The foliage is looking healthy.

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Plant #2 with Miracle still in the lead. Very nicee foliage and has set lots of pods, some will probably be ready to harvest in the following weeks. Still producing flowers like crazy. So far the largest and most productive plant by a large margin.

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Plant #3 with epsom salts is the one thats looking the worst. Even though its still larger than the no ferts plant, its foliage is looking yellowish and scrawny. It has set exactly 3 pods but it now has no more flowers, it dropped all of them and is no longer producing more.

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Plant #4 with the local granular fert is looking good. Has a nice amount of set pods and plenty of flowers, foliage looks green and nice. 

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Plant #5. The cal-mag dosed plant is looking better than its epsom salts counterpart. It still continues to grow, has set a few pods and is still producing flowers. Its leaves look slightly yellowish but not as yellow as the epsom salts plant. 

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Plant #6. This one, with the low nitrogen "Tacre Hidro" is looking very promising. It has the best looking foliage of all and is growing very fast. It has overtaken the plants on epsom salts and calmag. Its still to set fruit as it was fertilized later than the rest, but its producing lots of flowers. I think this one will give miraclegro a run for its money.

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So whats next? 

YIELD! The plan is to weigh the harvest and tabulate the yield month per month, and throw a simple graph displaying how all the plant are stacking up to each other. Right now, #2 is clearly in the lead, but only time will tell how its productivity will behave in the long run.

 

Once I start harvesting, some very subjective and unscientific taste and heat tests will be performed. The pod where these seeds came from was a very hot pod, higher than the regular orange habs I had tried before. 

 

Thanks for reading guys, next update in two or three weeks. 

 

Cheers!

 

 

 

 



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:57 AM

This is great study that's very helpful to me. Thank you.

 

Has the dosage or frequency changed since the beginning?

What is the dosage of the Tacre Hidro?

Do any of your fertilizers show chlorine in the analysis?

Are your plants in full sun all day?



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 10:16 AM

This is great study that's very helpful to me. Thank you.

 

Has the dosage or frequency changed since the beginning?

What is the dosage of the Tacre Hidro?

Do any of your fertilizers show chlorine in the analysis?

Are your plants in full sun all day?

 

Thanks DWB! Im glad its being useful others. 

 

Yes the dosage has remained the same since the start. The Tacre Hidro is added every two weeks, and per the bags instructions, I add 2 tablespoons per gallon of water. About 1/3 gallon goes to this plant. The rest to other peppers that are not part of the "experiment".

 

The plants get about 7 hours of direct sunlight.


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 04:52 PM

Eyes...

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Too....

Much....

Green....

Love.....Hate...

This ...

Thread.

 

Keep those updates coming MP and great job!!


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