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#21 PaulG

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Posted 26 December 2018 - 03:19 PM

I have no patience, 10 days to first hook, 13 days to the third hook. All done with high tech equipment:
Black Gold seed starting mix in an Arbys Loaded Curly Fries Bowl, and for heat it was sitting over the ballast on the shoplight that I have over my microgreens! And so it begins.

Go with what works, brother!

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Posted 26 December 2018 - 03:20 PM

In the 2017 season I grew 2 different pubescens varieties. They both germinated within the same time period as the baccatums I also grew that season...


...but I might be wrong...


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Posted 26 December 2018 - 05:59 PM

It had to be the Arby's bowl.   :rofl: 

I should talk....I've got some basil germinating in root riot plugs, sitting in nutes in a covered Wendy's baked potato dish.

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Posted 26 December 2018 - 06:26 PM

It had to be the Arby's bowl.   :rofl:

I should talk....I've got some basil germinating in root riot plugs, sitting in nutes in a covered Wendy's baked potato dish.

:rofl:  :rofl:  :rofl:

Is that even legal?


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Posted 27 December 2018 - 03:40 AM

Good work. 3 for 3. So what’s going to happen to the small fella? Is he getting the chop or the subject of a further experiment?


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Posted 27 December 2018 - 12:52 PM

Good work. 3 for 3. So what’s going to happen to the small fella? Is he getting the chop or the subject of a further experiment?
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Small guy will be the subject of experimentation for sure. Maybe the kind that makes people shake their heads and roll their eyes.

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 11:04 AM

I have started the process to make up some FSST(Fermented Seed Sprout Tea) for plant food after being thrown down that rabbit hole by Mr. West. I will use my wheat seed because I have that(barley seed is highly recomended).
First the soak for 24 hours.

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After the soak, drain and let jar lay at a slight angle to drain for 12 hours, rinse and drain every 12 hours until seeds have roots/sprouts 1/4 to 1/2 inch long. You should end up with this.

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Then weigh it up and add 1/3 of the weight in sugar(there was no mention of type so i used Turbinado as it is a raw sugar).

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Throw it all in a blender with non-chlorinated water(I used Zero water) and some ferment starter( I used some from Cutting Edge Cultures).

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Blend it up good and put in a jar with an air lock or fermenter lid of your choice. They say it will be ready to use in 3 to 6 weeks. After I was pretty well done, I read 58 grams of dry seed will make 5 gallons of tea. I guess I will have enough for 25 to 40 gallons!😬

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Now to sit back and wait.

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 11:20 AM

That is super cool. Very interesting technique, combining the two processes of sprouting and fermenting. Thanks for doing this. Hope the stuff works wonders.



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Posted 02 January 2019 - 11:24 AM

Now, back to the rocoto seedlings, they look good so it must be time to screw around with them. Here they are, ready to be plucked from their original home. Two will become floaters(and they may turn out like what you are thinking if things go badly), and one will remain in the dirt. The way it looks now they may all be little experiments.

Let us begin.

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The two floaters in different solutions.

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I had to wait overnight to do the one in potting soil as my potting soil was in the garage frozen hard as a rock. Anyways, here it is in a 4 inch pot.

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And, like everything else, just wait to see what happens.

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 11:37 AM

Looking good!



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Posted 02 January 2019 - 12:45 PM

Watching to see what happens with those!

 

Wondering about the effect of roots totally

submerged?  :think: Most interesting.


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Posted 02 January 2019 - 01:12 PM

Watching to see what happens with those!
 
Wondering about the effect of roots totally
submerged?  :think: Most interesting.


Totally submerged roots are fine. Been doing that for about 5 years now. I had shown it in my last years Glog.

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 01:49 PM

Went back and checked out your last year's grow log.

You have it worked out nice, Ted. Now your experiment

makes sense to me! Good luck going forward!


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Posted 02 January 2019 - 01:50 PM

Holy crap, just took a look at my FSST after 24 hours and I guess the half gallon jar was not big enough. Gonna have to remove some I guess and relieve pressure.

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 02:05 PM

:eek:


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Posted 02 January 2019 - 02:44 PM

Really active ferment! Took out about 2/3 of a quart. I thought I had left enough space in the big jar. At least I know it is working.

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 10:01 PM

I planted 4 more varieties of Rocotos. They are in starter cells with a new(to me) seed starting soil. Fingers crossed! They are Rocoto Riesen Yellow, Rocoto Montufar PL585273, Rocoto Guatamala Orange, & Rocoto Rio Haullago. 3 seeds of each sown, hoping for at least 2 of each to germinate. Super interested in the Montufar PL585273 because of flavor profile.

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 12:03 AM

That's a nice selection of rocotos SB.  Haven't grown/tried the Motufar before, but it sure looks like it could be a winner.  Will be curious to hear your opinion of it. 

Good luck with this next round!



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Posted 08 January 2019 - 01:43 PM

7 day update on the 3 Orange Rocotos. It is already clear what makes them grow fast. I will let the poor growing one in hydroponic solution go another week and if it still looks tough I will switch to a different mix. As far as the one in soil, I have had them start slow and then take off so we will see.

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 09:34 PM

What nutes are you working with? Inquiring minds want to know...

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