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#1 juanitos

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 04:06 PM

Welcome to the JuanitosPeppers 2019 glog

 

Thanks to all the long time readers and people who followed last year. I hope to make this glog a little bit better!

 

I’ll try to do weekend update format with photos and captions. I’ll be happy to answer questions or discuss growing during the week too.

 

 

Last year was pretty successful.

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Saved lots of seeds

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I spent all winter break thinking about what varieties i wanted to grow. I want to keep a good balance of flavor, heat, color, species, cost, size. Looking to expand my seed stock so i’m growing a couple collections (brainstrain, ghost) also trying a couple wilds for fun, a few mild peppers for normal people, and the best medium peppers (moa, bahamian goat). Can follow along to see everything

 

I like doing bulk starting in medium(soilmix). It means i only plant the successful seeds, no volunteers or weak seedlings, no wasting extra seeds, no culling. Medium is a bit easier to manage as it will separate easier than a paper towel. Also you can leave them in the medium for a bit longer. Just keep them in a warm 75-85 temp range for a week or so and we’re ready to transplant into pots.

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While those are resting got the growing space ready.

Made sure the led strips are still running from last year, had to repair a few

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Cleaned up the trays and reservoir and ordered pots / trays, started putting soil in

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More to come… Thanks for following!

 

Edited by juanitos, 18 January 2019 - 04:07 PM.

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 04:25 PM

I'll be watching, thanks!



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Posted 18 January 2019 - 04:31 PM

15 days later we've got sprouts, time to transplant.

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Got my medium from a local nursery. It is much easier to just get a pre formulated mix. These guys are experts at building soil they research it, have degrees in it, talk to hundreds of other farmers they will have more experience than most of us will ever have. They buy in bulk to keep cost down and mix it all for you so you don’t have to do extra labor. I make sure to get mix from a local company that provides professional growers, not a retail chain. You want a mix that is good for starting vegetables and you want it to be fast draining / high porosity.

I am using Berger BM7, no amendments as i will use hydro nutrients.

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Load the pots and finger a hole ;) 

Throw a sprout in there and repeat a few thousand times

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more sprouts next!


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 04:41 PM

Interesting. You just yank those sprouts and plug them into new pots and they do ok without a lot of loss?



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Posted 18 January 2019 - 04:45 PM

i dump out the whole pot, have to be a little careful but yeah its quite easy.


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 05:24 PM

Glad I got to be here from the get-go, Jonathan!

 

Can't wait to watch this awesome grow develop

over the course of the season! The grow blocks

are a very interesting way to grow, fun to watch!

 


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 05:29 PM

started more in pots into trays with humidity domes.
the humidity dome really keeps them nice and damp don't have to worry about them drying out. The humidity also helps prevent helmet heads by keeping the seed casing soft, easy for the sprout to push it off.

average i'm seeing about 10 days to sprout. some like the habanero paper lantern only taking 5 days, others like the brainstrains taking 15.

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this guy looks like shrug emoji ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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the growdown (thp and plc) starts
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i love these hairy guys!!
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Posted 18 January 2019 - 06:11 PM

Interesting. You just yank those sprouts and plug them into new pots and they do ok without a lot of loss?

 

I was gonna post it but he already did a link to his videos which shows it DW...I am gonna try it with some of my lesser valued seeds from Ebay ect so no worries if I screw anything up.

 

Look forward to following you again this year Jaunitos...already stole some of your ideas for my own set up but to a lesser extent on my end.


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 06:15 PM

I'm digging your seed sprouting method, man.


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 11:31 PM

I always love your Glogs. They're informative, I tend to dig most of the chiles you grow, i'm a repeat Juanito's customer, and I'm even impressed with your new packaging.

But, tbh, I mostly check your Glogs out for the pictures. You take take nice shots of really nice stuff.

Good luck growing; I'll be following.

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 03:32 AM

As ever Jonathan looks like your well on your way to a great start and fruitful season.... a must see glog

Totally agree with Rob your photography is always spot on

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 06:07 PM

+1 Rob and John!

 

If you are going to grow a lot of plants, this

germination method makes sense.


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Posted 29 January 2019 - 11:33 AM

Not too much going on lately, letting the plants that i have planted get comfortable in their new pots.
Transplanting the late starts as they pop up.


Since most people have trouble growing rocotos i figured i'd try to grow minis.
Smaller peppers usually fruit faster / easier so hoping it goes well.
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they are are hairy
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The other wilds popped finally, 26 days lol
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coyote zan white are definitely ready to be transplanted lol
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red brainstrain being slower than the others
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the growdown plants got upgraded to 3.5 inch deep pots
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Posted 03 February 2019 - 05:36 PM

I ordered some last minute additions =D

probably going to hate having too many plants in spring!

 

anyway not much is going on, just keeping them warm when the polar vortex comes, then turning off the heaters when it is 70f a few days later >.>

 

its ok to have some fungi

seed should still sprout

 

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 05:50 PM

Might sprout a mushroom too! If your lucky

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 11:06 PM

Might sprout a mushroom too! If your lucky


hopefully lol

it happened because i just left the seeds and pods to air dry then crushed them into flakes. then i was too lazy to separate the flakes so i just dumped it all in the pot heh

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 11:31 PM

I let some of my seeds dry for a long time due to lazyness, I used the paper towel method and some of the seeds definitely got moldy. Most still sprouted, but the non moldy seeds definitely did better germination percentages

I like all those coyote Zan whites in that pot too! Its a cool pepper

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 10:51 AM

Off a great start!

 

Good luck!

 

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 03:31 PM

Very cool to follow!

I notice a lot of varieties that are not sold as seeds on your website. Are these eventually going to be sold as seeds, or just sold as plants? :) 



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Posted 04 February 2019 - 05:06 PM

Kudos on a great start, Jonathan.

That will be a mini-jungle soon.


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