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#61 Siv

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Posted 27 June 2019 - 08:21 AM

Micro harvest yesterday, my first yellow Aji Limo (very tasty), a Bih Jolokia from last year's fluke plant (damn hot) and a couple more Ring of Fire, all from the soil plants. The hydros are yet to have ripe pods.

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Is that the start of some colour I see on the Kraken pod?

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The Fatalii is doing well:

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The White Ghost has a ton of pods:

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As does the Sugar Rush Peach:

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And now some advice needed please. The plants are big and we had some wind which pushed the branches around a bit. I'm struggling to support them adequately and some branches folded over. This is one of the worst on a White Ghost:

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The branch seems alive and the leaves are still green and healthy. Should I just leave it or cut it off?

 

 

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Posted 27 June 2019 - 10:15 AM

 

And now some advice needed please. The plants are big and we had some wind which pushed the branches around a bit. I'm struggling to support them adequately and some branches folded over. This is one of the worst on a White Ghost:

 

The branch seems alive and the leaves are still green and healthy. Should I just leave it or cut it off?

 

I had this happen to my Reaper plant.  I splinted the branch.  It worked well - nice and woody and self-supporting after a few weeks.


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Posted 27 June 2019 - 10:32 AM

 

I had this happen to my Reaper plant.  I splinted the branch.  It worked well - nice and woody and self-supporting after a few weeks.

 

Perfect - thanks E.



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Posted 27 June 2019 - 11:19 AM

This is one of the worst on a White Ghost:

 

The branch seems alive and the leaves are still green and healthy. Should I just leave it or cut it off?

 

 

+1 Unc. E. You can splint it and wrap with some

breathable tape and it will heal fine, even with a

nasty tear like that.

 

I have splinted badly broken branches with bamboo

meat skewers and some pretty bad breaks have healed.

 

Good luck with that. Your grow looks great!


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Posted 27 June 2019 - 11:19 AM

This is one of the worst on a White Ghost:

 

The branch seems alive and the leaves are still green and healthy. Should I just leave it or cut it off?

 

 

+1 Unc. E. You can splint it and wrap with some

breathable tape and it will heal fine, even with a

nasty tear like that.

 

I have splinted badly broken branches with bamboo

meat skewers and some pretty bad breaks have healed.

 

Good luck with that. Your grow looks great!


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Posted 27 June 2019 - 11:28 AM

 

I have splinted badly broken branches with bamboo

meat skewers and some pretty bad breaks have healed.

 

That's exactly what I used.  I took them off when they started to go moldy.


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Posted 27 June 2019 - 05:19 PM

I forgot to add my second experiment. I have another Kraken (far right) that has just taken off and a forgotten Douglah (second from left), an unknown and a papaya seedling that I didn't just want to leave in their buckets to die while I'm away. So I tried a cheapo setup with a 27gal tote as a backup to the buckets.

 

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I moved the tote so that it won't get direct sunlight but it's a little higher than I'd like so it probably only holds 20 gallons. Anyway, we'll see if this works while I'm away.

 

I'm leaving on Monday so this weekend is gonna be all about trussing up the plants, checking for horn worms, and making sure everything is filled to the brim.



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Posted 27 June 2019 - 11:17 PM

You have a lot going on over there, hopefully your plants thrive while your away. Scary thing about your setup is that it's all or nothing.

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 08:50 AM

So this will be my last proper update for 3 weeks. I'm now sitting in sunny Cork drinking Beamish and hoping my plants will be OK. Just before I left, I checked around and tied up as many as I could I also picked off anything that looked close to ripe.

 

One Aji Limo in the soil had a visit from a hornworm. There was literally nothing left but stems and only half a leaf. I don't have much hope for those guys.

 

My first "Kraken" has turned red. I put Kraken in inverted commas now as it's supposed to be brown! I wonder if it turns brown later or if my seeds are unstable or crossed. Anyway, it looks beastly:

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The Brazilian Starfish has lots of pods and flowers now, I hope I come back to some ripe ones. It's now taller than me!

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I've trussed up all the hydro plants with wire mesh to give them some support. The rocotos are looking good with plenty of flowers but not a single pod:

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Where I could, I tied up the larger ones to the roof and have also tied them to the pillars or tables behind them. Hopefully it'll be enough to stop them from tipping over if there's high winds.

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The fruits of my labour so far. All stuck in the freezer:

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And finally, this will be my plant view while I'm away. Nothing I can do but at least I can see how they go:

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 01:36 PM

I think you have done everything you could, Siv. 

 

Enjoy your time away and trust the plants

will be good to go when you return!


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Posted 07 July 2019 - 09:33 AM

Plants look great, lots of growth already there. Can't wait to see the return home pictures. I'm currently away from mine, only for a week.
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Posted 10 July 2019 - 06:27 AM

My babies.... so far away... They seem to have had a growth spurt in the last week or so - or maybe I'm imagining it.

 

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 03:39 PM

Looks like your luck is holding so far, Siv!


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Posted Yesterday, 12:20 PM

Two more days until I'm back to my babies. I think the Aji Limos seem to have suffered from something - it's hard to see with the crappy camera but they were green a few days ago and look a lot lighter now (they're slightly to the right of the center of the picture)...

 

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Posted Yesterday, 01:19 PM

Still green and standing. I think your in good shape
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Posted Yesterday, 02:37 PM

Awesome setup you've got going on there. Dealing with that heat, since money doesn't seem to be a limiting factor, there are a few things I would suggest as improvements:

 

1. Move to a constantly circulating setup with a nutrient chiller in the main tank and set the temp to 25c (77f). This would do wonders for the plants during the heat.

 

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2. Get the buckets off the rock and on top of some thin styrex. Also do wonders for the heat control.

 

3. Get the Rocotos all to one side, either left or right, and set a timer with a sprinkler showering them with COOL / COLD water (10c - 50f)  3-5 minutes each evening. This is the trick to getting them to set fruit in the heat (or a greenhouse).

 

4. Optionally, a powerful fan or two wouldn't hurt either.

 

 

Any way, I would love to have your climate and that amount of space you have on the patio - fantastic!!!!!!


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