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#1 KAOS

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 01:02 PM

So we getting to the last couple of months of 2018 growdown and time to think about what we can do next.

 

My proposal for this year is simple. Anything variety is game (except Annuum) and it has to be grown using 40l of soil or less (no hydro)

 

Points based on total weigh in and number of pods (maths to follow)

 

That way seeds become irrelevant (we all have something stuck away) and it will all be down to variety chosen and soil used

 

Any other ideas from those keen?


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 05:01 AM

So we getting to the last couple of months of 2018 growdown and time to think about what we can do next.

 

My proposal for this year is simple. Anything variety is game (except Annuum) and it has to be grown using 40l of soil or less (no hydro)

 

Points based on total weigh in and number of pods (maths to follow)

 

That way seeds become irrelevant (we all have something stuck away) and it will all be down to variety chosen and soil used

 

Any other ideas from those keen?

Great idea ! 40 liters of soil sounds good . I will have to measure a bucket for that .

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 10:09 PM

So we getting to the last couple of months of 2018 growdown and time to think about what we can do next.
 
My proposal for this year is simple. Anything variety is game (except Annuum) and it has to be grown using 40l of soil or less (no hydro)
 
Points based on total weigh in and number of pods (maths to follow)
 
That way seeds become irrelevant (we all have something stuck away) and it will all be down to variety chosen and soil used
 
Any other ideas from those keen?

Sounds extremely cool. I was thinking of something similar for the future but without the soil constraint. I will be following.

Edited by SpeakPolish, 12 March 2019 - 10:31 PM.


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Posted 27 March 2019 - 11:41 AM

Sounds good, considering all my plants are in 20L's or less should be nice to try a bigger 40L this year. 



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Posted 28 March 2019 - 03:35 AM

Hi guys, I might give this a crack this year! Im in Dunedin so we'll see how it goes :)



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Posted 31 March 2019 - 12:19 AM

So we getting to the last couple of months of 2018 growdown and time to think about what we can do next.

 

My proposal for this year is simple. Anything variety is game (except Annuum) and it has to be grown using 40l of soil or less (no hydro)

 

Points based on total weigh in and number of pods (maths to follow)

 

That way seeds become irrelevant (we all have something stuck away) and it will all be down to variety chosen and soil used

 

Any other ideas from those keen?

So would coco and nutes to raise seedling be ok?



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Posted 31 March 2019 - 10:22 PM

I'm keen. Maybe stick to a specific pepper type (Carolina Reaper seeds are common enough these days).


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Posted 01 April 2019 - 02:16 AM

So would coco and nutes to raise seedling be ok?

 I guess you're not the only one thinking in that direction.


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Posted 01 April 2019 - 02:24 AM

I'm keen. Maybe stick to a specific pepper type (Carolina Reaper seeds are common enough these days).

 

 

I think the idea, when we stick to a specific pepper type, is to start with seeds from a single source to start every one evenly.

 

 

 

Anyone have any idea how the maths will work?



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Posted 01 April 2019 - 09:48 AM

I'm keen. Maybe stick to a specific pepper type (Carolina Reaper seeds are common enough these days).

That's the exact point. We should be able to choose our own seeds, any variety, to make it fun.

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Posted 01 April 2019 - 06:40 PM

I like the choose any variety idea. What would be the start day?


It's all about the pods....


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Posted 01 April 2019 - 08:01 PM

I might be interested.....if you don't mind participants from my side of the pond?

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 08:38 AM

How about we make another hyper-growdown for 2 years. Again, you upside downers can have your own, but we can make one for everyone.

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 10:42 PM

So would coco and nutes to raise seedling be ok?


As long as there is no moving parts (pumps / air stones / etc) I would say all ok. Final growing medium either Kratky or soil.

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 10:46 PM

I'm keen. Maybe stick to a specific pepper type (Carolina Reaper seeds are common enough these days).


Too many variations on Reaper to make it level playing field. Could look at an SHU entry level - say 200k. That way fast growing and really big varieties are almost entirely excluded.

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 10:48 PM

 
 
I think the idea, when we stick to a specific pepper type, is to start with seeds from a single source to start every one evenly.
 
 
 
Anyone have any idea how the maths will work?


Been thinking about the maths and we keep it simple. Total weight wins.

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 10:51 PM

I like the choose any variety idea. What would be the start day?


To make the season ever so slightly longer I propose we start 01st June.

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 10:52 PM

I might be interested.....if you don't mind participants from my side of the pond?


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Posted 13 April 2019 - 10:55 PM

How about we make another hyper-growdown for 2 years. Again, you upside downers can have your own, but we can make one for everyone.


I kinda like this idea SP. Set up a growdown that runs over a full two years. This way we either go indoors under lights or over winter. Pros and cons for both approach.

Get it up and running

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 10:50 AM

I kinda like this idea SP. Set up a growdown that runs over a full two years. This way we either go indoors under lights or over winter. Pros and cons for both approach.

Get it up and running

All good and well.
Just remember the basics.
Useful peppers
Total weight.
I will say one year, 1 July to 30 June.

This tests everything.
Germination, medium, lights and adult plant growth.


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