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#81 timegoat

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 09:49 AM

Interesting observation, TG. I am always amazed by
how much plant can grow in a smaller pot!

 

I wish I had a proper experiment going, but all I have to go by is observation. I've stuck with smaller pots because our season is so short I figure there's really no point in anything bigger than a 3 gal. Plus I can conserve container mix which I reuse year to year. We seem to have success. I'd have to say, for us anyway, an early start is more important than a bigger pot.


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#82 PaulG

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 05:49 PM

Merry Christmas from Mr. Sausage 🌶 😎
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#83 PaulG

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 05:53 PM

This Bhut Jolokia hybrid looks to be a straight
up BJ Red judging by foliage and pod shape:
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Posted 24 August 2019 - 08:23 PM

Yeah, pubescens varieties like the shade and cooler temps.

Too much heat/sun and the flowers just drop off.

 

 

I have three pubescens varieties growing this year and they are all in full sunlight 19 hours per day. The Manzano Rojos and Montufars are both producing prolifically but my Pico Mucho only has 7 pods on it (though they are very large to be honest) despite being in a yuuuuuuge planter box. After setting those 7 pods, it basically dropped shitloads of flowers and refused to set pod number 8.

 

Then again we don't know real heat here in Finland - our summer daytime highs average 21c (70f). Our UV index is also around 5 during the peak of summer, which is quite low. I am also situated right at sea level. As a whole, though, pubescens grow wonderfully here but they do require massive sized pots to reach their full potential - 3 gallon pots are just not going to cut the mustard in this case. I had one of my Montufars in a 3 gallon pot and had to end up transplanting it to a 7 gallon pot at some point during July as it just grew so large that it became top heavy.

 

Totally inspired by your 3 gallon grow, Paul, I have all of my annuums sitting in pots that size and they are producing heavily. There are a few of them that look exactly like a stick with a few leaves and a ton of pods. Also growing 3 California Wonders in those and they produce more than we can eat.

 

Would I grow pubescens, chinense or baccatum varieties in 3 gal? No, definitely not when growing outside as I am not able to babysit them full time. If I had a greenhouse where wind was not a problem and things could be tied from the roof, then that is a completely different story. However, for annuums and frutescens I have found wonderful success in the 3 gallon pots (last year, I was growing some of these in 1 gallon pots and not doing nearly as well as this year).



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Posted 24 August 2019 - 08:34 PM

 

I wish I had a proper experiment going, but all I have to go by is observation. I've stuck with smaller pots because our season is so short I figure there's really no point in anything bigger than a 3 gal. Plus I can conserve container mix which I reuse year to year. We seem to have success. I'd have to say, for us anyway, an early start is more important than a bigger pot.

 

Paul, how long is your outdoor growing season there in Oregon? Here in southern Finland, we basically have from maybe second week of May until end of September, maybe mid October if we are lucky. I normally start my stuff inside during end of March / beginning of April so that it is not too massive in size before I am able to move it outside. By early to mid August, most things here have generally grown to an obscene size.



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Posted 24 August 2019 - 08:41 PM

 
Paul, how long is your outdoor growing season there in Oregon? Here in southern Finland, we basically have from maybe second week of May until end of September, maybe mid October if we are lucky. I normally start my stuff inside during end of March / beginning of April so that it is not too massive in size before I am able to move it outside. By early to mid August, most things here have generally grown to an obscene size.

You are at about 60 degrees North latitude, and we
are at about 45 degrees, so your summer days are
longer than ours. Our grow season is pretty similar.
Our temperatures are hotter by about 10F on average,
I imagine. Sounds like you have great pepper weather!

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 09:14 PM

You are at about 60 degrees North latitude, and we
are at about 45 degrees, so your summer days are
longer than ours. Our grow season is pretty similar.
Our temperatures are hotter by about 10F on average,
I imagine. Sounds like you have great pepper weather!

 

Well, great for everything except chinense - they just don't dig this moderate climate. Last summer was the hottest in recorded history and I still had to bring them inside for a month to get them to ripen.



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Posted 24 August 2019 - 10:54 PM

Merry Christmas from Mr. Sausage
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Damn I wish my grow plant had that many peppers on it

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#89 PaulG

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 09:11 PM

The PDN x BJ is on a mission. Has grown
to 40 inches tall in the 3-gallon pot.
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Posted 03 September 2019 - 11:49 AM

The 3-gallon Red Rocoto has done well. You can see

the second round pods on the bottom growth. So far,

I have harvested 7-8 pods , and there are/were a dozen

around the bottom.

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The tall growth came up after plant-out, and basically tried

to shoot straight up into the shade of the Japanese Maple.

If that wasn't enough, it has recently set 6 new pods, and

is flowering right along.

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 11:51 AM

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 12:12 PM

The PDN x BJ is on a mission. Has grown
to 40 inches tall in the 3-gallon pot.
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Haha, it literally looks like the young apple tree we just planted at home - definitely an ambitious fella!

Nice to see production has started for you my friend, harvesting is seriously one of the best times too :)

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 03:18 PM

Haha, it literally looks like the young apple tree we just planted at home - definitely an ambitious fella!

Nice to see production has started for you my friend, harvesting is seriously one of the best times too :)

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Oh, yeah, that is what its all anbout!

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