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In Topic: Charlesquik's Tech Log 2018

10 June 2018 - 03:00 PM

Little update 2018-06-09


Some pictures of the plants. They are doing pretty good.


Red Dominican habanero



Hot fingers
















In Topic: Squirrels

31 May 2018 - 11:38 AM

I just shoot every last one of them with my 12 gauge whenever I walk into the wood. I have not seen any on my yard for a long time. 

In Topic: Charlesquik's Tech Log 2018

26 May 2018 - 05:46 PM

For the moment we are not using the arduino automation. 


We are using an inkbird itc-308. It automatically control the temperature by switching between heating and cooling  depending on a  temperature threshold. 




Well actually we are using the arduino for the linear actuator but we have to manually switch between positive and negative current on the board. I will soon make the same setup than last year.




My setup is pretty redneck, but it work lol



I didn't get enough pressure with one long line of 24 sprinkler so I made two line. Work perfectly now.




In Topic: Charlesquik's Tech Log 2018

21 May 2018 - 03:29 PM

After 1 week of hardening, the plants are ready to be transferred to the greenhouse.




There is even a little pepper growing on the hot finger already.




Made a small chance in the air flow to reduce humidity. We got this big blower for free and it is about 3 time stronger than the last one.









I'm being infested by tomatoes until the night are hotter :P


I will install the auto drip system soon.



For a quick comparison this was may 27th last year 




And this was june 17th in 2016



In Topic: Charlesquik's Tech Log 2018

13 May 2018 - 06:20 PM

It's almost time to bring the plants outside.



Last week I gave away a lot of peppers to friends.


2x Jalapeno

1x Aji Verde

1x Sukari

1x Aji Jobito

1x Thai Orange

1x Starfish

2x Yellow Scotch Bonnet

1x Cayenne



For now I'm hardening the biggest plants.


Temperature is still a little bit cold during the night so I'M not risking it. 

Transplanted the biggest peppers last week. They have nice roots density. 





Ready for hardening 



Also prepared the pot for peppers. I will transfer them next week when night are over 10 celcius.




I chose 24 plants for the greenhouse. ( I lack the space for more :tear:  )



1x Bishop Crown

1x Aleppo

1x Red Devil's Tongue

2x Gold Bhutlah

1x 7 Pot Primo

2x Jalapeno

1x Aji Cito

1x Sukari

1x Aji Verde

1x Cayenne

1x Fatalii

1x Ghenghis

1x Aji Jobito

1x Hot fingers

1x Red Dominican Habanero 

1x Yellow Scotch Bonnet

2x Yellow 7 Pot Brainstrain
1x Reaper

1x Peach Bhut Jolokia

1x Starfish

1x Trinidad Moruga Scorpion

I will also bring two plants to my new apartment


1x Thai Orange

1x Yellow Scotch Bonnet


I will give away the rest of my peppers to other people

1x 7 Pot Primo ( too small)

1x Aleppo

1x Hot finger

1x Cayenne

1x Devil Tongue

1x Aji Cito



That bring the total to 16 plants that I gave away for other to get them addicted to this hobby :D