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The 11th Annual Hot Pepper Awards - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!


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#1559168 Charlesquik's Tech Log 2018

Posted by charlesquik on 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
















#1556921 Squirrels

Posted by charlesquik on 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. 

#1554676 Charlesquik's Tech Log 2018

Posted by charlesquik on 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



#1552953 Charlesquik's Tech Log 2018

Posted by charlesquik on 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



#1552529 The 11th Annual Hot Pepper Awards - WINNERS!

Posted by charlesquik on 11 May 2018 - 12:11 PM

Good to see first overall is from my province in  Canada.

Also congratz to pex pepper and pepper north (My two favorites hot sauce maker) for the awards.

#1546818 Charlesquik's Tech Log 2018

Posted by charlesquik on 19 April 2018 - 07:01 PM

Everything is going good, plants are growing and snow is melting  :dance:


Today I cut the plants head (I count 8 leaves and cut on top of that) They will get bushier.

Also added some nitrogen.


This is by far my best year thank to pro led equipment and a lot of nutriment.


Here is one of my gold buthlah



Monstrous bell pepper




Another plant with stretchy leg :P




#1544246 2018 - The Farm

Posted by charlesquik on 10 April 2018 - 08:47 AM

Oh! I'm a fan of supernatural! Must be nice to sit in that car :)

Also the amount of plants is overwhelming even for on my screen lol! 

#1543592 2018 - The Farm

Posted by charlesquik on 08 April 2018 - 08:42 AM

Wow this glog is impressive! Really love the guns too! Both are my passion so what not to love from a ton of peppers and guns crammed in the same place :) 

That Kalashnikov tree was glorious. 

I'll stay put for update :)

#1543586 Devv-2018-Loving life in the dirt

Posted by charlesquik on 08 April 2018 - 08:17 AM

The plants are looking good Devv.

I'm a little bit jealous you guys out south already have plants and pods outside while I have 5 feet of snow in the backyard  :deadhorse:

#1543373 Charlesquik's Tech Log 2018

Posted by charlesquik on 07 April 2018 - 04:51 PM

Alright everything is transplanted in bigger pot.

The waiting game begin


Here my Apollo 8 in action on my step dad bell pepper.


We cannot go in this room without UV glasses, because it hurt the eyes.



Sorry for shitty cellphone quality


I lowered my meizhi by 6 inches because the plants were starting to stretch a little bit.

When the youngling on the left get a little bit bigger, ill swap with the Apollo. 








#1541524 juantio grows 2018

Posted by charlesquik on 31 March 2018 - 02:38 PM

sea of green photos
stem side shots


I'm a simple man and a sea of green leaves do make me happy :)

#1541466 Charlesquik's Tech Log 2018

Posted by charlesquik on 31 March 2018 - 10:54 AM

Current setup is my old meizhi because the apollo 8 is too powerful for younglings


We taped two plastic greenhouse together and its not too bad. Also using an old PC fan for air circulation and stressing the plants.




Plants from last update





Plants from the new seeds I planted




There is still some peppers in the incubato, but next week all plants will be transplanted.



The two plants in the middle are bell peppers plant from a friend.




Picture of the Apollo 8





#1538453 Charlesquik's Tech Log 2018

Posted by charlesquik on 17 March 2018 - 09:28 PM

Here we go another year with you guys :)   :dance: 

This year I will be advancing to the new level. I learned a lot last year about automation and I will fix all the encountered problems. 


Last year I only had a Meizhi 450 watt led. I tested a lot of thing with that light and I can definitely say LED are the future.

Now I got with my dad :


1x  Meizhi 450 watt LED

2x Generic 1000 watt LED from amazon

1x Apollo 10 750 watt LED

1x Apollo 8 600 watt LED

Apollo lights are worth the price. They are powerful and well built. (Even got a remote on the 10)


1000 watt LED from amazon don't even hold a candle to the Apollo.

Back on pepper....

I decided to plant 50 seeds and I'll choose later on which one I keep because I only have room for 25-30 in the greenhouse.

Some seeds didn't grow after 2 weeks so I replanted the empty spots.

Here my tray at the moment :

2x 7 pot Brainstrain yellow

2x 7 pot Primo red

2x Scotch Connet yellow

2x Aji Verde

2x Early Jalapeno

2x Reaper

2x Fatalii

2x Devil Tongue red

2x Aji Cito

2x Starfish

2x Trinidad Moruga Scorpion

2x Bhut Jolokia peach

2x Aji Jobito

2x Cayenne (Trying some old seeds)

2x Joes Long Cayenne
2x Gold Bhutlah

2x Nagabon Jolokia

2x Ghenghis

2x Hot fingers

2x Sukari

2x Aleppo

2x Thai orange

1x Red Dominican Habanero

1x Bishop crown

1x Trinidad Mystery

1x Hair pepper

1x Oily Paste

1x Trinidad beans

I replanted about 25 seeds today... (I planted them too deep the first time so my bad)

Also last year I overwintered 4 plants, but I was really busy during winter and I forgot to water them.... They are only good as fire starter now  :onfire:


If you guys remember, I left all my plants in the outdoor greenhouse as a test, but I didn't check yet (They are 100% dead for sure because you know -30 Celsius  :rofl: )



Here is the small setup where we germinate the seeds and grows salads and fine herbs.



And there is a bigger setup in the basement with the Apollo fixture, but I don't have a picture yet.


These are today pictures....yeah I know I'm late, but there is still 6 feet of snow in the backyard  :deadhorse:






Hope you guys have a wonderful growing season.

#1497663 TheGreenChileMonster's 2017 GLOG

Posted by charlesquik on 10 October 2017 - 09:31 AM

Just a curiosity question about pepper jelly. 


Is it more hot than sweet or more sweet than hot? What is the balance because getting kicked in the butt eating my toast every morning would be a painful experience :P


Well I guess it replace coffee for waking up haha

#1497661 Devv-2017-Having a good time in the dirt

Posted by charlesquik on 10 October 2017 - 09:29 AM

Man that throw down bush is huge! Hope you win this year!