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#1460972 Charlesquik's 2017 Glog

Posted by charlesquik on Yesterday, 05:53 PM

Little update !


Greenhouse is jam packed! I have difficulty watering my plant.




The plants are getting bigger and are healthy.




Bell peppers are on steroid,




Automation is also doing good.




Humidity and temperature are controlled by my own custom program with Arduino.


My father was in charge of electronics and I was in charge of the code.



The electronics are in the wooden box. 


I can control the heater and fan independently. Both humidity and temperature are controlled in real time via my program.


The raspberry pi is communicating with wi-fi to my house while both wooden box are communicating with each other.


One is monitoring soil moisture and outside humidity and temperature and is in charge to communicate to my web interface where I can check my greenhouse status.


The other one is monitoring inside humidity and temperature and control whether the heater or fan are ON or OFF.



Next step is to add automatic irrigation system with a water solenoid valve and this kit I just bought.



Thank for watching!



#1456826 Buncha MALARKY 2017

Posted by charlesquik on 16 May 2017 - 10:17 AM

Wow this hail must have left a ton of damages on cars 

#1456702 D3 2017 Keeping it mild.

Posted by charlesquik on 15 May 2017 - 09:32 PM

This is an impressive garden! Really clean!


Good luck this year!

#1456698 Charlesquik's 2017 Glog

Posted by charlesquik on 15 May 2017 - 09:16 PM

Alright time to go outside.


I've been hardening them for 3 days now and its time to put them in the greenhouse


I'm trying to grow in bucket this year to see the difference.


I'm doing a rock bottom to help drainage


Then I'm using a mix of  black dirt

shrimp compost


and concentrated shrimp powder 










We decided to make an extension for the greenhouse but finally it was too big and the neighbor was going to make a complaint. (We live in the city so there are strict rules)






We will use it for something else I guess.


That what we have so far. We ran out of bucket! I still have to plant 8 plants.




I am more than 1 month ahead of schedule this year as I planted them outside June 20th last year!


Have a nice season guys!


#1448934 How in the world did this happen?

Posted by charlesquik on 21 April 2017 - 11:46 AM

Its like guns... you always want more

#1448874 Charlesquik's 2017 Glog

Posted by charlesquik on 21 April 2017 - 07:13 AM

Have you got a fan in the room? or something to circulate the air?


No but I have one laying around. I think ill use it.


I will also put a heater set to 24 degree. Its a small room so its not so bad on electricity.

#1448801 Best Aji Variety?

Posted by charlesquik on 20 April 2017 - 09:35 PM

I really like aji cito flavor profile and hotness. They are also prolific.


The best flavor for me is aji pineapple. 

#1448789 Charlesquik's 2017 Glog

Posted by charlesquik on 20 April 2017 - 09:19 PM

So I had a big mold and fungus problem.


Ive changed the dirt of all my plants and sprayed them with peroxide (3%) / water concentration of 6 part for 100


I will also water them with a mixture of 3 part for 100






The growing really slowed because of the diseases. I hope they will get better.


I will also ask my father to water them less ( Im kinda living 15 miles from there so I cant be there too much often)

#1448589 Is it "ok" to admit you like

Posted by charlesquik on 20 April 2017 - 07:39 AM

El Yucateco

I have the red one ( original I think?) and its flavorful,good amount of heat and this stuff cant mold for sure.


Its dirt cheap as a bonus.


I have the bottle for 5 years and this stuff is still good lol


We are lucky to pack this thing in walmart because 10 years ago we had to go to Mexico  to get some :) I would bring 5 x 3 packs as a kid when going to Mexico.


Don't get me wrong, this sauce is good but not on the level of all the natural hot sauce we can buy now with better flavor profile)

#1446793 Season #2

Posted by charlesquik on 13 April 2017 - 06:22 PM

Last season I started in January and it was way too early, I live near Toronto. I will also have to look up that pepper sounds interesting!


There is a big  difference between january and april XD

#1446720 Season #2

Posted by charlesquik on 13 April 2017 - 02:21 PM

You should have started way ahead like in fev/march


We in Canada have a short summer so its best we maximise the plant grow before going outside.



For pepper suggestion I would say brazillian starfish is one of my favorite

#1446147 Burgers? Hell Yeah!!

Posted by charlesquik on 11 April 2017 - 09:11 AM

I'd tear into that, mayo sounds awesome, bacon is perfectly cooked, bun doesn't scare me, but that is a hefty amount of red onion.  That might overwhelm me.  I'd take that chance though.


I think I like onion too much :) they loooook and taste so good in burger. 

#1445897 Burgers? Hell Yeah!!

Posted by charlesquik on 10 April 2017 - 05:32 PM

"shitty bread as usual..."


Sometimes you want the squish and not the crunch... all good!


I buy at grocery in pack of 24 and put them in the freezer.. I shouldnt I have a nice bakery right around the corner!

#1445891 Burgers? Hell Yeah!!

Posted by charlesquik on 10 April 2017 - 05:27 PM

First 20 degrees day of the year!!




sun dried tomatoes and momento de la muerte (pepper north) mayonnaise



red onion

mozzarella cheese

cheddar cheese 

aji mango

1/3 lbs beef patty 

shitty bread as usual...



microbrewery red beer , fries and sriracha mayo as a bonus :)



Zoom of the monster!



We can even see the snow in the background melting!

#1444583 Charlesquik's 2017 Glog

Posted by charlesquik on 07 April 2017 - 04:21 PM

They like the transplant!


Tomatoes are back lol...





Comparison with my shitty last year grow at the same time.



I think this season will be my best!