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Pepper leave disease

30 March 2018 - 03:34 PM

My step dad got a strange disease on some of his bell pepper plants.

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Some blister and white stuff.

The whole plant is soft and weak.

Thank you for the help,

 

Chuck


Charlesquik's Tech Log 2018

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.

 

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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:

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Hope you guys have a wonderful growing season.


Charlesquik's Growing 2017 2.0

20 July 2017 - 03:21 PM

Time for a new glog as photobucket destroyed all the pictures links.
 

I uploaded all my photos to imgur

 

Ill try my best to remake it

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I started planting when the snow was starting to melt around February 19th.

 

The main goal this year is to make the prototype of an automated greenhouse. We will then make a big greenhouse on the family woodlot that need zero human intervention. 

 

Also we are going to use automation for almost everything.

 

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I tried to chose the right balance between super hot and mild so everyone in the family is happy

 

2 x Yellow 7 pot

2 x Farmer market jalapeno

2 x Aji cito

1 x Reaper

2 x Fresno

1 X Brain X Bhutlah (pepper north)

1 X Ghenghis (pepper north)

2 x Starfish

2 x Fatalii

1 x Trinidad perfume

1 x 7 pot chocolate gigantic SR

2 x Lìmon

1 x Trinidad moruga scorpion

1 x red scotch bonnet

2 x Aleppo (jeffcontonio)

2 x Aji jobito (jeffcontonio)

2 x Gold bhutlah ( pepper north )

2 x 7 pot Lava (pepper north)

1 x Wiri Wiri

1 x Ôt Hièm 

 

 

Red = new pepper this year

 

For a total of 31 plants

 

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I used pro mix but it was a mistake because the soil keep to much moisture and I had fungus problem around week 4.

 

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I planted 31 plants this year. ( 1 slot for soil moisture sensors)

 

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With the use of  a raspberry pi we were receiving an email when we needed to water the seedlings. 

 

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I also bought a nice Meizhi 450watt full spectrum light. It helped a lot with the slow growing I had from previous year.

 

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March 10 update

 

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March 12 update

 

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April 1 update

 

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April 6 update

 

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April 19 update 

 

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May  3 update

 

I already had buds so I took them one by one.

 

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We tried to make a bigger greenhouse but we feared a neighbor complaint (We live in the city so there are strict rules) so we stayed with previous year size.

 

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We did a rock bottom to help drainage

 

Then we used a mix of  black dirt

shrimp compost

manure

and concentrated shrimp powder 

 

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This year I have to share my greenhouse with my step dad tomatoes so the greenhouse is jam-packed. 

 

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My step dad also plant some cucumbers. 

 

 

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Problems with my plants

18 April 2017 - 02:54 PM

Hey guys I need some insights!

 

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My plants are not doing well and leaves are starting to turn yellow and new leaves are yellow :(

 

I just gave them a nitrogen boost (The solution I found online) and I wonder if that will help or kill them!

 

Thank you!


Charlesquik's 2017 Glog

19 February 2017 - 09:41 PM

Here we go for another year! 

 

Let hope its better than last year where half my plants didnt even produce.

 

Im gaining experience every season so it can only get better.

 

This year growing list :

 

2 x Yellow 7 pot

2 x Farmer market jalapeno

2 x Aji cito

2 x Fresno

1 X Brain X Bhutlah (pepper north)

1 X Ghenghis (pepper north)

1 x Wiri Wiri

1 x Ôt Hièm 

2 x Starfish

2 x Fatalii

1 x Trinidad perfume

1 x 7 pot chocolate gigantic SR

2 x Lìmon

1 x Trinidad moruga scorpion

1 x red scotch bonnet

2 x Aleppo (jeffcontonio)

2 x Aji jobito (jeffcontonio)

2 x Gold bhutlah ( pepper north )

2 x 7 pot Lava (pepper north)

 

 

Red = new pepper this year

 

For a total of 31 plants

 

Man there is so much snow this year!

 

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The greenhouse is doing good

 

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Let do this!

 

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This year we decided to make an automatic system

 

The last slot is a humidity captor and with the use of a Raspberry pi  we get email alert when the soil need water

 

 

Here is the setup

 

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We plan on adding a temperature sensor which active a fan and a water automatic dispenser.

 

 

Have a great year guys!  :dance: