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charlesquik

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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:

 


New light setup help

14 February 2017 - 12:13 PM

Hey guys I want to buy a new light setup because I have two old T12 fluorescent and they are not working like I want.

 

 

I want a setup to start my seedling and grow them until I plant them outside.

 

 

I was reading around and I see LED is definitely the future but I can also consider T5.

 

I don't know which one to buy

 

Should I buy a panel like this 

 

https://www.amazon.c...e/dp/B00PH1MQV8

 

Or should I buy a normal fixture so I can put LED tube (Can also use t5 that way)

 

something like this

 

http://www.growlight...led-system.html

 

 

So for LED its

 

red for bloom 

or

blue for grow

or

full spectrum ( red + blue)

or

or Full spectrum white

 

Which one should I use?

 

 

Another question

 

With LED we need to put the light source at 0.5 meter from the plant and with a T5 fluorescent really close

 

Do that affect the penetration of light?

 

 

Thank you


Mango fatalli-7pot sauce

21 July 2016 - 05:28 PM

I just made a sauce id like to share with you guys.

 

Here the recipe

 

3 yellow 7pot

3 yellow fatalli

1 yellow bell pepper

2 mango

1 cup apple cider vinegar

half an onion

1 teaspoon of honey

 

 

First I charred the peppers and onion on the bbq

Then I cook all of the remaining ingredients on the stove

 

 

And hop in the blender!

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Final result

 

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The color is insane and for now it taste sweet for the first second and then I get a lot of heat. I can taste a little bit the mango and it got a little smokey flavor.

 

Ill keep you updated on the taste in 2 weeks.


Breathing problems while making sauce

17 June 2016 - 08:53 PM

So last week I made some sauce with like 20 super hot, 2 cup of vinegar ,1 lime and some honey... let me tell you its hot but taste good.

My problem is cooking the peppers... I just cant breath even with all the windows open.. I can't stop coughing , it burn inside my lungs and im grasping for air.

 

Do you have any tips on how to prevent this from happening. 

 

 

Thank you, 

 

Chuck


Charlesquik's glog 2016

31 March 2016 - 09:35 PM

It is time to plant 2016 peppers!!

 

Snow is melting slowly but surely.

 

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This year I'm calming down a little bit

 

Here is my list: 

 

Yellow 7 pot : 2  (favorite pepper)

Fatalli : 2

Joes long cayenne : 2

Aji cito : 2 (really prolific and made a shit ton of powder last year) 

Limon : 1 (This one was outside the greenhouse and got hit hard last year so I'm trying again this year) 

Fresno : 3  (I'm planting a lot of plans because last year I got 4 fresno on 2 plants...)

Jalapeno : 2 

Starfish : 2

Yellow scotch bonnet : 2

thai burupa : 2  (new this year)

Bishop crown : 1 (from pepper north)(new this year)

pimenta biquinho : 1 (new this year)

Ghost x Jalapeno : 1 (from pepper north) (new this year)

Trinidad perfume : 1 (new this year) (Wanted to try a super hot flavor profile without heat)

 

This bring the total to 24 plants for my own production but I'm planting a lot more for friends. 

 

 


I used the paper towel technique again this year but next year I'm planting directly into soil. 

 

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I got this binder for my seeds  which is nice for storage

 

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Seeds are now ready to go into soil 

 

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For identification I use photo paper and I put scotch tape on it so the water dont erase the name. 

 

Tadam they are ready to grow up and meet their carrots and onions friends. 

 

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Have a good 2016 season everyone and as usual enjoy the heat! :dance: