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charlesquik

Member Since 24 Aug 2014
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Charlesquik's Growing 2017 2.0

Yesterday, 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:

 


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.