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#1438427 Dennish 2017 - It's Chilli in Yorkshire

Posted by dennish on Today, 07:54 AM

Troops are in formation. Fantastic!

TS CARDI is a amazing looking plant. Congrats on the Body Snatcher pods.

Very nice picture of the Rocoto flower.

Thanks Chuck!


The pod is actually TS CARDI, no Bodysnatcher pods as yet... hopefully soon enough.

#1438385 LAND OF THE GIANTS 2017 - Biggest Bonnet Competition

Posted by dennish on Today, 01:46 AM




How old is it?


Thanks!  I planted it early January, straining at the leash for a bigger pot now but will have to wait as another 6 weeks to plant out in the GH here at the earliest.

#1438182 Dennish 2017 - It's Chilli in Yorkshire

Posted by dennish on Yesterday, 12:27 PM

Couldn't resist a few pics of the plants today in the sun!  Growlight now fully retired and natural light only.
Operation Takeover is well underway, ornaments removed and the troops are taking up positions!  :lol: 
First flower from this years plants, Rio Huallaga Rocoto - thanks Heefy for the seed.
First pod of the year is from 6 year old TS CARDI, nicely lobed and filling out every day!  I've introduced a half strength feed of Greenhouse Sensations Nutrigrow for the old boy now, every other watering at first.
Here are the Bodysnatcher F3 plants, really rocketing... I'm watering every other day as there are lots of leaves to sustain from those small pots.  Early flowering and fruiting is the goal so that I can select the pod shapes I want to grow on.
A couple of special late starts starting to grow a bit too...

#1437386 Growdown Throwdown 2017 Aji Lemon Drop!

Posted by dennish on 21 March 2017 - 05:33 AM

I've chosen the topped plant and binned the other... the little fella is now starting to get a spurt on, lots of main strong laterals ready to shoot in every direction!  I need to keep him on the leash for a while yet due to space limitations, another 6 weeks till plant out time and final pot.  Currently in a 1l pot, I may use an intermediate 3l pot in a couple of weeks... as I don't want growth to stall or push into early fruiting.


Now on a windowsill with natural light only for the last week or so, growlight has been retired for the season now Spring has finally sprung!


#1437382 LAND OF THE GIANTS 2017 - Biggest Bonnet Competition

Posted by dennish on 21 March 2017 - 05:00 AM

Some great looking plants and early pods! Here is my plant, I've now ditched the topped plant and chosen my main gladiator... just starting to bud and fork.7553dcb93e01921d5b694eacd88b3b4f.jpg

#1435605 Dennish 2017 - It's Chilli in Yorkshire

Posted by dennish on 17 March 2017 - 12:35 PM

Very nice examples Dennis! And a belated Happy Birthday!


Love the plants and the green house ;)


Cheers Scott!



That's a really nice-looking greenhouse setup you have. Did you make it yourself?


It came as a flat pack kit, so I kinda built it... but can't take credit for the design  :P

#1435000 Dennish 2017 - It's Chilli in Yorkshire

Posted by dennish on 16 March 2017 - 06:03 AM

Dennis, you got some smack, brother!


Those plants are beauties, every one.

you are the master of your chili domain,

my friend!


I long for a nice sunny windows for my

plants.  We can hardly grow ivy in our

house!  Am grateful for T5HO lights, or

growing here would be dismal.


Thank for the kind words Paul!  I love this time of year as the days get longer and spring is almost here.... although plants on the windowsills does test the martial state of harmony for a couple of months!  



Great update Dennis ..... my wife even commentated on your wall paper behind the CARDI .... nice. Yes still too cold hold back my friend they look happy on the windowsills


Cheers John, glad she approves!


Fantastic lookin' grow, birthday boy! A few of my aji amarillos are on the sill, podding and flowering and oblivious to how much better and longer the sunshine will get!


Thanks Stetto!  I usually roll out all my plants to windowsills permanently about now, will be doing so over the next couple of weeks.


You're getting fantastic results Dennis! Looks like it's still cold at night where you are. How soon will you be moving your plants into the greenhouse?


Thanks Rick, yes it is still cold at nights... frost still possible.  I usually aim for early May for full plant out, but it will depend on the weather forecast.  I'll begin moving them into the GH to harden them mid-April.

#1434107 Dennish 2017 - It's Chilli in Yorkshire

Posted by dennish on 14 March 2017 - 01:22 PM

Sooo... update time.
Plants all motoring along now, by day on the windowsills and by night the ones that still fit getting a top-up tan.
Río Huallaga Rocoto has gone up like a magic beanstalk after potting on!
Yorkshire Barghest F1 is quite simply a beast...
Scotch Bonnet MOA not far behind.
Topped Lemon Drop for growdown challenge recovering nicely, hoping this pays dividends later on in the season. 
Aji Bodysnatcher F3 starting to set first buds, growing well.
First pod of the year forming on TS CARDI who is rocking along!
Greenhouse has been cleaned out, decks swabbed and windows cleaned - all ship shape and ready for my plants!  Autovents not working after reinstalling them, have sent off for a replacement cylinders from ebay, hope they fit.  Daytime temps are so, um, tempting, but low night temps still too.  
I'll be sowing toms and planting potatoes soon, roll on spring!

#1431465 Growdown Throwdown 2017 Aji Lemon Drop!

Posted by dennish on 09 March 2017 - 06:14 PM

Yeah, he's been busy growing lots of new leaves looking forward to seeing what his next move is!

I'm keeping both plants for now, will be decision time at next potting on...

#1431434 Growdown Throwdown 2017 Aji Lemon Drop!

Posted by dennish on 09 March 2017 - 04:36 PM

Some great looking young plants chaps, good work!

Here are my pair, now potted up into 1l pots and Terra Canna Pro potting mix, the equivalent of dropping a Nitrogen bomb...

Moved out onto windowsills catching real rays now too.

#1429520 OCD 2017!!!

Posted by dennish on 05 March 2017 - 12:57 PM

Thanks Dennis. I'm hoping so. The thing I'm the most afraid of is burning the plants. I need to reall think of my endwalls when I build. I would like to have both ends that fully open. I can manually open and close

Sounds good! Airflow is the key, also possibly some shade cloth at the ready (I throw an old sheet over my greenhouse whilst the plants are still tender!).

#1429482 OCD 2017!!!

Posted by dennish on 05 March 2017 - 11:29 AM

Hoop house looking great Chuck, I'm sure it will be a huge asset in the season ahead!

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#1428470 Dennish 2017 - It's Chilli in Yorkshire

Posted by dennish on 03 March 2017 - 11:55 AM

very nice Dennis. so ye olde Cardi stays in the 6L for the whole season? do you experience any trouble with the roots?

Cheers!  No I haven't found any problems with final pots of this size, they serve to limit plant growth and promote earlier fruiting so perfect in this situation as I will be keeping the plant on a windowsill for the main part of the season.

#1428462 Dennish 2017 - It's Chilli in Yorkshire

Posted by dennish on 03 March 2017 - 11:26 AM

So today I've potted up a few plants... all into Terra Canna Pro.
Firstly 6 Year Old TS CARDI into a 6l pot.  He'll be kept indoors in pride of place and I don't want the added bulk of an SWP, so this will be his final home for the season.  There is a beautiful smell of chilli blossom in my office at the moment, I love it.
Next some of my early starts, into 1l duck egg blue wife camouflage pots. 
First up, Yorkshire Barghest F1... a truly massive wingspan, maybe I should have named this cross mighty eagle or something... ridiculous.  I think I'm going to have to snip some of those leaves, no prizes for biggest wingspan!  Still, bodes well I suppose... very vigorous and my best looking plant to date.
Next-up SB MOA, I've selected the conventionally grown plant for potting-up, the topped and stripped plant is the poor relation at this point.
And finally, Río Huallaga Rocoto.  My plan is to give this one its head in the GH early doors then move outside when established for the season.  I'm planning on planting in a SWP builders bucket for extra stability.

#1428146 LAND OF THE GIANTS 2017 - Biggest Bonnet Competition

Posted by dennish on 02 March 2017 - 03:38 PM

Here are my pair of warriors, one was topped and stripped very early as per previous post... favouring the conventionally grown plant at this point, wish I had the space to grow both out but sadly one will have to go.