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#1447432 Growdown Throwdown 2017 Aji Lemon Drop!

Posted by dennish on 15 April 2017 - 04:10 PM

My plant now pushing on well...

A long way from this!

#1447250 Dennish 2017 - It's Chilli in Yorkshire

Posted by dennish on 15 April 2017 - 04:54 AM

So time for a long overdue detailed update from me... things really going well with the grow so far this season although the inevitable space crunch / headache is now fully upon me with big pressure to free up the windowsills in the house.
Had most of the plants out on the decking for a photo shoot this morning  8) 
First up (left to right), White Naga, Rocoto and Big Yellow Mamma on the back row and Embassy Naga, White 7 Pot and White Bhut W Strain in the front row.
Next on the catwalk we have Giant TS CARDI, Chupetinho, Aji Jobito and Aji Margariteno.
My plants given the luxury of a 3l pot-on next, SB MOA, Lemon Drop and Yorkshire Barghest all pushing on massively now and ready for final pots.  
Yorkshire Barghest F1 a beast amongst beasts, very excited about this cross and it is highly vigorous... destined for 15l AirPot.
Growdown Lemon Drop, topped early... now back with a vengeance and exactly what I had hoped for at this stage.
SB MOA for LOTG biggest pod comp kicking-on and ready for action!
6 Year Old TS CARDI, what can I say?  Coated in flowers, podding up nicely.  I'm convinced the Bloom Booster is having a positive effect on the number of flowers.
Aji Bodysnatcher F3 flowering and setting first pods  8) plants are around 1m high in 1l pots!
And finally (phew), annuums, toms and baccas straining at the leach in 9cm pots where they will have to stay for a few more weeks yet I'm afraid!
Happy growing all, looking forward to catching up on your glogs over the weekend  8)

#1446354 LAND OF THE GIANTS 2017 - Biggest Bonnet Competition

Posted by dennish on 12 April 2017 - 06:27 AM

Some great looking plants! Can't believe you got pods already Paul, is your plant in its final position and are you planning to let them develop?

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#1444171 Growdown Throwdown 2017 Aji Lemon Drop!

Posted by dennish on 06 April 2017 - 01:23 PM

Here's my plant now moved up to 3l 'deep' penultimate pot. Started to bud now too...

#1438427 Dennish 2017 - It's Chilli in Yorkshire

Posted by dennish on 24 March 2017 - 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 24 March 2017 - 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 23 March 2017 - 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!).