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#1424318 Growdown Throwdown 2017 Aji Lemon Drop!

Posted by dennish on Yesterday, 02:52 PM

So here is a quick update, one week after topping and stripping...


Control plant is growing bigger and leaves really getting huge, smaller plant investing energy into lots of new lateral growth.


#1422950 Stickman's 2017 Minimalist Glog

Posted by dennish on 18 February 2017 - 02:46 AM

Looking good Rick, some super healthy looking young plants and seedlings on parade!

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#1422567 Dennish 2017 - It's Chilli in Yorkshire

Posted by dennish on 17 February 2017 - 11:56 AM

So small progress update from me... plants all out on the windowsills today for some sun.
All of my baccas and annuums have germinated too, which is good news!
Aji Bodysnatcher F3
Early Starts
Yorkshire Barghest F1
Rio Huallaga Rocoto 
6 Year Old CARDI now really motoring, pretty impressive to say this is only from limited windowsill light.

#1422452 White Hot Peppers 2017

Posted by dennish on 17 February 2017 - 04:34 AM

I would love to do some crosses with anything.  All my attempts last year resulted in dropped blossoms.  I hope to have better luck this year.  Some glasses will help, last year I was trying to cross with potted plants in the garage and though lighting was bad, well it wasn't the light so much as my aging eyes.  I don't know how these guys do so many.  Maybe better luck this year with better feeding on the plants etc.


I bought a pair of cheap reading glasses with 3 x magnification and a pair of surgical tweezers from Amazon, was a real breakthrough moment for me after trying (and failing) balancing a magnifying glass and 'borrowing' the wife's tweezers!  I found the most effective method, especially with c.chinense which can be very fiddly, is to take a pollen sack which is almost ready to open and literally tear it open with the tweezers and dump the contents directly onto the target stigma.

#1421866 LAND OF THE GIANTS 2017 - Biggest Bonnet Competition

Posted by dennish on 16 February 2017 - 08:19 AM

Looking good all!


Here's my pair, one of which has had a commando haircut to improve combat readiness...



#1421543 Devv-2017-Having a good time in the dirt

Posted by dennish on 15 February 2017 - 04:17 PM

Great looking plants Scott!

#1421540 OCD 2017!!!

Posted by dennish on 15 February 2017 - 04:14 PM

Great final list and progress in germination Chuck, nice work!  


As others have said, I'm sure your 'hoop house' will add a whole new dimension to your grow.  Following with interest! 

#1421031 Growdown Throwdown 2017 Aji Lemon Drop!

Posted by dennish on 14 February 2017 - 02:30 PM

Dennish, any chance you can put those two plants on a live stream?

Not really, but I will give side by side updates regularly and try to give even conditions to the two... 

#1420658 U)<now's 2016/2017 Indoor/Outdoor Glog

Posted by dennish on 13 February 2017 - 05:17 PM

Nice varieties and love your ever expanding / evolving grow area!  Nice work, hope you have a great season.

#1420638 Growdown Throwdown 2017 Aji Lemon Drop!

Posted by dennish on 13 February 2017 - 04:08 PM

So tonight I decided to step up the 'training' for my spare Lemon Drop...
I nipped out the growth tips and removed the leaves, the objective being to expose lateral nodes to as much light as possible and promote new growth from all nodes. Will be an interesting comparison.  
Here they are side by side, fella on the right not too impressed with the new haircut.

#1420632 Dennish 2017 - It's Chilli in Yorkshire

Posted by dennish on 13 February 2017 - 04:00 PM

That TS Cardi fully loaded is a sight to behold Dennis. Awesome looking kids as well. Great work in keeping him going buddy.

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Now that's a sweet looking plant!


Cheers fellas, it never ceases to impress me at this time of year, looks especially beautiful with the new growth emerging from the woody old trunk.

#1419245 Dennish 2017 - It's Chilli in Yorkshire

Posted by dennish on 10 February 2017 - 01:38 PM

Love that side branching Dennis, and flower buds a bonus!

Thanks Rick, this plant has been trained into a really great growth habit over the years... it shoots out loads of new main branches as laterals, here it is fully loaded a couple of years back!

Hoping year 6 is just as good!

Great update Dennis .... lovely healthy looking plants ... and your Queen the majestic TS remains an epic plant

Thanks John!

#1419115 Dennish 2017 - It's Chilli in Yorkshire

Posted by dennish on 10 February 2017 - 05:29 AM

Plants are looking great Dennis.  You and John with those printed plant markers, so nice.  Mine are barely legible even by me, probably not legible by anyone else.


Thanks Justin!  I've got quite a few in this latest batch from you, good germ rates and so far so good thanks!  I just use printed labels and standard plant markers, nothing fancy!  Think we are all a bit OCD when it comes to organising our plants!  Chilli growing is somewhere between stamp collecting and knife throwing on the scale, with a little bit of both mixed in!


+1 on #33! well said ;)


Cheers Scott!

#1419106 PaulG 2017

Posted by dennish on 10 February 2017 - 04:26 AM

Looking good Paul, all your plants look great and your Lemon Drops are beastly already!  I'll be holding off potting on for now due to space limitations, my next pot size is 1l and I also introduce some 'special' growing medium at this point too.


Did you make the PDN x Bonda Ma Jacques cross?  It looks great, beautiful plant.  What are the pods like, at F5 must be starting to approach stability?

#1418339 Dennish 2017 - It's Chilli in Yorkshire

Posted by dennish on 08 February 2017 - 11:27 AM

Thanks very much for all the nice comments, appreciate you stopping by guys!  
Time for a quick update, all ticking along nicely here I am pleased to report.
Changing of the guard in the prop this week as my rank and file chinense are potted up to 9cm pots and I'm due to sow my baccas and annuums tonight.  I've binned all my spares at this stage for the first time too, I simply don't have the room and I've rarely lost a plant so it's survival of the fittest from hereon in!  
Tray of Aji Bodysnatcher F3 (Aji White Fantasy x Lemon Drop), starting to see some slight variations in the plant form and leaf shape now, all coming on well and on target for early poddage.
Various early starts...
Veteran TS CARDI really coming alive now, lots of strong main branches shooting out in all directions and he's even starting to gamely set buds... Steady on old boy!
I've moved the prop out from under the growlight garden now as all the space needed for the plants.  I can get three of these long Ikea trays laden with 9cm pots under the light (12 each maximum, total capacity 36 at a push).  I tend to start to move the bigger plants onto windowsills when space gets too tight.
Tonight into the prop will be... 
-- Annuum --
Beaver Dam
Thunder Mountain Longhorn
Santa Fe Grande
Ring of Fire (several plants for giveaways)
-- Baccatum --
Aji Fantasy
Aji White Fantasy
Aji Cristal
Lemon Drop
Nepalese Bell
-- Chinense--
Mystery pick from my seed box to replace Embassy Naga (no-show) TBC!