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#1553195 Is this calcium deficiency??

Posted by ReaperTheRed on 14 May 2018 - 10:53 PM

Well I checked my plants tonight and no aphids. I did not see any mites but I did see some very small "webs" on some of the plants...so I treated them as spider mites with pyrethrin. I dont know what else to do. I have some azamax that I may use if the pyrethrin does not work.

#1552865 Is this calcium deficiency??

Posted by ReaperTheRed on 13 May 2018 - 10:31 AM

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#1552736 Is this calcium deficiency??

Posted by ReaperTheRed on 12 May 2018 - 12:45 PM

Im here in San Antonio, I have about 20 plants and around half have this problem. I'm not sure what it is to be honest. I have no aphids or mites. I actually did the same thing this morning and watered with fish emulsion and CalMag. I do not think its nutes but I did do a foliar spray  about a month ago and was wondering if that was it. Some of them are starting to have nice new leaves so there is some hope and I have them in great soil....just a wait and see game I guess

#1552735 If I don't move my plants into the shade will it do ok? (Houston Tx)

Posted by ReaperTheRed on 12 May 2018 - 12:37 PM

I live here in San Antonio and have been doing this for a few years. My plants do so much better in the summertime with a shade cloth. Right now I have them in full sun but in the next few weeks will place them under a shade cloth when it gets really hot. I have done well with  50-60% shade cloth canopy over them.

#1545389 Mulch around plants?

Posted by ReaperTheRed on 14 April 2018 - 05:38 PM

I was curious if anyone places mulch around their plants, either in the ground or in the pots. It gets really hot here in Texas and I have read people placing newspaper with hay/straw around the plants which helps reduce watering and stress on the plants. Anybody try it? My biggest worry is it creating a home for more insects but I am thinking about doing it this year. 



#1543762 Happy Frog Potting soil

Posted by ReaperTheRed on 08 April 2018 - 06:04 PM

Its funny, I keep hearing how good Pro Mix is but you can not find it anywhere down here in Texas. I think next year though if I get the time I will make my own potting soil. Buying fox farms gets expensive really quick.

#1543326 Happy Frog Potting soil

Posted by ReaperTheRed on 07 April 2018 - 02:53 PM

Ok great. They are about 6-9 inches high and have several leaves on each plant. Very healthy.

I bought a bag of worm castings, would you recommend me adding extra or just wait? I know Happy Frog already comes with it though.

#1543320 Happy Frog Potting soil

Posted by ReaperTheRed on 07 April 2018 - 02:42 PM

Hi everyone,


I normally buy Lucky Dog soil by Fox Farm but bought some Happy Frog instead because I just wanted to try something new. I am going to place some plants in it but was curious if I should add anything else to it or any other recommendation. I know this probably has been discussed a lot so I appreciate the help.



#1512347 Lucky Dog K-9 Cube Growers Blend Soil $26.58

Posted by ReaperTheRed on 19 December 2017 - 11:33 PM

I got the last one! I have ordered 3 others previously from Wal-Mart. You can't beat the price. At my nursery it's $50.

#1508726 Holy Jolokia Ketchup

Posted by ReaperTheRed on 03 December 2017 - 05:03 PM

I'm kinda new here so not sure if this has been reviewed or not. But I recently ordered the Holy Jolokia Ketchup and it is very good and extremely hot (for me). $8 dollars per bottle and I believe it is well worth it. It has additional spices (cayenne, garlic, other spices) in it so its just not jolokia and ketchup. Very good stuff. It is sold at the New Mexico Chile Pepper institute website. 





#1508442 Lucky Dog Soil

Posted by ReaperTheRed on 02 December 2017 - 02:06 PM

Hey ladies and gents, for anyone who uses the Fox Farm Lucky Dog soil you can get the 3.8 cubic feet for $30 per bag at Walmart.com with free shipping. This is a very good price! I have used this soil past 2 years with good results and it is normally $50-60 per bag here in San Antonio. Just a heads up. I ordered some for next year. 




#1505712 Tabasco Scorpion

Posted by ReaperTheRed on 18 November 2017 - 12:10 PM

I just ordered 3. May be perfect gifts for Christmas this year. 

#1505091 Hello

Posted by ReaperTheRed on 14 November 2017 - 02:17 PM

Only thing I can think of for now is renting or buying a pump to pump out the water.

#1504823 Hello

Posted by ReaperTheRed on 13 November 2017 - 08:09 AM

Very awesome place! What part of the world are you located?

#1504822 AJs 2018 Grow Log

Posted by ReaperTheRed on 13 November 2017 - 08:01 AM

That is an awesome backyard and a crazy amount of plants! I noticed my plants do better with a shade cloth here in Texas as well. How do you keep all the aphids and bugs off your plants?