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#1436677 Aerogarden growers

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 19 March 2017 - 08:31 AM

There is a current AeroGarden thread > Here....

#1435129 Aji White Lightning Bolt

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 16 March 2017 - 11:28 AM

They're all in Greg. Soaked in naptha & denatured alcohol for a night then straight into the pellet.

Sounds like you're trying to kill them! Or yourself? Please explain......

The MSDSs for various vendors are also indicative of the non-specific nature of the product and reflect the considerations due for a flammable mixture of hydrocarbons: flammability, carcinogenicity, skin and airway irritation, etc.
People can be exposed to naphtha in the workplace by breathing it in, swallowing it, skin contact, and eye contact. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has set the permissible exposure limit for naphtha exposure in the workplace as 100 ppm (400 mg/m3) over an 8-hour workday. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has set a recommended exposure limit (REL) of 100 ppm (400 mg/m3) over an 8-hour workday. At levels of 1000 ppm, 10% of the lower explosive limit, naphtha is immediately dangerous to life and health.
Denatured alcohol
Despite its poisonous content, denatured alcohol is sometimes consumed as a surrogate alcohol. This potentially can result in blindness or death if it contains methanol. For instance, during American prohibition, Federal law required methanol in domestically manufactured industrial alcohols. On Christmas Day 1926 and the two following days, which was roughly at the midpoint of the "Great Experiment" of nationwide alcohol prohibition, 31 people in New York City alone died of methanol poisoning. To help prevent this, denatonium is often added to give the substance an extremely bitter flavor. Substances such as pyridine are added to give the mixture an unpleasant odor, and agents such as syrup of ipecac may also be included to induce emesis (vomiting).

#1433537 Advice for PH testing/testers.

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 13 March 2017 - 12:15 PM

I have one I found at Lowe's that measures light, ph, and moisture. I haven't really played with it yet, but it less than 15 dollars. I will get a picture of it when I go to my grow room.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk

Make sure you test that meter. Moisture, Light, and Ph Meter

User Review:
I bought this specifically to test soil pH. I brought it home and tested it in several spots in the garden but the reading never changed. I cleaned the probes to ensure good conductivity and retested in several locations, but the reading remained at 7.0 (neutral) no matter what I tested, which led me to question whether it was really working. Finally, I inserted the probes into a lemon. Same result - 7.0 neutral. I'll be returning this for a refund.

#1432570 identify the chille !

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 11 March 2017 - 07:17 PM

Goronong was my first thought as well, although the calyx on that one looks larger than the ones on the Goronongs I have seen. Goronongs tend to be yellow


Above is my observation on pepper...... My pix from 2015 grow below......



#1431842 Overwintering Ghost Pepper - Black Leaves?

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 10 March 2017 - 03:11 PM

These black leaves?... See above.....




#1431375 Transplant temp!

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 09 March 2017 - 01:31 PM

I have a light packed with peppers inside that I started a few months ago. Looking to free up some space and start some more if I can.


is 50+ degrees safe enough to move them outside? I figure thats far from frost temp... anyone have any success with early transplants?





50+F fine.... Don't forget hardening off!> https://www.google.c...chrome&ie=UTF-8

#1431174 Heading to Trinidad, anything to score?

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 08 March 2017 - 10:16 PM

That takes the fun out of the hunt though.

Didn't give you the address, did I? :shame:  ;)  :surprised:  :lol:  :cry:

#1431124 Heading to Trinidad, anything to score?

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 08 March 2017 - 08:25 PM

You could try to locate a CARDI office and buy CARDI seeds.I believe those can be declared and brought back to the US.Best to call customs first and get info.

CARDI Trinidad-Tobago

#1431099 Heading to Trinidad, anything to score?

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 08 March 2017 - 06:49 PM

Helluva reality check :shocked:

Hawaii has some of the most restrictive import regulations and for good reason. Like any island isolated for so many thousands of years, think Australia, where a seemingly innocent and cutesy rabbit has caused billions of dollars in damage.....

State of Hawaii Importation of Plants



#1430510 New Growth Curling/Bumpy

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 07 March 2017 - 09:43 AM

Congrats! Great progress and I posted the pic of your Aji Lemon twins below for everyone to enjoy.




#1430504 Hi... What is happening to my peppers?

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 07 March 2017 - 09:33 AM

. Please note the strange leaf, and if possible let me know what the problem is. Four out of the ten plants have this same problem.
Thanks for reading all this, if you did.


Please review your picture below, I assume you mean the arrowed leaf? If yes I agree with Powelly & ako1974, this is not a problem.




#1430001 Seeds germinating with seed coat still over cotyledons

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 06 March 2017 - 12:17 PM

Just spritz them with a spray bottle of water every once in a while. Eventually it'll soften up the seed coat enough that you can just pull it off without damaging the cotyledon leaves. If you have to, use tweezers or nail clippers

Personally, I'd lose the humidity dome if they've already sprouted. Leaving it on could leave you at risk for "damping off"

The only thing I'd add to Mike's excellent advice is using weak chamomile tea in the spray bottle to soften the stuck seed cap (Often called "helmet head".). While there are opinions on both sides of it's effectivity on "damping off", along with cinnamon, you have to spray them with water so why not try it?

#1429992 Do you have to clip off dead parts of a branch?

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 06 March 2017 - 11:48 AM

just cut the brown off






#1428499 Hot pepper ID

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 03 March 2017 - 01:22 PM

Ok here is the imageIMG_7561_zpsgz7vxuo6.jpg

#1428090 Another Connecticut guy.....

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 02 March 2017 - 11:02 AM