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#1451561 Growing chillies in a hydroponics environment

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on Today, 08:44 AM

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#1451265 Think I could overwinter this little plant?

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on Yesterday, 09:17 AM

Your plant looks great! As far as the yellow tips & cracking the media looks wet, longer interval between watering letting media dry out? New leaf curling not an issue IMO.

#1451084 very specific cloning question. prizes will be awarded.

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 28 April 2017 - 04:31 PM

Try this (you can do this numerous times on multiple stalks 8-12" apart)  Scrape the skin off about an inch of the stalk with a knife or razor. In the same area, cut a few light scrapes in the stalk with a razor or fine-tooth serrated blade. Rub on some rooting hormone or honey, (don't need either but this helps make it work better and faster). Wrap a moist paper towel around the exposed area, wrap the paper towel up in saran wrap to hold in the moisture, tape up the top and bottom with some electrical tape to hold in the humidity. You can remove the top tape if you dont see moisture through the saran wrap anymore but it usually lasts the whole process. Wait until you see roots growing through the paper towel under the saran wrap and cut off that piece and plant it.



Great idea DWB! I use peat pellets instead of paper towels....




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#1451028 Morgan County Seeds 2 Weeks Behind?

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 28 April 2017 - 01:37 PM

From their website.> MORGAN COUNTY seeds


I’ve been told in business, customers have 3 desires: good, fast, and cheap. I’ve also been told you can have any two at the cost of the third. For example, if the desire is fast and good, it won’t’ be cheap. We choose to operate under the desire of providing good quality and reasonable prices, so during our busy season there will be a delay in processing and filling your order.

We do understand that every once in awhile, unforeseen events require a more speedy response, and since we truly want happy, repeat customers, we will do whatever we can in those instances. We do believe in those case, a $5.00 rush charge is appropriate.

Most of the seed and supplies get here in January. We will start to ship orders as soon as we can. The first 3 months of the spring, we may be up to 3 weeks behind in filling orders. At the end of most seed descriptions, we will note whether seed is treated or untreated. We will try to keep this as accurate as possible. However, as we have no control over some of our seed suppliers, seed may be stated as untreated & when shipped to us it maybe treated. If you need all untreated seed, please state so on seed order form. Please also supply us with a phone number in case we need to contact you about your order.

#1450569 can having a fan on too long actually hurt a plant?

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 26 April 2017 - 05:39 PM

so I put on fan on my plants a few weeks back (on low) and they are fine and healthy looking anyone have thoughts on this?[/quote]

My thoughts are.....You're doing just fine!

I'm assuming its just anxious mother syndrome or whatever the gardening equivalent is...[/quote]

Maybe Willard3 will jump in here with the correct nomenclature....

I'm wondering if leaving the fan on too long (10-12 hours) isn't is actually letting them develop a strong stem because they are spending too much time moving in the wind.


and due to the bloated and over opinionated nature of the internet a google search gives me contradictory answers so that avenue is pretty much pointless any more...

And what makes you think it's different here?rofl_zps43a5875b.gif




#1450471 Sweet Peet or ProMix for growing medium

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 26 April 2017 - 12:01 PM

In researching Sweet Peet I don't see where it's a growing media?
For vegetable or flower gardens, spread about 1" deep using layers of newspaper under the Sweet Peet to additionally suppress weeds. Also, the application of Preen for landscape or flower beds prior to planting would work instead of the newspapers. Preen for Vegetable Gardens must be applied for edible crops. Keep Sweet Peet away from stems of plants.
Planting flowers or vegetables or preparing landscape beds before planting:

Spread a layer of Sweet Peet to a 2-3" depth over the planting bed.  Spade or rototill in the Sweet Peet thoroughly. Note: Even apply to areas with "new, good" processed topsoil as this topsoil is not the same as naturally laid down topsoil as such processed topsoils can become "gummy" and compacted in a short period of time.

#1450204 How in the world did this happen?

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 25 April 2017 - 11:00 AM


They say you become what you judge, right? I am gearing up to fly past your pic.



I apologize if I offended!


My reply was in response to your post, "I remember seeing that picture thinking, "That​ seems a little excessive."" , as in how fascinating you thought my grow excessive but now you have the same obsession.

It's amazing how without face to face communication these posts can offend..... Again, sorry for any confusion!

#1449787 Potting mix

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 23 April 2017 - 05:46 PM

 I actually revived this thread from 2014, so that I could get the fella with the bog mush to weigh in on his mix. 



He's been MIA since late last year.....





#1449613 Chile plant transportation logistics question-- just b/c I'm nervous

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 23 April 2017 - 12:28 PM

:pics:  ,      :D




This just in.......He's still there......Send out a search party!






#1449412 Chile plant transportation logistics question-- just b/c I'm nervous

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 22 April 2017 - 08:56 PM

How'd ya make out, dude? :)



#1449239 Soil questions

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 22 April 2017 - 01:28 PM

This is what I use for my potting media when I reuse it.> Click here.

#1449170 Looking to buy live plants

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 22 April 2017 - 10:05 AM

I am looking for pepper plants to buy. I am mostly looking for the varieties below, but I am also interested in others.

 While I've bought plants from ChilePlants (CCN), BakersPeppers, Juanito's and The ChileWoman (all highly recommended) these are not reviews - they are plant seller listings in alphabetic order. I suggest you check the price per plant AND S&H cost=Total Price for your order. As an example, below is CCN's S&H per plant (You must buy in quantities of 6.)..
Chile Plant S&H Levels

6 = $2.17ea
12 = $1.08
18 = $1.00
24 = $0.75
30 = $0.77
36 = $0.64
42 - $0.67
48 = $0.58

Annie's Annuals & Perennials
ChilePlants (CCN)
The Chile Woman
Crazy Hot Seeds
Garden Harvest Supply
Harris Seeds
Hirt's Gardens Hot Pepper Plants
Juanitos Pepper Plants
Park Seed
Peppers by Mail
Piedmont Farm & Garden
Refining Fire Chiles
Tomato Baby Co.[
Totally Tomatoes
VT Bean Seed Co,



#1449093 Chile plant transportation logistics question-- just b/c I'm nervous

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 21 April 2017 - 10:56 PM

I'm driving up to Cross Country Nursery tomorrow to pick up 50-some plants.  I'm starting to panic b/c I'm not sure if they'll all fit in my wife's car (Ford Focus hatchback) and i don't wanna try to get them in my Taco b/c i don't have a cap or anything and rte 295 will likely be murder on them tings, especially with rain expected tomorrow.  Am i worrying needlessly, or will i be taking 2 trips?  I'm just not sure how big the plants will be, or how they're going to be packed. I'm probably worrying for no good reason, but i'm hoping someone can chime in with some experience or theories...


The pic below is of 24 plants from CCN..... I think 50 plants will fit in a subcompact hatchback - no problemo.....




#1449047 How in the world did this happen?

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 21 April 2017 - 06:49 PM


I'll show you mine now that I've seen yours.....(From 2015.)




#1448723 An interesting mystery...for me

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 20 April 2017 - 05:49 PM


One question; can chinense or pubescenes cross with bacatum? If so, there may be an isolation issue...


Don't remember where I got this "cross" chart from....