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#1595764 Problems growing peppers in my raised beds

Posted by austin87 on 29 November 2018 - 03:51 PM

Looks like mites

This. Broad mites more likely than spider mites, which make the little webs. Azamax works well.

Unfortunately the deformed leaves will never heal but after a few treatments new growth should normalize.

#1595763 Today’s harvest

Posted by austin87 on 29 November 2018 - 03:49 PM

We didnt use a coffee grinder, we used an open disk grinder. The dust was airborne and you know the rest. I will ask my wife if I can use her grinder. Btw, how do you get the burn out of the grinder before using it for something else?

Dry rice works good

#1594905 Quick Hot Peppers For Zone 5b/Lake Michigan Area Wisconsin

Posted by austin87 on 24 November 2018 - 02:43 PM

Start indoors around January 1 and you should be able to grow anything.

Plant out a couple weeks after last frost (maybe late April/early May in your area?) with a healthy plant and good root system.

We have Canadian growers who grow superhots fine up in the Great Whitw North.

#1594282 2017 Indoor Winter Hydroponics

Posted by austin87 on 20 November 2018 - 05:20 PM


So, I'm growing a bit of everything in my house. I am going to track my grows through this.

I have Boston pickling, Diva, and lemon cucumbers growing. Carbon, black Cherry, red cherry grape, and stupice tomatoes. Butterhead Lettuce, three types of Peppers, and sweetness hybrid corn.

4 b.p. cukes planted 9/2/17 60 to 90 days and strong.

2 lettuce planted 10/20/17
6 Lettuce planted 11/4/17

I'll update correct dates for tomatoes but some of these have already been topped and are growing stronger stems.

Two fast growing plants in small DWC. Black Cherry Tomatoe and Boston Pickling Cuke.

All basement plants are in flood trays that are flooded twice a day up to 1 inch.

Nutrients: Masterblend 38.

Observation: heat in basement versus heat in Bathroom with DWC have different results but planted at the same time

Late to the party here but planning something similar so hoping for advice. How big of a container do you need for a head of lettuce? I have 1 quart mason jars so that would be awesome, but not sure if they are big enough...

#1593433 Is foliage-pro by dyna-gro any good for peppers

Posted by austin87 on 14 November 2018 - 04:44 PM

I'd mix up the nutrients in water at about 1/4 strength, then ph it and soak the wool in that. I also just started using Foliage-Pro! Loving it.

Curious, is the correct method to add nutrients then correct pH? Or correct pH and add nutes?

#1593365 Pliss help me friends

Posted by austin87 on 14 November 2018 - 09:52 AM

Looks like pests, maybe mites or aphids.

#1592049 Sweet peppers

Posted by austin87 on 07 November 2018 - 03:30 PM

Aji dulce or aji jobito

#1591969 Peppers in Winter

Posted by austin87 on 07 November 2018 - 01:28 AM

I think you will find some takers :)

What varieties do you have and what price are you thinking for a SFRB?

#1588473 Cover or pull plants?

Posted by austin87 on 20 October 2018 - 12:52 PM

Ive used frost cloth and random pieces of burlap. Really I think anything will do.

#1588109 For My Chile Powder Freaks Out There

Posted by austin87 on 18 October 2018 - 06:36 AM

Anything from an hour and move to the dehydrator to completely drying them in the smoker. Try some different lengths and see what you like best.

#1587751 Can I eat it?

Posted by austin87 on 16 October 2018 - 10:36 AM

Cut it in half and see what the inside looks like. It the inside looks good I would say it is still a maybe.

If the insides look rotten, definite no.

#1586932 How do you pickle your superhots?

Posted by austin87 on 12 October 2018 - 06:53 PM

I've been watching a bunch of YouTube tutorials on pickling peppers and from what I've seen jalapenos and such have been pickled much easier and differently than say a ghost pepper or a reaper. My question is can these peppers be pickled whole just as jalapenos or cut in half impact in to the vinegar brine? Included is a demonstration video on on jalapenos and wondering if all peppers can be treated this way? https://www.youtube....2_0wD2H&index=3

There should be no problem pickling superhots like this. Sorry I didnt see this earlier I spend most of my time in the growing peppers section.

The only thing to think about is that most superhots have much thinner walls than jalapeños. He says they are ready in a week and he likes them after two, I would think that thinner walled peppers would be ready inside of a couple days.

Kept in the fridge, something like this will last almost indefinitely. Texture might become less pleasant, but the acid from the vinegar and cold temps should prevent any nasties from growing.

#1586918 unintentional cross

Posted by austin87 on 12 October 2018 - 05:47 PM

Might have to do with change in temps. Crosses only happen in the seeds of a crossed plant.

So for example you have a bhut next to a scorpion. The scorpion pollinates the bhut. The pods are still bhut. But the seeds inside that pod, when grown out, will be crossed.

#1586802 Need help what’s wrong with my plants

Posted by austin87 on 12 October 2018 - 04:49 AM


Yeah its this one where some experienced hydro growers (both kratky and dwc) talk about all kinds of setups and 1000 ppm

#1586801 can i pinch first set of true leaves?

Posted by austin87 on 12 October 2018 - 04:42 AM

i grow a lot of flowers and i can pinch first set of true leaves.  i wonder whether i can do the same thing with pepper seedling or not.
so i do experiment with 7pot bbg. 
here's the result.
look like it's a YES for pepper seedling.    :dance:

Lek whats going on with this pinched pepper plant?