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#1603028 The official 2018/2019 mega seed train

Posted by CMJ on 04 January 2019 - 05:27 PM

B Train is headed to Edmick. Should arrive on Monday.
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#1602756 The official 2018/2019 mega seed train

Posted by CMJ on 03 January 2019 - 05:13 PM

B Train arrived today

#1602372 When should I start my baccatums?

Posted by CMJ on 01 January 2019 - 10:58 PM

My Baccatums always out perform my Chinenses in the grow tent, but once they hit the dirt they Branch out like crazy without a lot of fruit production, at least until the roots are established. I find that Bishop's Crown and Aji Fantasy are bad about doing this. Aji Pineapple and Lemon seems to begin fruiting right away, at least in my climate. I think I'm going to start my Baccatums a month behind my Chinenses this year. Starting them on 1-1 last year in zone 8 turned out to be more trouble than it was worth.

#1599672 Grow Bags for Growing

Posted by CMJ on 21 December 2018 - 07:38 AM

high temps here are bit common , they reach upto 47 C in summers (June, July). My gardening mostly done at terrace without any shade cloth.Size is less problem as i will make them own from jute cloth 

Then I would suggest going very light on the aerators while building your soil, and use a small amount of material that will aid in water retention. Also, I believe that this "Jute" material is beige? That should help, just avoid black if you can. One more thing, find you some sort of tray to sit your bags on. Otherwise, your water (and nutrients) will wash right out the sides and bottom.

#1599611 Grow Bags for Growing

Posted by CMJ on 20 December 2018 - 09:34 PM

WOW!  Just curious.....how many plants (and of what variety) did you grow in a 55 gallon bag?

I had 4 55 gallon bags last season, one plant each. Bahamian Goat, Yellow Brain Strain, MOA, and my Caramel Bhut Cross. They were massive! Roughly 6ft in diameter by about 5ft tall. 8b9c5e06b054633ebdd10b2426f08889.jpg32b60346be077a3e5ec9f3e566443f7e.jpgfb65a821829e727813b630588b1cf9a9.jpg

Edit: not sure why the pics came out sideways.

#1599536 Grow Bags for Growing

Posted by CMJ on 20 December 2018 - 02:35 PM

I did a side-by-side comparison this past season using some 24-7 (I think) grow bags off e-bay, and same variety started at the same time in 5 gallon bucket. There were slight differences in growth patterns and production, but overall they didnt live up to the hype for me. I will say this though, when I pulled the plants at the end of the season, the root balls in the fabric pots were very healthy and extremely dense, but not in a matted way. Due to the fact that they are black, breathable, and relatively small, keeping them watered in my hot climate was quite a chore, which in turn quickly washed out any nutrients that I put in, etc., etc. So, in cooler areas I think they would be great, not so much if you have extremely hot Summers. BTW, I used 7 gallon bags for the test. I did use a couple of 55 gallon bags for my growdown plants and they performed beautifully. They presented none of the problems that I had with the smaller ones. Just my two cents.

#1598858 Growdown Throwdown 2018 Yellow Brain Strain!

Posted by CMJ on 17 December 2018 - 06:13 AM

Well there you have it[emoji23]

I appreciate the confidence!  (Just wish I had delivered)  :) 
If I do a post-mortem like nascar (e.g. eh car was loose all day just couldn't get grip going into turn 3...)
I think the soil was depleted soon after moving the plant inside.  I don't think my feeding was robust enough.
The aphids really took a toll.  If I had ordered ladybugs sooner, I may have been able to mitigate the aphids sooner.
There were a couple of nights that I accidentally turned off the heater power strip.  That probably didn't help.

#1598767 Growdown Throwdown 2018 Yellow Brain Strain!

Posted by CMJ on 16 December 2018 - 07:21 PM

Good finish man! I actually had you to win it.

Noooope just couldn't do it.   :mope:
Final total:
5,661  = ((76) + 5,585
It has been an honor growing with yall this season!  A big thank you to Guru for hosting!  :cheers:

#1598483 Scotch Bonnet list!

Posted by CMJ on 15 December 2018 - 05:23 PM

You can get a harvest or two if you start them inside a couple months before plant out.

I have a question. Will any of these Scotch Bonnet varieties mature in less than 95 days? 120 days is just not feasible at my latitude. 

#1598423 The official 2018/2019 mega seed train

Posted by CMJ on 15 December 2018 - 10:05 AM

Man, B-Train is having a rough trip!

#1597031 Which Pepper to grow

Posted by CMJ on 07 December 2018 - 10:12 AM

I understand what you mean about the Hab/chinense flavor, I cant stand it! I dedicated my entire 2018 grow to finding the best tasting (to me) peppers of all heat levels, including Chinense varieties from hab level all the way to ultras. I grew lots of different Scotch Bonnet varieties due to all the buzz about the awesome flavors. Although much more tolerable, for the most part, I found them do be no different to the others in terms of the strong chinense flavor profile. Anyway, this is what I came up with, from mildest to hottest: Aji Fantasy, Bishops Crown, Jalapeno, Serrano, Chocolate Scotch Bonnet, Yellow Devils Tongue, Yellow Bhut, Caramel Bhut, 7 Pot Brain Strain Yellow, Chocolate Moruga. Best of the best imo. Those will be on my list next year, along with a few new ones to continue my search.

#1596803 Peppers with longest burn time?

Posted by CMJ on 05 December 2018 - 10:23 PM

Nice link Ashen.
I understand that, but I think it would be surprising to pop up in a study from 1991. Got any links or quotes of that?
Don't want to get off track here.
Simply looking for peppers with high sustain rates. They do not have to be hot, in fact, looking for those medium and low.
What pepper do you eat and say "Man this thing just won't quit???" A lot of the superhots sure because of the amount of cap you are getting, but how about those little buggers that are medium heat but your lips tingle for 20 minutes but your tongue is just fine? Those little buggers... but all peppers welcome, hot and mild.

Cumari Do Para

#1595799 Growdown Throwdown 2018 Yellow Brain Strain!

Posted by CMJ on 29 November 2018 - 08:59 PM

I decided to pull the plug. Waiting until the end would have only produced a few hundred more grams, at best, which wouldnt have come close anyway. The move indoors definitely didnt produce the desired effect. Anyway, it has been fun. Much respect to all that participated. Some of you turned your plants into some real monsters!

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#1595289 Growdown Throwdown 2019 Sri Lanka - Chilli Red!

Posted by CMJ on 27 November 2018 - 07:45 AM

Seems like paypal would be a lot easier....

#1595069 Growdown Throwdown 2019 Sri Lanka - Chilli Red!

Posted by CMJ on 25 November 2018 - 05:16 PM

I haven't received my Chilli Red seeds still...  ;)

Me either. Whats up wit dat?