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Hafners

Member Since 01 Oct 2017
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In Topic: Time to start over

10 June 2018 - 12:04 PM

I haven't updated in quite a while, I know. Pretty busy with work this summer, and can't add more pics til I upgrade my membership.

I got fed up with the orange have not producing so I ripped them out to give the Thai's more room, and they are doing great, producing an average of twelve peppers per week. Out of the 20 plants I started indoors , I lost two completely due to strong winds, never did find the plants, lol. One has a broken stem and had to be staked, but its still holding on. The bells, jalapenos, and Thais are already producing pods, besides the fact that the jalapeños had pods on them already when they were still in the Styrofoam cups under the grow lights.

In Topic: Big leaves: a good thing, or na?

05 June 2018 - 06:28 PM

My indoor plants start out with huge leaves, but as the plants get bigger the leaves get smaller and way more numerous. As the lower large leaves get shaded, they drop of the plants. Pretty normal for indoors under lights, its the plants morphogenesis to produce enough photosynthesis until more leaves can develop.

In Topic: Young Plant in a Big Pot - Bad Idea?

03 May 2018 - 09:52 PM

In my experience they do spend more time in root development, but once the roots are developed the growth is explosive. If you plan to grow them out in pots I don't see anything wrong with transplanting before they get root bound. Less transplant shock that way, just expect to not see any noticeable vegetative growth for a while. After all, that's how they grow in nature.

In Topic: Are Bonnie Mucho Nacho a stable hybrid?

24 March 2018 - 09:53 AM

I tried growing out seeds saved from mucho Nacho's and they didn't even resemble peppers, they looked like a nightshade berry. Don't know how, but maybe mine did cross pollinate with a hairy nightshade plant from the overgrown weeds along the creek nearby.

In Topic: Large or small mesh pots for DWC?

19 March 2018 - 09:09 PM

Mostly affects stability, more hydroton means more stability for larger plants. For short stalky plants a 4 inch would be fine, but for 3 ft tall plants you would want 6 or 8 inch, and may still have to rig up supports for heavy producing plants. They don't restrict root growth if that's your concern.