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In Topic: First harvest and my pods have holes?

17 September 2018 - 10:49 PM

Bugs.... Had the same problem the last few years. Used Thuricide (bacilllus thuringiensis) this year, no bugs. It's biological warfare on bugs, google it. Getting rid of weeds and keeping the surrounding grass short, and not overwatering helps cut down on bug infestations.

In Topic: Plant stress and pepper heat -- recent research

18 July 2018 - 07:32 PM

I have noticed that my indoor peppers produce better, and are hotter than the ones in the garden. With my indoor plants i do occasionally drop the temp to stress them into ripening faster, but haven't determined what factor increases the heat level besides better certification since they are fed hydro nutes.

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.