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Hafners

Member Since 01 Oct 2017
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#1518472 Fabric pots vs. plastic

Posted by Hafners on Yesterday, 03:23 PM

I've had good luck indoor growing with them, but I'm only 3 months in. Growing in 3 gallon grow bags and only water about every 7-10 days. Plant saucers or tubs are a good idea to catch run off when watering.


#1517290 Time to start over

Posted by Hafners on 10 January 2018 - 10:44 PM

Excellent grow can't wait to see some pods ;)


There are some pods on the Thai's but none on the habs yet. I think the ferts in the potting mix may be getting low, but I'll have some cns17 in about a week or so. Probably start at half strength since there's still some nutrients.


#1517272 Time to start over

Posted by Hafners on 10 January 2018 - 09:00 PM

Installed 3 more unifun panels a couple days ago, I'm already seeing some new sprouts.
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The habs are taking over the lower regions of the tent
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The drip rings on their zip tie stands.
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#1515017 2017 Indoor Winter Hydroponics Pepper Edition

Posted by Hafners on 31 December 2017 - 11:01 PM

Any climate control/ventilation in the tent? And any change in the lighting?


#1514785 Time to start over

Posted by Hafners on 31 December 2017 - 02:47 PM

Great looking plants and nice setup!  That drip irrigation must be great now that you have a jungle on your hands.  Have you tried hand pollinating the habs with cotton swabs?  Two years ago I trimmed my Thai peppers way back after they grew too large.  They recovered and bushed out in a few weeks.  Just my .02 if they get too big.
 
Keep it up!  and happy new year!


I did try qtip pollinating the habs a few weeks ago, but haven't tried since. I guess its time to try again. I have intentionally trimmed the Thais a couple times to keep them from shading the shorter plants, even had to trim back the habs a bit because they were tangled into the Thais making it hard to water. Hence the drip irrigation necessity.

It's gonna be interesting to see what happens when i quadruple the lighting in a few weeks.


#1514605 Spicy sauces for sandwiches?

Posted by Hafners on 30 December 2017 - 10:34 PM

Maybe I should have started a thread about favorite spicy sandwich spreads and let it run out to 100 pages....

Which could still happen.

While I'm not really a mustard fan, there are some hot German mustard spreads I can tolerate, but they are more horseradish based.


#1514572 Spicy sauces for sandwiches?

Posted by Hafners on 30 December 2017 - 09:40 PM

I make grilled sandwiches with turkey, ham, and roast beef with Swiss cheese and grilled onions and bell peppers. I make a sauce for it that is just sour cream with salsa mixed into it. Idk it would probably be good on a cold sandwich too

That does sound good provided the sour cream doesn't cause any gastric distress while working 10 miles from an available bathroom in -30 weather. Lol.

Some good suggestions so far. Sounds like hot sauce, mayo, and a dash of pineapple juice might make a nice tasting sauce for lighter tasting lunch meats.


#1514460 Time to start over

Posted by Hafners on 30 December 2017 - 12:14 PM

Pictures as promised.

The Thai on the left took a bit more damage installing the cages.
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The hab's have a huge dense canopy, but no peppers yet.
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One of the mini space heaters tucked in a corner. With two of these running there's no problem hitting 80f+ even when the basements around 55f like it is right now with the -22f weather. Temp controllers set to average about 77f.
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And, of course, the water supply for the new drip irrigation system for quick easy weekly watering.
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#1512129 2017 Indoor Winter Hydroponics Pepper Edition

Posted by Hafners on 18 December 2017 - 10:43 PM

What kind of light setup are you using?


#1511691 Time to start over

Posted by Hafners on 16 December 2017 - 04:59 PM

The plants are really starting to fill up the tent. Still only 4 peppers on one plant, hopefully the others will start pollinating soon. Thais are up to 29 inches now.

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#1510858 Time to start over

Posted by Hafners on 12 December 2017 - 08:42 PM

Two months and the Thai's are up to 24 inches tall already, while the hab's are about 10, but they're much bigger around. Still only have the three peppers on one Thai, and still getting some flower drop on all the plants. Gonna try going back to 18/6 since I've been running 18/8 for the last month. Temps averaging 75f day and night, and humidity averaging 65%.


#1510218 Time to start over

Posted by Hafners on 10 December 2017 - 01:20 PM

Yup, still using the Unifun 45 watt (36 actually draw). I wasn't too sure it would be enough, but apparently 255 0.2w LEDs are quite a bit more efficient than 5 or 10w LEDs. I'll probably still upgrade to a 300 watt (~130 actuall) eventually, particularly when they get really big and bushy, either that or get three more of the unifun's. Might just get four more so I can use one for a seedling starter box.


#1510157 Time to start over

Posted by Hafners on 10 December 2017 - 09:49 AM

And we have peppers! Three on one Thai, and one on the other. Have got lots of flowers on the hab's, and it looks like one might be setting fruit now too. The plants aren't quite two months old from the time they sprouted.

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#1509869 Does Wind chill affect plants?

Posted by Hafners on 08 December 2017 - 09:38 PM

I would definitely say that wind chill would affect plants. My science teacher tried to say that it doesn't affect inanimate objects, and my question was how come heatsinks and cooling fans work?


#1509867 Frozen Pepper seeds

Posted by Hafners on 08 December 2017 - 09:28 PM

We've actually had pretty good success germinating seeds from frozen pods, some of which were in the deep freeze for a couple years. Although I would recommend using the paper towel method.