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#1537762 Any idea why this is happening? (PICS INSIDE)

Posted by Hafners on 14 March 2018 - 10:08 PM

Looks like you could use some airflow on them. A small fan should help.

#1536392 Grow or bloom fert. for blooming hot peppers

Posted by Hafners on 09 March 2018 - 08:04 PM

Currently using Botanicare cns17 bloom, and my plants seem to like it, peppers are growing and ripening quickly, between two plants I'm harvesting about a dozen peppers every week now.

#1535020 Budget LED fixture-Please help ASAP!

Posted by Hafners on 05 March 2018 - 07:18 PM

The best par/spectrum form the dollar that I've found so far is the kingbo 300 on amazon. $76 and covers a 3x3 area drawining 120 watts.

#1534355 paper cups?

Posted by Hafners on 03 March 2018 - 10:17 PM

Couldn't get small plastic cups in this little town, but the Styrofoam coffee cups are working fine. Sitting on an 85f heating pad INA 75f cabinet I'm getting soil temps around 70-73f.

Thanks for the advice everyone, I already have some happy seedlings.

#1530955 Time to start over

Posted by Hafners on 24 February 2018 - 04:35 PM

Built a seedling cabinet today, to keep them safe from the cats. Built mostly from recycled lumber, so its not pretty, but its functional.



#1530346 Some kind of wild growing in Hawaii

Posted by Hafners on 22 February 2018 - 06:16 PM

Out of curiosity, how did you know?

The shape and color of the fruit, growing in clusters, and the blunted points on the flowers. Plus I let a plant grow out last summer only to realize it was hairy nightshade after the fruit stayed pea sized.

#1530337 Some kind of wild growing in Hawaii

Posted by Hafners on 22 February 2018 - 05:58 PM

The flowers look like an anuum, but the fruit look like nightshade, quite similar to hairy nightshade. If the fruit doesn't get much bigger, I'd tear the plants out, nightshade can be quite poisonous until ripe, and some varieties stay poisonous.

#1530015 hand watering indoor grow tent?

Posted by Hafners on 21 February 2018 - 07:37 PM

I only have 4 plants in a 3 x 3, so I went with drip rings and gravity feed them from a 5 gallon bucket. Each drip ring has its own shutoff valve so I can shut them down as stood as there's runoff and not flood the tent. Drip stakes would probably be simpler if you have a lot of smaller pots to water though.

#1530012 Orange Habanero?

Posted by Hafners on 21 February 2018 - 07:30 PM

I did have one turn orange so I picked it to try it out. Not much hotter than my Thai peppers, but has a nice flavor not too sweet and not too floral, just nicely balanced. The biggest one on the plants so far isn't much bigger than a quarter.


#1526894 Any Way To Keep Indoor Plant Smaller

Posted by Hafners on 11 February 2018 - 08:12 PM

Using a grow tent or cabinet will keep them from spreading too wide and keeping the lights close to the tops of the plants will slow the height growth a bit. I'm growing in 3 gallon grow bags and my Thai's are still 3 feet tall but no longer stretching upwards since I quit raising the lights, but the habaneros are spread pit to all corners of the 3 x 3 foot tent. When the plants hit the sides, they start growing upwards, so a little pruning should keep them under control. I'm not gonna say I don't have a jungle in my grow tent though, with only 4 plants.

#1522196 Newbie w/ several questions

Posted by Hafners on 28 January 2018 - 04:22 PM

If your watering daily, your most likely over watering, I water my indoor plants in smart pots every 7 to 10 days. For temps you want around 70-75f and a small fan circulating air, enough to make the plants wiggle, this helps strengthen the stamps and prevents mildew on the leaves. I wouldn't run the lights 24/7, I use 18/6 with good results, the plants need some rest time to metabolize their sugars.

What grow light are you using?

#1522054 Fabric Pots

Posted by Hafners on 28 January 2018 - 11:25 AM

If your looking for plant saucers, check amazon. I got the clear plastic ones pretty cheap, and they're more durable than I expected. I've even stepped on the edges of them without any breakage. You want to go at least two inches bigger than the diameter of the pot.

#1521634 Time to start over

Posted by Hafners on 26 January 2018 - 08:47 PM

The plants seem to have responded quite well to a half dose feeding of cns17. The Thai's are fruiting out nicely, and 5 pods on the have now. Next feeding I might try a full dose.




#1521629 Orange Habanero?

Posted by Hafners on 26 January 2018 - 08:38 PM

Do orange hab's usually start out this pale? The reds I've grown in the garden before definitely started out a much darker green, but I've never grown the orange ones before.


#1521362 All about that Butt

Posted by Hafners on 25 January 2018 - 10:02 PM

I cheat a bit, I use an electric smoker with a remote meat thermometer so I can watch the temp from in the house. I only have to go out and add wood chips occasionally. Cooking at 225 I've had some 6 pounders take 14 hours to reach an internal temp of 190, and had some 12 pounders finish in 12, so you do have to keep an eye on them suckers. Some might not be pull able til they hit 205, but most are good at 190-195.