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Spicy sauces for sandwiches?

30 December 2017 - 05:46 PM

I already have sriracha, and home made creamy southwest sauce that was a copycat of subways southwest chipolte sauce, but I used arbol powder instead and twice as much.

Any other ideas for sauces that would go well on cold sandwiches for lunches?

soil runnoff ph too low?

12 November 2017 - 03:18 PM

I watered until I got about a half inch of run off in the drip trays to make sure they got a good soak again. I normally only water 2-4 cups of water every 3-4 days, now that the plants are getting bigger I figured its time to water deeper, especially since the Thais are showing some curling on then leaf edges.

The pH of the water going in is 7.7, the runoff tested at 6.2. Which if I understand correctly would put the soil pH around 5.5. That could mean some nutrient lockout of cal/mag and phosphorus, and a slight reduction in nitrogen uptake.

The plants are in 3 gallon grow bags with miracle gro potting mix with a bit of bonemeal added, and some myko's added during transplant besides a tiny bit of mykos added to the seed starting mx. The potting mix is supposed to be 6.5 to start with, and the bonemeal should raise the pH, not to mention the higher pH of our well water, I'm sorta confused why its testing so low unless the plants already ate up that much of the fertilizer.

Should I top dress something to raise the ph or start using a pH adjusted liquid fert?

Easy Teaspoon Sauce

10 November 2017 - 05:40 PM

Found a simple recipe for hot sauce with dried pepper powders, that I plan to try pretty soon. Sort of classic Louisiana hot sauce.

10 tsp water
10 tsp white vinegar
3-5 tsp pepper powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt

Would this have to be boiled thoroughly to pasteurize or just simmered to hydrate the powdered ingredients before bottling?

leaf surface temp tests

06 November 2017 - 05:26 PM

Got my new ir thermometer today, and started my testing of leaf surface temperatures at differing humidity and temp levels. Its hard to test at a range of temperatures right now, when I can't seem to get my temps consistently above 75f, so I'm testing at 73f at the plant till I get a bigger heat source.

At 73f and 50% humidity, I had 68.5-69f lst's on all four plants. Two large Thai hybrids, and two habaneros.

Waiting for humidity to stabilize at 60% for a while before testing again, then at some point I'll be testing at consistant humidities at different times throughout the day.

leaves drooping before lights out

02 November 2017 - 11:40 AM

I run the light from 6am to midnight, and by 8pm the leaves on the two Thai hybrids are drooping down, but are perked back up again in the morning. The habanero's just seem super happy all the time. I'm wondering if it has to do with the fact that they originate in a region that has around 12 hours of light year round.

8pm last night.
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6:30am this morning
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