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Au79

Member Since 01 Apr 2018
Offline Last Active May 17 2018 04:30 PM

#1550869 Hungarian hobbist

Posted by Au79 on 04 May 2018 - 06:01 PM

Hi,

 

I'm from Szeged, Hungary, and i grow chilies (40-50) plants / year.

I love extreme hot chilies, but my girls prefer the mild ones, so i grow jalapenos mostly, and a few plant of above the level of habaneros for myslelf,

 

 

 

Welcome to the forum, I have a friend who is also from Szeged in Hungary :)




#1550098 UK Grow Log

Posted by Au79 on 01 May 2018 - 07:30 AM

Updates; new soil arrived, new pots also as well as Chilli Focus, so I have potted up 4 plants from 1 litre to 8, the soil looks a lot better too.

 

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I think that looks fluffly/lighter and overall better than my previous soil.

 

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Definitely time to pot up.

 

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Hopefully it will be happy in its new soil and pot.

 

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Old pots.

 

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New pots.




#1549656 UK Grow Log

Posted by Au79 on 29 April 2018 - 01:35 PM

I'd like to see a better pic of the whole plant that you're worried about, so I have a better idea of what's going on.

 

Here's how I water:

 

I only bottom water the plants until they hit their final destination. I started my seeds in 3.5" pots with the top Inch (25mm) filled in with a mix of 5 parts coir, 1 part perlite, 1 part potting soil. This went on top of regular potting soil. I used Miracle Grow this year. I set them in a tray and filled it with 2.5"s of water. Once the top was wet I planted the seeds. Then I just made sure the top never dried out. Once the plants came up I watered depending on the weight of the pot. When they got light I put them back in the tray with 1" of water. You have to be careful to NOT let the the water wick back up into the coir, which could cause a plant to "damp off". The next pot they saw when the plants were around 5-6"s tall was a #1 pot. I filled it with potting soil and soaked that really well too. I had already let the 3.5 pots "get light", I placed the plants in the pot on top of the wet potting soil and filled the rest with dry soil. When those got light I put them in 2.5's of water.

 

I feel this method really helps keep the plants disease free, AND no fungus gnats to speak of.

 

As for topping. Some people prefer to top, others don't ;) I don't top my plants, but that's me. I do pinch off the early flowers if they come on way to soon. I don't need pods when they're still under the lights. Once in the dirt or containers I let mother nature take over and just hope she's liking me ;)

 

Here's a better pic;

 

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Some of my plants (smaller ones) are way greener than my taller ones, but I am feeding them all the same.




#1549627 Plants for sale

Posted by Au79 on 29 April 2018 - 12:19 PM

Your plants LITERALLY look perfect, wish mine could look as good, good luck with the sales.




#1549364 What's the hottest thing you're growing this year?

Posted by Au79 on 28 April 2018 - 01:59 PM

7 Pot Jonah is the hottest thing I am growing, never eaten one either so look forward to trying it.




#1549332 My improvised sauce - is it safe?

Posted by Au79 on 28 April 2018 - 11:28 AM

When in doubt, throw it out, but seriously I would throw it and then take a read of that guide when making your next batch :surprised:




#1549051 UK Grow Log

Posted by Au79 on 27 April 2018 - 02:46 AM

Thanks guys, small update they are growing like mad right now, not sure whether to repot into final pots or not, if I do then I can't use the tent as there wont be any room at all so some would be in the tent and some on my window although it isn't really sunny right now, the cayenne that looked dead has flowers almost now...

 

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Not sure what to do at this point, either put the bigger plants into their final pots and leave the small ones in the tent or leave as is.




#1547113 UK Grow Log

Posted by Au79 on 20 April 2018 - 04:22 PM

Fed my plants with nutrients today, fan on them and lights on for 10 hours now not 18, I think they look OK and should produce for me.

 

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My 7 Pot Jonah, my pride and joy;

 

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and finally a better look at my setup, all suggestions and help welcome, I am new afterall.

 

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#1545902 UK Grow Log

Posted by Au79 on 16 April 2018 - 04:32 PM

Nice little set up and what is pleasing to see is your right on top of your housekeeping keeping the environment nice and clean

18 on 6 off is right for seedlings but you could now relax to a 12 on 12 off lighting regime as you intend to put them on a south facing window sill. CFL is enough to get them going. Have you a fan to circulate the air if not a simple desk fan which plugs into an iPhone plug works well

Soil concerns me it looks very heavy and dry. A good hydroponic soil such as BioBizz Light or All Mix is light and fluffy which easily drains at £12.50 for 50ltrs it's the best investment you can make ensuring you get a good crop. Is your soil John Innes No 2. What nutrients are you using you should be concentrating on building up the roots, next time you pot on bring the level of the soil right up to the base of the lower set of leaves. Hidden stem will then produce roots giving you a stronger plant

Your Jonah is going great guns .... very healthy

All the very best for a fruitful season

 

First off thanks for the help, I will adjust the lighting timer and have just connected my fan and I will run it whenever I run the lights, the soil is John Innes but the ones in Rhizo pots have this soil https://www.growell....tropic-mix.html

 

As for nutrients I am only using this stuff; https://www.growell....tana-roots.html

 

I have just watered them also and the soil looks a lot better but when I pot on next I will use the soil you recommended.




#1545786 UK Grow Log

Posted by Au79 on 16 April 2018 - 03:07 AM

It's only a 125W CFL light, nothing special as I plan on putting the plants on the window when the heat comes, they seem sturdy enough though.




#1545784 UK Grow Log

Posted by Au79 on 16 April 2018 - 02:16 AM

Just posting more pictures, Habaneros growing more leaves, some looking not so great but others look fine, the 7 Pot Jonah is really really green, I guess that is a good thing? ha

 

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And finally my RH and temps I think are good.

 

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#1544791 UK Grow Log

Posted by Au79 on 12 April 2018 - 11:30 AM

Lets see if it survives, if not then oh well, although I wouldn't mind a few cayennes :)




#1544783 UK Grow Log

Posted by Au79 on 12 April 2018 - 11:12 AM

Maybe the grower will replace it if it doesn't make it?

 

Not so sure as that was one of the plants I got for free, I only ordered the Lemon Drop and he gave me 2 extra plants at no cost :)




#1544752 UK Grow Log

Posted by Au79 on 12 April 2018 - 09:35 AM

It's how I received it, I have watered it and plated in good soil, has the heat it needs and the light, hoping it will be alright.




#1544745 UK Grow Log

Posted by Au79 on 12 April 2018 - 09:21 AM

Started to feed nutrients now, grow tent 18 hours on 6 hours off ( lights ) inside temp is 27c or thereabouts, bought another seedling (Lemon Drop) and he gave me two other seedlings for free, a cayenne and a orange habanero, put them in to Rhizo Pots, lets see how they do.

 

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Running out of room.