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Greyhound_Gourmet

Member Since 30 May 2018
Offline Last Active Dec 20 2018 01:57 PM

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In Topic: indoor peppers flowering but no fruit, what's wrong?

20 December 2018 - 01:59 PM

Lol, 6400 watts would fry those plants and your house, its most likely the color temp of the light.

I have water pans under my peppers and keep them full so the peppers stay moist.

LOL  oh geesh.  It said "6400K" and I took it as watts.  Looks like it is indeed just 54 watts....

 

  • T5 high output grow light fixture; 6400 K/ 54 watt energy efficient T5 bulb; 6' grounded cord with On/Off switch

 

I'm kicking myself for not coming here a few weeks ago, I had brought in my one planter with my favorite Fatalli's so I could ripen the last 20 or so pods.  Once it was done I just tossed the 3 plants out into the garden area.  I didn't realize I could have just trimmed them back and regrow them next year :( :( :( 


In Topic: indoor peppers flowering but no fruit, what's wrong?

20 December 2018 - 11:58 AM

Sounds like you need more light, I'm assuming your just have one tube? 54W is not a lot of light really

I think it's 6400 watts, it's a 4 foot long T5 bulb?  I'm going to try leaving it on longer than the 12 I'm doing now.

 

I went and "tickled" the flowers in the hope of helping pollination, not sure if that will do anything :D


In Topic: Weather is dropping to 50 degrees F (10 degrees C)—should I harvest all my pe...

17 October 2018 - 10:51 AM

I transplanted the ones I wanted to keep into pots and brought them inside, so up to you what you want to keep for next year, otherwise pick the fruit, you dont want them to freeze.

unfortunately I don't have room to store a bunch of plants :(  I pulled up a bunch of the ones in the ground and have them hanging upside down in my garage and basement room.  The others in pots I'll just keep covering for a while.  This is pretty early for us to get this many frosts :(  Argh.  

 

Hopefully the ones upside down will ripen ok and I didn't pull them out for nothing...


In Topic: Crushed pepper flakes method

15 October 2018 - 10:57 AM

I just use my Ninja (auto IQ thing) to pulverize.  OUTSIDE with a mask on :D.  I make my hot pepper salt (pink Himalayan) and need the finer grind.  For just regular pepper flakes I just don't crunch them as long.


In Topic: Weather is dropping to 50 degrees F (10 degrees C)—should I harvest all my pe...

15 October 2018 - 10:51 AM

I was going to be posting basically this same question.  We already had 2 frosts (in Chicago area) and it's WAAAY too early :( :(  I  covered my plants (brought my prized Fatalli in tho, but it's just losing leaves like a mad man :().  Originally the weather was supposed to only be in the 40's this week so I was hoping to get another week for the pods to ripen but that now has changed, at least 2 more frosts (tonite and tomorrow) are forecasted.

 

is it better to pull the unripe pods (or even the whole plant out of the ground???) now or try to keep them from freezing (which I really detest doing) by covering or?

 

years past my plants were all done by the time we started getting frosts so this is a new one for me.  :(