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Mustangfreak

Member Since 06 Jun 2018
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In Topic: I think my pepper plants are doing well!

12 July 2018 - 11:41 AM

Very nice, is that 100 days from seed start or 100 days from transplant?  Those are huge if you started the seeds 100 days ago!

 100 days from transplant, we bought them from chiliplants.com (I hope saying that is allowed haha)


In Topic: My Habaneros have some kind of fungus maybe?

06 June 2018 - 12:46 PM

 

If you don't kill them before then, yes :D

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In seriousness, you have a tremendously long growing season.  Focus on getting them growing optimally, and they'll do just fine.  Could you post some pics of what the plants look like, as well as the beds?  It might aid in giving recommendations...

 

First pic, Chinese Five Color

Second pic, Aji Omnicolor

 

The bed for these peppers is not sitting on concrete, so they get less water from us, and they are in natural shade in the afternoon since they are on the east side of the building. 


In Topic: My Habaneros have some kind of fungus maybe?

06 June 2018 - 12:44 PM

 

If you don't kill them before then, yes :D

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In seriousness, you have a tremendously long growing season.  Focus on getting them growing optimally, and they'll do just fine.  Could you post some pics of what the plants look like, as well as the beds?  It might aid in giving recommendations...

Sure, I'll acutally post pics of all of our pepper plants. We have 2 plants per species.

 

First pic, On the left, Yellow Devils Tongue, and Peruvan Purples on the right. 

Second pic, on the left, chocolate habanero, and medusa hybrids behind the shade (we didn't know that these are tiny pepper plants)

 

Second post coming with more pics.


In Topic: My Habaneros have some kind of fungus maybe?

06 June 2018 - 11:58 AM

On an unrelated note...  Why are you fertilizing with 18/18/21 weekly?  That's a ridiculously high NPK ratio to be feeding on a weekly basis...  And it's really not a great ratio for peppers.  For a simple strategy, suggest that you try a balanced fert, with a number more like 10-10-10, and feed it about once every 6-8 weeks.

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Daily watering is bad.  They don't need that much water.  In fact, the way it's raining here now, you probably don't need to water them at all.  A heavy top dress of mulch, and back off the watering.  That would be my first recommendation.  I'm not sure if it's related to the rot, but to rule it out, you really should get on some sort of orthodox feed/water routine.

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I have a bed of Cherry peppers that is about 10" deep, but the mix in them sits right on top of good ol' Florida soil (read: sand, as the planters are bottomless)  This will drain much faster than your mix on top of concrete.  However, I put about 5-6" of mulch on top, in the form of yard clippings.  I have not watered them yet this season.  Your Chinense peppers need even less water.  And slow release ferts don't wash out that fast...

That's what my boss picked up, its the miracle grow for veggies and peppers. I'll reduce the fertilizing and look for some triple 10. 

 

Thanks for the info guys! We're just winging it and hoping for the best. Will these still produce good peppers later this season since they are over watered and fertilized?


In Topic: My Habaneros have some kind of fungus maybe?

06 June 2018 - 09:09 AM

How about a top down picture of the calyx?

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First thought is either a pest infestation, or rotting due to pest damage.  But the point of entry would be the calyx, or cap on top of the pod.

 

 

Is this good enough?

 

Edit: Awful picture, didn't review it, let me re-take it. 

 

Edit 2: uploaded a better pic.