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#1631759 Hardening Off Pepper Plants

Posted by Palmetto on 13 May 2019 - 04:31 PM

So these Habanero pepper plants have been inside all their lives. They are pretty floppy and light green. I just put them into my germinating/hardening off box on my deck. Hopefully they will be nice and strong in about a week. I am also going to give them a really small amount of fertilizer in the next few days. How do you harden off your indoor grown plants?

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#1631757 These Are All Self Seeded

Posted by Palmetto on 13 May 2019 - 04:13 PM

Hello, last Fall I left a good amount of ripe Cayanne peppers that were a little mushy in my garden bed, I thought the seeds would not survive freezes. I guess they did, all of these are self seeded Cayanne pepper plants. Has anyone else had this happen? Were the peppers good from them? I dug them up and put them into neat lines just so I could pick them better.

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#1617111 Habanero Seedlings Won't Bend Toward Light

Posted by Palmetto on 02 March 2019 - 06:13 PM

Ok, so they seem to be growing a bit now. I potted up the larger/stronger ones in plastic cups with drainage holes. Here is a picture of the really tall one now.

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#1616072 Habanero Seedlings Won't Bend Toward Light

Posted by Palmetto on 25 February 2019 - 05:44 PM

The bulb is a T5 High output bulb - 6400K / 24 watts. What I meant by the plants bending were the leaves and newest growth. They still have not bent yet toward the light like I was thinking they would. The whole grow light set is this https://www.lowes.co...ight/1000213341 does anyone else use this or have experience with it? I am still 100% a noob at this, last year was the first year I grew any kind of hot pepper (cayannes). 

#1615831 Habanero Seedlings Won't Bend Toward Light

Posted by Palmetto on 24 February 2019 - 08:06 PM

Thank you both for your replies, I moved one up about two hours ago from now and it does not seemed to have bent at all either. Do you think that they just may be slow since its artificial light? I'll definitely give them a few more days.

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#1615809 Habanero Seedlings Won't Bend Toward Light

Posted by Palmetto on 24 February 2019 - 05:53 PM

Hello, I have a bunch of Habanero seedlings that won't bend toward artificial light like they will with sun light. When I put them in a sunny window seal they will bend toward the light in about an hour or two. But they do not do this with an artificial light that I have, it has been three hours now and no movement at all. Does anyone know what may be wrong? Is the light too weak?

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#1591649 Anyone Know How To Start Plants Inside During The Fall/Winter?

Posted by Palmetto on 05 November 2018 - 01:40 PM

Does anyone here know how to germinate seeds indoor when it is cool outside? I normally germinate my seeds by putting them into a coffee filter and into a baggy and putting it on the window. But, it won't work when it is cool outside. I tried the same method but using a heat mat and it almost seemed it was too hot for the seeds. How do I germinate seeds indoors? I am starting super early this year.

#1586841 Is This What a Pollinated Cayanne Pepper (Flower) Looks Like?

Posted by Palmetto on 12 October 2018 - 11:13 AM

Over the past two weeks I have been getting handfuls of these... aaaaaand the good old sideways pictures, but you get the point. The ones in the pictures I just got today (Tropical storm Micheal came through last night).

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#1576094 Late start

Posted by Palmetto on 17 August 2018 - 08:38 PM

Nice plants, I had a late start this season as well, I am completely new to this, haha, but I am addicted!  :onfire:

#1567699 Is This Enough Space?

Posted by Palmetto on 13 July 2018 - 06:03 PM


Frost is one thing... when do you get your first daytime dip into the 50's?  That's usually the end of pepper progress for a season.

Our first days to dip into the 50s according to our local weather station records are in mid November. 

#1562667 Hardening Off Question

Posted by Palmetto on 24 June 2018 - 05:20 PM

I always end up hardening off my plants wherever they go.

#1562663 Lots of Cayenne Peppers Germinated!

Posted by Palmetto on 24 June 2018 - 05:09 PM

I know that to a lot of people on this forum Cayenne Peppers are just candy, but I still want to share this. I used the coffee filter and baggy method to germinate Cayenne Peppers. I put a lot of old seeds we had just sitting around from a long time ago in a coffee filter, folded it, sprayed it with water, and put it in a bag and taped it to the window. I was expecting just a few to germinate. I looked at it today and there were so many germinated. I put them into plastic cups with holes in the bottoms. Some cups have up to four plants in them. I know some may die but still it's pretty cool.

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#1559902 Can a Single Plant Produce Peppers With Viable Seed?

Posted by Palmetto on 13 June 2018 - 10:49 PM

Awesome! Thank you all for answering, I am glad to hear this. 

#1559693 Most Trusted Online Seed Sources

Posted by Palmetto on 12 June 2018 - 10:07 PM

Hello, I am looking for the most trusted online seed source for pure Carolina Reaper seeds. I keep hearing horror stories of people ordering seeds online and growing the plants only to have them be a completely different pepper than what it said it was. Can y'all give me a list of trusted seed sources that I can order from online? Is Pepper Joe trusted? Thank you.

#1558514 New Here

Posted by Palmetto on 07 June 2018 - 06:16 PM

Hello, I am new to the forum, so I am probably going to end up posting something in the wrong section as I am learning about the forum. I am new to growing hot peppers and I originally joined for help with some Carolina Reaper seeds.