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Mr. West

Member Since 11 Jun 2018
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#1606897 Reaper problems

Posted by Mr. West on Today, 11:39 AM

The label says this seasol stuff has a fishy odor. So, it must have some in there.

Oh it also says the pH is 9 to 9.9 that's unusual. Most fertilizers I find are usually acidifying.




#1606640 Growdown Throwdown 2019 Sri Lanka - Chilli Red!

Posted by Mr. West on Yesterday, 02:44 PM

Think I'm going to use mykos instead.




#1606593 Growdown Throwdown 2019 Sri Lanka - Chilli Red!

Posted by Mr. West on Yesterday, 11:11 AM

Got the seeds from Walchit. Thank you and thanks Guru. A quick dip in embalming fluid and watch nature's miracle take place.




#1606202 Insect frass

Posted by Mr. West on 17 January 2019 - 07:08 AM

I have heard of people using it, its supposed to make the plant think it is infested with bugs so it builds up its immune system.

I sprayed neem oil and castil soap on the plants a couple times last summer. Still had a few bugs but nothing major.

Ya that makes sense. I'm a little paranoid about protecting the plants, because of the aphid, whitefly, and broad mite that came in late last season. I'm seeing mixed reviews about the frass. I'll probably put a pin in it until later.

 

I remember reading this article somewhere, maybe on here. I guess chitinase, an enzyme that the plant produces, can impair bugs' digestion.




#1606049 Skullbikers 2019 Healthy Stuff Glog

Posted by Mr. West on 16 January 2019 - 05:28 PM

I still have not even tried kombucha. It seems to be growing in popularity. I usually get my live cultures from kefir. I guess you can use kefir grains to ferment peppers too. It's interesting how limited our scientific knowledge of the gut biome is. A while ago I tried researching whether there was interference with active probiotics and capsaicin. Ended up reading through a recent ncbi study that was inconclusive. Oh uh cool project go SB go!




#1606040 Insect frass

Posted by Mr. West on 16 January 2019 - 05:12 PM

Thinking about ordering some frass to boost my plants immune system with the chitin and beneficials.

Seeking input, experiential knowledge, anecdotal evidence, etc.

I was also considering azamax, just to have it on hand. Break glass in case of infestation.

All this in anticipation of putting my plants outside. Want to be prepared with some preventative and some cure.

Q&A section says you can add the frass to a "mature" AACT after 18 hours. (Apparently, it releases ammonia which can harm "young" micro organisms.)

Right now my fertilizer plan is aact and top dressing with compost tea solids and worm castings.

I also have fish & seaweed liquid feed 2-3-1 and hi-brix molasses.

Plants are in burpee premium organic potting mix .12-.12-.12




#1605581 Anyone growing naga this year?

Posted by Mr. West on 14 January 2019 - 09:34 PM

Cool side shot. Looks like a nice compact plant with a dense canopy. 

 

Oh, I have 2 dorset naga yellow in my grow. Strong plants. Some of the thickest stalks in the bunch.




#1605324 Anyone have extra seeds/varietys?

Posted by Mr. West on 14 January 2019 - 04:54 AM

Looking to grow some peppers this season and would love to try out something new.

 

I would very much appreciate anything you guys can put me on to :dance:

I'll send you some sweet datil seeds. pm an address.




#1605154 7 Pots & Scotch Bonnets (2018- )

Posted by Mr. West on 13 January 2019 - 04:45 PM

Had some fun reading this one...

 

 

Then I read on and realized the SB's and BOC's soaked last night were different seeds, probably back-fills started with the new batch.

 

Congrats on your success!  Will really be something if that BOC does its thing and delivers for 12 of 12.
 

BOC on deck 100% success 12/12 in cups.




#1605034 7 Pots & Scotch Bonnets (2018- )

Posted by Mr. West on 13 January 2019 - 08:51 AM

Nice work! I need to get into aact.

I got your envelope ready, will hit the p.o. tomorrow

Thankyou thankyou! 

Since you just sterilized your FFOF mix, it's a perfect time to use some sort of microbial inoculant.

I'm sure you've got something lined up for that.




#1604935 7pot Club is fantastic

Posted by Mr. West on 12 January 2019 - 08:21 PM

He mentioned in the video his trinidad scorpion wasn't exemplary, but it was the only ripe one that morning. He also had an odd pronunciation of chinense. Chin-ee-say or something like that.




#1604902 7 Pots & Scotch Bonnets (2018- )

Posted by Mr. West on 12 January 2019 - 05:45 PM

The bigguns haven't been watered since a few days before pot up on the 23rd. I observed roots at the drain holes about 12 days after that. Now, I've decided it's time to water them in with AACT. Even if the pots are still damp, I figure an oxygen-rich tea with beneficials can only help. 

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#1604900 Beginner's guide to AACT/Compost Tea

Posted by Mr. West on 12 January 2019 - 05:33 PM

Running my new setup for the first time. It's pretty much standard. I'm really stoked.

 

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#1604841 2019 Hay Bale Pepper Patch

Posted by Mr. West on 12 January 2019 - 12:49 PM

Seedlings look fine and dandy. What kind of bags are those?




#1604666 Growdown Throwdown 2019 Sri Lanka - Chilli Red!

Posted by Mr. West on 11 January 2019 - 04:57 PM

Guru is sandbagging hard with his wait for the international post nice guy act.  :hmm:  Not buying it!