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orangehero

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orangehero 2014

30 May 2014 - 11:01 PM

Howdy,

 

Figure I'd show off a little, knowing how much I like enjoying everyone elses pepper gardens. This is my superhot garden. Trying out drip irrigation this year, and going back to straw mulch. I highly recommend IrrigationDirect for the supplies.

 

It was a late spring this year, but the season is looking good now. I think the peppers could have waited another week for warmer nights, but I got faster than expected growth under my new T5's. They were pretty rootbound, even starting to bloom, so I figured this was the time to get them out.

 

Anyway, thanks for all the trades and hookups! Hope everyone else has a great season!

 

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Series of Articles on Soilless Potting Mix (and pH measurment and adjustment)

26 January 2014 - 09:30 PM

Hello,

 

I came across this five part series of articles on soilless potting mixes by Professor Bob Tripepi on the University of Idaho Extension website titled What Is Your Substrate Trying to Tell You.

 

What was useful for me is that he goes in depth into pH measurement and adjustment, but I think anyone that wants more technical information on how to analyze and formulate substrates for growing in containers will find them useful.

 

Summary

"Substrates can tell us many things, if we know what properties to examine. We should determine several chemical and physical properties BEFORE planting the crop in the substrate. Among the most important chemical properties to examine are pH, CEC, EC, and C:N. pH and EC of the substrate should be determined before planting and as the crop continues to grow, since pH controls nutrient availability and EC indicates salinity of the medium. pH can be controlled by fertilizers or water used as well as the preplant ingredients. Several extraction ethods can be used on substrates to enable you to determine the pH and EC of mixes. Air capacity, water-holding capacity, and total porosity of a substrate are the physical properties to measure to help you determine if the crop may grow well. Even if chemical and physical properties of a substrate appear to be satisfactory, growing plants in a mix is the ultimate indicator of medium suitability for crop production." (Emphasis mine.)

 

Source: http://www.extension...C Substrate.htm

 

Part 1: http://www.extension...lless media.PDF

 

Part 2: http://www.extension...nd CN ratio.PDF

 

Part 3: http://www.extension... pH and CEC.PDF

 

Part 4: http://www.extension...acteristics.PDF

 

Part 5: http://www.extension...al analysis.PDF

 

In fact there are many other great publications from them.

 

More information on measuring and adjusting pH of substrates.


THSC Chocolate Scorpion

15 January 2014 - 07:44 PM

Howdy,

 

I'm looking for some THSC Chocolate Scorpion seeds, preferably pure. I've tried contacting Neil several times in the past few months, but I get no response. Maybe someone else can supply me with a small quantity.


Trinidad Douglah SASBE

18 November 2013 - 05:01 AM

Hello,

 

I have pure Trinidad Douglah seeds from 2012. The plants were grown seperately in pots in a suburban condo complex. No one else really grows anything except the neighbors who got my extra tomatoes, and as far as I know there were no other peppers around.

 

Send me a SASBE and you can have some. If you have something new or interesting I wouldn't mind a trade.

 

Send me a PM for details.

 

Thanks and happy planning for next season!


Douglah Seeds

31 December 2012 - 04:00 PM

Howdy,

I have Douglah Seeds isolated for purity.

I hope this isn't violating any marketplace eitiquette, but I'd like $4 shipped (to USA) per packet of 30 seeds.

I isolated a couple of my plants in anticipation of selling the seeds locally, but it hasn't worked out and I have a bunch of good fresh seeds that I'd like to move. Seeds are clean and were disinfected with a quick bleach soak.

If you want bulk, I'd consider a reasonable offer. Also would be willing to trade if you have something interesting.

Cheers guys and have a good upcoming season!