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#1544130 what is this crystal stuff?????

Posted by U)<now on 09 April 2018 - 08:01 PM

sounds like i'm a little humid, i'm not over watering them.  ill keep an eye on them, ohio isnt quite ready for plants to be out in full sun just yet.  

Same problem I have also

#1543840 Genetikx 2018

Posted by U)<now on 08 April 2018 - 09:59 PM

My Aji Pineapple always look kinda droopy too once they get above 6 or 7 inches tall. I think it's just how they are.

#1543612 Is a tent an absolute when using lights?

Posted by U)<now on 08 April 2018 - 09:39 AM


The main reason I use my homemade tent is for reflecting the outside perimeter light back onto those plants, second reason is to keep some of the heat in.

#1543610 what is this crystal stuff?????

Posted by U)<now on 08 April 2018 - 09:36 AM

Yes, it's edema. Either over-watering or too humid of an environment.

#1543041 When do you like to transplant?

Posted by U)<now on 06 April 2018 - 10:28 AM

some pepper varieties i sow seed in 9oz cup and never transplant at all.  if you take a look closely, you will see that cotyledon is still there.

Yeah that makes sense if you're not looking for huge plants outdoors. Looks like you are growing them in an office of some sorts.

#1543040 When do you like to transplant?

Posted by U)<now on 06 April 2018 - 10:26 AM

as for bigger container, i did experiment with Capsicum Chinense.  it will look like this.  

Well they certainly do look healthy, a bit lenky, but healthy looking none the less. For me, here is the difference between potting up to #1 pots at first set of true leaves, vs. leaving my extras/spares I leave in starter cells/trays.4c8e9d7fdfe1cb508acfc211c6917884.jpg81dcc8fa10109b53355b502b64359d9f.jpg5f9784f940a2ce5b5d56a5e9e4032f59.jpg

#1543034 When do you like to transplant?

Posted by U)<now on 06 April 2018 - 10:01 AM

i transplant when it's this big

Imagine how much bigger it would be if you potted up sooner instead of waiting that long.

#1542886 Growdown Throwdown 2018 Yellow Brain Strain!

Posted by U)<now on 05 April 2018 - 06:36 PM

Heres my update...a18082275e81427ddd0e98f322c404dc.jpgce4938da3d0f7cd968ddb2964f8693b1.jpg

#1542759 Uknow 2018 - The Heat is On!

Posted by U)<now on 05 April 2018 - 09:27 AM

When they get that big they get angry without lots of air movement.  

Yeah, I have the 8" fan and two 4" fans in the tent, plus and an oscillating 16" fan blowing on them 24/7 from outside the tent. Pretty sure they are just unpleasable at this point :rofl:

#1542643 Uknow 2018 - The Heat is On!

Posted by U)<now on 04 April 2018 - 06:42 PM

looking good!
I had the same edema as the plants and pots got larger. The dang room, 24x8 was turning into a petri dish from all the plants; mold on the windows..LOL
I guess I need to find a way to ventilate it....mo work ;)
you're killing it, so keep up the good work!

Thanks man! Some plants have it and others don't, as you can see in the pics. Plus it's not crippling edema, they are still growing just fine, so I'm going to just keep on doing my thing.

I'm 98% sure at this point it's a humidity issue and not over-watering. I could run my dehumidifier in that area I guess... What's another $20 per month on the electric bill... Lol

#1542625 Uknow 2018 - The Heat is On!

Posted by U)<now on 04 April 2018 - 06:00 PM

Alright, time for a proper update! It's been a hot minute since the last one.

I have my watering dialed in to about every 4 days (about when they start wilting) with 5oz or so per plant for the larger plants. Still dealing with some edema. Even the smaller plants in the new Pro-Mix HP that only get about 3oz as needed, are getting some edema.

At this point, there is nothing else I can do to help it. At the 4 to 5 day mark the plants are literally shriveling up, so I can't water any less or wait any longer. My humidity stays around 30-33%. It is what it is.

I was bumping my ferts up every other watering. Initially I was at 5ml/gallon for the first month or so and over a few weeks gradually went up to 10ml/gallon. I think I have some fertilizer burn, so I backed it back down to 5ml/gallon now and I'll leave it there for a while yet, maybe push it to 7.5ml end of this month.

Here's some pics!

I'll hop on the PC and label all the pics in a bit. 97c767b7b5cf6550eaada8821f2600ee.jpgfee9822caba933136e898dcb6e6dbb62.jpg7c3ea39d4dba640a7db8f0559a4b9f1f.jpgac4465856c33688279f99389e9a02c4c.jpg81f035eabaa90ffd7ae8a33bc3e344a4.jpg2a05189c6a3a3e1f733e8005273b2ae9.jpgee2d66c692d88eef7ee08b19e664535a.jpgc00e42fae5cbaf564df73d7e7e60daa7.jpg61494664d67d5e1007c0bd197cf25b49.jpg55df6cfe0d48fe4cfce2bdd3019f4466.jpg0eadfce615bef4ffe7a8c0986ddb6cba.jpg7de50fb4f869b832e95d425c519d0999.jpg6549a6f890a8f465dee16222c9e1be33.jpgb7c900449d8fea8b4cba7d5ea08c4c1b.jpg3ca2dd5243f11551d31307e0ee913063.jpg72f7e5274d7ddc98ea9658e1651c7c90.jpg8ebd015fd710f488decdc1cff548fe3d.jpgcf8242fd1a76408e23bac35b6fa590ef.jpgf4d4b77d810dc9f905518944f3d8eed9.jpg6b04f2a34032ddef109ed5a312c7edb9.jpghttps://uploads.tapa...c0d89dd4c8b.jpg

#1540668 Uknow 2018 - The Heat is On!

Posted by U)<now on 27 March 2018 - 07:14 PM

Until mid summer.. then you'll be glad to home!

Lol, yeah I was here in October and even then it was 100 degrees every day!

#1540455 Uknow 2018 - The Heat is On!

Posted by U)<now on 26 March 2018 - 05:29 PM

Man, I'm in Scottsdale, AZ for work this week. Got in to Phoenix late last night. I've been here a few times now and everytime I come back, I want to stay forever more and more! Lol. The weather here is beautiful, landscape is awesome.

I don't have very good pics, just standing outside the resort (Fairmont Princess), but I love this place.

It also could just be that it's 20f and snowing at home... :rofl: 32a721cc1af41bd0d933a0f59e817561.jpg

#1540179 Uknow 2018 - The Heat is On!

Posted by U)<now on 25 March 2018 - 01:18 PM

Hmm... I'm wondering if maybe the panda film or something else would be better since the curtain I have slides and I don't really have an option to have a door as the space is too small to have something swing open. Unless perhaps there is a material that has mylar attached to something flexible or some other reflective material that can fold without getting wrecked


Yeah I plan on eventually going to actual grown tent material with a door that zips open and I can roll up to the top like tent doors.

#1540125 Uknow 2018 - The Heat is On!

Posted by U)<now on 25 March 2018 - 08:21 AM

Also.. Is that mylar you used to make the chamber/tent-and if so does it take to folding? Was thinking of adding that as an interior backing to my shower curtain opening for mine if I can move it back and forth without fail. Also-those the #1 pots you were speaking of?


Yeah, that's mylar blankets stuck to cardboard with double sided tape to make it rigid. I used just mylar before taped to the frame, but it flops around in the wind from the fans creating noise and it rips if you look at it the wrong way. Now, with it stuck to the cardboard, no noise and no rips.

As far as folding, my door folds open and it's on there also, never had any issues.