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Edmick

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#1576565 Hello from Johannesburg South Africa

Posted by Edmick on Today, 08:41 AM

Welcome!


#1575100 First attempt at Kratky

Posted by Edmick on 12 August 2018 - 05:21 PM

Check out peter stanleys youtube videos on it. He's a member here. He has some really informative videos on the subject.


#1572796 Using only worm castings for peppers?

Posted by Edmick on 02 August 2018 - 03:21 PM

 
How'd you do it, though?  Containers?  Raised beds?  Type of worms that made the castings?  Diet?
 
I tried so many times, and it seems there are a lot of tangibles that go into success with compost heavy grows.  I know karoo in South Africa has good luck - but he lives in a dry climate.  Here in my hot, humid climate, any compost I use, turns to mud.
 
I tried another compost grow this season, and had to quit.  I replanted that plant into another mix with 5% of the compost that I used, mixed with 75/20 coco coir and perlite, and that plant is kicking ass now.
 
I just really want to figure out how you guys are getting it to work, because compost grows, in theory, aren't supposed to work. (and most soil building resources tend to reflect this)  Wanting to learn something here...

Only reason I did it was because the owner of the hydro shop I went to told me thats all he used for his peppers. I figured heck, this guy could try to sell me on any number of high dollar nutrients he has on the shelf but he recommended that so I figured it was sound advice. I was growing in containers at the time and I topped dressed the casting and raked it in a little bit otherwise it would turn into a cake and make watering difficult. I added the kelp extract every 2 weeks. They did ok but ive since moved on to other methods with better results.


#1572721 Hey guys - Found this site googling thick pepper stems. Got what I was lookin...

Posted by Edmick on 02 August 2018 - 12:40 PM

There's beer?! How come nobody ever told me?! Geez! Welcome to the forum brokkr!


#1572532 New guy!

Posted by Edmick on 01 August 2018 - 02:40 PM

Welcome!


#1571874 Being Crafty

Posted by Edmick on 29 July 2018 - 02:47 PM

I go by eastern time when it comes to beer..


#1571634 Australian finger lime plant?

Posted by Edmick on 28 July 2018 - 02:15 PM

I picked up one at a plant show a few months ago... It was not fun carrying the spiny prickly plant around. It's both a weapon and a fruit tree! It does seem to enjoy the hot humid weather here. Too soon for flowering and fruit though.14ddc8650fa72f4d13adacf4f594c187.jpg

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Nice! Mine does excellent in the heat. They say it's drought tolerant so I let it dry totally out between watering and it started loosing a bunch of leaves and blooms so I starting watering it like crazy and it's doing amazing now. Only a few fruits on it but they're really tiny still. Apparantly they take a long time to mature. Or I'm doing something wrong. Not sure..


#1571333 P. Dreadie Memorial Group Grow 2016

Posted by Edmick on 27 July 2018 - 12:30 PM

Still waiting for mine to produce. Been really hot lately so no telling how long it will be. Plants look amazing though. Definitely some great genetics in this variety


#1571315 Container growing secrets?

Posted by Edmick on 27 July 2018 - 11:32 AM

Since this is my first season growing only in ground and my plants are bigger and healthier than they ever have been in containers, I've come to a couple conclusions. Large enough containers is very important (at least where I live) because the temperature of the root zone is a commonly overlooked issue and second, I should have been using shade cloth all along. Especially when I was only using containers.


#1571208 Pepper ID and confirmation

Posted by Edmick on 27 July 2018 - 12:27 AM

#1 looks KINDA like a sugar rush peach but #2 looks like an unripe bishops hat to me. Or maybe white fantasy like hogleg said. No clue on #3 though


#1571158 Being Crafty

Posted by Edmick on 26 July 2018 - 06:56 PM

Maybe I missed something but why are all these craft breweries doing these weird ass can labels? I'm sure the beer is good but is this like a hipster trend or something?




#1571069 Being Crafty

Posted by Edmick on 26 July 2018 - 09:37 AM

Well what's Edmick drinking?

It's called "Brutiful mind". It's a peach IPA. I'm on a fruit beer kick after falling for the pineapple sculpin.


#1570972 Being Crafty

Posted by Edmick on 25 July 2018 - 08:15 PM

Got me a lil sumn sumn from one of the local breweries

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#1570960 Does anyone have a source for fresh White ghost peppers

Posted by Edmick on 25 July 2018 - 07:36 PM

I should have some soonish but can't help you right now


#1570923 just starting

Posted by Edmick on 25 July 2018 - 05:02 PM

Was expecting to see a picture of pepper plants.. But good luck with your grow! (pepper growing)