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skullbiker

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#1621495 Three month old chili grow. Perth Western Australia. Lots of variety.

Posted by skullbiker on Today, 06:30 AM

WELCOME TO THP


#1621371 Can plants be hardened off while fruiting?

Posted by skullbiker on Yesterday, 05:27 PM

I started my plants indoors a couple of months ago.  Some of them started flowering about a month ago.  I pinched off the buds on most of the plants, to encourage more vegetative growth, but I let a couple flower to see what would happen.

Three of them successfully pollinated, and now have peppers growing (a purple jalapeno, a sugar rush peach, and a vezena piperka).  

Last frost here is in mid-to-late April, so I was going to start hardening them off next month.  There's no way that the existing peppers will be ripe by the time I planned on taking them outside. 

Is there any harm in transitioning them outside while they're actively fruiting, or should I leave them inside under the grow lights (and in a temperature controlled climate) until the first batch of peppers is ready to be harvested?  


There should be no problem hardening off your plants with pods on them. I do it every year.


#1621278 Skullbikers 2019 Indoor/Outdoor NOT PEPPERS Glog

Posted by skullbiker on Yesterday, 09:31 AM

Dang, you’re killing it as usual [emoji106][emoji91]


I dont know if Im killing it, but Im giving it a couple of good thumps along side the head.


#1621253 SKULLBIKERS 2019 Container and Kratky GLOG

Posted by skullbiker on Yesterday, 05:47 AM

Got to love Ernest Borg9.
 
I really want to see what Ernest gets up to in the next year.
 
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I think Ernest is going to be a STAR performer!


#1621246 Skullbikers 2019 Indoor/Outdoor NOT PEPPERS Glog

Posted by skullbiker on Yesterday, 05:16 AM

I pulled my Daikon Radishes yesterday(the ones in a 4 gal. container with 100 % coco-coir)probably about 2 weeks early but they were growing into the lights and I have a few other things going on. They didnt turn out too bad and I see that it is possible now. I think I could grow some monsters in a garbage can!

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#1621199 SKULLBIKERS 2019 Container and Kratky GLOG

Posted by skullbiker on 19 March 2019 - 09:33 PM

Looks like you're doing quite well with the Pubes despite all that white crap on the ground.
 
I say screw it, fire up that grill and pretend it's summer.!
 
Keep it green!


Looks like most of the white crap may be gone by the weekend. A bit of an early warm up here now.


#1621198 SKULLBIKERS 2019 Container and Kratky GLOG

Posted by skullbiker on 19 March 2019 - 09:31 PM

 
 
It's gotta be the Dew....... :P
 
 
Naw.....you've just figured it out and are a great pepper farmer!


When it comes to peppa farmin..........I just DEW it.


#1621121 Mattys first ever Glog "Into the fire" 2019 season

Posted by skullbiker on 19 March 2019 - 03:38 PM

 
might need a couple tacos first
:cheers:


Well..........It is Tuesday![emoji1303]


#1621025 Karoo 2018/19 Glog African Adventure

Posted by skullbiker on 19 March 2019 - 08:18 AM

And now, I am
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Seriously, I wish those pomegranate trees were on my property!


#1620878 SKULLBIKERS 2019 Container and Kratky GLOG

Posted by skullbiker on 18 March 2019 - 02:17 PM

That is impressive [emoji106]. You have a great system down [emoji106]. [emoji16]
Growing trees in March [emoji106]


It does seem like something is working. After reading on here for a couple of years how hard it was to grow Rocotos and how slow they grow I am beginning to wonder. I have a few now that I have put the bamboo stakes in to tie the branches up but they are closing in on the 3 ft tall zone already and nothing will go into the greenhouse for 3 or 4 weeks yet. Its gonna get interesting. There are pods on 2 of them so anyone wondering if peppers will fruit under Menards cheapest shoplights ......... YES THEY WILL.


#1620862 SKULLBIKERS 2019 Container and Kratky GLOG

Posted by skullbiker on 18 March 2019 - 12:26 PM

And now for the continuing saga of a pepper plant named Ernest......................Ernest Borg 9 to those in the know. I thought I would remove his tin-foil hat and let him experience more of the world. See how far he has come along since germinating about Feb. 13.

Ernest in foil:

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Ernest with foil removed:

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Ernest naked with roots hanging out:

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Ernest in his new(used) nicely recycled Bonnie plant container:

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#1620835 SKULLBIKERS 2019 Container and Kratky GLOG

Posted by skullbiker on 18 March 2019 - 09:02 AM

Getting way behind on updates so I will do a couple of plants at a time as I move them around. I will say that several are growing faster than expected. The latest regimen must be working.
Here is the #4 Rocoto Montufar that germinated about Jan. 10., all sprawled out.

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And trussed up to the bamboo antennas.

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Here is #5 Rocoto Guatamala Orange all sprawled out.

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And, trussed up to the bamboo.

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I am finding that the Rocotos do not make a real good indoor plant because of the sprawling growth habit, but that said, I got em so will work with them!


#1620680 Hello from Durban South Africa

Posted by skullbiker on 17 March 2019 - 03:34 PM

WELCOME TO THP


#1620552 Howdy from Indiana

Posted by skullbiker on 16 March 2019 - 09:30 PM

WELCOME TO THP


#1620374 Chorizo's 2019 Glog

Posted by skullbiker on 15 March 2019 - 09:19 PM

 
I have never grown Tomatillo before.  Looks like a tomato, but then is it a pepper?  Seems to like water like a tomato. Q?


Tomatillo is not a pepper or tomato, I will let Google be your friend on this one.