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Chilidude

Member Since 25 Mar 2013
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In Topic: Chilidude season 2018

Today, 10:21 AM

Your plants are looking great. [emoji106]
Hopefully you get some rain to collect soon. Do you have to make adjustments for your tap water?


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The weather forecast says there will be several weeks before there will be another rainfall and i might not need to make any adjustments to the tapwater after all so it will be wait and see thing for now. The coco coir/fertilizers used in the greenhouse growing during the summer time should have the ability to compensate some of the incorrect ph of the fertilizer solution, if i just use fresh nutes everytime i water the plants.

 

The main problem i had with the indoor growing might have been that i collected the used fertilizer solution and used it again to water the plants without even checking the ph or anything..So live and learn from the experience i suppose. :confused: :lol: ;)

 

If i have to use the tapwater for several weeks now because of the lack of rainwater, it will be a good test to see if the growing problems i had indoor was infact the results of the used fertilizer solution i was giving to the plants.


In Topic: Chilidude season 2018

Today, 09:16 AM

The weather have been very hot for the longest of time:

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Stringed up all my C.baccatum chilis and the first flowers should be open in a few days:

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We have not have any good rainfall for a long time now, so i have to use the tapwater again to water the chilis for the time being.


In Topic: Home made nutrient solution

19 May 2018 - 01:44 PM

 

That is counterintuitive to many people, but definitely the way to go.  :thumbsup:

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Peppers are one of the easiest fruiting plants in the world to grow.  I'd give you my personal recommendation for coco growing, but I'm almost certain that you won't have the same availability in your area.

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The key with coco, is to pre-charge it with some sort of soluble calcium.  This is twofold - to displace any remnant sodium, and to ionically bond to the coco, to cause the coco to give up some of its potassium.

 

Thanks for the advice. I think i am doing pretty good with my coco coir growing right now and i finally figured out my problems with this years indoor growing using the coco coir so all is good.


In Topic: Home made nutrient solution

19 May 2018 - 01:31 PM

 

Because the US market is already saturated with "wonder" products.  That, and there really isn't a huge market for 2 or 3 part pepper fertilizers. (nor is there a need)

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Most growers in the US have a long enough growing season to plant outdoors - and granulars are the ferts of choice.  Lots of people still do hydro, or container gardening, but multi-part formulas are mostly just marketing drivel for potheads, who can't get enough of pumping unnecessary phosphates into their reservoirs, in a cyclical fashion. 

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There are HUGE debates over this subject, so it's probably best not to get too involved in that discussion.  

 

You could read all year long about those various wonder stuff and would not become any wiser, usually they are just a huge money drain and nothing else. I like to keep it as easy as possible without too much thinking involved. Currently i am testing the Hesi coco one part fertilizer and i just found out the Ghe maxibloom dry fertilizer, so maybe i will test it too in the next season.


In Topic: Home made nutrient solution

19 May 2018 - 12:08 PM

My best results have been with the GH Flora series in the American equivalent.

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Well, Ghe floramicro/floramato is like the 3 part flora series, but they made it to a 2 part fertilizer for specific need like growing chilis, tomatoes etc.,So it is no wonder i have had great results using it for growing chilis.

 

I dont know what General hydroponics are thinking in their head by not bringing the Floramato to the Usa market as it really works great for growing chilis.