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Chilidude

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#1554612 Chilidude season 2018

Posted by Chilidude on 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.




#1554570 Chilidude season 2018

Posted by Chilidude on 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.




#1554175 Home made nutrient solution

Posted by Chilidude on 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.




#1553915 Chilidude season 2018

Posted by Chilidude on 18 May 2018 - 10:43 AM

I imagine, by the end of the season, you won't be able to walk in there! Or maybe, you're putting them outside. 

 

I keep them all inside the greenhouse by stringing them up like tomatoes to try to keep them growing upwards and not too much sideways.




#1553909 Chilidude season 2018

Posted by Chilidude on 18 May 2018 - 10:13 AM

Hesi coco fertilizer:

 

Hot paper lantern:

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Aji lemon drop:

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Aji cristal:

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Ghe floramicro/floramato:

 

Petenero x2:

 

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Naga morich x2:

 

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Bonda ma jacques:

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Queen laurie:

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Aji erotica:

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Aji pineapple:

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Aji golden:

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All my plants are doing fine right now so it a good sign to push forward to have a good season.

 

 




#1553605 Home made nutrient solution

Posted by Chilidude on 16 May 2018 - 10:04 PM

 

I have the soft water version too. 

 

Have you checked out Fatalii's chili nutes by the way? The shipping costs didn't make it worthwhile for me, but I see you're in Finland.

 

I am sure that the Fatalii chili nutes are fine and all, but they are also way too expensive to use so i have not tried them yet. I rather stick with the Ghe floramicro/floramato combo that is way more cheaper to use and have proven results from many growing seasons.
 




#1553232 Home made nutrient solution

Posted by Chilidude on 15 May 2018 - 09:03 AM

 

The commercial nutes are too low in Ca in my opinion, and I've struggled with Ca deficiency in the past using Hesi.

 

So you tried the new one bottle Hesi coco with the NPK being:

 

3-4-5

 

I am currently testing the Hesi coco fertilizer for my few chilis using rainwater and i dont see any calcium related problems in the new leaves so far.

 

My best coco coir fertilizer i have used have been the Ghe floramicro/floramato combo and it is not intended specially for coco coir, but it can be used with it and i have had great results using it thus far.

 

You chili pictures above looks kind of like they are getting too much fertilizer and they dont like it.




#1553070 Chilidude season 2018

Posted by Chilidude on 14 May 2018 - 11:47 AM

Well I guess, think of all the money you are saving, by not running your heater. [emoji57]


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Well it seems like the night temps might stay above 10c from now on, so no need for the heaters.
 




#1553057 Chilidude season 2018

Posted by Chilidude on 14 May 2018 - 10:04 AM

Finland is being bombarded with a horrible heatwave and these are evening temps with the door wide open all day long:

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Freaking 31,2C inside the greenhouse and i am also melting away as we speak. I am also running out of rainwater and if this keeps up i might have a pretty good harvest by the time the season is finally over.

 

The news headlines in here say there is no end in sight for this kind of weather, i am not liking it that much but they the chilis like it so whatever. :dance:




#1552840 Chilidude season 2018

Posted by Chilidude on 13 May 2018 - 01:46 AM

New video about my chili growing progress:

 

I like the look of the Hot paper lanter using the Hesi coco fertilizer, so i cant wait for it to start flowering/producing some pods.




#1552753 Bhuter's 2018 Glog

Posted by Chilidude on 12 May 2018 - 02:12 PM

Dyna-gro foliage pro seems to be a good fertilizer for chilis.




#1552484 Chilidude season 2018

Posted by Chilidude on 11 May 2018 - 05:53 AM

Not looking too bad , but peppers need higher nighttime temps as well , not just light and ferts.

Best of luck , you are almost there.

 

Of course, optimal night temps would be around 15C but it will take many weeks to get to that point. I would be happy to even get above 10c temps, but for now they have to get used to the sub 10c temps at night time. :rolleyes:

 

Day temps are in the 30-40c inside the greenhouse even with the automatic roof opener wide open, so day temps are more than fine for peppers.




#1552473 Chilidude season 2018

Posted by Chilidude on 11 May 2018 - 02:25 AM

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For now they look like somebody tried their best to slowly murder them, but lucky for me the chilis are not so easy killed even if i made some mistakes along the way and it is nothing that the already boiling hot greenhouse temperatures/ lowly rising night temperatures, rainwater+the fertilizers cant fix in due time.

 

 

 

 

 




#1552257 YAMracer754 work in progress GLOG

Posted by Chilidude on 10 May 2018 - 12:00 AM

You have really come a long way from the beginning hard times.




#1552132 staking indoor peppers?

Posted by Chilidude on 09 May 2018 - 11:28 AM

No, they will get taller in their own time as they grow compact when they are younger.