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#1516374 Serious Question, didn't know where else to ask it.

Posted by CAPCOM on 06 January 2018 - 07:46 PM

I dont know of the website or the product specifically in question. however, if I ever happen across it and initiate a testimonial or description of any sort, you can quote my true name, forum name or whatever you want. I am not hiding from anyone.

#1515220 CAPCOMS COCOA GROW 2018

Posted by CAPCOM on 01 January 2018 - 07:33 PM

2018 has arrived! And time for an update.

Many sprouts and hooks so far but I also have some late starters or disappointments. 

Some of which I have more seed to start and time to do so, others that came in damaged, I do not.

Still hoping though


I may just go with what I have and call it a start rather than try to play catch up for the next month,

. I will post a list of actual plants soon.

#1514664 APHIDS!

Posted by CAPCOM on 31 December 2017 - 12:06 AM



You could set up an Aphid Room, just crawling with the buggers.  Rotate a healthy container plant in, let the buggers chow down for a while, then return the plant to your grow area, chumming the sharks wasps with the fresh meat. 


I have been attempting to do almost just that. However, I cant get aphids to prosper if my life depended on it right now.

I have moved on several occasions, a dozen or so aphid specimens to a remote plant to no avail. The wasp either find them or they have already been impregnated. If anyone local has aphids, bring them by and I will trade you for some wasp mummies.

#1514663 CAPCOMS COCOA GROW 2018

Posted by CAPCOM on 30 December 2017 - 11:56 PM


I also have several more last minute additions.

So tell me, what's wrong with th is picture?


We have to go all the way back to the first post.




Yes, I am so interested in putting 2017 behind that I am looking forward to 2018 this much.

I will be throwing a knuckle ball going into 2018.

I am procuring seed from reliable sources only and will be implementing various isolation methods as to continue a sound seed stock for future seasons.

I am also going to visit several chili head bros beginning this fall and spend some quality time talking the shop we all enjoy.

I will also be looking into some new nitrification processes as the one I have been using the past two years has let me down big time.

I will also be cutting back for the first time on my grow quantities. If I end up with 50 plants, that will be a lot! And all plants will be grown in 15 gal pots minimum.


#1513050 Bonchi candidate

Posted by CAPCOM on 23 December 2017 - 03:19 AM

Conditions are just right. flower and even some sets.



#1512747 APHIDS!

Posted by CAPCOM on 21 December 2017 - 07:18 PM

I planted and began the germination of next years chili crop the other night. And tonight I began breeding aphids or at least supplying a untreated food source to start an aphid colony on. I am still trying to get myself around the idea that I now have gone not only 180 on my view on aphids but also entered the realm of the twilight zone in that approach.

I guess that as long as I can keep the wasps going all is well and with enough GUARDIAN on hand to simulate my finger on the launch button to a nuke all is good.

#1512499 Seed Train opinions and feedback

Posted by CAPCOM on 20 December 2017 - 08:57 PM

All trains have returned. unfortunately for me I dont have time to go through them just yet. Busy weekend coming up.

#1512428 CAPCOMS COCOA GROW 2018

Posted by CAPCOM on 20 December 2017 - 01:27 PM


I also have several more last minute additions.

So tell me, what's wrong with th is picture?

#1512234 I cant believe they quit stocking.....

Posted by CAPCOM on 19 December 2017 - 06:21 PM

Walmart is good for that as well. bought Tabascos Habanero sauce there for years, all of a sudden they dont carry it. I bought enough to justify keeping it on the shelf.

#1512091 Seed Train opinions and feedback

Posted by CAPCOM on 18 December 2017 - 06:53 PM

My only criticism (?) would be too many generous participants. Although more variety is great, there are so many seeds to choose from, it took me about 4 hours to sort through the train packages, identify seeds to select, bag those up, return the packages to the train, add my seeds, then pack it up and ship it back out. I suggest limiting the trains to 8-10 participants.


PS: Thanks for all your efforts in running the trains. I know it is a lot of work, and I appreciate it.

I know what you mean. When I got my 1st train it took me equally as long. In regards to the time to process the package, Thats why I allow for 3+ days to do so. I went with 15 participants this time to give as many a chance that wanted to because with past trains it seemed to take longer to make its rounds. this group of 2 trains ran in record time.


I just took part in the European seed train. It's a bit smaller I guess but I have some ideas nonetheless. 


Seeds should be categorised to make it easier to find them. They should be listed in a (semi-)public document that gets updated when something is added/removed. 


Example 1: Put individual seed bags in a bigger bag per participant with all varieties they've added to it. Then in the list, you can find the seeds you'd want, check who added it, look for the specific member's bag and take it out.


Example 2: Make big bags for Annuums, Baccatums, Chinenses, crosses etc. etc. 


Categorising makes it a lot easier. It takes an afternoon or two to organise everything, but after that, it's pretty smooth sailing. As long as everyone helps to keep it that way.

Categorizing is a novel idea. But if you knew what I had to go through just to get some riders to stop using crayons, markers, pens etc on the plastic bags you would understand my reluctance to jump to the next step too fast.


I did add lists with my seeds for a while but life doesn't always allow for the luxury of additional time to compile things like that.


Everything went smooth this time. The rules seem fair enough. 

Agreed. I only bring out the ruler when I have to.


It works great as is. I agree it is a lot of work going through all the seed, but we'll worth it if you consider the access to seeds that might not be available anywhere else. And it only costs 7 bucks. Thank you very much for conducting this train, I for one really do enjoy it

Good to hear. Hopefully all that seed get grown out and finds its way back on the trains for future riders to grow and in turn share.

#1511954 Seed Train opinions and feedback

Posted by CAPCOM on 17 December 2017 - 11:46 PM

With the conclusion of the final train imminently approaching, I am curious about participants opinions. After all, I certainly dont conduct these for my health and I contribute far more seed than I ever remove. So it must be my obsession of spreading the variety of taste and heat where ever possible.

At times I have found it questionable whether it was really worth it and whether or not to continue, especially after the great train robbery 2 years back.


So this is basically a chance to offer opinions as well as criticism of the train and or trains you may have participated in. Since the 1st one I have basically taken a model that was already running and built from that. Rules and procedures were modified as an in progress process to what is running today.



#1511887 Is this anything to worry about?

Posted by CAPCOM on 17 December 2017 - 05:32 PM

Yeah, temps like that are not good for extented periods but a lot has to do with the health of the plant when it get subjected to those temps.

You have what appears to be a 4-5 gal bucket half full of media essentially your plant is growing in a 2-2.5 gal container. Although this can be done, it is more work to keep it healthy and productive then it is to keep it in a larger container that is full.


What are you growing it in as far as media goes?


If you are over wintering it, Cut it back, stop feeding and only water very sparingly. Place it where it is going to get light but less of it. Remember, overwintering is a process of forced dormancy from a lack of environmental factors and a reduced need for them.

#1511768 CAPCOMS COCOA GROW 2018

Posted by CAPCOM on 17 December 2017 - 02:14 AM




Judys Brown Moruga

Bhutlah DM

Bhutlah SM

CPR from 2017

Chocolate Reaper

Chocolate Primo

Kracken Scorpion

7Pot Burgundy

Chocolate MaddBalls

Chocolate Bhut


Chocolate Devils Tongue

Chocolate BBG

Chocolate Scorpion

Chocolate 7 Pot

Chocolate Fatalii


Concord Naga

Cappucino SB

Ch Daisy Cutter

Sweet Moruga Brown SB


Bahamian Beast

Hixs Ch Moruga

7 Pot Ch Marabella

Black Naga

Ch Naglah

7 Pot BBG Long

7 Pot Douglah

Reaper X Ch Scorpion

7 Pot Orig Ch Bhut

Swiss Ch SB


Jays Ch Ghost Scorpion

Ch Barrackpore

Ch Scorpion

Moruga Ch UV

Ch Borg 9

Ch Lava

Ch Brazilian Brain Strain

Ch Moruga Brains

Ch Moruga Stingers

Bhut Smooth


Ch Naga Brains

Ch Bhut Long

Ch Madd Balls Fat

Piment D' Espellet


Cumari Do Para

Sugar Rush Peach


MOA yellow

MOA red


Ch Brain Strain

Carolina Reaper




I actually found a few interesting selections on the seed train.




#1511765 2018 SEED TRAIN

Posted by CAPCOM on 16 December 2017 - 11:51 PM

Expected here in NE KS by Monday, 12/18/17.


Better check the mailbox again


Tracking Number: 9405803699300554925620
Expected Delivery on Saturday 16 December 2017 by
Status Delivered

December 16, 2017 at 5:11 pm

Delivered, In/At Mailbox


#1511636 Weston dehydrators

Posted by CAPCOM on 16 December 2017 - 06:52 AM


Chase the heat review coming soon!