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CAPCOM

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#1547921 Itīs gonna be a low of 48F tonight...Can i leave my līil chile plants outside??

Posted by CAPCOM on Yesterday, 08:47 PM

Your good down to the mid 30s for a couple of nights if covered and out of wind. As long as the day time temps get up in to the 60s. I have pushed that envelope to the extreme first hand.


#1547776 CAPCOMS COCOA GROW 2018

Posted by CAPCOM on Yesterday, 01:41 PM

Finally!   Been so busy between work, job interviews, honey dos, my "18" grow and everything else that can fit in the pot of life that it has been a chore as of late to even log on here and have time to post.

 

All of my plants are in the process of full recovery. I was a bit worried the with all of the flushing and no way to remove the excess moisture that the root systems would take a severe hit. For those not following from past posts, I tried a additional product this year and for whatever reason it severally ceased growth and burned all new growth for over a month. With canopy not pulling nuts and water, the media tends to stay more bogged a lot longer. It is only now that the plants being in a robust growth surge are pulling from the media normally. They are really starting to look great again.

 

This grow is also now a lab test of sorts. As stated in the past, I am not a big fan of topping plants and do not subscribe to its practice. However, since all new growth was killed (including the primary growth) the plants have all been essentially topped. Every year seems to present something new to chew on. I did start in preparation for a failed 1st start a bumper grow. Virtually 98% of the 2nd start had sprouted and is now putting out true leaves. I will probably make room for most of them somewhere and sell locally what I dont need. Too many peppers at harvest does not scare me as they will become dried for flake/powder fairly quickly.

 

I added an RO unit to the grow last month. Filling milk jugs in the kitchen and transporting them downstairs got old after 3 years. Not the most expensive of units, it still gets me water down to 40ppm. That I can work with, no problem. When nut are added I am at about 540ppm @ 6.2pH. I may move the unit upstairs during the summer and add an automatic shut off. I have a 20 gal trash can for both RO and waste water. RO to the plants and waste water to top off the pool. win win.

 




#1543839 CAPCOMS COCOA GROW 2018

Posted by CAPCOM on 08 April 2018 - 09:59 PM

Long over due update'

Tried a new product and things went bad. Grow is not dead but in a stagnant holding pattern. Started a bumper grow tonight just in case. I know its a late start but I will make it work. Been flushing and pH adjusting like crazy to regain control of primary grow. Will get into more detail at a later time on what happened and how I over came it.

 

My time printing tags containing pepper variety info/data will be greatly reduced in the future as the opportunity to purchase a handheld Brady printer from work was made available last month. The printer I selected is barely used and in pristine condition. msrp when new is 1400.00. I paid 200.00.

 

Starting to look into a lighting system as my current one is closely approaching its end of warranty period. may go with 2- 600w lights this time. May get another sunsoaker reflector as I really like its performance. I got all summer to consider options.




#1543824 Reveiw of my 1st batch of spicy venison jerky by Johnny Scoville

Posted by CAPCOM on 08 April 2018 - 09:10 PM

I just came across this a couple weeks ago. I had posted on FB that I was making some spicy venison jerky and Johnny requested that I send him some. I didn't have time to marinate it like I wanted to but did so with chocolate Primo and Bhutlah DM flakes for about an hour.

 




#1528989 CAPCOMS COCOA GROW 2018

Posted by CAPCOM on 18 February 2018 - 12:11 AM

Looking for Kraken scorpion seed. What I had has some how been compromised. I need only confirmed seed, not seed acquired from some one else unless there name is Mike Hess. Going to be a late start for them but still plenty of time.




#1528988 APHIDS!

Posted by CAPCOM on 18 February 2018 - 12:03 AM

I may have a similar problem. The aphids never get out of control but I never seem to build up any significant population of wasps either and it seems to be a couple of weeks for mummies to hatch more wasps. I am holding out any kind of scortch earth policy til I see evidence of aphid spread to the pepper plants.




#1525505 Lower leaves are falling. Is something wrong?

Posted by CAPCOM on 06 February 2018 - 09:04 PM

I think you are running too dry.

 




#1525370 CAPCOMS COCOA GROW 2018

Posted by CAPCOM on 06 February 2018 - 02:33 PM

I have everything that I wanted to grow this year plus much more popping or showing a flurry of tru leaves. I received an bubble pac a while back with some very interesting seed. of which all but one so far has sprouted. Will be picking up an RO unit for my grow room to keep up with watering requirements. Pics coming soon.




#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

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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.

 

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#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.