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#1438544 Sprouts

Posted by CAPCOM on Today, 01:29 PM

I have multiple containers going with more than 1 plant. I used to frown on this so I would sow one seed to one container. In situations where a high % of germinations fail I would be left with a lot of plant- less containers. I have as of this year modified my growing procedures. I plant 4 seeds per container and leave them grow til I am ready to plant separate containers. Then, rather than disrupt the root systems of multiple plants, I cut below the media level the plants selected for extending the crop and place them in a cloner. Within a week I have good root system starting and ready to plant out in two weeks. This frees up considerable room and my grow can be increased at will.

#1438351 Sprouts

Posted by CAPCOM on Yesterday, 09:32 PM

Not sure I understand what you mean. Are you indicating that more than one seed germinated of multiple seeds planted in the same containers?
If that is the case, you have read instructions to remove them because at maturity, both or more plants will be competing for the same root space, nutrients, water and light. One plant per container is optimal for the highest output of fruit and the healthiest plants all around.

#1438269 Different pepper names?? Different variant?? Same pepper??

Posted by CAPCOM on Yesterday, 05:53 PM

I believe many of the bhut crosses to kitty Kat names are based on the PDN X **** bhut jolokia where **** is the color of the bhut being crossed.

#1437719 Rooting powder on transplants?

Posted by CAPCOM on 21 March 2017 - 11:23 PM

No, I use mykos when transplanting.

#1437717 Kaleidoscope

Posted by CAPCOM on 21 March 2017 - 11:02 PM

I am happy to say that it appears this plant didn't grown itself into a corner. New growth is being produced.

#1437714 Stabilizing the CPR

Posted by CAPCOM on 21 March 2017 - 10:47 PM

I now have quite a few cprs going and going well. We'll see what happens after hardening off. Last year the the only cpr I had growing produced some really gnarly foliage under the bright sun.

#1437609 Quick advice

Posted by CAPCOM on 21 March 2017 - 06:55 PM

How big is too big? How many plants and what Sq footage do you have. Pic are worth a million word here.

#1437425 What is a large pod?

Posted by CAPCOM on 21 March 2017 - 09:07 AM

Sorry I should have clarified I mean chinense's, not necessarily just superhots but Habs, 7pots, Scotch Bonnets etc

I was going to suggest Manzanos are quite heavy so weight is not a good determining factor.

#1436812 Fertilizer

Posted by CAPCOM on 19 March 2017 - 02:18 PM

Way too early. I have been hitting mine too early each year as you can see from the pics. Fortunately I use a nutrient line that is very gentile one them when overdosed. They display symptoms of nutrient lockout without any long term il-effects and all the color returns with time. I am sure there are some slowing down as a result, but that is ok too as my plants will take off from here on out and be quite large at plant out.


Pics depict early stage symptoms of nut lockout and progress of recovery.











#1436572 my experiment with growing pepper indoor in my office

Posted by CAPCOM on 18 March 2017 - 11:40 PM

They look good.

As for suggestions, bigger containers.


#1436249 Chocolate Primo seeds

Posted by CAPCOM on 18 March 2017 - 05:51 PM

Wow, after 2 months you had some germ. that's crazy, I would have thought the seeds would rot long before then. 6 weeks is the longest I have been willing to wait, and pretty much give up any real hope after 3 to 4 weeks.  Maybe I should start waiting longer.  Problem for my and my current setup is after about a month I have to start potting up and run out of room for seed trays. I used to have two tables, one for starting and one for potted up plants, maybe I'll have to go that route again so I have the room to let trays sit that long. 


I have seen a seed take over a year to finally decide to sprout. So if the prospective plant is of value, dont be quick to give up.

#1435877 Novice Grower

Posted by CAPCOM on 17 March 2017 - 09:44 PM

Welcome to THP.
The best way to get a lot of info is to post something political and wait for everyone to jump in. Then hijack your own thread and discus the topic of your choosing.

#1435445 Bonchi candidate

Posted by CAPCOM on 16 March 2017 - 11:42 PM

I took a much closer look at the growth structure and where the first and 2nd set of true leaves were in relation to the loop and have decided to indeed grow my first bonchi with it. It has the potential to be a phenomenal specimen. More detailed pics coming soon,

#1435443 Help! What's happening to my peppers?

Posted by CAPCOM on 16 March 2017 - 11:37 PM

!st off, if you are using Miracle grow, you should not be feeding anything else. Miracle grow is notoriously hot to begin with and the abundance of nutrients is apparent from the texture of your foliage.

Back off feeding for starters and see if anything changes.


#1435426 Kaleidoscope

Posted by CAPCOM on 16 March 2017 - 09:52 PM



I dont ever recall seeing branching occurring at the cotys but, that seems to be where the new growth is going to come from.