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#1626458 Bhuter 2019

Posted by alkhall on 16 April 2019 - 03:31 PM



Good to see you.


Plants looking excellent, as usual. How old are they now?

#1624412 alkhall 2019

Posted by alkhall on 06 April 2019 - 08:38 AM

Two weeks since last update, some new pics.


Older plants are doing well:




Second round coming along:




(The tomatoes are Super Sauce)


Ecuadoran Hot Lemon Cayenne is getting tall (this is the plant in the upper left from the March 24 pic)




Brown Large Scorpion Cross:





Two overwintered plants (I forgot to label them, but I believe they are Red Primo):





Seven weeks until plant-out.


Thanks for looking.

#1623185 Bike808 getting Dirty in Jersey

Posted by alkhall on 30 March 2019 - 07:33 AM

Was reading this and the bowling caught my eye.


I quit about eight or nine years ago, use to carry ~215 average.


I have been thinking about trying it again, probably not leagues though, since USBC limited awards to one per lifetime, unless that has changed...

#1622752 Albino Apocalypse Scorpion?

Posted by alkhall on 27 March 2019 - 03:56 PM

A keeper for sure.


Wonder if the pods will also be albino?

#1622187 alkhall 2019

Posted by alkhall on 24 March 2019 - 04:19 PM

What do you think the problem with

the Rapid Rooters was, Al?  


Have you tried RockWool? After hit and

miss with Jiffy Pellets I switched to them

this season. So far, so good.


The plants that did make it look great. 


:cheers:  Better times ahead, my friend!


I really have no idea. I ripped open the plugs that failed to germinate and found that although the seeds were swollen, they also had turned black.


I dumped them out today, a month and a half is long enough to wait.


I have not tried rockwool, I will give that try next year.


The ones that did make are looking pretty good, but I am not sure if that is because of the Rapid Rooters, or in spite of them.

#1622149 alkhall 2019

Posted by alkhall on 24 March 2019 - 01:50 PM

A month since first sprouts, time for an update.


The Rapid Rooter plugs were pretty much a bust, and I had to restart with coir plugs which have done much better, but are not entirely successful either.


Anyway here are the more mature plants, ~ 1 month old.




Best looking plants (there are two in the pot) my BLS cross.




A BBMX showing that just maybe the effects of light intensity and different wavelength combination does have some effect on the side branching. None of the plants are, or will be, topped.



#1621146 When and why you started growing peppers

Posted by alkhall on 19 March 2019 - 05:22 PM

Only since 2011.


A buddy had some Habaneros and Jalapenos growing at his house. I thought; 'I can do better than that', and... well, here I am.

#1620594 Harvest

Posted by alkhall on 17 March 2019 - 07:49 AM

In about four months...

#1620593 MAYDAY MAYDAY ..... BUGS

Posted by alkhall on 17 March 2019 - 07:47 AM

Order some lady bugs from Amazon

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Having tried the chemical solution a when I had an aphid infestation a couple years ago, which failed, the ladybugs wiped out the little monsters in a couple weeks.

#1620185 Fish fertilizer

Posted by alkhall on 15 March 2019 - 05:12 AM

I do not fertilize my plants until they are outside, in the ground or growbags, and even then, not for a couple weeks after transplant.


However, I do pot them up in Ocean Forest while under the lights, so they have plenty of nutrients.


What medium are you using for your seedlings?

#1618556 alkhall 2019

Posted by alkhall on 08 March 2019 - 04:27 PM

I saw the review posted about this pod and am very hopeful that I can buy some of these from some of you later this year.


I bought my seeds here, not sure if they sell pods.

#1618554 Purple on top of seedling leaves

Posted by alkhall on 08 March 2019 - 04:23 PM

Looks like 'sunburn', but I do not believe it will harm them.


I get that on a few every year, and the seedlings seem to adapt after a few sets of true leaves develop.

#1618552 alkhall 2019

Posted by alkhall on 08 March 2019 - 04:18 PM

A little update; I see two hooks in the coir plugs today, a Red Primo and an Ecuadoran Hot Lemon Cayenne. Five days to germinate.


The Rapid Rooter plugs have not had any further hooks, it will be one month tomorrow, only ten of twenty-five plugs have germinated.


My conclusion is that while Rapid Rooters may be great for cloning, they are not very effective for seed starting.

#1617447 alkhall 2019

Posted by alkhall on 04 March 2019 - 04:30 PM

Sorry to hear about the poor germination with the rapid rooter
plugs. Any thoughts on what the problem might be with them?


No idea.


I have always had success when using them for cloning.

#1617218 anyone able to shed any light on what could be going wrong

Posted by alkhall on 03 March 2019 - 11:38 AM

Bummer, all that work for a non-pepper.