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#1575266 [Aug 13] What are you working on this week?

Posted by juanitos on Yesterday, 02:47 PM

shipping boxes of peppers
ran outa nutrients so gotta order

#1573642 juantio grows 2018

Posted by juanitos on 06 August 2018 - 10:12 AM

these thunder mountain longhorn just dried on the plant lol


#1572136 can someone help identify whats eating my leaves?

Posted by juanitos on 30 July 2018 - 01:40 PM

a caterpillar can eat leaves pretty quick

also if there were storms just physical damage from heavy rain / wind can do that too

#1570680 LED Rookie guidance

Posted by juanitos on 24 July 2018 - 08:59 AM

Thanks. I read your sticky in the Growing section and it is amazing! I love to read a lot about things, but I started the seeds before realizing that this is something that is needed for a good strong plant. Now i am going down the LED rabbit hole and frying my brain. For such a small area (1' x 2') I was thinking about getting https://www.amazon.c...ighting led ufo and just putting it in a clamp light shade. Would that work, or am I way off base still?

that could work but you don't need blue/red. the light doesn't need to be labeled as "grow" light. just a normal white led flood/spot light if you are looking for something smallish.

#1570532 LED Rookie guidance

Posted by juanitos on 23 July 2018 - 02:01 PM

if you dont want to radiate out to the room you need to cover it / get small tent.

a led shop light or strip sends most of the light down.
can see shoplights on amazon or lowes/homedepot

#1569101 Growing Hot Peppers Guide + FAQ

Posted by juanitos on 18 July 2018 - 01:32 PM

Questions, when pruning topping or trimming your plants, do you pickup the foiliage or let it decompose around the plant?

pick it up so it doesn't attract pests

#1568539 juantio grows 2018

Posted by juanitos on 16 July 2018 - 05:01 PM

i love biquinho





#1566997 Megacrop, J. R. Peter's, and other dry nutes

Posted by juanitos on 10 July 2018 - 02:04 PM

ok i ordered some free sample in the mail

#1566910 Light

Posted by juanitos on 10 July 2018 - 08:41 AM

it depends how much light your windowsill gets, i think 4 hours of full sun minimum.
people do grow in windows so it's possible.

#1566511 How to get started using hydroponics.

Posted by juanitos on 08 July 2018 - 08:01 PM

drip to waste hydroponic coco is easiest large system.


small systems you can buy a DWC kit from home depot to get your feet wet. https://www.homedepo...V1DWC/203548975

#1561179 juantio grows 2018

Posted by juanitos on 19 June 2018 - 03:00 PM

Cool looking long bean lol
What kind of heat do they have? hear their more flavorful then Cayenne.

haven't got a ripe one yet.

i grew thunder mountain longhorn and joes long to see which of these "long" cayenne is best. Another one is whippets tail but i didn't get seeds for that one.

#1561091 juantio grows 2018

Posted by juanitos on 19 June 2018 - 09:22 AM



these thunder mountain are getting longggggggggggggggggggg

#1559812 Molasses

Posted by juanitos on 13 June 2018 - 02:54 PM


#1559762 Most Trusted Online Seed Sources

Posted by juanitos on 13 June 2018 - 09:41 AM

if you want the most trusted source of reaper seeds.... buy them straight from the creator puckerbutt pepper co

#1559750 Yellow Scotch Bonnets

Posted by juanitos on 13 June 2018 - 09:02 AM

i think most of these originated from the same source (like 20+ years ago) but have been relabeled / selected for different traits now so they are a bit different.

There is one true phenotype, if yours look/taste different then you should accept that you got incorrect/untrue seeds and use a new source next year, not just keep growing it and give it a similar name.

relabeling a variety based on grade of pods is not correct either. just because the pods you got from say bob joe are A+ grade doesn't mean you need to name them scotch bonnet bob joe. it is simply scotch bonnet.
You never know he could have just presented you with the best pods from multiple plants, or maybe his growing conditions are just better than yours.
Or maybe he truly has better genetics. But it is still simply scotch bonnet...

It does make sense to keep track of what seed source has performed better for you. I guess people just got lazy and just relabeled the variety name.
Or you can take a more cynical look and say these names are differentiated to increase sales.
Distinguishing your product from the cheaper normal yellow scotch bonnet seeds, generating hype because it's "new", giving it a premium feel.

this is kinda the problem with naming varieties, there is no control. anyone could get seed from anyone and relabel it. (see the primo/reaper doubt/conspiracy *whether it's true or not*)