Welcome to the JuanitosPeppers 2019 glog
Thanks to all the long time readers and people who followed last year. I hope to make this glog a little bit better!
I’ll try to do weekend update format with photos and captions. I’ll be happy to answer questions or discuss growing during the week too.
Last year was pretty successful.
Saved lots of seeds
I spent all winter break thinking about what varieties i wanted to grow. I want to keep a good balance of flavor, heat, color, species, cost, size. Looking to expand my seed stock so i’m growing a couple collections (brainstrain, ghost) also trying a couple wilds for fun, a few mild peppers for normal people, and the best medium peppers (moa, bahamian goat). Can follow along to see everything
I like doing bulk starting in medium(soilmix). It means i only plant the successful seeds, no volunteers or weak seedlings, no wasting extra seeds, no culling. Medium is a bit easier to manage as it will separate easier than a paper towel. Also you can leave them in the medium for a bit longer. Just keep them in a warm 75-85 temp range for a week or so and we’re ready to transplant into pots.
While those are resting got the growing space ready.
Made sure the led strips are still running from last year, had to repair a few
Cleaned up the trays and reservoir and ordered pots / trays, started putting soil in
More to come… Thanks for following!