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ColdSmoke

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#1545080 Growdown Throwdown 2018 Yellow Brain Strain!

Posted by ColdSmoke on 13 April 2018 - 02:39 PM

The weather here is seriously screwing with my plans. I generally begin hardening off around the last week of March, and am in the dirt by 4-7 or so. This year was no different, 50+ plants potted up and in a well shaded place in the yard that is protected from the sun and wind. A few days later, night time temps started dipping into the 30s, which the plants didnt care for at all. Sooooo, back inside they went, 50-7 gallon grow bags ( the wife really loves this part) in my spare room, under nothing but a 20 watt bulb. Next day it sleeted all day, which is unheard of for April in Arkansas....So needless to say, my plants are PISSED at me right now. Most of my plants, including my two YBS', have dropped a bunch of their leaves, and are having a hard time recovering due to insufficient lighting. One more cold snap expected this weekend and then hopefully it will be gone!

 

Now they're throwing tornadoes at you!




#1541650 ColdSmoke 2018

Posted by ColdSmoke on 01 April 2018 - 12:04 AM

What causes this stem transition do you think?

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#1541648 Growdown Throwdown 2018 Yellow Brain Strain!

Posted by ColdSmoke on 31 March 2018 - 11:36 PM

I would tell you which ones are YBS but what would be the point? All you need to know is the biggest producers are the YBS in that bunch; like by a lot...they're blurry because they're growing so fast. Trick is to not feed them until you hear their stomachs growling.

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#1541560 ColdSmoke 2018

Posted by ColdSmoke on 31 March 2018 - 04:47 PM

Hey ColdSmoke... gotcha... ;)

 

That cracked me up




#1541515 ColdSmoke 2018

Posted by ColdSmoke on 31 March 2018 - 01:57 PM

Freed from the upside down. Sorry about the lack of effort on the pictures. Super busy time of year

 

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#1541360 ColdSmoke 2018

Posted by ColdSmoke on 30 March 2018 - 11:42 PM

Annuums turn under the big light. Ive been watching Stranger Things. Plants have too

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#1541029 Growdown Throwdown 2018 Yellow Brain Strain!

Posted by ColdSmoke on 29 March 2018 - 11:36 AM

Check the soil pH...it should be no less than 12




#1540525 Sawyer '18 Back from the Void

Posted by ColdSmoke on 27 March 2018 - 01:58 AM

Damn stink bugs! I hate when bounce off your dome, but way worse when they stick to your eyebrow then fall into your steak dinner!

Sorry, referring to the conversation a bit back. Plants look great!


#1540312 2018 - The Farm

Posted by ColdSmoke on 26 March 2018 - 12:37 AM

Impressive operation! Plant out is going to be insane


#1539984 ColdSmoke 2018

Posted by ColdSmoke on 24 March 2018 - 04:36 PM

My Lemon Habs under the care of the boys at my local grow shop. Front and center in display window. Crazy prolific. Year around peppers for his crew and customers. I get good discounts :D

 

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And one of my Atomic Starfish still donning his helmet.

 

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#1539760 2018 - The Farm

Posted by ColdSmoke on 23 March 2018 - 05:14 PM

the drama!

 

thanks for sharing Trent!

 

Some of your challenges have reminded me exactly why I went to soil-less medium with liquid nutes until plant out. Some of this stuff is so hard to figure out! Well done....I imagine you are learning a lot!




#1539709 ColdSmoke 2018

Posted by ColdSmoke on 23 March 2018 - 12:22 PM

Great looking plants. What soil and/or nutrient are you using?

 

for germination I used to use the rapid rooter cells, but I have changed to my own blend of coir vermiculite and castings with much better results

 

for seedlings and early veg before plant out I use a soil-less medium called Supernatural Brand - Pure Earth Elements. Best stuff you can buy IMO It can be re-used if you want to put in the effort, I usually sprinkle it in my lawn after growing season or add it to my compost pile), very expensive that's why I only use it early on; but it's the foundation of the plants success IMO. The product line is intended for hydroponic weed growers but it works for EVERYTHING.  I feed with General Hydro Grow, Bloom and Micros every week as suggested on the bottle. 

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#1539615 ColdSmoke 2018

Posted by ColdSmoke on 22 March 2018 - 11:41 PM

What a weird list. I always choose too many that didn't work out in previous grows just to get it right; but hey, they're peppers and I haven't met one I didn't like. I'm only kidding, green bell pepper, you damn fraud!




#1539588 ColdSmoke 2018

Posted by ColdSmoke on 22 March 2018 - 08:05 PM

Since I'm always taking pics of my stupid plants I might as well have a grow log.

 

Yellow Brainstrain
Fatalii 
Datil
Chocolate Moruga Scorpion
Yellow Manzano 
Mustard Bhut
Goat Horn
Rosemary 
Purple Cayenne
Atomic Starfish
MOA Scotch Bonnet
Large Orange Thai
Hot Beads
Aji Amarillo 
Aji Margarenteno

A few more I can’t think of

 

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#1539270 Growdown Throwdown 2018 Yellow Brain Strain!

Posted by ColdSmoke on 21 March 2018 - 05:16 PM

^ Disregard user error

 

We have a floater!

 

 

 

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