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  1. TrentL

    The Farm - 2020

    Thanksgiving dinners  
  2. TrentL

    The Farm - 2020

      Just chicken for now. I'll start ducks later, if I get the pond at the farm done
  3. TrentL

    The Farm - 2020

    Also I wasn't specific enough on instructions for sowing pepper seeds, and the first round of chinense got seeded too deep (some, i found, were an inch down!).   Lots of problems from that.    We re-started pretty much all of the trays last week, at correct depth... 
  4. TrentL

    The Farm - 2020

    Not sure this counts as "growing other" lol           Should hatch 90 a week, if everything works out. We have a couple of buff orpington roosters mating the hens (leghorns, buffs, rhode island reds, black concords).  Will be fun to see what "outcrosses" we get.  
  5. TrentL

    The Farm - 2020

    Took some lids off today and turned the lights up over those trays. Still have a few trays of no sprouts, valerian, lavender, and the fatalli yellow seeds haven't sprouted yet. The fatalli yellow seeds concern me, a little, didn't have many of them (most of our seed harvest were fatalli reds)...
  6. TrentL

    The Farm - 2020

    Also converted part of our house's garage to sprouting.  
  7. TrentL

    The Farm - 2020

    For about 15 minutes, at sunset, we had a pink snowfall a couple nights ago.     Past them evergreens is the 4.5 acre certified organic field on the new homestead.   The lane coming up to the house isn't even visible, even though I'd driven over it an hour before this pic. We didn't get a ton...
  8. TrentL

    The Farm - 2020

        Right on! Thanks!
  9. TrentL

    The Farm - 2020

    More chinense sprouts. I think we only have 4 trays left out of .. 36? I think? that haven't sprouted anything yet.  
  10. TrentL

    The Farm - 2020

    Also, a basket of random forgotten onions decided to just up and sprout for no reason.  
  11. TrentL

    The Farm - 2020

    Got a lot more sprouted since I took this, but didn't take pics today, so you get several day old pic.. :)     We have sprouts in about 20 trays now.    Will have updated germ % on everything in a week or so. (maybe a little longer on brown moruga, kinda goofed and forgot to put any water in...
  12. TrentL

    The Farm - 2020

    Several types of isolated seed sent to each of those who sent us Tekne back. Much appreciated folks! 
  13. TrentL

    The Farm - 2020

    Seeded Chinense 2020 list;  
  14. TrentL

    The Farm - 2020

    Our seed starting mix this year is a bit different. I knocked out perlite and worm castings from the mix. Last year worm castings caused me some headaches when starting seed, and perlite was proven to deflect tap roots in some cases and cause issues.  So the seed starting mix was;   180 gallons...
  15. TrentL

    The Farm - 2020

    Got both packages, thank you guys. The seeding for annuums are still a few weeks off but feels good to know we'll have more than a half tray. Last year I planted out 450 of them and we sold all of the peppers we grew, this year will kind of suck with only a hundred or so going out, but better...
  16. TrentL

    The Farm - 2020

    We're also battling a thrip / aphid infestation in both grow rooms now. Ladybugs, lacewings, spinosad, diatomaceous earth, throwing everything at it. Have fungus gnats under control with bt israelensis strain, aphids were under control, now thrips are becoming a problem. Just seems to be...
  17. TrentL

    The Farm - 2020

      Much appreciated.    Today we're decontaminating the indoor garage where we did seed counts. The very air out there burns the lungs now when you walk through, and anytime pepper dust that settles on the floor is stirred up, the eyes, nose, and throat burn...    Next year we do all seed sorting...
  18. TrentL

    The Farm - 2020

      Thanks man, if nothing else it will let us get some more seed stock built up. I could throw a few of those in to one of our cannabis fields and just let them open pollinate there without any risk of crossover. Our fields are > 4 mile apart from one another and way away from any town where...
  19. TrentL

    The Farm - 2020

      Appreciate it. Wife (who fills seed orders) thought I had held some in reserve, but I hadn't.    There's not enough time to grow any to maturity indoors before the planting season gets here. If I planted them today I'd have seeds in like.. June or something. Way too late to start anything.  I...
  20. TrentL

    The Farm - 2020

                  I would totally be willing to ship you folks some of those grown in greenhouse isolated seeds if you wanted to do this and had spares. After filling 2 orders this week we have only 51 tekne dolmasi seeds left in our seed inventory, not even enough to do one tray. I could send a big...
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