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2019 - The Farm

Well, it's finally time to start. Again. :)
Finished taking inventory of seeds today, and started the 2019 grow list. Since the 24x96' isolation high tunnel is done, I'll be growing a crazy long list this year, as we'll be growing for 2020 seed inventory. With the soil mix equipment, it should be a lot less work on my back this winter! (Even more so if I get the indoor grow areas plumbed and set up on drip irrigation, still not sure I got the budget for that yet tho)
Some of the seeds I'll be pulling from are damn near 10 years old now, so I expect many of these to eventually get crossed off with 0 germination. Everything I have ever saved or traded is getting planted, though. There's 203 on the list right now, many duplicates though where seeds were sourced from more than one person/vendor. 
The grow room at home is getting a makeover, going to be "going vertical" to get some space back. More on that in a few days...
This list is not complete yet, I will be adding more after I hear back from a few folks I PM'd.
7 Pot Chaguanas Red  (BE)
7 Pot Chaguanas Red  (PL)
7 Pot Jonah (PL)
7 Pot Long (PL)
7 Pot Original Red
7 Pot Primo Red
7-Pot Brainstrain  (LFF)
7-Pot Brainstrain Red
7-Pot Brainstrain Red (PL)
7-Pot Brainstrain Yellow (PL)
7-Pot Primo  (LFF)
7-pot Primo Red
Aji Amarillo
Aji Cereza
Aji Dulce Red
Aji Golden
Aji Golden (old)
Aji Golden  (LFF)
Aji Jobito
Aji Limo
Aji Limo  (LFF)
Aji Margaritereivo
Aji Peruvian
Aleppo (BE)
Aleppo  (LFF)
Amish Bush
Bahamian Goat
Bahamian Goat (old)
Barre Do Robiero
Bhut (Walchits)
Bhut Jolokia Brown
Bhut Jolokia Chocolate
Bhut Jolokia Indian Carbon
Bhut Jolokia Red
Bhut Jolokia Yellow
Big Sun Habanero
Big Sun Habanero  (LFF)
Big Thai Hybrid
Biker Billy (AJ Drew)
Biker Billy Jalapeno  (LFF)
Black Habanero
Bolsa De Dulce
Bonda Ma Jacques
Boyanska Kapiya
Brazilian Starfish
Brown Bhut Jolokia  (LFF)
Brown Moruga
Brown Moruga (PL)
Bulgarian Carrot
CAP 215
Carbaruga Yellow
Caribbean Red Hab
Carmia Sweet
Carolina Reaper (PL)
Carolina Reaper (BE)
Carolina Reaper  (LFF)
Carribean Red Habanero (very old)
Cayenne Long Red
CGN 19198
CGN 20812 
CGN 22091
CGN 22792
CGN 24360
Chapeu Du Frade
Chapeu Du Frade  (LFF)
Cherry Red
Chili de Abrol
Chocolate Bhutlah
Chocolate Naga Morich
Chocolate Scotch Bonnet
Criolla Sella
Criolla Sella (WHP)
Dedo de Moca
Dorset Naga (BE)
Dorset Naga (PL)
Dragon Cayenne 
Dragon Cayenne (most likely crossed?)
Drying Serrano
Dulce Sol
Elephant Trunk
Farmers Jalapeno
Farmers Jalapeno  (LFF)
Farmers Market Jalapeno
Fidalgo Roxa
Freeport Orange Scotch Bonnet
Fresno (BE)
Fresno Red
Friarello Di Napoli
Friarieilo Di Napoli
Garden Salsa
Giant Aconcagua
Giant Mexican Rocoto
Goat Pepper
Goats Weed
Habanero Antillais Caribbean
Habanero Chocolate (PL)
Habanero Cristiana
Habanero Franciscon
Habanero Giant Orange
Habanero Guadalupe 
Habanero Magnum Orange
Habanero Manzano
Habanero Niranja Picante
Habenero Red Dominica
Hawaiian Kona
Hot Paper Lantern
Jalapeno Biker Billy
Land Race Serrano
Large Orange Thai
Large Red 7 Pot (PL)
Large Red Rocoto
Mako Akokosrade
Mako Kokoo
Matay (PL)
Mini Bell Orange
MOA Scotch Bonnet
MOA Scotch Bonnet (very old)
MOA Scotch Bonnet  (LFF)
Monster Naga
Moruga Reaper
Moruga Scorpion  (LFF)
Moruga x Reaper  (LFF)
Ms. Junie
Naga Morich
NuMex Lemon Spice Jalapeno
Numex Pinata Jalapeno
NuMex Vaquero
Orange Habanero (Wicked Mike)
Orchid PI 497974
P. Dreadie
Paper Lantern Habanero
pI 281429
Pimenta Chris Fat
Pimenta de Neyde (PL)
Pimente Espellette
Pimente Espellette (old)
Pimiento Cristal  (LFF)
Poblano (old)
Poblano BE
Poblano  (LFF)
Purple Jalapeno x Cayenne
Purple UFO
Reaper (Walchit)
Reaper Bhut
Red Fatalli  (LFF)
Safi Scotch Bonnet
Santa Fe Grande
Santa Fe Grande (PJ)
Santa Fe Grande Peppers
Scoda Brain
Scotch Bonnet x Bell Pepper 
Star of Turkey
Stuffing Cherry
Sugar Cane
Sweet Anaheim
Sweet Anaheim (LFF)
Sweet Charleston
Sweet Charlston (LFF)
Sweet Datil (old)
Sweet French Bell
Tekne Dolmasi
Tekne Dolmasi (LFF)
TFM Scotch Bonnet
TFM Scotch Bonnet (LFF)
Thai (crossed?)
Thai Orange
Thai Short
Tobago Scotch Bonnet Red (PL)
Tobago Scotch Bonnet Yellow
Tobago Seasoning
Trinidad Doughlah
Trinidad Perfume
Trinidad PI 281317
Trinidad Scorpion Butch T
Trinidad Scorpion Cardi
Trinidad Scorpion Moruga
Trinidad Scorpion Original
Trinidad Scorpion Smooth
Trinidad Scorpion Yellow
Trinidad X
True Cumari
Turkish Cayenne (LFF)
Turkish Sweet Ball
Urfa Biber
White Bhut Jolokia
White Bullet Habanero
White Habanero
Xalapas Large Jalapeno
Yellow Brainstrain (LFF)
Yellow Fatalli
Yellow Moruga Scorpion
Yellow Scotch Bonnet (old)
Added 1/16, ordered from Justin
7 Pot Brain Strain Chocolate AU
7 Pot Bubblegum (BBG7) Bhut Chocolate
7 Pot Bubblegum (BBG7) x Apocalypse Scorpion (No Calyx)
7 Pot Cinder F3 
7 Pot Douglah
7 Pot Jonah
7 Pot Jonah Yellow X SB
7 Pot Lucy
7 Pot Nebru
7 Pot Primo Chocolate
7 Pot SR Strain
Aji Pineapple
Apocalypse Scorpion Chocolate
Bahamian Beast Mustard Stinger F2
Bahamian Goat
Bhut Jolokia (Ghost) Giant Chocolate
Bhut Jolokia (Ghost) Rust
Bhut Jolokia (Ghost) Solid Gold
Black Pearl
Brazilian Brain Strain Chocolate
Brown Reaper Cross
Devil's Nagabrains Chocolate
Elysium Oxide Scotch Bonnet
Fatalii Chocolate
Genghis Kahn's Brain
Habanero El Remo
Habanero Roatan Pumpkin
Jigsaw x Moruga
Jonah's Yellow Brain
Machu Picchu
Mako Akokosrade
Monkey Face Red
Nagabrains Chocolate
Negro de Valle
Pimenta Black Bhut
Sandra's Giant Orange (Long Pheno)
SB7J Yellow
Scotch Bonnet Sweet Moruga Brown
Scotch Brains (7 Pot Pheno)
Skunk Chocolate
Tepin x Lemon Drop
WHP 027
Should have the first of the chinense and pube seeds in the dirt by end of week.
Non-pepper crop

Anise Hyssop
Astro Arugula (Roquette)
Esmee Arugula (Roquette)
Arugula (Standard)
Sylvetta Arugula (Roquette)
Mizuna Asian Greens
Tatsoi Asian Greens
Red Rubin Purple Basil
Sweet Thai Asian Basil
Genovese Genovese Basil
Aroma 2 Genovese Basil
Royal Burgundy Beans
EZ Pick Beans
Tongue of Fire Beans
Prime Ark® Freedom Blackberry
Blueberry Plant Collection Blueberry
De Cicco Standard Broccoli
Belstar Standard Broccoli
Chiko Burdock
Integro Fresh Market Cabbage
Red Express Fresh Market Cabbage
Farao Fresh Market Cabbage
Deadon Fresh Market Cabbage
Bilko Chinese Cabbage
Divergent Cantaloupe (Muskmelon)
Nectar Main Crop Carrots
Negovia Carrot
Nectar Main Crop Carrots
Negovia Main Crop Carrots
Napoli Early Carrots
Yaya Early Carrots
Yaya Early Carrots
Janvel Standard Cauliflower
Mardi Standard Cauliflower
Mardi Standard Cauliflower
Janvel Standard Cauliflower
Veronica Romanesco Cauliflower
Skywalker Standard Cauliflower
Skywalker Standard Cauliflower
Common Chamomile Chamomile
Staro Standard Chives
Nira Chinese Leeks (Garlic Chives)
Cheyenne Spirit Echinacea (Coneflower)
Echinacea purpurea Echinacea (Coneflower)
Leisure Cilantro (Coriander)
Santo Cilantro (Coriander)
Natural Sweet Sweet Corn
Enchanted Sweet Corn
Nothstine Dent Dry Corn
Xtra-Tender 2171 Sweet Corn
Cressida Cress
Cool Customer Pickling Cucumbers
Poniente Seedless and Thin-skinned Cucumbers
Picolino Slicing Cucumbers
Hera Dill
Bouquet Dill
Totem Belgian Endive (Witloof)
Ruby Red Orach Specialty Greens
Light Green Orach Specialty Greens
Dark Green Orach Specialty Greens
Red Russian Kale
Toscano Kale
Westlandse Winter Kale
Toscano Kale
Red Russian Kale
Korist Fresh Eating Kohlrabi
Azur Star Kohlrabi
Kossak Storage Kohlrabi
Munstead-Type Lavender
Megaton Leeks
King Richard Leeks
Pandora Leeks
Lemon Balm
Celinet Summer Crisp Lettuce (Batavia)
Concept Summer Crisp Lettuce (Batavia)
Muir Summer Crisp Lettuce (Batavia)
Alkindus Butterhead Lettuce (Boston)
Mirlo Butterhead Lettuce (Boston)
Red Cross Butterhead Lettuce (Boston)
Sylvesta Butterhead Lettuce (Boston)
Annapolis Romaine Lettuce (Cos)
Breen Romaine Lettuce (Cos)
Coastal Star Romaine Lettuce (Cos)
Defender Romaine Lettuce (Cos)
Dragoon Romaine Lettuce (Cos)
Ezbruke Romaine Lettuce (Cos)
Flashy Trout Back Romaine Lettuce (Cos)
Fusion Romaine Lettuce (Cos)
Holon Romaine Lettuce (Cos)
Jericho Romaine Lettuce (Cos)
Outredgeous Romaine Lettuce (Cos)
Parris Island Romaine Lettuce (Cos)
Ridgeline Romaine Lettuce (Cos)
Rouge d'Hiver Romaine Lettuce (Cos)
Truchas Romaine Lettuce (Cos)
Bronze Herbs for Salad Mix
Cumin Herbs for Salad Mix
Bronze & Green Herbs for Salad Mix
Bergam's Green Lettuce
Blade Oakleaf Lettuce
Bolsachica Oakleaf Lettuce
Buttercrunch Heritage Lettuce
Clearwater Oakleaf Lettuce
Crispino Iceberg Lettuce
Dark Red Lollo Rossa Heritage Lettuce
Deer Tongue Heritage Lettuce
Garrison Oakleaf Lettuce
Green Saladbowl Oakleaf Lettuce
Ilema Lollo Lettuce
Newham Bibb Lettuce
New Red Fire Lettuce
Red Sails Heritage Lettuce
Red Saladbowl Oakleaf Lettuce
Tropicana Lettuce
Waldmann's Dark Green Heritage Lettuce
Encore Lettuce Mix Lettuce Mixes
Zaatar Marjoram
Clemson Spineless Okra
Yankee Full-Size Onions
Cortland Full-Size Onions
Greek Oregano Oregano
Leonardo Radicchio
Virtus Radicchio
Red Raspberry Plant Collection
Jewel Raspberry
Victoria Rhubarb Seeds
Common Sage
Common Sage Sage
Summer Savory
Green Shiso Shiso
Britton Shiso
Asia Ip Shiso
Red Shiso Shiso
Lemon Drops Spilanthes
Acadia Savoyed-Leaf Spinach
Corvair Smooth-Leaf Spinach
Sparkle Strawberry Bare-Root Plants
Jewel Strawberry Bare-Root Plants
Elan Strawberry Seeds
Alexandria Strawberry Seeds
Ruby Red or Rhubarb Chard Swiss Chard
Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard
Oriole Swiss Chard
Milk Thistle
German Winter Thyme
Frederik Beefsteak Tomatoes
Jasper Cherry Tomatoes
Sakura Cherry Tomatoes
Blue Beech Heirloom Tomatoes
Mountain Magic Cocktail Tomatoes
Brandywine Heirloom Tomatoes
Cherokee Green Heirloom Tomatoes
White Cherry Cherry Tomatoes
Wisconsin 55 Slicing Tomatoes
Green Zebra Heirloom Tomatoes
Common Valerian
Farmers Wonderful Triploid Watermelons (Seedless)
Gentility Triploid Watermelons (Seedless)
Sorbet Triploid Watermelons (Seedless)
Sweet Crimson Watermelon

Most of the lettuce is for taste and local adaptability trials, small little plots. We'll be succession planting out most crops, small qty for market, so "big list, not so big qty."
Some of the stock (various herbs, seedless watermelons) is non-organic seed stock and will either be grown either in the north transitional field or in pots. 
570 fruit trees are also coming sometime early spring, those will go in to the dirt as soon as it can be worked after freeze. We'll plant those and forget about them for a few years.. just mow around them. All the big work starts in a few years with those.  Shouldn't need to irrigate them unless we get a big dry spell, and/or until they start producing.
Just caught up on a couple of week's worth of posts... I'm green with envy (not as green as your plants though!)
Keep it up Trent! I hope you can get the temperature under control in the new greenhouse without too much effort.
Good luck man
Closing in on 5,000 peppers in inventory, 156 types now potted up. Still two trays of seed peppers left to go as well as another tray of Reapers.
Another long day. We had to mix more soil so that took up the better part of 2 hours. I got shade cloth pulled back a little (to open up a slit of direct sun, that'll sweep across the plants as the sun marches across the sky), rearranged the entire greenhouse, stocked in the new irrigation stuff that showed up today, and transplanted about 100 tomatoes. Wife got plants watered upstairs. I fed chickens, watered chickens, etc.. etc.. Just another day of chores on top of a mountain of work. 
TrentL said:
Also even with fans on it hit 92F in that greenhouse yesterday, outside temp was 72F. 
I may need to add misters.
I'm wondering...why the shade cloth inside the tunnel. I only ask because down here I always see them on the outside.
BTW, one hell of a job so far. I hope you kill it this year and make some $$$$
Devv said:
I'm wondering...why the shade cloth inside the tunnel. I only ask because down here I always see them on the outside.
BTW, one hell of a job so far. I hope you kill it this year and make some $$$$
It's just temporary for hardening off. 50% shade for a few days, then I open up slits between the 20x24 sheets.
Instead of dragging peppers in and out of the shade (which would be quite a chore, with 5,000 peppers) I let the sun marching across the sky do the heavy lifting for me.
The slits I open between sheets will grow a little every day until the plants are hardened off. 
Creates an aperture that causes direct sunlight to sweep across the plants, so instead of moving plants.. the sun moves.
Incremental amounts of sunlight each day, this way, just need to roll it back a little at a time.
Only way I could think of to do large scale mass hardening off.
As far as why inside, well, it's only gonna be there for a little, and I couldn't figure out a way to roll it back incrementally like that on the outside of a 24x96 tunnel. Or how to secure it for that matter. :)
Tunnel is getting 50+mph direct wind right now.
We'll see if it's still there in the morning. :)
A little late, but suddenly in the future come in handy ..
TrentL said:
Shit these are getting too big, too fast. They're about a month ahead of where they were last year, hell, they were about this big when I planted them out! Definitely did much better with the soil mix this year!
In such cases i increase air flow and/or reduce the temperature in the room (a couple degrees).
Second is simple, but first always brings additional benefits - stems become stronger, thicker and in the future also bring advantages.
My head is spinning on the number of types of peppers.. :shocked: Let everything grow and make money! (ringing of coins)
After several days of absence, I am always very happy to see that Trent, step by step, turns big plans into reality. Bravo!! Easy to talk of course. But let all the forces, time and money return with a profit and happiness at memory for each family member. The latter, it seems to me, is priceless :rolleyes:
By far one of the best GLOGs ever created. Also Trent is such a great dude, has given me tons of info. The equipment and scale he has is what I hope strive for one day. Can't wait to see all his plants with all the colors of peppers on them.
Got some 250 strawberries out yesterday, 25 black raspberry plants, and 250+ onions in the dirt yesterday.


Quite the temp swing. Low of 39, high of 96, in the greenhouse.

Interesting study on mycorrhizae, last year I'd batched together about three bins of potting soil from the first 300-ish dead plants last year, mixed it together, split it into three sections, and added 3 different amounts of mycorrhizae. I never got around to using it because it "cooked off" and I ended up finding a different mix. Anyway this year I planted a bunch of plants in it. G1 had 80 transplants, G2 had 101 transplants, and G3 had 80 transplants. (G1 and G3 were also used to test direct sprouting on a couple of trays of peppers, so less peppers were potted up in to it). 
Here's freeport orange scotch bonnets, G3 left G1 right, same exact soil, only diference is in the amount of mycorrhizae I added last year. 


It's odd that over 2 months after potting up, one soil type still grows healthy while the other shows obvious fertilizer burn and nitrogen toxicity.
Some more G1 plants grouped together.

In that batch, G1 got 40 oz mycorrhizae solution, G2 got 28 oz mycorrhizae, and G1 got 20 oz mycorrhizae. Otherwise soil composition was identical and storage was identical (30 gal plastic bins stacked in the corner of the basement, temp controlled).
The weird thing is G1 grew faster than G2 and G3 for quite a while (2 months) then suddenly starts showing toxicity of nitrogen, dark green coloration, obvious fert burn. These were all side by side in the grow this year, and the problem was replicated both at home and farm, across a couple hundred plants, all plants got same water, same light, same everything.
The only conclusion to draw from the above observation is mycorrhizae - not just the presence of it, but the quantity of it - can radically alter the long term curve of nutrient availability in soilless mixes. 
Think about it - that soil rested for a full YEAR before being used. You'd think the myco would have turned all of the unavailble nutes in to available ones. They did indeed "cook off" a lot of it, as the batches went "hot" (physically, 110-120F) for a while after being mixed, as they were so nitrogen heavy (something on the order of 40 lbs of blood meal and 20 lbs of kelp meal per cubic yard, if you scaled up). 
Anyway last year that mix was fatal to peppers, 99.9% of them (I had one sole survivor out of 500ish plants), because it had so much nitrogen in it. After resting a year, it worked fantastic, though, growing peppers at several times the rate of the new soil mixes. However, eventually the stronger mycorrhizae population again has caused toxicity, after two months of use. 
Really strange effect, not something I anticipated at all. 
Which means, of course, I have to do another long term study of the current organic potting soil mix to see how it does after various time spans. I mean, I can't control how long bags sit on a shelf after I mix and distribute them, right? I know it's good for a year but I don't like how this went on that batch, that means a couple months after planting in it, given (some certain conditions), it could become toxic again if the nitrogen counts are too high. 
Something new to work on anyway. 
For what it's worth the newer mixes of soil are much weaker as far as nutrient content and micorrhizae solution. Each cubic yard gets 3 gallons of myco @ 2 teaspoon / 3 gal added at time of batching, which is a 5.7x increase in material (173 dry gal / yd vs. 30 gal in G1/G2/G3), at a solution 2/3 the strength of previous. G1 was 40 oz @ 2 tspn / gal ratio, G2 was 28 oz @ same, G3 was 20 oz at same. By comparison the new soil mix gets more mycorrhizae:
G1 = 0.31 gal myco @ 4.6 cu ft = 6.73 %
G2 = 0.21 gal myco @ 4.6 cu ft = 4.56 %
G3 = 0.15 gal myco @ 4.6 cu ft = 3.26 %
I0 = 3 gal myco (at .66 strength) 1.98 @ 27 cu ft = 7.33 %
Nitrogen levels are much, much smaller though; G1-G3 consisted of failed experiments mix A through F last year, batched together and set to rest;
Aggregate of component fertilizers scaled to weight

This year's mix, by comparison, is very, very tame on nutrients.

The only thing I can surmise is that after a period of time the bins went anaerobic after they were sealed for a year, and the bacteria stopped doing their thing. Was good availability of everything for a period of time after reopening, until they ramped up their little bacterial #'s again over the first couple months, and started digesting the rest of the nutrients, at which point the mix went (once again) toxic. 
If that's the case, eventually the nute burn will clear (if the plants don't die, from roots being burnt) and they'll grow like gangbusters once again until plant out. Or they'll live long enough to get planted out, at which point, they'll have less intense nutrients in the dirt to use.
Also, if that's the case, at some point G2 and G3 will also get nute burn as they're just on a slower microbial curve than G1 was.