Growing in the Pacific NorthWest Community GrowLog

There have been several yearly PNW grow logs, the last in 2017,
so @FGpepperguy and I thought it might be a good idea to start
an on-going glog for the PNW. This is a community glog, so anyone
is free to post here, whether in the PNW or not. Hopefully, this forum
thread will provide for some information sharing particular to growing
in our crazy, unpredictable weather.

So, that being said, welcome all. Don't be strangers!

"Yes, we can grow chili peppers in the
Pacific NorthWest! Usually."
Thought there would be more action since this thread was created, but the season is winding down. I'll post my hydro plants now and my other plants once they get put in the greenhouse. Last year I made two bonchi plants and made the mistake of bringing them into my computer/office room where I was trying hydro for the first time. I fought aphids from Oct 2020 - June 2021 and finally decided to throw everything out once I noticed aphids crawling on my bedroom night stand one room over. I upgraded to two spider farmer SF2000 grow lights. One in the computer/office room and the other in the garage. Try and keep the fertilizer at 1400ppm, pH around 6.3. Never adjusted the pH though. My 85% bottle of phosphoric acid is doing nothing at the moment. Light is 12 hours, bubblers go 24x7. I tried to keep more compact plants indoors due to high limitations. Using General hydroponics CaliMagic at 1ml per gallon of water. Fox Farm Grow Big 6-4-4 and Tiger Bloom 2-8-4. I haven't used any Fox Farm Big bloom yet as I can't tell if its intended for hydro and I'm worried about algae growth. The reflective covers I made are great in keeping the algae from growing. Had to learn that lesson 3 times.

Indoor - Carolina Reaper - Semillas La Palma

Indoor - Bahamian Goat - Semillas La Palma

Indoor - Naga Cross - Semillas La Palma

Indoor - Scotch Bonnet RED MOA - Semillas La Palma

Garage - Peri Peri - Semillas La Palma

Garage - Thai Orange - Semillas La Palma


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Lovin' the hydro set-up. @FGpepperguy! I'm still too
chicken to really get into hydro growing. OWing a few
plants is about all I have the gumption for in the winter.
Although, I may try a few under the lights this winter.
We'll see. In the meantime, I'll enjoy your winter grow!

Your plants look great. You can't go wrong with Semmilas
la Palma seeds. If all goes well, they will be B-I-G by Spring.
Thanks for getting this grow log up and running.