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Hellfire Farm 2023

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Starting time again, a bit late this year unfortunately! But finally getting going.

This year I'm increasing the variety but decreasing the quantities - had to throw out too many last year because I couldn't process everything quickly enough. On the other hand, I have a much better drying setup this year so hopefully that will help.

This year's plan:
  • Dragon's Breath (100)
  • Carolina Reaper (200)
  • Yellow Reaper (100)
  • Trinidad Moruga Scorpion (60)
  • Bhut Jolokia (200)
  • Habanero (200)
  • Habanada (150)
  • Bhutia Bubblegum Chocolate (10)
  • White Ghost (10)
  • Bonuga Moruga Scorpion (10)
  • Papa Dreadie Scotch Bonnet (30)
  • Fiesta (Rainbow) blend Cayenne (100)
  • Fooled You Jalapeno (12)
  • Grande Jalapeno (30)
  • Anaheim Sahuaro (100)
  • Big Jim (50)
  • Poblano Trident (30)
  • Ancho Gigante (30)
  • Serrano Tampiqueno (20)
  • Devil Serrano (20)
  • Serrano (plain ol') (100)
  • Chiltepin (30)
  • Tepin x Lemon Drop (15)
  • Sugar Rush Stripey (10)
  • Sugar Rush Cream (10)
And a couple varieties of Bell Pepper.

That's a bit over 1600 total...
 

HellfireFarm

Business Member
First step is Potassium Nitrate pre-soak for the superhots (and nada). I did some more reading on this and found studies showing that the concentration + soak time all make a difference (and quantifying those) so settled on 20g/l for 2-3 hours instead of my previous overnight.

Presoak:
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Getting the starter trays ready while they soak.
 
First step is Potassium Nitrate pre-soak for the superhots (and nada). I did some more reading on this and found studies showing that the concentration + soak time all make a difference (and quantifying those) so settled on 20g/l for 2-3 hours instead of my previous overnight.

Presoak:
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Getting the starter trays ready while they soak.
Do you find soaking in Potassium Nitrate to be better than Peroxide?
 

HellfireFarm

Business Member
Do you find soaking in Potassium Nitrate to be better than Peroxide?
I haven't tried peroxide, maybe I should do an experiment.

KNO3 has always worked, and I tend to stick with stuff that works :)
 

HellfireFarm

Business Member
Super-hots (mainly chinenses) started.

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Gotta get that power strip covered before it gets watered!

I like this site better than last year's because it's in a south-facing window, so I'll get some natural daylight and the lights are more of a supplement now.

But I realized as I was hooking everything up that it's a 15-amp circuit. The previous one was 20-amp. Fortunately this isn't too far from the breaker box so I'll just run another circuit - probably take over the breaker for the previous since it won't be used anymore.

Starting the rest of them end of month.
 

HellfireFarm

Business Member
Last year the first sprouts took a week, most took more. 5 days is really fast for these.

Errands today, maybe there will be an update later.
 

MikeUSMC

Extreme Member
That list of plants still blows my mind! 😳

Best of luck this year! :metal:

Do you sell (and ship) boxes of pods at the end of the season?
 
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