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It is what it is 2023

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Under extreme pressure from my peers :lol: I am reluctantly starting my 2023 glog
Haven't actually planted any seeds yet, but it won't be long before I succumb to the gentle scent of compost, the lure of germination and the excitement of seeing a sprout
I am, however, cleaning all my plant tags if that's not commitment I don't know what is
 
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Hey speaking of Greenhouse... Do you move yours from the greenhouse outdoors, and if you do, do you do the whole hardening off Process? I always have but if I can trim some time here or there, or learn a better way I'm all ears.. thanks
 

MarcV

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I have no idea, the temperature thingy hasn't been set up yet, but they're covered with a cloche overnight and seem to be doing fine.
I think it was a bit too early to put Phase 4 out there but they're doing OK, in that they're not dead yet, it will be good to compare them to the ones under the lights.

You should set up a decent designed-in-France weather station to keep track of temperatures and other weather data inside and outside the house πŸ™‚. I have 3 of those systems running. Oh and I'm not affiliated to those guys, other than that I'm a beta tester of some of their products... 😁

As an example, this is yesterdays curve of the temperature and humidity on top of the refrigerator, where my seedlings currently reside...

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Tinkerbelle

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Hey speaking of Greenhouse... Do you move yours from the greenhouse outdoors, and if you do, do you do the whole hardening off Process? I always have but if I can trim some time here or there, or learn a better way I'm all ears.. thanks
Yes they go outdoors, yes they get hardened off first - I even harden them off going in the greenhouse :lol:
 

ahayastani

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You should set up a decent designed-in-France weather station to keep track of temperatures and other weather data inside and outside the house πŸ™‚. I have 3 of those systems running. Oh and I'm not affiliated to those guys, other than that I'm a beta tester of some of their products... 😁

As an example, this is yesterdays curve of the temperature and humidity on top of the refrigerator, where my seedlings currently reside...

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Even available in MX, impressive... I may PM you one day with annoying questions 😬
 

Tinkerbelle

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you know when you get that "eureka" moment, yes? I had mine at 5 a.m.
I'm thinking that although dilute lemon juice was great for getting the Rocoto started perhaps it's not so good for ALL pepper seeds - witness my annuums taking their own sweet time - I've had a few pop but not the usual overwhelmed with sproutlings.
My first 3 phases all popped pretty quick after being soaked in cold tea, even the superhots.
I shall look into this further - once there is room in the incubator.

And the Trippaul has got whitefly, never had a problem with this before, I'm hoping the paperwasps will come out of hibernation and deal with nasty beasties for me - in the meantime, it's been sprayed with a solution of turmeric and warm water and kept in isolation, if that doesn't work then it's Neem oil.
 
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Tinkerbelle

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17th March seeds went in, so 11 days, which is longer than the superhots, but I remember from last year they took a while to sprout.
Had another sproutling since I posted, hopefully they're all going to suddenly appear :D
 
Ah yes, seeing as under ideal circumstances annuum seeds sprouts at 10 days, 11 days is a horrible long period to be kept waiting. 🀣

Why can't somebody come up with a new pepper variety that sprouts in a day or two? You superhots might have some quick sprouting gene
 

Tinkerbelle

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or better still - an immediate pepper plant like Jack and the Beanstalk, i.e. soak seed, place in soil medium, after 24 hours a fully grown plant sprouting ripe peppers.

Now where would be the fun/stress/worry of that :lol:
 

Tinkerbelle

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These flipping annuums are still taking their own sweet time - I'll give them another couple of days and start again if they don't buck up their ideas.
I can't remember having problems like this last year even without a heat mat :(
 
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