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Mildfruit 2022. Greenhouse edition.

Oh boy, here we go again.
I joined this lovely forum back in 2018, been a lurker much longer though. At that time I was a student living in a small apartment, trying to learn all I could about indoor growing. Mostly because I didn't have outdoor space, and when I had a hobby that demanded I grew something, I had to get creative.
I loved the control of growing indoor, and trying to create optimal growing conditions for the plants.

However, late last year I bought my first house with a garden, and fortunately I got a greenhouse as a birthday present from my girlfriend and friends.
So my dream of growing plants in a greenhouse is finally coming true!

The gear:

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Unfortunately this isn't from my garden, this is the picture from the website :lol:
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This is my process so far :D A picture from late January, without snow! I still need lots of work before the greenhouse is ready. I need to dig out the dirt and replace it with gravel before I lay some flagstones. This part of the garden is faced in the north/south direction so I think it will be perfect.

Luckily I have lots of people to help me, so I have no doubt that the greenhouse will be ready before mid May, which is the usual time to transplant plants into the greenhouse in my country.

In my last glog I experimented with autopots, and I liked them so much that I have bought additional autopots for the greenhouse, and a big 225L (59.5gallons) water reservoir.

I also experimented with diffrent kinds of fertilizer over the years, mostly kinds that where designed for hydroponics or coco choir. This year I will try soil so I had to find a new source for fertilizers. I went with a danish product called 'Hornum GΓΈdning koncentrat'. Its a fertilizer made in the national research station for professional use, and as a total newbie in a greenhouse environment its a match made in heaven :halo:

Plants!

NameVendor
Jalapeno Lemon SpicePlantekasse.dk
Jalapeno Craigs grandePlantekasse.dk
Murupi AmarelaPlantekasse.dk
F2 Dutch chili x Ancho poblanoOwn cross
Cayenne OrangePlantekasse.dk
White bhut (White W strain)Whitehotpeppers.com
T-Rex YellowWhitehotpeppers.com
De ArbolPlantekasse.dk
Ancho PoblanoFataliiseeds.net
Golden MarconiSemillas.de
Grenada SeasoningWhitehotpeppers.com

I am growing some of the same plants as last year, but with a change in vendor. Also some new varieties.

Besides peppers I am also growing some cucumbers, tomatoes and a single Pineapple cherry plant.
Its been really hard to settle on the growlist above, I know you all know the struggle. So there might be a slight last minute change :P

The seeds will properly hit the dirt in the next few days.

Hope you will enjoy this journey with me 🀞
 
At first i was looking at your first picture and was like... where you gonna put your peppers?
Then i saw your second picture! 😁
Looks like a nice greenhouse, gonna be a big advantage in your northern climate!
Looking forward to see your progress!
 
That will be such a great grow space once you've added a few finishing touches, like building it :lol:

Good luck with the upcoming season and look forward to seeing updates on the greenhouse and peppers.
 

PaulG

Extreme Member
@Mildfruit - Way to go, Rasmus! That will be such a
pleasure for you to work and grow in. My little 6'x8'
(2m x >3m)* greenhouse has made an immeasurable
difference in my grow season. What size is your new
greenhouse?

Afterthought - now maybe you can expand your grow
a little!

*about 4.5 m^2
 
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At first i was looking at your first picture and was like... where you gonna put your peppers?
Then i saw your second picture! 😁
Looks like a nice greenhouse, gonna be a big advantage in your northern climate!
Looking forward to see your progress!
Haha, I have to admit when the page told me my first picture was made into the glog-article picture I had to switch around :D
But thanks! I really hope I can manage it!
That will be such a great grow space once you've added a few finishing touches, like building it :lol:

Good luck with the upcoming season and look forward to seeing updates on the greenhouse and peppers.
Haha you get it :D But yea, when that small touch is done im ready :party:
@Mildfruit - Way to go, Rasmus! That will be such a
pleasure for you to work and grow in. My little 6'x8'
(2m x <3m) greenhouse has made an immeasurable
difference in my grow season. What size is your new
greenhouse?

Afterthought - now maybe you can expand your grow
a little!

Thanks Paul! Im really excited as well!
The size is 9.9m2, or
3.84 m (length) x 2.57m (wide) x 2.4 (high).
Last year I had a total of 4 plants, so it feels nice to be able to grow more, and I should still have space for more. However this year I will try to stick to a maximum of 16plants total. :)
 
I couldn't wait any longer - the seeds hit the jiffypots today with an additional variety I forgot I had the Yaki blue.
Im still not sure if im going to keep it, but I thought it may could make for a nice cross with one of my white varieties.

I love this part of the hobby, and knowing I will check on them daily :D
 
Yea it will be hard to keep the original promise of 16 plants. I have already planted one pepper plant too many, so lets see how it turns out :D

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I had to get a bit creative with the labeling. Normally I put a sticker with the name on the plastic side of a grodan cube. Looking forward to see how these jiffy pots turn out to be, they don't 'feel' as great as grodan cubes, but hopefully the seeds won't mind much.
 
The Marconi golden and Craigs grande Jalapeno seems to be the first out of the gate. Its been 6 days and im starting to see that im missing my heat mat. I know the rest will come, but im starting to get impatient :confused:πŸ˜….

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Another new pepper joined the party... Im terrible at this :D This one is also from whitehotpeppers, and was originally a freebie from them, but after looking at the pictures from the website I couldn't resist..
 
So today I booted up the tent after its almost 1year hiatus.
The reason is this:
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Thought we were done with the snow but no.. And when weather is like this my seedlings gets an abysmal amount of sunlight witch equals leggy plants, and we wouldn't want that now do we?

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The first five to sprout was:
Craigs Grande
Grenada Seasoning
Golden Marconi
Murupi Amarela
Cayenne Orange
So still 8 to go.
Hope you guys have better climates out there
 
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