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PepperPowerG's 2018 GLog

hi everybody, welcome to my 2018 Grow log, My second years of growing

 2018 season
i went from 5 kind of seeds for 2017 to , at the time of writing this ,  46  isolated variety  and 22 op variety !!!  
 i know i’m hooked  ( i’m pretty sure , like a lot of members here,)
i’m having + - 60  3-5 g  plastic bucket  plus this year i test 17  5gallons grow bag some black and some white and 5  3gallons grow bag
and if i find the fund and time i want to try a small DIY hydro setup in a medium DIY greenhouse ( dreams makes life easier )
here is the list and (source) of my seeds stash that i chose from to start my 2018 season

ISOLATED:  (all bought or traded between July 2017 and February  2018) in order that was bought or received .

MOA Scotch Bonnet (PPerLover)
Renkli Aci  (PPerLover) freebie
Shattah   (PPerLover) freebie
Bahamian goat  (EB chucle)
yellow Tobago Scotch Bonnet (EB chucle)
Jamaican hot chocolate habanero  (EB chucle)
Trinidad Perfume  (EB Windsong2)
Trinidad Black Congo Habanero  (EB Windsong2)
Thai Red  (EB Windsong2)
Chocolate Bhut Jolokia  ( EB Windsong2)
Helix Nebula (SHPepper.ca)
Sugar Rush Peach (SHPepper.ca) freebie
Jamaican Yellow Mushroom (SHPepper.ca)
Jamaican Red Mushroom (thp trade eastwood)
Jays Peach Ghost Scorpion (EB croatian)
Jays Peach Ghost Scorpion (EB precious seed)
Orange Scotch Bonnet   (EB precious seed)
Mustard Habanero   (EB precious seed)
Chocolate Scotch Bonnet  (Jim Duffy)
Scotch Brain   (Jim Duffy)
Scotch Bonnet Jonas 7Pot ( Jim Duffy  ) freebie
BBG7 Caramel  (thp trade Edmik)
BBG7 scorpion (thp trade Edmik)
Yellow Naga Brain (thp trade AndyW)
Choco Bhut Smooth  (thp Trade AndyW) xtra
 Zavory Red Habanero  (EB Windsong2)
Harold St-Bart's Habanero  (EB Windsong2)
Peach Habanero  (EB Windsong2)
Aji White Fantasy  (EB Windsong2)
Yellow Bhut Jolokia  (EB Windsong2)
Trinidad Sweet Scorpion  (EB Windsong2)
Red Tobago Scotch Bonnet  (EB Windsong2)
Choco Ghost Jami    (Mojo Pepper)
Bhut Jolokia White JW  (Mojo Pepper)
Peach Naga   (Mojo Pepper)
Purple UFO   (Mojo Pepper) freebie
P. Dreadie Scotch Bonnet (trade THP TBG)
 Carbonero  (trade THP TBG)
 Choco fatali (Thp trade Black Fatalii)
 Aji White Lightning Bolt  (Trd THP Peppamang)
 Red BBG7  (PBM)
 Chocolate BBG7   (PBM)
 White BBG7  PBM F-5 (PBM)
 Yellow BBG7  (PBM)
 Trinidad Bean Golden (PBM) freebie
 7 Pot Brown (PBM)  freebie



OP:  (bought from TexasHotPeppers )

Tobago Treasure
Zimbabwe Bird
7 Pot Congo SR Gig
Aji Painapple
Brazilian Ghost Brown
Giant Choc Scotch Bonnet
Hab Cappuccino
Jays Chocolate Ghost Scorpion
Monkey Face Yellow
Peach Ghost Jami
Brazilian Chocolate Brainstrain
Habajalokia Peach Lavalamp
Habanero Gambia
Bubblegum 7 Chocolate
Big Jamaican Habanero
Ebony Giant Hab
Habanero Guadalupe
Goats weed
Habanero Lemon
MOA Red
Peach Bonnet
Brown Reaper (freebie)

here is what i choose to grow for 2018 ( the number in front  is the number of plant i will grow )
5 MOA Scotch Bonnet (PPerLover)
5 Jamaican hot chocolate habanero  (EB chucle)
3 Trinidad Black Congo Habanero  (EB Windsong2)
4 Thai Red  (EB Windsong2)
5 Chocolate Bhut Jolokia  ( EB Windsong2)
3 Sugar Rush Peach (SHPepper.ca)
3 Jays Peach Ghost Scorpion (EB croatian)
2 Jays Peach Ghost Scorpion (EB precious seed)
8 Chocolate Scotch Bonnet  (Jim Duffy)
6  Zavory Red Habanero  (EB Windsong2)
4 Aji White Fantasy  (EB Windsong2)
5 Yellow Bhut Jolokia  (EB Windsong2)
4 Trinidad Sweet Scorpion  (EB Windsong2)
4 Red Tobago Scotch Bonnet  (EB Windsong2)
2 Choco Ghost Jami    (Mojo Pepper)
2 Bhut Jolokia White JW  (Mojo Pepper)
1 Aji White Lightning Bolt  (Trade THP Peppamang)
4 White BBG7  PBM F-5 (PBM)
4 Zimbabwe Bird  (TxHP)
1 Monkey Face Yellow  (TxHP)
4 Goats weed  (TxHP)
 
End of January the 15 first kind got soaked 24h and then put to Scott towel and ziplock bag to germinate and then to dirt.
The rest of them got soaked 24h around mid February and put directly into dirt.
all this inside my "mini automated propagator/nursery" that i put up last years out of a non working cellar
 
 
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the brain of the nursery
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the first batch
 
 
now in my grow room no1
automated lighting and ventilation and my diy led lamp
 
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more detail to come
dont be shy to comment or suggest
 
here is a photo of my OW Bhut-1 from last years taken this winter
i will take a recent one and post it
 
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Is that little display part of one of those ardurino things? I wouldn't mind seeing more e of that diy LED light, I built one with LED strips
 
here is the detail of the different led lamp/fixture i built/put together so far
 
i built this one a few years ago with some 1w led chip of different colors (red ,blue , far red, royal blue and white) , a old laptop psu , a arduino , a screen , a rtc and some sensor . a home made power driver to dim the light trough PWM from arduino  all that to replace my aquarium light that was dead
it was a failure caus it was not bright enuf  but i used it to OW some spice during 2 winter and now my chili plant this winter helped by the the purple track that you see at the back made out of a little kit  10x 3w chinese full spectrum led and his driver glued on a aluminium extrusion salvaged from a vertical blind/curtain.
the white cob led in the front got installed 2 days ago just to push a little on the plant before spring (again they sold as daytime  running light (12v no driver required)
 
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this little one was built last year for my first year of "hots" directly on a big heat sink salvaged from a huge power supply for my mini automated nursery/propagator
14 x3w f.sp. with power resistor
the silicon bump in the middle is a temp sensor
 
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there is also this one that i built last years  for the grow room that got pimped this year whit 2 wings
this one is made out of 1 x30w cob full spectrum led and his driver, 6x 10w full sp.  and 2 x 10w cool white all drived with power resistor
and 4x 3w led drived with a small cc/cv regulator
this year i added 2 "wing" each with 3x 10w f.sp. on power resistor and 6x 3w drived with some mr16 driver  that are good for 3x 3w chip
this one is not dimable ,directly feed by a pc power supply controlled by a arduino along with some fan to move everything
 
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i had to raise my light 2 time a lot of the plant got purple
 
 
sorry it was long before i reply caus i'm in a rush i'm building a grow room2 because i am lacking space
this time i'm testing those 50w cob full spectrum with included driver (god they produce heat ( they don't emit heat toward plant but really hard to cool down))
 i have to reopen it to change some construction design to counter that
 
 
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oh and i forgot here is the last photo of my BHUT-1 for those of you that are dying to see some OW plant that look almost sick lol
(its my fault i didn't re potted him and i want to wait for spring because he is going in a big 10 g pot and have no place to keep that inside)
 
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thanks and have a nice day to all
 
 
Love the diy LEDs! Plants look great too.
Here is the light I put together out of led strips, yours are a lot more fancy.




It has cool white, warm white, and rgb+cw strips. The ww, cw, red, green, and blue are all on their own dimmers. I have been turning the green off lol. Idk that it helps anything
 
Walchit said:
Love the diy LEDs! Plants look great too.
Here is the light I put together out of led strips, yours are a lot more fancy.




It has cool white, warm white, and rgb+cw strips. The ww, cw, red, green, and blue are all on their own dimmers. I have been turning the green off lol. Idk that it helps anything
 
 
great.. i love the color control part,  large surface too
if you dont mind give some detail on it
cost , power drawn ,heat, result   (if you already have used it)
the only time i used some strip it was some 5050 white weatherproof strip but of really cheap quality and they didnt last
 
These are cheap 5050s no waterproof coating, it was slightly warm before I put the fans on the Peppers. Now I wouldn't say it's cool or anything but far from hot. When I tested the watts with my multimeter I came up with 77 watts. The plants under it seem to be doing about as good as the ones under my t5 and t8. I thought it would be brighter, and my initial figures on wattage were wrong, I thought the strips used a lot more power. My plants do probably get some indirect light from my other fixtures too so it's not the most controlled experiment.
 
Walchit said:
These are cheap 5050s no waterproof coating, it was slightly warm before I put the fans on the Peppers. Now I wouldn't say it's cool or anything but far from hot. When I tested the watts with my multimeter I came up with 77 watts. The plants under it seem to be doing about as good as the ones under my t5 and t8. I thought it would be brighter, and my initial figures on wattage were wrong, I thought the strips used a lot more power. My plants do probably get some indirect light from my other fixtures too so it's not the most controlled experiment.
 
 
thanks for the info, neat lamp btw
 
ps: i love those 360's psu (i got 2 project working on those)
 
I never had a problem with one in all my days off gaming, so I figured it would work. I have a few more too! I like the metal you used for yours, do you work somewhere that allows you to put those holes in the metal housing? I can't remember what those holes are called, I know they use them on hot rods.
 
for the hole i took a multi-bit ,a drill, some silicone spray and a lot of sweat
its to increase  the air flow around the lamp and in it too
clean setup BTW!  :onfire:
 
Walchit said:
Ok, so yours is made out of thick aluminum then I see. Very nice lights.
 

tanks
and yes i took 3/16" aluminum sheet for base
and some 1" x 1"  square tubing 1/8" wall that i sliced lengthwise to do the frame
the top is made out of "die-bound" (a composite panel of abs core laminated with 2 thin sheet of aluminum mostly used in sign business)
the aluminum cost me 20$
and the led chip and driver/power resistor  cost me around 25$
not expensive but a lot of work
ps: i had to raise my lights again today still got some plant turning purple , other stubbed and full of side shoot and i didn't topped them yet :party: :dance: :party: :dance:
 
wow! almost 5 1/2 month that i didn't write in my glog
summer as been running fast here im building a new house on my land
started my greenhouses
heres a few photo from my setup
 
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first harvest
 
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second 2 weeks after
 
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third 5 days after the second one
 
2018 won't be a great season although we had great warm weather  (maybe a little too hot)
but the main reason seems to be my soil that i mixed myself
i will work on that for next year
 
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