2019 Pepper grow update #9 – 05/15/19

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I’m getting very close to putting these out on the drip system. I still haven’t decided which kind of container setups I’m going to use this year. I’m leaning toward going back to Osmocote 14-14-14 for a while, just because I have a bunch of it already, would save some money. Then later in the season, switch them back to Dyna-Gro 7-9-5.

These are items shown in the video:

HLG-100 3000K grow light – https://amzn.to/2TI1iV3
48″x48″x80″ grow tent – https://amzn.to/2Obrf9A
AeroGarden Bounty – https://amzn.to/2X86Czi
Dyna-Gro 7-9-5 – https://amzn.to/2Ee6pmL

Sansi 15-watt full spectrum grow light – version 2

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Sansi has sent me the second version of their 15-watt full spectrum grow light.  In the video below, I show the unboxing and setup, as well as power and light tests. I have it set up over some succulents and will post a follow-up video showing the progress, after 30 days.

The following items are shown in the video:
Sansi 15 watt grow light version 2 – https://amzn.to/2VXnPxn
Sansi 15 watt grow light version 1 – https://amzn.to/30af1Ul
2 x 2 grow tent – https://amzn.to/2Ykf3ac
Killawatt power tester – https://amzn.to/30ehQUs
Hydrofarm PAR meter – https://amzn.to/2VgZQEZ

2019 Pepper grow update #8 – 05/01/19

The plants are getting very close to planting outside permanently. I have several on the porch now hardening off.

Items below are shown in the video:

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HLG-100 3000K grow light – https://amzn.to/2TI1iV3
48″x48″x80″ grow tent – https://amzn.to/2Obrf9A
AeroGarden Bounty – https://amzn.to/2X86Czi
AeroGarden Sprout – https://amzn.to/2DQ0wKT
AeroGarden Sprout seed starting deck – https://amzn.to/2DQ0xyr
Dyna-Gro 7-9-5 – https://amzn.to/2Ee6pmL

2019 Pepper grow update #7 – 04/14/19

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This is my seventh pepper grow update for 2019. The plants are in the process of being staged outside, getting some real sunlight and hardening off.

These are items shown in the video.

HLG-100 3000K grow light – https://amzn.to/2TI1iV3
48″x48″x80″ grow tent – https://amzn.to/2Obrf9A
AeroGarden Bounty – https://amzn.to/2X86Czi
AeroGarden Sprout – https://amzn.to/2DQ0wKT
AeroGarden Sprout seed starting deck – https://amzn.to/2DQ0xyr
Sansi 30 watt LED grow light – https://amzn.to/2BGAOIv
Dyna-Gro 7-9-5 – https://amzn.to/2Ee6pmL

Sansi LED Floodlight grow update

Sansi LED Floodlight
Sansi LED Floodlight

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I’ve been using the Sansi LED floodlight as a test grow light since August of 2018. This light isn’t marketed as a grow light, it is for general utility, illumination. Sansi sent me this light for free to review. The color temperature is 5600K, which I think is great for growing. I suspected it would be only ideal for vegetative growth, but my plant test subjects have both fruited under it, not once, but twice.

Here is a video of the update:

2019 Pepper grow update 6 – 03/31/19

Peppers wicking from AeroGarden Bounty
Peppers wicking from AeroGarden Bounty.

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This is my sixth pepper grow update for 2019.  So far the plants are doing well. I need to set the basement wicking cups into something bigger to drink from. The extra/backup peppers are still wicking from the AeroGarden Bounty and DIY growing system.

These are items shown in the video.

HLG-100 3000K grow light – https://amzn.to/2TI1iV3
Mr Hua 200 watt COB grow light – https://amzn.to/2WDbhrL
24″x24″x48″ grow tent – https://amzn.to/2UdVpPW
48″x48″x80″ grow tent – https://amzn.to/2Obrf9A
AeroGarden Bounty – https://amzn.to/2X86Czi
AeroGarden Sprout – https://amzn.to/2DQ0wKT
AeroGarden Sprout seed starting deck – https://amzn.to/2DQ0xyr
Sansi 30 watt LED grow light – https://amzn.to/2BGAOIv
Dyna-Gro 7-9-5 – https://amzn.to/2Ee6pmL

Easy, cheap, DIY wicking cups

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This year I’ve transplanted most of my sprouts from the AeroGarden Bounty and my DIY system, into Styrofoam wicking cups. These are super easy and quick to make. They are nice intermediate vessels for the plants until being moved to their final location. These setups also provide more flexibility than standard double cups do. For instance, you could remove them from the bottom cup and set in something larger for the plant/s to drink from.

Watch my video below to see how I make them.

Items that are shown or mentioned in the video:

– 20-ounce styrofoam cups ( You can also pick these up in the grocery store or places like WalMart) – https://amzn.to/2Cz2O1m
– Microfiber clothes – https://amzn.to/2WkSLUO
– HLG-100 grow light – https://amzn.to/2HVsCbv
– 48″ x 48″ x 80″ grow tent – https://amzn.to/2U5MxuJ
– Coco coir – https://amzn.to/2TuOi05
– Perlite – https://amzn.to/2uocFm7
– Dyna-Grp 7-9-5 – https://amzn.to/2uqDeH4