Wick system comparison update- White Devil’s Tail – 8/26/17

Two wick systems side by side comparison with plants.
Wick systems comparison

Update

Here’s an update on the comparison between my two wicking systems, each with a White Devil’s Tail. One is in a single 5 gallon bucket with a 6 inch net pot and wick hanging down in solution. This one has a deep reservoir than just just below the bottom of the net pot. The other is in a diy Earthbox style self watering container, consisting of two 5-gallon buckets. The internal bucket is full of potting mix. It has a shallow reservoir.

Video

See this video to see the full comparison and results as of 8/26/17 that show total pods and pod weight from each system.

Earlier update video here:

Pepper grow update 8/19/17

Hydroponic Helios Habs
Hydroponic Helios Habs

Grow Update

The peppers are in full swing. Every plant has lots of fruits. Most of them have ripe pods. I’m very happy with the progress. Every year there are always a few that aren’t few that are crossed. Sometimes I really like the crosses and continue to grow them out, such as the Jay’s Red Ghost Scorpion x unknown f2, yellow pheno I have now. Another is the Kpakpo Shito x unknown f2. The new ones for this year are the not 7-Pot Olive (producing brown pods), not Peach Moruga Scorpion. This one appears to be a seed mixup maybe. I looks like it might be a Peach Carbonero. I’ll show pics to the original grower and ask him about it. My Swiss Chocolate also appears possible crossed. They haven’t ripened yet, but the pods are way larger than the original. The seeds came from an un-isolated pod so the chance it is crossed is greater. It might be something I love and continue to grow though. Will have to see after some ripen. I harvested a bunch off the porch yesterday. Have most of them in the dehydrator, some were vac sealed and frozen.

Pods from porch peppers
Pods from porch peppers
Peppers in dehydrator
Peppers in dehydrator
vac sealed peppers
vac sealed peppers

Video

Pepper grow update #16 – 8/6/17

Picture of Yellow Dystopia pods on plant
Grow Update #16

Update

Getting a lot more plant growth and ripening pods. The only plant that isn’t doing as well is my Chiltepin Yellow. I overfilled it last week and that was drowning the plant. This happens with Kratky systems when the air exchange roots get submerged. I’ve fixed that and hoping it will recover.

Video

Pepper grow update #14, 7/8/17

Update

The peppers are doing very well, still have a few that need permanent homes for the season. Most plants have pods, some starting to turn ripe. See video below.

Video

Pepper grow update 6/25/17

Update

The drip system plants are responding well to increased ferts. I think the fertigation is going to cost me quite a bit this year in Dyna-Gro though. It would pay for it self within one or two years to invest in a second injector and mixing chamber and just run Masterblend.

My porch plants are doing well. The Chiltepin is pushing out little pods. The fruits on the deep-reservoir wick bucket are ripening to a deep orange. They are supposed to be CARDI Yellow Scorpion, but not sure if they are true. The flavor is excellent, very sweet and fruity, a little more than habanero level. The low pressure aeroponic Helios hab is producing a lot of fruit, and consuming a gallon every one to two days. It currently takes around 7-8 gallons to top off all the other porch plants after two or three days.

I still have a bunch in the basement that need to o out. Also planning to move the Manazon from the AeroGarden Bounty down to the basement in a DWC bucket under the 400 watt light. This will stage it for going outside.

Video

Video Transcript

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Hi this is Peter Stanley, welcome to my channel

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it’s June 24, 2017, going to give a

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pepper grow update

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start on the porch peppers, this is my

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chinese red pepper

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got lots and lots of fruits on here

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some starting to

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actually I’ve had some

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turning ripe but some are

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the bigger ones are starting to turn

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and this is

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the one that’s got the long ascension number, but it’s the small creme habanero

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I think it’s got some flowers on it

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this is the Thai Dragon

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it has lots and lots of fruits

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none are really ripe yet but

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probably won’t be long

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my Chiltepin yellow has the first ever

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pods on it

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there’s one of them

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there’s another, yeah here’s a better one

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there’s that

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I’ve been growing this since last year, but never had it out where it could really grow

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this is my

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one of my aji painapple plants

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and

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in a shallow reservoir wick bucket

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and it was looking pretty bad for a while

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but it’s actually coming back and

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it has a lot of flowers and

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and blooms, and I think a few tiny pods on here

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forming

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this is a mess of stuff that still needs to be

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moved

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and

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my white devils tails

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and one of these has fruits on it

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the one in the

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large reservoir container

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had fruits

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there’s one there

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there’s another one

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the one that’s in the self watering container is actually a nicer looking

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plant

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both of them are good, this is a little bigger plants

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but its fruit production is

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is slower

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low pressure aeroponic helios hab plant

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is

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producing pods now, here’s one

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it’s gonna have quite a few it looks like

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there are a bunch about that size, some are smaller

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there’s another one

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my CARDI

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yellow scorpion

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in the hempy bucket

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is looking really good

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but there are no fruits but

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the one in the larger reservoir wick bucket

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has a lot of fruits and they are

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starting to turn ripe

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this one’s almost ripe

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another

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some back here starting to change

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I think I counted there’s probably 30 fruits on this plant, maybe more

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one more back in there

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so I noticed with the large reservoir wick buckets

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there’s

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you get kind of a

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I was talking to Matt Garver on this

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I think it has kind of a small pot effect

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where the

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there’s not as much room for the roots

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initially so it starts throwing out pods earlier

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so I’ve got lots of

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early fruits on this plant

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none on the

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hempy bucket one, but the hempy bucket one is a bigger

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nicer plant so in the long run this will probably be better

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give an update on my sunflowers, some of these are kind of falling over

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a lot of rain

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these look pretty cool

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some flopped over

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these over here

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look great and there are some that

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I think I’d estimate

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about 8 feet tall

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here’s my drip system

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plants on it

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for the most part these look great

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I bumped the nutrients up, starting to get greener leaves

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this black bhut is looking a whole lot better

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Chocolate Bhutlah

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seed from Anthony Nunez

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looks really good

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this Brazilian Red Olive

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has got a lot of really pretty

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peppers on it

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7-Pot Olive

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I need to tie this up better

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but it’s

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it’s got a lot of

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a lot of fruits

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I mean it’s pretty much

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all over it

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here’s my Puerto Rican Yellow

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I think it’s

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doing much much better since I got it outdoors

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getting lots of really nice looking growth

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and it did put out a bunch of

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smallish kind of pods, but these are

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some that are starting to turn ripe

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see the yellow starting to come through on that

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there’s some on the other side as well

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this is my Datil

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and there’s a couple pods on it, the bigger

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one of the older ones is down here

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this is my Queen Laurie

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seed from Trent Nolan

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and it’s a really nice looking plants, doesn’t have

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pods yet but it does have a lot of flowers

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this is my sugar rush peach

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a bunch of nice looking pods that haven’t turned ripe

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and my cereja da amapa

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has a few fruits

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this is my Tien Tsin or

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Chinese Red Pepper that I’ve got growing

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on my drip system

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nice tall plant

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this is one of my other aji painapples

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it’s a clone of one I showed just a few minutes ago

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and

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this is mako kokoo

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from, seed from Jesus Rosario

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plant’s really starting to

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grow it threw out a lot of small

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pods

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but I think it’ll, I know it’ll push out more pods when it gets established better

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and this is Peach Clavo

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and this is my

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Jay’s Red Ghost Scorpion

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possible cross, I’m not sure

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but these are the pods I’ve got on it

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the pods from the last plant didn’t

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have the Jay’s Red Ghost Scorpion shape

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and these don’t either

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but I really love the plant

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this is the mayan plant I got from the

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nursery at work and it’s starting to push out

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some little peppers on it

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get the weeds out of the way, this is my yellow dystopia

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and I noticed it has a pod

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that’s cool, actually

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there’s some bigger ones I hadn’t noticed

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got those growing too

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aji charapita

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that’s starting to put out little fruits

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the elysium oxide is a really

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nice looking plant

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see the first little fruit

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on there

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this is Andy’s King BOC

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this is my Chocolate UnReaper

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and this is my

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el scorponero f2

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it’s a D3 cross

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don’t think this has any

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fruits yet but this is my 7-Pot Primo

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and my crossed kpakpo shito has some

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peppers, these look the ones

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from last year

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there are one or two more back there

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there’s a few others I didn’t show you

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overall I’m happy, I’m still increasing the nutrients on my

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fert injector but

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I can see the plants are responding

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like I’d hope

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anyway, hope you enjoyed that

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thank you very much for watching

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please like, comment and subscribe and share

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Pepper grow update # 12 – 06/10/17

Porch plants right

Porch plants left

Drip system plants

Chocolate UnReaper pods

Jay's Red Ghost Scorpion pods

Overview

My drip system is fully functional now. I just started increasing the nutrient strength a couple days ago. With the exception of the timer and fert injector, all of my drip parts came from Drip Depot. I’m working on a video now that will show how I built my system and suggestions for making your own.

I still need to get some Kratky totes filled and placed, and also setup my nutrient comparison between Masterblend and Dyna-gro growing habaneros.

Video

Video Transcript

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Hi this is Peter Stanley, welcome to my channel

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today I want to give an update on

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my plants, umm it’s June 10th

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and it’s been two weeks since my last update

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mostly what I’ve got in here are herbs

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I’ve got a

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pepper cutting there

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some more cuttings of rooting herbs

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this is the Orange Manzano plant

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That Susan Garza

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Susan Garza gave me

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it’s putting out some new growth

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I just need to figure out

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where to move this to so

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it can really grow

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but I was kind of giving it a little transition period

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in the AeroGarden

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this some Purple Sage

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looks really good

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I took down my Jamaican Hot Chocolate and these are some cuttings

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I’ll to get it going for next year. I was having some problems with the roots

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uh, this is really neat and

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could do this for peppers too, but these are all

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herbs from cuttings, I’ve got some Pineapple Sage

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and Lemon Balm

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Mugwort, and they’re basically little

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little wick cups

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new design

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little eight ounce cup with some slits

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cut out around

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the corners

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and this is just one of the

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those plastic salad containers

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from the grocery store

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really cheap and easy

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this my herb garden

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most of what I’ve got left in the basement

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and this is eggplant

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another eggplant

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some tomatoes

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some basil

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I’ve got my Malagueta pepper here

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that Jayden Ling sent me the seeds for

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I need to put that outside, and also

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got a Geronimo pepper

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and this is my drip system

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I think the plants have adjusted

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and they’re starting to put out new growth

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leaves are a little yellower

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than I’d like but I started out with a weaker

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much weaker solution

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so I started ramping that up, so this

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two weeks from now in the next update they should be

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more filled out, the only plant that

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really has trouble

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is this Blue Christmas

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and

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seems like when it’s warmer

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it really looks bad, but in the evening

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and the mornings the leaves perk back up

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I’ve got some ripe pods on here

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I need to pick

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I’m getting some fruits on

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quite a few of these

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Here’s my Chocolate UnReaper

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peppers back up in there

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Brazilian Red Olive has

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has some little pods on it

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This is my Stravos

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This Queen Laurie

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looks good, it’s a really fast grower

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Sugar Rush Peach

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has a lot of fruits on it

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bunch in the back there

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Cereja da Amapa has a, I just noticed

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has a flower, I mean a pod

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and also my

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7-Pot Yellow

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Chaguanas yellow has

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some peppers too

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this is my umm, I don’t know really what to call it

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the seeds were labeled as Jay’s Red Ghost Scorpion

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but the pods were not the same pheno

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but I loved the plant because it was super

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super productive and the pods were really hot

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but it’s got

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some fruits on it

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Mako Kokoo has

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a lot of fruits

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the Aji Painapple’s been dropping

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a lot of

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hoping it straightens out, it’s got a

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some fruits set

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so I hope they

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do okay

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my Datil has a pod on it

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this is a Jay’s Peach Ghost

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7-Pot Olive

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this is my Puerto Rican Yellow

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It looked really rough

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initially but

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putting out a lot of nice new growth

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has a lot of peppers on it

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they’re on the small end, I think they’ll

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get bigger, and the next wave should

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look better once the plant

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grows, but just from what it is

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it’s produced a lot

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Kpakpo Shito cross

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has one pod

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and this is my Chocolate Bhutlah

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it was looking pretty rough

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but all the new growth

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looks good, there’s something eating

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eating on my plants but

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it’s not too bad

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and my Black Bhut looked pretty rough too

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but it’s putting out a lot of new growth

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it looks good

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these are my sunflowers

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it’s actually getting, some of these are the Mammoth type

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I’ve got em all kind of mixed up

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but they’re growing a lot, I mean

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just from the last update, I think they’ve grown three feet

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there in like two weeks

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these are a little shorter

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and a lot of blooms

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and I’ve also seen a lot of pollinating insects

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on these already

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seen some honey bees which is great

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I really like how these look

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Here’s my Chinese Red Pepper

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Tien Tsin

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it’s got some, I’ve already picked

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few ripe pods, It’s got a

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a bunch of fruit on it

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as well as this Thai Dragon

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this is a Thai Dragon, all of the fruits point upward

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it looks very loaded

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with peppers

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this is my Aji Painapple, the original

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mother plant

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in a wick bucket, it’s starting

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to look better

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greening up some

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and my Chiltepin Yellow

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is doing really well now

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also

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and these are still ones that need to be moved somewhere

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here’s a basil plant

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tomatoes

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various things

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these are my two White Devils Tails

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and they look really healthy

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this is the wick bucket one and

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this is the self watering container

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and I think the self watering container one

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actually looks a little better

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fuller

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this is my Helios Hab in the

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low pressure aeroponics

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it’s got a lot of growth

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a lot of flowers, I don’t think it’s set any pods yet

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these are my two CARDI Yellow Scorpions

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this is the wick bucket

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and this is the Hempy bucket

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the hempy bucket one overall

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looks healthier

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has fuller, bigger leaves

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the wick bucket

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is not as full, but it has a lot

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of fruit

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there’s more on the other side too

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I think part of the reason it’s

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I was talking to Matt Garver

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I think he shared a similar experience but

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the res level’s pretty high

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it’s just below the

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net pot

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I think if I use a lower

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reservoir and kind of let these grow down

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like a Kratky system would

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to get more aeration for the roots, I think the

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plant would do better, which

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is how I’ve got

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this wick bucket

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has a lower reservoir

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somewhere down here

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so I’ll see how, that kind of gives me another

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comparison

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and also want to do

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these are some

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nursery plants

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this is a Mayan pepper

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Peach Habanero and

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and these are all Orange Hab

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and I meant to already have done this but

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I want to put two of them in a comparison grow between Master Blend

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and Dyna-Gro

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to see how they do in a wicki

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no wicki, in a Kratky tote

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each in a 27 gallon tote

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so I need to do that

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but anyway, so that’s my grow

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on June 10th, 2017

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Pepper Grow Update #11

GROW UPDATE  #11 – 5/28/17

I’ve got the drip system setup and I re did my drip lines. I’ve got 32 plants put out. I reused my bags and mix from last year, some are 7 gallon, some are 10 gallon.

I have enough room to put one more pair on the ends of each line. I’ll probably do that since I have some extra plants that need homes.

So far they seem to be doing well. The Blue Christmas doesn’t look quite as good, it’s real droopy and I’m wondering if it’s because it’s the only one that was in Kratky setup. Maybe it’s not adapting well, so I mixed in some more perlite around the roots, maybe that’ll give it more aeration. All the others seem to be doing fine with it.

I also hooked up my fert injector. I’m not 100% sure it’s working properly, it was not drawing the solution up initially. But after messing with it some it started to work. It’s pushing nutrients through but when I tested it coming out, it was around 200 ppm. But it is on the low range on what Dyna-gro suggests for drip irrigation on 1:100 ratio injectors, which is 10 to 18 ounces per gallon. I mixed 10 ounces per gallon,so I may just need to increase it, but I want to make sure everything’s working properly before I do that.

The Aji Painapple, which was in the AeroGarden was moved to a big wick bucket. I think it’s still adjusting but it’s not looking the best.

The Kratky Chiltepin is starting to look better.

CARDI Yellow Scorpion in the wick bucket has around 20 pods on it. The CARDI Yellow Scorpion in the hempy bucket is growing really well. It’s not putting out fruits yet, but it does have some flowers on it.

The self watering container White Devil’s Tail and other one in the wick bucket both look good.

The five gallon low pressure aeroponics system with the Helios Hab looks good. I just changed the nutrients out on it.

My Jamaican Hot Chocolate has problems. I just changed the nutrients and it smelled really bad. I felt under there and the roots were slimy. It has root rot, probably because I let it dry out a couple times. The roots are packed in there. I’ve got two air stones going. I think instead of trying to work on it, I’m just going to take some really good branch cuttings and try to propagate it for next year, just let this one go.

Then I can use this space for something else.

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2017 Grow update #10 – 5/14/17

Blue Christmas

Update

Plants are doing well. I’m almost done hardening off the ones that will go on the drip system. I’m also re-doing my drip lines to make it a little more efficient and redundant. My wick buckets seem to be doing well. The leaves are a little smaller than the non-wick bucket counterparts. The CARDI Yellow Scorpion in the wick bucket is starting to push out fruit, as of now there are around 10 -1 2 pods.

I found some aphids on my Helios Hab that’s in the low-pressure aeroponic setup outside. I mixed up a fresh batch of pyrethrin  spray from concentrate (1 Tbsp + 32 oz water) in a spray bottle and hit all the porch plants with it.

I ordered more tubing and connectors for my drip system from drip depot. I should have everything operation by end of the week.

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