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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.
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This is my fourth pepper grow update for 2019. I spent a lot of time extracting plants from the hydro systems (DIY system, AeroGarden Bounty and AeroGarden Sprout) and transplanted them to 20-ounce wicking cups. I moved all of the primary plants down to the basement and put under the HLG-100 light in my grow tent. I moved the older plant that was under the HLG-100 and put outside the tent under a Mr. Hua ufo grow light.
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I’ve called it the HLG plant because it’s the only one I’ve had under my Horticulture Lighting Group HLG-100 3000K light. The pepper plant is an unknown cross with Lightning Mustard Hab and has grown prolifically. I need to make room in the tent and make use of the light for this year’s pepper starts. So I pruned it way back, and trimmed the roots, and moved it from the 27-gallon tote to a 5-gallon bucket. I also changed the nutrients from Flora Nova Grow to Dyna-Gro 7-9-5. I’ll soon move it out of the tent entirely and put it under one of my red/blue LED lights. I’ll need to sanitize the grow tent and set up space for my new pepper plants.
Most of my pepper plants have been transferred out of the seed starting system and AeroGardens, into small wicking cups. I’ll probably put most of them in tote lids so they can all feed through the wicks out of the totes.
Here are some pics of the plant I just pruned back.
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The peppers are doing well, but in desperate need to be transplanted out. Most have overgrown the systems they are in. I’ve been moving the largest ones to 20 oz Styrofoam cups, will need to move all of them out to the basement soon.
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My third pepper grow update for 2019. The plants are starting to outgrow the AeroGarden Sproutseed starting deck. I have them moved to something bigger soon, hopefully by the next update or the one after.
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I started seeds for the 2019 pepper grow. I’m mostly starting seeds in my AeroGarden Bounty and AeroGarden Sprout. I also have a DIY grower that I just built, and trying for the first time. Here’s the list (links to a Google Sheet) so far.