This is a super hot pepper grow update for August 18, 2019. Thanks for watching my videos. Overall, the plants are doing very well. I had a little bit of a setback with the large Kratky Bih Jolokia. It ran low on nutrients, and pH got too low. I’ve replaced the nutrients and hope it will recover. The large Kratky Butch T Scorpion in the 60-gallon pickle barrel is doing well. The drip plants are producing heavily with many pods turning ripe. I’ve started selling sfrbs of pods each week, you can see any I have for sale here. https://www.pepperinfo.com/product-category/fresh-pods/
This is the 13th pepper grow update of the season. The plants are doing well, due for some more fertilizer. I gave them 4 Tbsp each of Osmocote 14-14-14, and about 1/4 cup each of additional bonemeal. Hopefully, this won’t be too much and will help them along at least until mid-September.
I found a birds nest at the base of my Ghostly Jalapeno in the self-watering container. I think it’s a Carolina Wren.
The large Kratky plants around my porch are pushing out a lot of growth now, and some pods.
My pepper plants are coming along. I looked at some video for around this time last year, and this year’s plants seem a little behind in size in production. I think having them in small cups before plant out, and taking longer to set up them up with a constant nutrient feed, set them back a little. They should catch up and the harvests will just be a little later in the season.
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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.