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

Ball Basil herb growing kit review

Picture of Ball herb growing kit on left, DIY version on right.
Ball herb growing kit on left, DIY version on right.

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I recently purchased a Ball herb kit from WalMart, in the canning section. They make them for a few different types of herbs, but the one I got was for growing Genovese Basil. It’s a basic passive hydroponic wicking system, three-inch net cup planter in a one-quart mason jar. The cost was around 8.00 or 9.00 dollars.

When I set it up, I made my own version using a standard three-inch net cup, microfiber wick, with the cup filled with coco coir. The Ball version uses mostly perlite, with a thin layer of coco, seeds, and a thin layer of activated horticultural charcoal over it.

Below is a video that shows the assembly, comparison between growers, and some time-lapses.

Products I use that are shown in the video:

Sansi 40 watt grow light – https://amzn.to/2EuigNA
1-quart mason jar – https://amzn.to/2Xm0tQ8
Coco Coir – https://amzn.to/2E7dIv4
Microfiber cloth – https://amzn.to/2H13Gyz
Dyna-Gro 7-9-5 – https://amzn.to/2U6X1qg
3-inch net cups – https://amzn.to/2Ec7mdI
Ball herb growing kit – https://go.magik.ly/ml/kxp5/

White Bhut Jolokia, Pineapple and Coconut Pepper Jelly Recipe

White Bhut Pineapple Coconut Pepper Jelly
White Bhut Pineapple Coconut Pepper Jelly

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces – White Bhut Jolokia (adjust more or less for desired heat level)
  • 6  cups – Sugar
  • 24 ounces – Pineapple (frozen is fine)
  • 8 ounces – Coconut shreds
  • 1/2 cup – White wine vinegar
  • 1 packet – Sure-Jell brand low-sugar pectin
  • 1 cup – Water
  • 1/4 tsp – Salt

Directions

  1. Sterilize canning jars and bands ahead of time.
  2. Combine peppers, pineapple, coconut, vinegar, and water in a high blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Pre-measure sugar and add salt, set aside.
  4. Add the blended components to a pan and stir in pectin.
  5. Bring to a rolling boil, then stir in sugar/salt.
  6. Bring back to rolling boil and continue boiling for one minute.
  7. Remove from heat, and ladle into canning jars.
  8. Add lids and rings, and boil jars for 20 minutes.
  9. Remove jars and let cool.

This yields about 16 4-oz jars.

  • Alternately you can mix half the coconut shreds in the blender, and the other half into the dry sugar. This will leave coconuts flakes suspended in the jelly.

Video

See my video on jelly making here for more detailed instructions on processing.

Reaper x Moruga f4

Reaper x Moruga f4 pod
Reaper x Moruga f4

Reaper x Moruga f4

Capsicum chinense

Background

This is an extremely hot Capsicum chinense f4 cross of a Reaper crossed with Moruga Scorpion. This was originally sent to me by an Italian grower two years ago, seeds then were f2.

Notes

This particular pod was not as big or as hot as they typically get. The pod formed while the plant was still indoors.

 

Amount eaten: 1/4 pod
Heat: 6
Flavor: 6
Burn Profile: Mouth, back of the throat
Effects: Salivation
Cap Cramps:  None.

Review

Phillip and I tried this pod. The pod size was smaller than usual, outside texture was very bumpy. Normally there is a center protrusion, but this one had none. After cutting open I could see quite a bit of placenta, not many seeds, and lots of capsicum oil. The flavor was very good, slightly floral but very sweet. The heat didn’t really hit until after swallowing. It was a little bit of a creeper but peaked earlier than I thought it would. It was very hot, I estimate in the 600-700K Scoville range. Normally this strain is much hotter. I think it’s because it was the first pod, that formed indoors under grow lights. I think the future fruits from this plant later in the season should be much closer to normal range.

Video

Korean Gochu pod test

Korean Gochu

Capsicum annuum

Background

The Korean Gochu is a mild heat, flavorable Capsicum annum originating from the Korean peninsula. The plant bears lots of pendulum hanging fruit 3-4 inches long. It is most often used as an ingredient in fermented Kimchi.

Notes

This is a pepper I am growing. The seed originally came from a pod that Jesus Rosario sent me.

Amount eaten: whole pod
Heat: <1
Flavor: 7
Burn Profile: mild, overall mouth burn
Effects: None
Cap Cramps:  None

Review

The pod was sweet and very tangy. The heat seemed to be around 1000 Scoville, give or take.

Video

KINGBO 300 grow light follow-up

Although Kingbo reimbursed my purchase of this light to review, my review is honest and unbiased.

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Kingbo 300 LED grow light
Kingbo 300 LED grow light

I’m still using the Kingbo 300 LED grow light and happy with it so far. I currently have it over several small pepper plants that I’m doing a nutrient test comparison on.

Here is an update from earlier in the season as well as the original unboxing and setup video.