In this video, I show an easy way to test and make wicking systems from household materials. I show two easy DIY methods for installing wicks, and a way to test wicking material to make sure that it works properly. For the demonstration, I use a Basil plant and a propagated pepper clone.
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The Chenzo is a Capsicum annuum. I don’t have much info on the background. It appears to be good for both ornamental and culinary uses. It is colder temperature tolerant, produces many small pods that turn from black to red.
The review pod is one I grew, but the seeds were from a grower in Poland.
The amount ate: 2 pods Heat: 1 Flavor: 7 Burn Profile: Mouth, tongue but not much to speak of Effects: none Cap Cramps: none
This is a very prolific plant. The pods I initially sampled didn’t have much heat at all, but some that I used later in powder had more heat, maybe cayenne level. The flavor is fresh and citrusy. My favorite use for the season I grew them was in dehydrated, powdered form.
I’ve been behind posting these to the site, but here are all the current grow updates for 2020. I’m currently hardening them off and hope to put them in permanent containers the first week of May. My grow list for this season is here http://bit.ly/2YODK2D
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This video shows how to change nutrients on large Kratky systems. The same principles apply though, to small Kratky systems. My Bih Jolokia in the 45-gallon trash gan was starting to show some nutrient deficiencies. The solution had dropped down by 2/3 the original volume and pH and dropped to 4.1. I replaced with fresh nutrients keeping the same level as before.
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Greenjoy recently sent me their hydroponic indoor grow box for review. I’ve published two videos, one of the initial unboxing and setup, and the other after 30 days of use. The videos are below. You can find more information about the product here, but as of this writing, it is currently unavailable.
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I’ve been testing the Sansi 100-watt, 10,000 lumens LED floodlight for growing peppers. This light isn’t designed for use as a grow light but does work really well as one. It is designed to be a utility light. Sansi sent me the one I am testing, for free to review.
For my test, I am using it to overwinter a 3-year-old Khang Starr Lemon StarrBurst pepper plant. As you can see from the videos below, it has exceeded my expectations and is actually producing fruit.
In the title, I put ‘MasterBlend’ in quotes, because in my video I’m using a different brand of 4-18-38 tomato fertilizer, partly because that is what I have on hand at the moment, but to also demonstrate that you don’t have to have the name brand of the product. Also, it mixes exactly the same way and yields the same results, so if you have the name brand version of the product, these steps will work fine.