2019 Pepper grow update #8 – 05/01/19

The plants are getting very close to planting outside permanently. I have several on the porch now hardening off.

Items below are shown in the video:

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HLG-100 3000K grow light – https://amzn.to/2TI1iV3
48″x48″x80″ grow tent – https://amzn.to/2Obrf9A
AeroGarden Bounty – https://amzn.to/2X86Czi
AeroGarden Sprout – https://amzn.to/2DQ0wKT
AeroGarden Sprout seed starting deck – https://amzn.to/2DQ0xyr
Dyna-Gro 7-9-5 – https://amzn.to/2Ee6pmL

2019 Pepper grow update #7 – 04/14/19

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This is my seventh pepper grow update for 2019. The plants are in the process of being staged outside, getting some real sunlight and hardening off.

These are items shown in the video.

HLG-100 3000K grow light – https://amzn.to/2TI1iV3
48″x48″x80″ grow tent – https://amzn.to/2Obrf9A
AeroGarden Bounty – https://amzn.to/2X86Czi
AeroGarden Sprout – https://amzn.to/2DQ0wKT
AeroGarden Sprout seed starting deck – https://amzn.to/2DQ0xyr
Sansi 30 watt LED grow light – https://amzn.to/2BGAOIv
Dyna-Gro 7-9-5 – https://amzn.to/2Ee6pmL

Sansi LED Floodlight grow update

Sansi LED Floodlight
Sansi LED Floodlight

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I’ve been using the Sansi LED floodlight as a test grow light since August of 2018. This light isn’t marketed as a grow light, it is for general utility, illumination. Sansi sent me this light for free to review. The color temperature is 5600K, which I think is great for growing. I suspected it would be only ideal for vegetative growth, but my plant test subjects have both fruited under it, not once, but twice.

Here is a video of the update:

2019 Pepper grow update 6 – 03/31/19

Peppers wicking from AeroGarden Bounty
Peppers wicking from AeroGarden Bounty.

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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.

These are items shown in the video.

HLG-100 3000K grow light – https://amzn.to/2TI1iV3
Mr Hua 200 watt COB grow light – https://amzn.to/2WDbhrL
24″x24″x48″ grow tent – https://amzn.to/2UdVpPW
48″x48″x80″ grow tent – https://amzn.to/2Obrf9A
AeroGarden Bounty – https://amzn.to/2X86Czi
AeroGarden Sprout – https://amzn.to/2DQ0wKT
AeroGarden Sprout seed starting deck – https://amzn.to/2DQ0xyr
Sansi 30 watt LED grow light – https://amzn.to/2BGAOIv
Dyna-Gro 7-9-5 – https://amzn.to/2Ee6pmL

Easy, cheap, DIY wicking cups

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This year I’ve transplanted most of my sprouts from the AeroGarden Bounty and my DIY system, into Styrofoam wicking cups. These are super easy and quick to make. They are nice intermediate vessels for the plants until being moved to their final location. These setups also provide more flexibility than standard double cups do. For instance, you could remove them from the bottom cup and set in something larger for the plant/s to drink from.

Watch my video below to see how I make them.

Items that are shown or mentioned in the video:

– 20-ounce styrofoam cups ( You can also pick these up in the grocery store or places like WalMart) – https://amzn.to/2Cz2O1m
– Microfiber clothes – https://amzn.to/2WkSLUO
– HLG-100 grow light – https://amzn.to/2HVsCbv
– 48″ x 48″ x 80″ grow tent – https://amzn.to/2U5MxuJ
– Coco coir – https://amzn.to/2TuOi05
– Perlite – https://amzn.to/2uocFm7
– Dyna-Grp 7-9-5 – https://amzn.to/2uqDeH4

Pepper grow update 03/17/19 – 2019 update 4

Peppers in grow tent 03/17/19
Peppers 03/17/19

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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.

These are items shown in the video.

HLG-100 3000K grow light – https://amzn.to/2TI1iV3
Mr. Hua ufo LED grow light – https://amzn.to/2OahEQp
48″x48″x80″ grow tent – https://amzn.to/2Obrf9A
AeroGarden Bounty – https://amzn.to/2X86Czi
AeroGarden Sprout – https://amzn.to/2DQ0wKT
AeroGarden Sprout seed starting deck – https://amzn.to/2DQ0xyr
Sansi 30 watt LED grow light – https://amzn.to/2BGAOIv
Dyna-Gro 7-9-5 – https://amzn.to/2Ee6pmL

Update on HLG plant

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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.

Plant before pruning
Before pruning
Plant after pruning
After pruning
Plant roots
Roots
Plant after transplant
After transplant