Peppers! We have peppers!

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Wow, Peat's liguid nutrients have made everything start growing like weeds and I'll try to start a real grow log soon but I couldn't wait to share what I found this morning. There are two Sandia Green Chiles almost an inch long and 3 or 4 half that size. They should grow 6-8" long. That little plant is just amazing.

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Awesome pepper plants!  Great

Awesome pepper plants!  Great job!

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Judith - if you were reading

Judith - if you were reading posts from the Recent comments page, your cucumber picture might have been on the same "page" as Bruce's peppers (in context - they were both showing on the same page.) That's how I set the lightboxes up by default. Which causes traversal order problems if the same picture shows up twice on the "page", but most of the time it works well.

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How in the world did the

How in the world did the pictures of my cucumbers get into your pictures of peppers?   Talk about weird!   I clicked on  your pepper pictures and just arrowed thru & mine came up.

 

Love your peppers tho!  lol

 

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Thanks gisette. I can only

Thanks gisette. I can only speak about these little super chiles and the big green chiles in the grow tent, both are showing no signs of quitting, you can see the peppers, buds and blooms at the same time on the AG and the Chiles in the tent are doing the same but at a slower pace. It would be great if they'd keep going, I'll know one of these days. Guess I should Google them and see how they grow in the wild.

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Those chiles are such a

Those chiles are such a marvel, Bruce.

Do you know, is it common for peppers to keep setting harvest after harvest like this?

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I'm not sure Judith since

I'm not sure Judith since these are a whole different animal. But these are thriving on high nutes, I've trimmed a handfull of leaves and buds off to keep one spot from growing into the lights and they're making a move on the other AGs. Now finishing their 4th harvest and full of blooms for the 5th. Using Peat's airstone idea has done wonders, too....

 

  

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Ok.  I did put some in this

Ok.  I did put some in this morning, so I'll wait till tomorrow morning to raise some more.  What is the optimum PH for bells? and the best EC?

 

Thanks.

 

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Judith, start raising that PH

Judith, start raising that PH to ~6.0 ASAP but do it gently over a few days to minimize shock, that's one heck of a change. I almost paniced when my PH dropped to 5.3. Can't speak about the cukes, that's Peat's specialty. Like I said above, I add a little micro and bloom formula to raise the pepper's EC. By all means mix by the gallon, Peat's formulas are just sized down to exactly fill a 6 or 7 pod AG. That way you can use teaspoon/tablespoon measuring and an eyedropper to tweak up or 6.0 water to tweak down. I mix 2 gallons at a minimum so hardly ever use an eyedropper.

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Looks like they do best over

Looks like they do best over 2.7. Wow! 

How would I get it up there? They aren't blooming yet.  Will check today's reading and come back and edit this.

Ok -- The bells are at EC 2.2 & PH 4.0.  I raised the PH by 2. (maybe - will recheck later)  Notice how the leaves sort of droop?  And starting to curl under.  There's one pic there that shows that.

The cukes - one at 1.8 - PH 4.0 raised by 2 (the one I changed the water)

One at 2.2, PH 4.0 raised by 2

Will add nutes to bring it up.  Can I mix nutes in a gallon jug, THEN add to bucket? 

Both cukes have a lot of these little babies on them, with flowers, no other flowers on the plant, so I'm assuming it's an all female plant.

Any advice? 

Trying for the pics now.

  

   

(lightboxer on left didn't work)

 

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Judith, gisette nailed it, I

Judith, gisette nailed it, I started the pepper cuttings with plain ol' grow mix diluted to ~1.2, once roots were showing I started topping off with straight 1.8 EC grow mix then bumped it up to ~2.7 with bloom mix enhanced with a little micro and bloom once they were established and starting to bud. Going up to 3.6+ didn't phase them in the least, at least for a week or so but they're 7 or 8 months old now and on their third crop, starting a 4th.

If I remember, gisette and I both put peppers on the normal 2.4 EC bloom mix at the same time and mine started yellowing a little so I added a ml of micro to the bowl just because it was highest in N. They greened up almost overnight and I tweaked a little more from there. Now I mix the normal bloom mix and add roughly 1 ml micro and 3ml bloom to get 2.7 or so.

Shuffle, shuffle...... I just got my notes, they started hitting 3.0 back on 2/14 and teetered between 2.6 and 3.2 until they pegged the truncheon on 3/31. Looks like they do best over 2.7. Wow!

I don't know if the same holds true for wimpy peppers, these bite back.

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