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Current status: 

 

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108 Different Varieties this year and counting. Trying to freshen up the seed vault. 

 

Plant out occurred last weekend so all the containers now have plants in them. Caging will go up tomorrow on each container, it will serve as a support for the plants and support for isolation netting. 

 

 

Planning another trip once everything is growing well and on auto pilot enough for me to escape for a couple of weeks. 

 

Will keep this updated. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vincer

Have a nice growing season!!!

 

Ciao

Vincenzo

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Alexrm

Good stuff!!!! Congratulations!

Have a nice growing season :)

 

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Rapace

Have a great growing season !

.... do you have a list of varieties you are cultivating this year ?

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Lonewolf

Wow

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RocotoD

Good growing season! Peppers from U.S.A., beautiful!

It's 2019 or 2017 year? :lol2:

 

Goodbye!

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3 hours ago, Rapace said:

Have a great growing season !

.... do you have a list of varieties you are cultivating this year ?

 

Yes! My wife helped me get all my excel sheets in order. I'll post it when its final! 

27 minutes ago, RocotoD said:

Good growing season! Peppers from U.S.A., beautiful!

It's 2019 or 2017 year? :lol2:

 

Goodbye!

I know I know! I accidentally posted this in the 2017 section! hahaha Maybe a mod can move it for me? 

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Lonewolf
47 minutes ago, Pepper Guru said:

Maybe a mod can move it for me? 

 

Done

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ninuzz 69

Have a great growing season :)

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L0rdn40
On 6/1/2019 at 6:45 AM, Pepper Guru said:

Current status: 

 

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108 Different Varieties this year and counting. Trying to freshen up the seed vault. 

 

Plant out occurred last weekend so all the containers now have plants in them. Caging will go up tomorrow on each container, it will serve as a support for the plants and support for isolation netting. 

 

 

Planning another trip once everything is growing well and on auto pilot enough for me to escape for a couple of weeks. 

 

Will keep this updated. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OMG! Wow man, this is a dream for most forum’s users, including me! Congratulations and have a nice growing season!

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Got everything planted out and caged up June 4th. Getting some decent early growth so far. 

 

This is today:

 

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Lonewolf

Wow!

What is the purpose of the cages?
Are there large animals that can damage plants?
Or will you cover them with non-woven fabric to isolate them from pollinators?
Or support against the wind?

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Vincer
On 6/20/2019 at 9:28 PM, Pepper Guru said:

Got everything planted out and caged up June 4th. Getting some decent early growth so far. 

 

This is today:

 

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Great job!!!

 

Ciao

Vincenzo

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15 hours ago, Lonewolf said:

Wow!

What is the purpose of the cages?
Are there large animals that can damage plants?
Or will you cover them with non-woven fabric to isolate them from pollinators?
Or support against the wind?

 

All the above! I originally started utilizing cages for support. After planting out, about a month or two into the growing season, the plants are always so big and loaded down that branches start snapping off...so this allows the branches to grow through and lean on the cage, providing many support points for them to rest on. It also keeps the deer from topping them...I don't prune...ever. I used to do all the pruning and training methods about 15 years ago, but have since learned that none of it increases yield despite what many growers have deluded themselves into believing. 

 

The cages will also provide the support for the isolation nets. However, I know the plants will consume the entire cage, so there will be that bridge to cross when I get there in about a month. Im thinking maybe I will install posts and a high wire system above each row, then suspend the net hoops above each plant. 

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Lonewolf

Thanks!

 

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nipotastro

At least, we haven t deers problem

 

:D

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Lonewolf
46 minutes ago, nipotastro said:

At least, we haven t deers problem

 

:D

 

In qualche zona hanno anche di peggio: cinghiali :rolleyes:

 

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A few shots from this morning:

 

 

 

 

 

Some interesting fasciation on my PdNxBMJ F8 Violet

 

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PdNxBMJ F8 White *Bhuter

 

 

 

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Lemon StarBurst

 

 

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Capsicum Chacoense

 

 

 

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CGN 23208

 

 

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L0rdn40
On 6/22/2019 at 5:41 PM, Pepper Guru said:

I don't prune...ever. I used to do all the pruning and training methods about 15 years ago, but have since learned that none of it increases yield despite what many growers have deluded themselves into believing.

 

Hi, i'm curious, in your experience pruning the peppers nothing changes or slow down plant growth and production? Thanks

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nipotastro
22 hours ago, Lonewolf said:

 

In qualche zona hanno anche di peggio: cinghiali :rolleyes:

 

 

Da noi e' pieno, ma non mangiano pomodori o peppers, al limite arano

 

 

(Al contrario sono ghiotti di uva , mais e di qualsiasi tubero)

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6 hours ago, L0rdn40 said:

 

Hi, i'm curious, in your experience pruning the peppers nothing changes or slow down plant growth and production? Thanks

 

 

For the last 20 years I've done every pruning method, topping, fimming, stripping, you name it. I've done every single training method there is, low stress, super cropping, SOG, SCROG etc etc etc. With capsicum the TRUTH of the matter is this...

 

None of it will increase yields. Period. Ever. If it did...I would still be doing it. 

 

You will never gain node sites, flower sites, flowers, fruits etc by taking them away. Despite what growers have deluded themselves into believing. 

 

Simple truth is that pruning capsicum is a temporary novelty while indoors for growers that do not have enough of the following things: ADEQUATE LIGHT, QUALITY SOIL and SPACE. Sure, pruned plants can look pretty while indoors and doing novel things like Bonsai (very beautiful) but we do Bonsai because its Bonsai, not because the yields are incredible. Pruning will temporarily change the canopy and can even appear to have tons of blooms and branches, but it still will not compare to a plant left alone.

 

The plants know exactly what to do and grow in a perfectly exponential fractal habit. 

 

Once outdoors, all plants (pruned or not) are made equal under the light of our Sun. By removing branches or growth tips, you are simply removing numbers of potential sites for new branches. If yield is what you're after then the only way to maximize it is tons of light, quality living soil, and space to sprawl. The plant will do the rest. 

 

This is only one harvest out of many on a plant that went on to win the growdowns: No pruning. Average yield on most plants grown in optimal conditions can be anywhere from 6-20 kilos per plant, per season. 

 

 

 

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Lonewolf

Wow, large plants and great yeld!

 

I agree, I've never pruned chile peppers plants.

 

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Vincer
2 hours ago, Lonewolf said:

I've never pruned chile peppers plants.

Me too

 

Ciao

Vincenzo

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6 hours ago, Pepper Guru said:

 

 

For the last 20 years I've done every pruning method, topping, fimming, stripping, you name it. I've done every single training method there is, low stress, super cropping, SOG, SCROG etc etc etc. With capsicum the TRUTH of the matter is this...

 

None of it will increase yields. Period. Ever. If it did...I would still be doing it. 

 

You will never gain node sites, flower sites, flowers, fruits etc by taking them away. Despite what growers have deluded themselves into believing. 

 

Simple truth is that pruning capsicum is a temporary novelty while indoors for growers that do not have enough of the following things: ADEQUATE LIGHT, QUALITY SOIL and SPACE. Sure, pruned plants can look pretty while indoors and doing novel things like Bonsai (very beautiful) but we do Bonsai because its Bonsai, not because the yields are incredible. Pruning will temporarily change the canopy and can even appear to have tons of blooms and branches, but it still will not compare to a plant left alone.

 

The plants know exactly what to do and grow in a perfectly exponential fractal habit. 

 

Once outdoors, all plants (pruned or not) are made equal under the light of our Sun. By removing branches or growth tips, you are simply removing numbers of potential sites for new branches. If yield is what you're after then the only way to maximize it is tons of light, quality living soil, and space to sprawl. The plant will do the rest. 

 

This is only one harvest out of many on a plant that went on to win the growdowns: No pruning. Average yield on most plants grown in optimal conditions can be anywhere from 6-20 kilos per plant, per season. 

 

 

 

 

Thank you, your answer is perfect! I ask you that because strong wind ruined a lot of my plant’s  leaves and I removed them. I saw that the plants now have many new branches but the flowering is certainly slowed down. Before cutting ruined leaves (a lot of leaves) I have read many conflicting opinions online but your answer is very complete and logical, so I have clear ideas for the future now..

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Update time

 

 

 

Containers are taking off. These were seedlings 30 days ago when we planted them. 

 

 

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Purple UFO

 

 

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Jack Patton Rooster Spur

 

 

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Black Pearl

 

 

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Cumari Flibu

 

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Cumari Pollux

 

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Hope everyone's season is going well! 

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