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Offline mickyp

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Re: Chilli grow 2020
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2020, 05:10 PM »
I think they like to be warmer than 20 deg 25/27 maybe, ive got four seeds planted at Seaspring chilli plants :Clown:

I think my Naga form last year sprouting new nubs was my imagination, one more week and its bin time.

Good luck to those nurturing baby seeds

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Re: Chilli grow 2020
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2020, 10:35 PM »
I would just sow the seeds directly in seed compost.


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« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2020, 05:37 PM »
Pretty slow progress this year, but the grow lamp has certainly helped.

Three weeks ago these wee plants were the same size - the one on the left was left on the windowsill, the one on the right under the lamp.


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Re: Chilli grow 2020
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2020, 06:30 PM »
Well, proof the lamps work, I did read somewhere that growing plants do benefit from sleep rather than 24 hours of lamping, i seem to remember 16 hours on 8 off, but i might be wrong.


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« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2020, 06:50 PM »
The optimum is to replicate daylight hours in the natural location of the plant. During early growth the time under lights should be gradually increasing (as if in Spring) and then after long days exposure once fruits have set, gradually decreasing.  Nutrient variation can also be used to artificially promote vegetation growth, flowering and then fruiting and ripening at the required stages. Hydroponic growers use these principles all the time.

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Re: Chilli grow 2020
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2020, 06:59 PM »
I put the lamps on when I get up in the morning and switch them off at bedtime.

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Re: Chilli grow 2020
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2020, 09:26 PM »
Yeah, that'll work too.

The difference between your 2 seedlings is quite remarkable Garp.
« Last Edit: March 01, 2020, 10:36 PM by livo »


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Re: Chilli grow 2020
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2020, 02:18 PM »
Mighty impressive Garp and I see the benefits of the grow lamp. Mine are just sprouting, all have been transferred to seed trays with compost now. 

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Re: Chilli grow 2020
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2020, 03:47 PM »
Mighty impressive Garp and I see the benefits of the grow lamp. Mine are just sprouting, all have been transferred to seed trays with compost now. 

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Re: Chilli grow 2020
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2020, 06:03 PM »
Jon - I started too early this year with the superhots, thinking I would get a head start due to the long growing/ripening season required. Didn't appreciate that the very short hours of sunlight would halt the progress so much. I sowed mine about this time last year and all did well, so I'm sure yours will be fine :)

Micky - the wee unloved orphan will remain on the windowsill and be potted on. I'm sure it will be fine - no need to call Esther Rantzen.



 

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