First lets take a look at my Aeroponic Hydro Propagator from Greenhouse Sensation. I want you all to see how much plant growth happened since my last post.Thse photos were taken May 9th before transplant into commercial system. Most plants pictured are Trinidad 7 Pot and Trinidad Scorpion. But some are Naga Morich, Bhut Jolokia and Chocolate Bhut Jolokia.
Now these plants above look great. But there is one problem. I have this system getting shaded partial sun. So when I put them straight into an NFT system in full sun I lost 18 plants! So crazy as it may seem I am putting remainder of plants into a soil mix and gradually getting them used to the elements before doing final transplant. So I germinated in dirt then got growth in Hydro then condition in dirt and finally go back into Hydro. There is probably an easier way. Most likely next year I will put a high intensity grow light above system so plants will have less shock when going outdoors. For now I have to do what I have to do.
So here are pics of Hydroponic NFT tubes going up in commercial sysytem. These pics were taken April 30, 2009.
Now this next pic is the second Greenhouse that will be growing Heirloom Tomatoes, French Strawberries and other veggies.
Now these pics were taken May 6th, 2009. The view in the first pic shows our water feed tanks below. Off in the distance is my Chile greenhouse. Pic was taken from inside tomato greenhouse.
Next picture below is the unfinished Chile NFT system.
In this pic I am in the Chile Greenhouse facing the Tomato greenhouse.
These next 2 pics are showing an operational NFT system with some chiles already transplanted. These pics were taken May 15, 2009. Notice plants to left are a lighter green. These are the Trinidad 7 Pot and Trinidad Scorpion plants that came out of the Hydroponic propagator. They could not handle the sun intensity so I lost over 20 plants. But I have plenty more plants to replace them.
Keep coming back for future posts because i will be transplanting chile plants in here over the next 3-4 weeks. After that I will show plants progress and hopefully lots of Beautiful chile photos. Here is a list of what will be in this system
Trinidad 7 Pot
Yellow 7 Pot
Chocolate Bhut Jolokia
Orange Bhut Jolokia
Jamaican Chocolate Habanero
Safi Red Scotch Habanero
Jamaican Red Mushroom Habanero
I will be selling fresh chiles of these varieties in September! Talk to you soon!