Well here we go finally catching up with my blog. Here are some early July pics of some of my chiles. What you see below are the Trinidad Yellow 7 Pot and Orange Bhut Jolokia in pots. These are at a location miles from my home. Once they start to flower they will be separated from each other to avoid cross pollination. My seed stock plants are in non gardening neighborhoods at my friends homes. Some are housed in small greenhouses to make sure no other peppers will cross-pollinate with them
I have my seed stock plants in 15 gallon pots in a pro mix soil. The two mixes I use are Sunshine Growers Mix #1 and Premier Horticulture PGX mix. Both are the best on the market and both come from different companies. The difference is PGX mix is ideal if you raise a seedling in soil and decide later to move into Hydroponics. Because it washes off the roots real nice. Both mixes drain well but are balanced so they retain moisture. A well draining mix allows oxygen to get to roots. Roots love oxygen! It helps them to absorb nutrients. Here's how it works. When you water the water drains through the soil quickly. As it goes down it pulls air along with it that contains oxygen. Sort of a vaccumn effect. But also a pro-mix soil has enough moisture retaining properties so it holds onto the water but does not get soggy.
TRINIDAD YELLOW 7 POT
ORANGE BHUT JOLOKIA
Finally I leave you with a few pics of my final group of Jamaican Chocolate Habanero's
just before I removed them from my Greenhouse Sensation Aeroponic Hydro Propagator. Look at how nice the leaves look! If you live in the UK or Europe I highly suggest their products. There is a link to them on my website.
JAMAICAN CHOCOLATE HABANEROS
Well time to go to bed now. Next post will show you all step by step process of cloning Naga Morich cuttings.
Monday, July 20, 2009 Posted by Habanero500 at 10:33 PM