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Old December 6, 2016   #1
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I built this from scraps

then installed a dutch bucket hydro system and threw in a few plants

1 week later the plants are starting to get accustomed to the hydro grow

and now, the plants are growing nice but I did change out the nutes, I think the 50lb bag of CalNit I bought a while back is weaker than Southern Ag

Here's a few shots of what's growing
Brad's Black Heart from Tom, the seeds were from 2010

2 George Detsikas Italian Red

Dana's Dusky Rose

Grightmire's Pride

Daniel Burson

Owen's Purple in an EB type thing I made fed with TT

PBTD

3 containers of PBTD then Big Beef Hybrid and Creoles in the last container
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Old December 6, 2016   #2
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I know it's hard to see but all 5 seeds I started of Mat-Su from Cole has sprouted in 4 days, I didn't use a heat mat and the temps in the house has been 68-72. I just used a fresh bag of MG moisture control/3 months feeding potting soil.
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I am jealous. I was hoping today that the snow would finish sliding off of my greenhouses. LOL
Lookin good, us northerners can live through you for a few months, keep us posted.
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I will keep posted pics up for you to see what's happening.
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Your scraps gh looks awesome! Jimbo.
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Old December 7, 2016   #6
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This is really nice. I agree that your scraps are pretty darn nice. What are you going to do when those plants become gigantic? You've got some that really get big.
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I'll keep them pruned to single stem and start dropping the plant as it grows. I have almost 6' before I need to start dropping them.
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We had a bone chilling cold front come through and it got down to 37 last night. I had 2 small heaters set at 52-54 and they worked perfect. I'm glad we don't have many freezing nights. The tomatoes came out fine and some are flowering today.
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And Cole's Mat-Su are standing tall.
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Cool. I'm happy to see that.
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What can I say, good job scraps are best.

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We had a bone chilling cold front come through and it got down to 37 last night. I had 2 small heaters set at 52-54 and they worked perfect. I'm glad we don't have many freezing nights. The tomatoes came out fine and some are flowering today.
Rajun , how's your greenhouse holding up ? Did ya use any special bracing for wind whatnot? Jimbo
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Old December 15, 2016   #13
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The GH is doing great Jimbo, here's pics from 12-13

These will go as soon as the tomatoes are ripe, I plan on building a table for transplants in the area

A volunteer growing in a potted rose I bought on clearance a while back, no clue where the seed came
from or what it is but it wants to grow

I have a few pepper plants I'm over wintering and some are still flowering, Cowhorn and Tobasco upper left



Mark, I started 5 seeds of each Saturday afternoon and Wednesday they started popping, all are doing good. 100% germ rate.


Cole, yours are about ready to transplant
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Old December 15, 2016   #14
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Awesome Rajun! To think you made that tight, as the kids say, gh out of scraps is cool! Can you PM me if nephew has any of those railroad spike knives available. Thanks Jimbo.
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Cole I transplanted and set them in the GH yesterday


Mark, everybody is awake but some still have blinders on
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