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Do synthetic fertilizers kill bacteria in soil? Is the soil food web right? Find out what really happens in the soil after adding fertilizer.
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Howdy all
Small update.

From left to right;

Ghost
7 pot Scorpion
Red habanero
Savina habanero

Far right:
Watermelon
Sweet potatoes

All growing well (hot peppers)in the soil under direct sunlight. All 100% organic amended soil (cow manure, tons of tree leaves, heaps of coffee ground and chook manure on top).

Ferts used:
Once a month or only on a full moon: chicken manure

Watering:
Every second day with drip irrigation for 35 mins

I've harvested loads of 7 pots and ghosts. Savina hab just yields like there's no tomorrow. Red habs have been a bit slow....but hey I'm not complaining as I have tons of each one of them packed in the freezer. 
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+tolga erok Glad to hear the crop is good. Yea I know what you mean about haven't the time in the day. I lost the crop of seedlings I started in Nov (out of town with work 3 weeks). Started over again last week. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
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Finally I got the raised bed made
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+scott dosser cheers
planting cucs, zucchini, spring onions and a couple of basic herbs.

in winter its going to be 90% garlic
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Howd'y all

Havnt posted in awhile as work has been hectic with odd shifts.

My peppers are doing well although my over wintered scorpion and scotch bonnet / habernero have been attacked heavily by spider mites. It got to a stage where I had to do a hard prune on the most affected areas.

Pic 1&2 : The Scorpion chilli is producing large pods compared to last year and still putting out lots of flowers. The scotch bonnet habernero had to be pruned hard due to spider mites.

The peppers in my kratky setup have slowed down somewhat but are still producing alot of peppers. My guess is that perhaps it's time to place them into individual buckets as its getting rather root bound considering I have 8 plants in a small tub.

On the other hand the ghosts, 7 pot, red habernero and the savina growing in the soil are doing very well with no insect issues what's so ever.

Pic 3: black pearls and a surprise black prince? ? The black peppers have a surprising hot kick

Pic 4: Mexican Serrano has been harvested 3 times already with an abundance of peppers. Very impressed with the yield.

2nd last pic is my over wintered ghost that is extremely pot bound in the fabric shopping bag from last year and has many pods and flowers. Very surprised on its development considering it's been neglected.

Last pic is harvest of elephant garlic that were grown in large pots - very happy with the results with these and will plant alot more next winter.

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+Matt Garver​ interesting questions. ...
over wintering. . .straight answer no.

(Mind you this is my thoughts on it)
Why it's easier to maintain a healthier cutting or seedlings meaning it has alot more cheaper lab control
I.e. only need alot more smaller controlled environment to keep warm over winter (heater pad and perhaps 1 double fluro setup)
But on the flip side my answer could have been different if these were in the ground and all that was needed was some stakes and a plastic shield around them.

Kratky setup is amazing. Yes I will definitely use this method to overwinter seedlings and transfer into ground.

Overall answer regarding overwintering and kratky. ...although it's fun to experiment and have fresh chillies at hand I'll be honest and say (each to their own) it's alot easier and cheaper and 100 fold times more convenient to buy the superhot paste in jars ready to use and stow away as it takes away the maintenance, running costs and care taking to grow maybe 1kg worth of chilli yield for the average grower.
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howdy all

a small update on my kratky setup using chilli focus fertilizer.

all i can say is that this stuff is great! i have many flowers on all the plants and are all forming fruit and the majority of the flowers say a good 97% are staying on and budding opposed to the chillies growing in conventional potting mix where im getting alot of flowers falling off and fruits are small compared to the wonderful results im getting (so far touch wood) using this product.

will definitely recommend this stuff, its super!

will experiment feeding my fruit trees with this stuff, lets have some fun!

Product info:
http://www.wildfirechilli.com.au/chilli-focus-nutrients-gecf.html

Pics of bottle used:
https://goo.gl/photos/2EDWv8VyEs7qgDF7A
https://goo.gl/photos/CEh3gKLCen34gdej7



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howdy all

been awhile since my last updates as ive just came back from overseas as unfortunately a family member passed away.

while away the plants were looked after by my neighbor and during the away period we had alot of rain so all of them were basically drowned in rain water, but nevertheless, they have all bounced back to life and the few very hot days we had here in WA helped alot with the sudden spurt of growth!

i had my first yellow fatalii a couple of days ago from the kratky setup and man, was it tasty and HOT!!!

the scorpion is doing very well in pic 1 and im constantly removing new bottom growth. the pumpking hab pic 2 is struggling . the ghost has come back to lif and producing its 1st pod...NICE!!! and the mexican serrano already has many new pods ready to be picked in a few days or so!

conclusion: overwintering sure does work!
Fert used: chili focus
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Great follow up on those overwintered peppers.  I like the look of those leaves growing out from the pruned branches.  They all look like they will be strong growing and highly productive plants.  Have not seen much on overwintering in the forum and this is great to see pictures of your success!
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Howdy all

A small update on my kratky setups and outdoor overwintered peppers

Alot has grown since i first started the kratky method as +Khang Starr projects inspired me to trial out the same, but instead, i used Chilli Focus and nothing else amended into the hydroponic solution, but will look into adding a tiny amount of dolomite lime for extra calcium in the near future.

Overview:
This is how i first started my kratky:

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNciZn1Y_i1UXOspHTnd44MKOXyWotIyHvEFK7_Y1gn2jIJ3Z_6oNm5X_mkjVWXwA?key=Y2l1bWttTy1vTmdKS2NnUFU1WDNmZm5KSVJrQUhn

And todays results are shown in the pictures below.

Root system:
As you can see, the root system has just taken off and all are doing fine considering i had spider mite and cold weather damage on them. One thing is certain with the kratky method and that is that you can actually compare how each pepper has different root growth and gives you an indication of how much root space they actually require. Some have long feeder roots while the others like the ghost, hot lemons and the habs have a heavy networked root structure which gives you a good idea how certain varieties could really benefit greatly by growing them in fairly LARGE pots or even better, straight into the garden bed! As with my Yellow fatalii in the kratky setup (Seeds provided by +Rob Gordon ), it has formed afew buds already and also has a strong developed root system.

Generic Mexican Serrano & super chilli:
My over wintered mexican serrano pepper has just gone mental with an explosion of new growth along with many many flowers and a few little buds have already formed. My super chilli has survived and its clear that it doesn't like the cold weather and excessive wet soil as its pale in green colour and growth is some what, slow

SuperHots:
I removed alot of bottom growth and anything else that had the potential to cross branch or any growth that was going to go towards the middle of the canopy of the superhots. My ghost pepper that is growing in the $1 fabric shopping bag from last year has survived the winter and along with the onslaught of spider mites and is showing signs of new growth. My scorpion and hab/scotch bonnet are growing only in coconut coir and all have been literally drowning in our winter downpour of rain and yet they are still surviving and new lush growth just keeps coming on.

Conclusion:
Peppers are tough and using stewed chicken manure, cow manure and dried leaves have helped out tremendously with their survival....until next time....peace


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tolga erok, You are getting nice results.  When I did a similar setup in a larger outdoor system, I had to be mindful that some roots grew more explosively than others.  My faster growing, heavy drinkers, would consume nutrient at a rate that deprived their neighbors.  On an indoor setup, roots of neighboring plants interwove with others. 

You are smart to trim roots to prevent such tangling in your system.  You are also doing well in making sure each plant is getting what they need.  Nice job with your setup and results.  I am looking forward to how these peppers turn out.

I appreciate your comments on root structure as well.  My ghost pepper had a very thick bushy fibrous root structure, moreso than some of my other peppers.  That is in agreement with your findings with the ghost, hot lemon, and habanero peppers.
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Howd'y all
Just a small update havnt done for awhile due to work commitment

In ground:
Ghost
7 pot
Red habernero
Savina hab

Are growing up nicely and are setting fruit. Not one disease or aphids detected. I apply chilli focus once a fortnight or every full moon.

In pots:
Scorpion and kratky setups have been heavily attacked by spider mites and aphids but on the flip side are fruiting heavily.

Neglected ghost in fabric bag is fruiting in abundance.

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Hey Tolga. Do you happen to know where I could source some scorpion and ghost chilli seeds? Already growing quite a variety and would love to add the hottest known chillis to my collection. Cheers bud.
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Yey my first harvest for the beginning of summer here in western australia.

Top: Mexican Serrano : 2nd season growth
Left: generic bunnings chillies : 2nd year
Bottom: some Chinese ornamental chilli with a powerful hot kick - really love this one!
Bottom right: 1st yellow fattallii harvest from kratky setup.
And a small 1st savina chilli harvested from a pot bound pot

All thanks to the use of chilli focus!

Chocolate habs, 7 pot, hot lemons getting really close for harvesting

Over wintered scorpion and ghost already have many pods forming .....



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+Matt Garver thankyou
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Howdy all

a little update on my kratky setup, one word, they are doing very well!

i already harvested my 1st yellow fatali and it was tasty and HOT.

each pepper in the setup have many buds and new pods forming:

7 pot
yellow fatalii
red hab
savina
choc hab
hot lemons
ghost

the 2 individual jugs were unfortunately full of rain water and they were basically feed with extremely diluted fert solution whilst i was overseas

the last pic is of the ghost that im constantly root pruning and its last root prune was before i flew out and so far it seems to be doing very well and has many buds forming

i realise that the tub is WAY too small for continual growth but hey, lets see what happens
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+tolga erok Great fun to see your experimental Kratky tub working for you!  Good for getting plants up and running with no electicity and a few peppers.  Easy to move plants to larger grow out containers, and easy to bump performance with the addition of a water or air pump.  Thanks for sharing! 
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Howd'y all

Just a small update to test a theory regarding whether or not harsh root pruning will have any detrimental effect on the growth of the pepper plant which is currently growing in a Kratky setup, as im interested to see for myself if it's actually possible to grow the plant in a confined container and have it to believe that it's in a larger container on each prune. In many ways I suppose (hypothetical notion) is similar to air pruning as the root tips are continuously pruned in a grow bag.

I used a pair of everyday scissors that were not treated and trimmed more then 50% of the root growth and repositioned the pepper plant back in its slot.

* Was I upset with the drastic snip? No.
* Should I be worried or concerned whether this idea will kill the plant? Hell no....
* will it be fun to see what will happen? Hell yes..

Stay tuned...lol 😆
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Interesting to see how this plays out.
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