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    Tomatos-Jalapeno Peppers the Bubbleponics way (Grow Journal)

    Ok this is my first attempt at a grow journal and also with growing with the bubbleponics system. I do plan on growing medicine with the system but figured first before I ruin some good seeds I would go ahead and try tomatos and peppers. Another reason is I had to slowly break my wife into the fact I am going to grow my own smoke and partake when I retire.

    Well I started three weeks ago pretty much following Rosemans tutorial. No need to bore you with the basic details. This is what the plants looked like after 2 weeks. The roots are just starting to hit the water.
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    I did have some issues with heat in the res and have purchased Hydrozone, just in case. I was placing frozen bottles of water in the res but was noting that some of the roots where I put the bottles in were not doing as well as the others. I went ahead and purchased a larger airpump 600g and have 2 discs in there now for added oxygen.


    Yesterday was week 3 and I changed the res again. The roots are looking real good and everything smells good. I pulled the pump figuring the roots are good to go. The plants drooped a bit yesterday but have picked up today. The pepper leaves are still drooping, not sure if thats how they look or not. I have a little nute burn on the littlest pepper plant, but I think it will be fine. That is the one that got stunted from the frozen water bottles.
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    A closeup of tomato plant week 3
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    I'm in. Thanks for starting this grow journal. I've been wondering how tomatoes would do in the SH system. We had a decent season here in CA but the picking season didn't really kick in until Sept. Oct. In fact, we were still picking tomatoes into early November. There's nothing like fresh, home-grown tomatoes. What is your strategy to maximize harvest? I know it has a lot to do with producing enough heat (ambient temperature) to bring them to ripen.

    I'm also interested in the peppers. Two great crops I'd like to grow and harvest indoors all year around.

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    Looks good to me.

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    Plants seem to be doing well. I think they got a little cooked and I have raised the lights a bit. I did add some more in the back tonight tho for the peppers. They are getting overpowered by the tomatos.. I am starting to see the begining of flowers on the tomatos, dont imagine it will be too long and I am going to have to start polinating. . I was using the stealth nutes and the ppm shot through the roof. I removed a gallon of water and added a gal of distilled. They are drinking about 1/2 gallon a day and as I added the ppm has dropped. The PH has been slowly rising, but well within limits. I tell ya, I couldn't keep the PH stable at all with the shit city water we have here. Distilled seems to be working real well for me. I am hoping Santa brings me a RO setup.

    Here is a picture of one of my poor stunted pepper plants. Just being out competed by the maters.
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    Cool!

    How do you pollinate the maters?
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    Looking good my friend! I want to do a vegetable grow someday, so I'll be following along. You might have to transfer those peppers to a 5 gallon bucket or something for optimum growth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green007 View Post
    Cool!

    How do you pollinate the maters?
    Am just going to try an electronic toothbrush to give them a little vibrations. I also have an ocillating fan on them, not sure if that will help or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theanswerto1984is1776 View Post
    Looking good my friend! I want to do a vegetable grow someday, so I'll be following along. You might have to transfer those peppers to a 5 gallon bucket or something for optimum growth.
    Here is what I was thinking of doing today as my project. Kind of along what you were thinking Theanswer, but with a twist. I am going to set up the biggest pepper plant into a hempy bucket setup with hydroton. This I think will be an interesting learning experence to see how things go. Wish me luck :)
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    Growing this kind of plant, not sure what it is, but it looks and smells good for my next bubbleponics grow.
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