Reaper update

toolstackJuly 23, 2014

Hi folks
Just took this picture while I was watering them. They should be getting their true leaves any day now. Hope they grow as big and robust as the pictures I've seen on this forum.
Randal

This post was edited by toolstack on Wed, Jul 23, 14 at 18:18

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scorion1

They are looking good.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2014 at 5:52PM
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obchili

Nice looking little plants you got there. My baby reaper says hi to yours....

    Bookmark   July 23, 2014 at 10:34PM
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jutsFL(9b (Orlando))

Hats off to y'all in the colder climates, looks like zones 6 and 3... Sometimes I wonder how much more prep goes into these operations. We've got it pretty darn easy here in central FL. I've got to ask though - how long of a growing season do you have left? Is it still feasible with seedlings? I ask because I truly don't know, I've lived in FL my entire life.

Jay

    Bookmark   July 23, 2014 at 11:33PM
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obchili

Hi there. As for how long a growing season is left, I am not too sure as a first year grower, but my uncle and I harvested late September last year with Caribbean red habanero's. Is it still feasable with seedlings, no. I was just bored playing around and threw a cracked seed in a coffee filter to see if it would germinate. Here it is. I do have a couple of possible places to winter a couple of plants so I am not to terribly worried. I am more worried about my 3 Palm seedlings.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2014 at 1:00AM
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toolstack

Thanks all, yeah late September will about do it for me too.
I figuring out now how I'm gonna get some grow lights hooked up. I probably should have waited but I was excited when I got the seeds and couldn't resist planting some. I might pick a grown plant or two and over winter them but I haven't decided yet.
Randal

    Bookmark   July 24, 2014 at 3:40AM
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DMForcier(8 DFW)

In zone 3 you'll be very lucky to make it to the end of Sept. But take advantage of the sun while you have it. Those guys are about to the point where you can start hardening them off.

Good luck,
Dennis

    Bookmark   July 24, 2014 at 12:47PM
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toolstack

I got up to find one had sprouted it's true leaves this morning. Amazing.
About how long till I can harden them off Dennis?
Randal

    Bookmark   July 24, 2014 at 9:35PM
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obchili

I'm not Dennis, and you did not ask for my opinion, but I would say let them see the sun. Mine was germinated indoors, then put in the pot you see and left outdoors here in Manitoba weather.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2014 at 9:40PM
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toolstack

Sorry obchili I wasn't trying to snub you or anyone lol I appreciate all advice. Your plant looks great especially for a cracked seed. I actually set them out in the sun for about 11/2 hours today. These 2 are the only ones I had germinate so I trying my best to keep them healthy.
Randal

    Bookmark   July 24, 2014 at 10:15PM
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DMForcier(8 DFW)

It kinda depends. If you've had a fan on them and they are going out to a wind-protected area, then they will need less acclimatization than otherwise. Likewise how intense/cloudy the sun is on the day. I'd start out with a half hour of sun, then set then in protected shade for the rest of the day. Use your best judgement.

Dennis

    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 1:21PM
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