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Reaper update

Posted by toolstack 6 (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 23, 14 at 16:57

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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They are looking good.


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


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  • Posted by jutsFL 9b (Orlando) (My Page) on
    Wed, Jul 23, 14 at 23:33

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


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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.


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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


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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


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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


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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.


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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


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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


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