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I'm a stay at home Dad married 20 years to the mother of our 2 children. A 20 yo daughter in college on academic scholarship and a 15 yo son that I homeschool along with my wife. I'm a retired Union Electrician. My son fast approaching adulthood is going to leave us empty nesters, or is it? What I see GROWING right before my eyes is a Family Business. My wife is a banker, my daughter an Artist. Money and Talent.. My son is JUST LIKE ME and strong as an ox. If I can guide him just right...... Read More »
  • How to Grow Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Peppers

    Spider mites, aphids and fungus flies may be hiding in your soil. If you do not sterilize your growing medium you may get some of these unwanted pests. There are ways to deal with these pests but if you do not have the time just get rid of the plant and be certain to keep an eye on your others. An infestation like this can occur in 48 hrs. These are cherry pepper plants but the first mites appeared in my super hots via MG organic choice potting soil. I bought mine in October the last bag on the shelf from the previous growing year.. After pouring 2 tea pots of boiling water onto about a half gallon of seed starting mixture and letting it drain slowly I seem to have no further issues. I actually found a lil respect for these tiny invaders. Gardening sure is an odd hobby. I have never fel...

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    Spider mites, aphids and fungus flies may be hiding in your soil. If you do not sterilize your growing medium you may get some of these unwanted pests. There are ways to deal with these pests but if you do not have the time just get rid of the plant and be certain to keep an eye on your others. An infestation like this can occur in 48 hrs. These are cherry pepper plants but the first mites appeared in my super hots via MG organic choice potting soil. I bought mine in October the last bag on the shelf from the previous growing year.. After pouring 2 tea pots of boiling water onto about a half gallon of seed starting mixture and letting it drain slowly I seem to have no further issues. I actually found a lil respect for these tiny invaders. Gardening sure is an odd hobby. I have never felt so good while feeling so physically bad. gardening really can remove one from self. Many lessons to be learned... PEACE

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  • How to Grow Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Peppers

    My UPDATE. So far so good. It was not as hard as I thought but certainly requires attention. Albeit, I have a tendency to over-DO. I have one that sprouted to about 12", a tomato a lil bigger, and a helichrysum flower of some sort. My wife is going crazy. As far as germination goes you can use a paper towel or MG organic choice soil. The most important thing is to keep that soil warm. Use the heating pad until they pop up nice for you. After that my fluorescent light has provided enough warmth. If the sun is out I try to pull a few out to catch as many rays as they can.. I alternate. Again, I am in north east Pa. My germination using the soil and heating pad was never longer than 11 days with most popping through in 9. My seeds were hand selected from last years grow via my neighbo...

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    My UPDATE. So far so good. It was not as hard as I thought but certainly requires attention. Albeit, I have a tendency to over-DO. I have one that sprouted to about 12", a tomato a lil bigger, and a helichrysum flower of some sort. My wife is going crazy. As far as germination goes you can use a paper towel or MG organic choice soil. The most important thing is to keep that soil warm. Use the heating pad until they pop up nice for you. After that my fluorescent light has provided enough warmth. If the sun is out I try to pull a few out to catch as many rays as they can.. I alternate. Again, I am in north east Pa. My germination using the soil and heating pad was never longer than 11 days with most popping through in 9. My seeds were hand selected from last years grow via my neighbor and all around great guy, Eddie pepper. That group in the plastic container were some of the lesser of the seeds and they are now some of the strongest plants I have. I iwll take and post more pics asap. Pease.

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  • How to Grow Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Peppers

    So far so good. It was not as hard as I thought but certainly requires attention. Albeit, I have a tendency to over-DO. I have one that sprouted to about 12", a tomato a lil bigger, and a helichrysum flower of some sort. My wife is going crazy. As far as germination goes you can use a paper towel or MG organic choice soil. The most important thing is to keep that soil warm. Use the heating pad until they pop up nice for you. After that my fluorescent light has provided enough warmth. If the sun is out I try to pull a few out to catch as many rays as they can.. I alternate. Again, I am in north east Pa. My germination using the soil and heating pad was never longer than 11 days with most popping through in 9. My seeds were hand selected from last years grow via my neighbor and all a...

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    So far so good. It was not as hard as I thought but certainly requires attention. Albeit, I have a tendency to over-DO. I have one that sprouted to about 12", a tomato a lil bigger, and a helichrysum flower of some sort. My wife is going crazy. As far as germination goes you can use a paper towel or MG organic choice soil. The most important thing is to keep that soil warm. Use the heating pad until they pop up nice for you. After that my fluorescent light has provided enough warmth. If the sun is out I try to pull a few out to catch as many rays as they can.. I alternate. Again, I am in north east Pa. My germination using the soil and heating pad was never longer than 11 days with most popping through in 9. My seeds were hand selected from last years grow via my neighbor and all around great guy, Eddie pepper. That group in the plastic container were some of the lesser of the seeds and they are now some of the strongest plants I have. I iwll take and post more pics asap. Pease.

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  • How to Grow Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Peppers

    There is much more to it especially if you live north of the M//D line. Germinating in paper towels while excellent for some plants it is NOT the BEST medium for the TSP's. This is not a plant for first time gardeners to grow from seeds unless you put in some hard work. Temperature of the germinating seeds is of the utmost importance and they are very picky about EVERYTHING. 7 days is very early for a TSP to germ under ideal conditions nevermind a window sill. How do I know? I'm in the process of growing some indoor TSP's this winter. MericleGrow Organic Choice mixed 40/60 with sterilized play sand has FINALLY resulted in the germination of 3 seeds. Using the soil alone I have yet to germinate ANY but I hold hope because they can take up to 100 days to germ. Or so I have read. Look at w...

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    There is much more to it especially if you live north of the M//D line. Germinating in paper towels while excellent for some plants it is NOT the BEST medium for the TSP's. This is not a plant for first time gardeners to grow from seeds unless you put in some hard work. Temperature of the germinating seeds is of the utmost importance and they are very picky about EVERYTHING. 7 days is very early for a TSP to germ under ideal conditions nevermind a window sill. How do I know? I'm in the process of growing some indoor TSP's this winter. MericleGrow Organic Choice mixed 40/60 with sterilized play sand has FINALLY resulted in the germination of 3 seeds. Using the soil alone I have yet to germinate ANY but I hold hope because they can take up to 100 days to germ. Or so I have read. Look at where the plant thrives in the wild and try to recreate the environment... I will update with pics after I get singed up here...

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