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  • swamidoc commented on Boba Jett's instructable Growing the Carolina Reaper2 months ago
    Growing the Carolina Reaper

    Hi again, I responded above ("No problem at all) but the site put it on top.. Now I have another confusion. Some of my pepper babies are getting some brown on them (please see photo) . Still wondering about fertilizer/nutrients. Thanks again!

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  • swamidoc commented on Boba Jett's instructable Growing the Carolina Reaper2 months ago
    Growing the Carolina Reaper

    Hi Boba,No problem at all. I too have been so busy I've nearly neglected the plants other than moving them to get good sun. So, most plants now have multiple peppers that look just the way they should. I am VERY excited. The weather has become cooler. High 80s to low 90s F day and low to mid 70s F at night. I did add a bit of Epsom salts to each a month ago but nothing else. Still raining regularly, no need to water, but somewhat less intensely. Would still like your thoughts on fertilizers/nutrients to replace nutrient loss to maximize both Scoville value and production. Thanks for getting back to me.

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  • swamidoc commented on Boba Jett's instructable Growing the Carolina Reaper3 months ago
    Growing the Carolina Reaper

    Thanks very much for getting back to me! Flowers are still dropping (I also have Trinidad Scorpions-same thing)... They are outside and I was watering daily until I read about letting the top inch or so dry out thoroughly, so I'm now doing that. However, Pensacola has been getting heavy rains 3-6 times weekly. And, about 2 weeks after I wrote my first note, we had a 10 day monsoon that stopped about 10 days ago. I've wondered if all the rain has depleted the nutrients in the soil (combination of Miracle gro potting soil, bagged garden soil and bagged manure). The leaves seem a bit greener from the bit of epsom salts I added.

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  • swamidoc commented on Boba Jett's instructable Growing the Carolina Reaper4 months ago
    Growing the Carolina Reaper

    Glad to find this site! I have reapers growing in 5 gallon drained buckets outside in Pensacola, FL. I used a mix of miracle grow potting soil, manure and garden soil (bags). They grew from seeds and now are about 20"-24" tall, but are dropping flowers and a couple are looking a bit pale and don't have the lush leaves like photos I've seen. I did cut the top off one to have it bush out (it worked) and it is still growing without buds. It can get pretty hot here (high 80s this week, up to 96 last week, but other peppers are fruiting & developing well (cayenne, jalapeno). It has also been raining fairly often. I came across another site that suggested magnesium (Epsom salts) and calcium to supplement nutrients lost from excessive watering. Any suggestions would be ap...see more »Glad to find this site! I have reapers growing in 5 gallon drained buckets outside in Pensacola, FL. I used a mix of miracle grow potting soil, manure and garden soil (bags). They grew from seeds and now are about 20"-24" tall, but are dropping flowers and a couple are looking a bit pale and don't have the lush leaves like photos I've seen. I did cut the top off one to have it bush out (it worked) and it is still growing without buds. It can get pretty hot here (high 80s this week, up to 96 last week, but other peppers are fruiting & developing well (cayenne, jalapeno). It has also been raining fairly often. I came across another site that suggested magnesium (Epsom salts) and calcium to supplement nutrients lost from excessive watering. Any suggestions would be appreciated!

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