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Blog series by nitepagan consisting of 6 parts so far

Part 1: Spring Into Summer 2013

11-25-2013 06:01 AM by nitepagan | 2 comments »

I was gonna call this an update, but this is the first blog, I have written about it. Back last spring, I built a grow rack for inside the the house, to be exact, my bedroom. Living in a trailer, does not give one many options. Someday, I will build a house on the land, but that is the hopeful future. In the interim, we struggle within our limitations. My bedroom has become a dual purpose room and grow room and a place to sleep. My first attempt at a grow rack was to use lighting I got ...

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Part 2: Summer Into Fall

11-25-2013 06:34 PM by nitepagan | 0 comments »

Now that I had a grow rack that I could grow some plants in, I needed to start growing stuff. It was the middle of summer, so I could do stuff outdoors, but I decided I needed to find out how good was my grow rack going to work and could I actually grow veggies through the winter with my setup. I had read about how the lights were not strong enough for plants to flower and grow fruit. Most of this information was coming from medical marijuana growers, who were growing for their own use or for...

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Part 3: Fall To Winter

12-07-2013 12:28 PM by nitepagan | 0 comments »

The old grow rack supports 2 – 24” 4-bulb fixtures. Flat leaf parsley plants. The new grow rack supports 2 – 24” 8-bulb fixtures, only one fixture has been installed. Well, my new plant light fixture finally got here, 24” 8 bulb fixture. Able to handle two 10” x 20” trays. My old fixtures could handle a single 10” x 20” tray, so I have doubled my plant area. I went from 4 sq. ft. to 8 sq. ft., dimensions rounded for sake of simplicit...

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Part 4: Christmas 2013

12-22-2013 09:57 AM by nitepagan | 2 comments »

I got some pictures to show. I have 5 peppers growing on my 2 New Ace (F1) Pepper plants, with a possible 6th pepper starting. Pepper plants are self pollinating, but require cool nighttime temperatures. I have reduced the heat in the grow room and added a room size humidifier, this has been enough to get some peppers growing. Until I got the new light fixture there was a bit of over crowding, so some stuff has become more leggy than should have happened. The lights are enough to k...

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Part 5: Spring Edition

05-28-2014 10:31 PM by nitepagan | 1 comment »

I had been chugging along through the winter, not much was happening with the Inside Garden. The pepper plants were pale and leggy, not doing much for bearing fruit. I thought I was doing everything right or was I? Then one day I saw two of the T5 HO Fluorescent bulbs were burned out, so they needed replacing. So in my search to find some new bulbs, I came across this urban grow shop, that sold everything for growing marijuana and then some. I ask for some new bulbs and the guy says...

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Part 6: March 2015

03-19-2015 11:15 PM by nitepagan | 3 comments »

Late last summer, I had an aphid infestation in my inside garden, so I ended up losing everything I had been trying to grow. I have trashed everything associated with the aphids and am hoping I am done with them for this year. The inside garden was turned off for the winter to save on electricity. I have started anew with some new seed. I am using jiffy pellets, 1 seed to a pellet, using the seed I had on hand, not buying new unless I have to.A closer look at the plants. Seeds were planted...

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