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Friday, June 23, 2017

Cross-Bred (Cross-Pollination)

I've been a big gardener from as long as I could remember. It's something I enjoyed and something I can do well with the use of my hands and arms and not so much with my feet.  Being in a wheelchair I can just roll around my garden and get things done from weeding to planting.

Earlier in the year, I bought some plants for my garden, I've also started some plants from seeds as well.  Well, what I did, is started some from seeds first, and when some of them went south I just bought some plants cause I didn't think what I started would survive. If you refer to a previous post about my 28w LED Grow lights, you'll hear about my success of using those Grow lights.

The plants I bought were Hillbilly Tomatoes, Watermelon Beefsteak Tomatoes and Trip-L Crop Tomatoes along with Ghost Pepper Peppers, Trinidad Scorpion Peppers, Jalapeno Peppers and Tobasco Peppers.

My Tobasco Plants had 2 Starts in 1 pot, so last week I separated them into different pots cause I was afraid that both plants would be competing for water and one would eventually die out. So I separated those plants.

In the process of separating these plants, 1 of them had buds growing on them already. My Ghost pepper plant has been getting tons of buds this year so far. So I thought that, well hell, all kinds of peppers are cross-pollinated to get a different pepper. And what fun would it be to do this at home.

So I took the leap. I cut the Male part off from around the Stemilus so it would not pollinate its self and make a Tobasco pepper, and I dusted on the Pollen from the Ghost Pepper Plant.

Today going out and looking at my Tobasco Plant, the pedals fell off and a small pepper is growing, I'm so excited to see the end results. Of course, I won't be able to see it until I plant the offspring of that pepper because I'll have to harvest the seeds and plant those seeds and see what I get from those seeds.

That is if The Pepper fully develops into a pepper. So in the mean time, It's just a waiting game. Sorry, there is no photos for this, but I will be posting once I harvest the pepper and I start growing them to see what I can get from them.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

28w LED Grow Lights

I don't know about any of Y'all that view my blog and read all the off the wall shit I post. Sometimes there are many views and sometimes there aren't that many that look at my blog or read it.

Even so, less or more readers are Ok with me either way, it's just a Journal for me to share different things that occur for me at the spur of the moment or even planned.

This post is about LED Grow lights. I don't know if any of Y'all are gardeners or not, but this is one of my favorite past times I look forward to during the summer months. It gets me outside, it helps with some Physical Therapy, being disabled and in a wheelchair, this helps me keep my hands active to keep strength and dexterity in them.

So, here's the thing, where I live, I have 1 west window which is the only one in the house that gets a little sun in the latter part of the evening. Not merely enough to keep seedlings growing. Matter fact the lack of sun is not good for seedlings. They need the sun to grow.

Well, I've decided to break down and purchase a few things I wanted to try out. I got a Clamp Lamp and some 28w LED Grow Light Bulbs.

I've had seedlings growing for about a month and good amount. 72 Cells full of Tomatoes and Different peppers. Most of them died but probably 12 peppers and 5 or 6 tomatoes.

I have a Heating mat I let my seeds sit on to get the heat they need to germinate, once germinated, they go in the window or a source of light so they can grow during the early spring so they can be planted in late spring.

Well, as I mentioned before, I have a lack of sun in the west window, so I purchased these items. You would never believe the success of these lights.

My plants are 6 weeks old almost 7 weeks. As soon as I put on these lights for an artificial sun, they all perked up and started growing.

All the plants went from around 1 inch to about 4 to 5 inches with all their second leaves and growing more and more. Just in 2 weeks, they have sprouted vigorously. I've very very impressed with these lights. For now on, when I get things going next year, I'll have a better outcome to my garden, I used to buy plants and this would cost me a large amount which is Ok to a point cause I can every year.

But now, I'll save even more money by just getting seeds and potting soil. I can use the seeds from this year's harvest for next year's growth. So pretty much self-sustaining seeds from all the plants no need to buy any more seeds.

But anyway, I just wanted to tell you how much a success these grow lights were and I'd recommend them to anyone that don't have significant lighting in their house and don't have a greenhouse. These lights can be fund on eBay Right here -> 28w LED Lighting They are around $14 bucks for a set of 4 which is an excellent deal.

If you end up getting some, send me a comment on this post of your progress and let me know what you think about them.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Cotton Fire

My Cotton caught fire when I was pulsating it to use up the juice in the cotton so I could change it, I hate having sticky fingers from the juice, Yes I know I can wash my hands but that's beside the point, I like to dry the cotton out first.

So be careful when doing things like this, SAFTY is always a PLUS When messing with a MOD

#MOD #Fire #CottonBacon #Vaping #VapingLife #VapingCommunity

Friday, April 7, 2017

Muncie Brewfest 4/22/17

For anyone interested that's local to me. Within the Deleware County Area (Muncie, Indiana), Cornerstone Center of Arts is hosting a Brewfest in Muncie.  Tickets can be purchased here for $40 (VIP Tickets Early Bird $3.00 Charge Online Fee) or General Admission $25 ($2.25 Charge for Online fee)

This will be my FIRST Brewfest event ever and I'm excited to be going. Have always been interested in going to a Brewfest and being local to me it's happening.

Photos will come in the next post after the event and maybe even some Video of the Event. We'll have to see how much space is on my Phone.