The Red Hot Chilli Shed

A big mistakeI made a big mistake and managed to kill off 3 out of my 4 chilli plants by being a prat.Everything was setup and working fine, they were growing ok,  if a little small.I put the reduced growth down to a lack of sunlight inside the shed so purchased some better grow lights for the system.What I had not taken into account was the hot wether we were about to get.I installed the lights, set them up to run 12 hours a day and patted myself on the back for a job well done.Two days later we had one of the hottest 2 weeks on record for May.The new lights along with the sunlight made the shed too…
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SeedlingsI planted a few seeds a couple of weeks ago and they seem to be progressing quite well. The seedlings are only tiny but its a start.Bottom Left and top Left pots are Carolina Reaper, Bottom Right pot is Naga Scorpion, Top Right pot is Trinidad Scorpion Butch T.I should have probably done a bit more research into planting from seed, I might have gotten a better yield.Is early days yet and I'm hoping more seedlings will surface soon. Seedlings Week 2
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The watering systemFor the watering system I needed to obviously keep the soil moist and also not soak the floor of the shed.I decided on a water recycling system, this way what ever passed through the soil would return to the water storage container for use again.hopefully meaning I would be able to fill up a container only now and again.To achieve this watering system I need to lift the trays I was going to use off the floor.I found some cheap blocks at a local hardware store and I also had a few house bricks hanging around. I bought some guttering an end stop and a corner piece to complete the trough to send any lost water back to…
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The cooling and humidity fanI installed a cooling and humidity fan after running the shed with a basic setup for a while,  I realized the the shed was lovely and warm but the humidity was very low.I realised the temperature and humidity were very much intertwined, as the one goes up the goes down.With an average humidity of over 60% in England, I decided I had to bring in air from the outside.To achieve this I installed a 120mm PC fan in the corner of the shed.The  fan is installed on the side of the shed where the sun never shines at any time of the day.It pulls air from between the shed wall and the insulation itself.This way the…
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