Week #12 - The Chilli's Are Ripening & First Sneaky Harvest
It's that time again to take another look at the chilli plant in our Burnley store. Wow, as you can see in the photo, the chilli’s are ripening up and turning a lush red hue as we fast approach the first true, and what we think is going to be a bumper, harvest.
We also had an accidental (and slightly on purpose) early harvest of one of the chilli’s. It hadn’t had time to fully ripen, but temptation got the better of us so the pruners came out. As we were initially unsure exactly what chilli plant was being grown, although we’ve settled that it’s of the Thai variety, no one was really sure how strong the flavour would be. Michael drew the short straw so had no choice but to have the first taste test, and we’re pleased to report, even though the plant hadn’t been flushed, the flavour, although not quite consistent, was powerful and most definitely HOT!
Other than that, nothing much else to report as she's still in the NFT system, under a MaxiBright 315w CDM light while being fed the VitaLink nutrient and supplement regime with the following dilution rates...
- 3ml per litre VitaLink HydroMax Bloom A&B
- 2ml per litre VitaLink Fulvic
- 1ml per litre VitaLink Turbo
- 0.5ml per litre VitaLink RootStim
- 0.5ml per litre VitaLink Buddy
- 0.3ml per litre VitaLink Silicon
And as usual, we’ll leave you with some photos from Week #12 and the first sneaky harvest...[caption id="attachment_2358" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Chilli plant In burnley @ week #12[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2360" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Chilli's fattening up @ week #12[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2361" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Chill roots @ week #12[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2362" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The not quite ripe first chilli harvest, yes she's hot![/caption] [product sku="Vitalink-Hydro-Max"]