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#1 User is offline   baktao 

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 06:22 PM

After having successs with my cherry tomatoes came the inevitable problem of overcrowding so i moved the tomatoes else where and a new project started! This time, growing kampong chillis from malaysia! They're doing quite well now under the LEDPrincess LED growing lights and seems like almost ready for flowering....

Oh no cherry tomoatoes overgrown!
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Woohoo! Can't believe that LED lights really works because read about them before and it wasnt convincing.... Anyone needs help with LED lights gardening due to limited space, let me know :)/>/>

No worries, new project is here!
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o317/icebombfk1/IMG_20142426_edit_zps07165f32.jpg
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#2 User is offline   sthh 

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 09:05 PM

Wow, your tomatoes love your led light. Maybe if you plan to grow cherry tomatoes again, you need to trim out all the suckers, so that they are not so top heavy and messy.
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Posted 21 November 2014 - 09:35 PM

@baktao
How's the electric bill after using led lights?

I'm growing one chili plant indoor after battling pests when they are outside. But don't think its doing well.
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Posted 21 November 2014 - 11:54 PM

Wow, led lights really help to make your plants grow faster.
By the way, if you want more led lights, you can buy led grow light bulbs which in my opinion are much more affordable.
They are on ebay and from the reviews, they work just as well except they have fewer bulbs, like thirty.


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Posted 21 November 2014 - 11:55 PM

View PostGreyfingers, on 21 November 2014 - 09:35 PM, said:

@baktao
How's the electric bill after using led lights?

I'm growing one chili plant indoor after battling pests when they are outside. But don't think its doing well.


Led lights are very power efficient and the effect on the price tag would probably be negligible.

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 09:38 PM

Hi guys,

Thanks for your comments!

Well, the benefits of LED growing are really immense because there is close to ZERO pest problems! But maintenance and sustainability is always the key as the lights are really effective and the plants grow crazy!

Currently, my chilli plant is now flowering! These are kampong chillis and are really really awesome.

Yes, LED bulbs are way cheaper arond 50 bucks or so but the amount of light they supply - probably 10-20 not enough to sustain flowering.... but they are really really good for bonzai or early stage growth! Actually, the chilli plants were started off with 12W grow bulbs as i was too preoccupied with my cherry tomatoes!

For the query on electricity, its as i calculated... about $10-$15 a month based on everyday about 12-16 hours of run time. Fairly cheap considering LED lights are v efficient and last for a long long time!

New pictures!

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o317/icebombfk1/IMG_20142564_edit_zps7a5dc907.jpg
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http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o317/icebombfk1/IMG_20142567_zps969d18ad.jpg

Btw received some PM, I got my lights from LED princess, they do have a facebook page too so anyone keen pls go there ya.
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Posted 05 December 2014 - 09:35 AM

Finally!

Chillis!

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Posted 05 December 2014 - 12:25 PM

Nice fruits, but they don't look like kampung chilli, more like some exotic chilli.
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Posted 06 December 2014 - 11:31 PM

haha no idea but they are super spicy and sourish. V good! Its star shaped when cut...

These are the chilli from kampong itself
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Posted 17 December 2014 - 05:31 PM

I have came across another thread, using such lights to grow catnip! The Wow effect!
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Posted 11 March 2015 - 01:08 PM

Hi,
i read that you initially used 12w grow light to start off the chilli,
what is the wattage now you are using?
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