Atlantic Pepper Seeds A Look Inside
Welcome to Atlantic Pepper Seeds (APS) . We thank you for your time and your Patronage. We have been ask what it like here at APS so we are going to show you we hope this answers some of your question. First we will start with a list of what we are going to show you. First will be the greenhouse then the tunnels and outdoor plot. Our indoor growing and our seeds dryer.
This is our greenhouse #1 it’s a 30/60 feet with heat from heat pumps we can only use this house from March to the end of November. The heat pumps work good but they dry out the plants. This is great in spring when plants have been just transplanted into 3 gallon pots and there water uptake is very low. The pumps dry out the pots which helps with fungus gnats control in smaller pots. We can get 450 3 gallon pots with plants in this greenhouse. We mostly grow Capsicum Chinenses in this house but we do put some Capsicum Baccatum plants in along the back walls as they get very tall and been to be supported. Here’s the pictures of greenhouse #1
In the Spring March 7th
Here we are in may 2021
Sometime in early July
Here is mid august
This is early in last season 2020
now we will goto our tunnels and outdoor growing
This is in early June in our home made tunnels
Again in early June 2021
we will add more picture of the tunnels when they are full
Here is our outdoor plot we start this around mid June and the plants here are ones that had bugs or were not growing as fast as other in the houses or tunnels. Also in this picture you can see one of our year round greenhouse this one here is the one we start all the plants in. After we get plants started we use this smaller house for our Rocoto Peppers.
This is inside our small heated greenhouse where it all starts
This is our on the hill greenhouse/ tunnel type home made it’s 40/50 feet
Next we'll goto our newer heated greenhouse it’s 24/100 feet we have geo ground heating in this greenhouse. It has 12 inch round pipes that go down 6 feet with 4 inch webbing. That the black pipes you see in the pictures
This is in mid June 2022
Here the same house at night in August 2021 we grow year round in this house and as you can see we need more light to get through winter we also use Co2 in this house.
From the other end
we will now show you our indoor growing spaces first is our main indoor space that is 30/50 around 1400 sqf we use only LED light for all our lighting
This is in February/March here you see all our transplants getting ready to be moved to the greenhouse
This is in sep/oct we clean this space out in the summer and start moving plants back in. In the end of September to winter our plants and to still harvest some of the longer taking varieties.
These two pictures are in December and as you can see we are still getting pods and good growth still under LED lighting
This is we’re all our seeds go for 3 weeks or more to dry. Our dryer is 16/36 we use heat pump and Dehumidifiers to keep the dryer at 35% humidity and 62f temperature
As you can see we have Space to dry. There are 1800 spots/slots for drying one for each variety. This has worked great . The only problem we have in mice believe it or not the mice will eat seeds they of course go for the milder ones first but they will eat reaper seeds and 7-Pot seeds so no seeds is safe. We set traps and use wall plus mice repellers they seem to work. We also use this guy little Bud the Mouser LOL
More to come