Hydroponic Sili Labuyo Trial 1

My progressive report on my Hydroponic Sili Labuyo. This is trial 1.

Updates

  • October 17, 2013
  • October 21, 2013 (Day 0)
  • November 1, 2013 (Day 11)

October 17, 2013

I brought a Sili Labuyo seedling from the farm to the house. This seedling came from the Sili Labuyo seeds we started on August 21, 2013.

Sili Labuyo seedling I brought from the farm
Sili Labuyo seedling I brought from the farm

October 21, 2013 (Day 0)

I transplanted the Sili Labuyo seedling from soil to a hydroponic setup (Kratky Method) with the filling as charcoal. Continue reading Hydroponic Sili Labuyo Trial 1

Transplanting to Hydroponics: Sili Labuyo Alive and Dead

We transplanted 2 Sili Labuyo Seedlings (Bird’s Eye Chili) on September 25, 2013 and I get to check them out yesterday (September 30, 2013). So 5 days after one of them is dead and the other is still alive.

The Alive One

The Alive Sili Labuyo after transplanting to Hydroponics
The Alive Sili Labuyo after transplanting to Hydroponics

I was very happy that at least one is alive after 5 days of transplanting. The leaves are now greener and healthier. The roots have also added in their number. It just feels great to do something succesful.

The roots have increased their numbers.
The roots have increased their numbers.

What we did when we transplanted this 5 days before was we placed it on plain water that we get from our faucet. We did not add anything to it. Continue reading Transplanting to Hydroponics: Sili Labuyo Alive and Dead

Pursuing my Dream of Becoming a Sili Labuyo Farmer

When I moved here in Palawan to do farming, one of my major goals was to farm a lot of Sili Labuyo.

From my frequent trips to the local market and supermarket of Metro Manila they always tell me that the long red chili they have was sili labuyo. Unfortunately, it is not Sili Labuyo. I do not know what that was but the Native Sili Labuyo I grew up with were short, red and hot. That is what I want to plant.

Sili Labuyo Sprout

Being the non-experienced farmer that was easily swayed by suggestions last year, I never got to pursue my dream of becoming a Sili Labuyo farmer. Now, after a year of failures and lessons, I’m refusing to give up as a farmer. I will now be firm with my decisions and only pursue a few projects that I am capable of supporting personally.

Sili Labuyo Sprouts
Sili Labuyo Sprouts

I’m now startming my sili labuyo project by starting the few seeds of the Native Sili Labuyo from a friend. Currently, there are only 17 seeds that sprouted. Some may die during transplanting or while growing up, but even if there is only one that grows well then I’m sure I could reproduce it to many more sili labuyo.

I’m starting again. This time slower and only to what my abilities can do.