Ok so I'm growing Carolina reapers, and jalapenos indoors. The jalapenos we planted outside in the spring, and transplanted 4 days ago for winter. The reapers I sowed as seeds, and they're now sprouted and about 1in tall. I want to know as much information as possible on what to do and what works while on a budget (seriously you can't give me too much info). I'd also appreciate some constructive criticism on my setup, so I'll post that below:)
1x 2' 7800k fluorescent lamp (about 3' above plants)
2x 250w red heat lamps (about 4' up and off to either side)
Foil lined the walls around to reflect as much light as possible
Timer outlet (set to go on at 5am and off at 9pm, total of 16 hours)
Basic potting soil (info on what and when to feed would be much appreciated)
Jalapeño plant is fully matured, was watered outside by sprinklers before, but now just water 1 1/3 cups of water every morning ( no real reason why 1 1/3 just figured that was a good starting point)
Reapers are in soil in a cup that has a hole in the bottom, and that cup is inside another cup (I pour water into the bigger cup and the put the soil cup with the hole in the bottom into that first cup and let the soil get pretty moist, then I dump out the excess water out of the first cup. I do that once every morning)
Also I was wondering will those red heat lamps provide enough red light spectrum to promote fruiting, or will I eventually need to get to get another light to get more red in there?
Which is better for growing lights fluorescent or LED?
Thanks a ton, any and all info is appreciated!