well think on this the main bed you see in photos i use to test various plants and have fresh produce in the kitchen is on 30 x 54 inches it's tucked under a stairwell and to left is a 2 x 4 feet bench with 4 7 gallon deep water krakty style systems, friends little rom in cellar 8 x 10 feet has 3 bed down the 10 ft length and a short 8 ft down center for 28 feet of beds double high for 56 linear feet so with two channels and can add a third on each bed the can safely do 72 to 108 plants that is a decent grow bed for them, and they are talking of another small enclosure next yearThis is true I do think it's far cheaper and I'm looking into better setups but the basement is a construction zone so there's no real free space. I'm thinking next year I'll set up the den in the basement to grow. I think the herbs, peppers, tomatoes and Lettuce/ greens will give a good quantity of cheap greens to save money. I'm also going to try and set up outdoor gardens in raised beds but that seems a lot more work then hydroponics.
As for the peppers... YES! Learnt the hard way. They were WAY more potent I rubbed my cheek while cutting them and it burnt me.. acid burn not fun.. and I have habenaros for next time x.x the jalapenos are almost too hot.
look for great white rooting powder on amazon to help with rooting cuttingsAah, how I wish that all the members lived near me - I love to share my cuttings and plants!
It does look like you're getting a really good understanding of how to grow them, because even if things don't go as planned, you manage to figure something out (like taking cuttings to regrow). That in itself is a huge skill to get