In the past I've grown both sweet and hot peppers. But I don't have great sun in my yard and I always end up with one or two sad sweet peppers per plant. Doesn't seem worth it to me any more so I'm swearing off the sweets this year.
|Get the pepto ready!|
Each type of pepper has a 2x3 square seed tray. I planted 2-3 seeds per square. I shall not want for hot pepper seedlings. Previously I've always covered them with a bit of soil but the packaging says to just lay them on top of the soil so that's what I did. They are covered with the clear lid, left under the shop light all day and sprayed with water every evening.
|The waiting game begins...|
Once the seedlings emerge, the lid comes off. I have a second shop light I'll bust out when I start the tomatoes and coleus. I also have a much bigger light once the plants are ready for it. I hope my fellow runners don't mind this occasional foray into my gardening exploits. I figure it's a good way to break up the flow of the blog and keep me honest when it comes to caring for my plants.
More to come.