Peppers and eggplants – Day 1
On Sunday, I managed to start seeds for every kind of pepper we have — sweet peppers, green peppers, red chiles, ancho peppers, habaneros and some mysterious, unlabeled pepper seeds we saved from last year.
I only had a few eggshells but I feel optimistic about the fate of the nested jalepenos and habaneros.
I also started a few eggplant seeds. We don’t have the growlights rigged up just yet, so these babies have once again taken over our kitchen counter. I set up a heater nearby to help them stay warm in this room with high ceilings.
The trick now is to make sure they don’t dry out too fast, as I’m learning egg cartons do.
The gardening gods of the internet advised me to keep water in the bottom of the pans, which the cardboard egg cartons will wick up. I’m also using a spray bottle frequently and improvising with pyrex and clear plastic hoods placed over the cartons.
Wish me luck!
More planting — of strawberry seeds, cauliflower and more eggplants — to come on Wednesday evening.
What’s your favorite thing to grow in the garden?