I’ve been stocking up on appealing pepper seeds all winter, and now it’s time to get them into some Miracle Grow. I started out by collecting some Styrofoam cups that I used last year. The idea is to reuse cups that had holes poked into the base, and let the plants soak up water from a waterproof container that holds the cups. Reusing the cups is far better for the planet, and easier on me. I don’t have to poke all new holes, and I won’t be contributing to already full garbage dumps.
Here is the list of seeds I’ve placed today:
1. ) California Wonder (not shown above).
2.) Numex Sunrise
5.) Gourmet Rainbow
All of these varieties are new to me, except the California Wonder, which I grew last year.
So here is what I have done in a hour or two. 144 seeds in dirt. If my results from last year are repeated, 90% of these cups will have healthy pepper plants in 8 weeks, ready to be planted into the garden.
Other happenings this weekend: Kim and I finished digging up the soil, and planting Stuttgarter Onions. I’ve also planted some Broccoli for Mom.