Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Forgotten Peppers

Well shoot! I started the Hungarian Wax pepper seed (with 100% germ. Yay!) and totally forgot I got some clearance Jalapeno M seed to start along with them. And no, the M doesn't stand for mild - they're 4750 Scovilles. Should satisfy youngest son without seriously burning his lips off, though he'll probably tell me they aren't hot at all.

I dug through my seeds for the other SIL last night (a little encouragement couldn't hurt!) and found them. 10 were plopped on a damp paper towel last night, so we'll see what happens.

The onion seedlings are up and wow, what a fabulous blast of bright green on these dreary days. The germination rate on those was about 60% so I just ended up throwing all of the seed left in the packages in with them. Still, not bad for 2 year old onion seed, considering the germ rate usually sucks worse than that after only one year. Is there anything better than sprouts to brighten any winter day?


Christine said...

I'm going to get my tomatoes and peppers started, just as soon as I make room in the propagators. I just love those little styrophome things! What do you use to start your seeds?

Tina said...

Hiya Christine!
I use whatever I can get my hands on! lol. Right now that's old 4x6's that someone was throwing away, plastic drinking cups and a few of the 72 cell pack trays that I got on clearance a few years ago for a buck.
Good luck with your toms and peppers. Isn't starting from seed a grand thing?