The Kale, Swiss Chard, Pak Choi, Onions, Leeks, and Spinach are ready to be hardened off and planted in the garden under protection. I will begin this process next week and see how it goes. Lettuce too is coming along.
I began pre-sprouting some pepper seeds. It is a little early for me, but I had germination problems last year and I want to be sure to have the peppers I need by planting time.
|Pre-sprouting Pepper Seeds|
Each cell is layered with a piece of wet paper towel and labeled. I check it each day for germination and to make sure the towel stays damp. Once these sprout, they will be carefully transferred into waiting soil blocks and placed under the lights.
Speaking of peppers, I was gifted some dried Chile de árbol for cooking. I tossed a bunch of seeds from these into a container with a wet paper towel on the bottom. Almost every seed sprouted:
I don't know if these peppers have a chance to mature in my area, but thought it would be fun to try. Now I have to find space for them in the garden.