Starting Sowing

Chilli Seeds

Well, with spring definitely around the corner it’s time to start getting things started. The initial batch of seeds are for things which will end up in the greenhouse, as they’ll be slightly less endangered if Nature decides to suddenly bring the snow back next month (it could happen…)

A couple of weeks ago, the first seeds – two varieties of chilli peppers – went into the heated propagator. The Dedo de Mocha sweet Aji have all germinated and grown tall, and have moved to an unheated propagator in preparation for being potted up, but there’s no sign of the other variety, Twilight. These came from a friend, and we were warned that they’re very slow germinators so for now, at least, all hope is not lost.

Today I sowed the next batch – our Long White cucumber, and Orange Bell sweet peppers. The remaining March sowings, the tomatoes, will go in after these have germinated, probably in another couple of weeks.

All our potatoes are now sat in the shed chitting, and the first earlies arejust itching to get into the ground. Now I just need to get over to the allotment and clear enough ground for them to go in!

2 thoughts on “Starting Sowing

  1. tai haku

    Real Seeds’ form of Dedo de Mocha goes like an absolute train but for me it flowered and fruited quite late in the first year – it’d be worth potting these on to their final pots as quickly as you feasibly can as I think the quicker they get to a decent size the better you’ll do.

    It is definitely worth overwintering it like Real Seeds suggest too; mine is just now coming back into flower!


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