D: An update on my spicy children (and tomatoey children) this week.
So there are definitely some takeaways from the germination process, it hasn’t gone perfectly:
- Should use a seedling heat mat, might bring up the germination rate/speed
- Don’t skimp on the seeds used, don’t use 1 per seedling, bump that up, you can always buy more seeds
Some of the breeds we went with didn’t germinate at all which is kind of disappointing. However, everything I really wanted to grow this year did, so we lucked out. The following has germinated and sprouted:
- Carolina Reaper
- Chocolate Bhutlah
- Scotch Bonnet (peach)
- Jalapeno (SO BIG)
We’ve also added some Ruby Brandywine tomatoes (I want to give some plants to our FIL to grow this year), and some basil that you can see hiding in there.
So far not bad, given we’re now 3 weeks into growing, 4 weeks post planting the seeds. Pretty happy with how they’re coming along.