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First Pepper Seedlings of '08


Well, here are the first little buggers of 2008! I followed my friend Maggie's advice to plant peppers on St Patrick's Day and they came up on Easter! How fitting. We'll see if starting them this early gives them a head start, or just gives me a headache with so many larger seedlings to fit under the lights come June.

When do ya'll start your peppers? Do you start cold weather veggies indoors too? When do you start them? Is it just madness to start earlier every year?

March 24, 2008 in Seedlings | Permalink


I started my peppers with Daylight Savings -- March 9! -- indoors, of course. They're coming along nicely in a sunny window. What are you using for starter pots?

Love your cat photos!


Posted by: Tamara of In the Night Farm at Mar 27, 2008 1:17:00 PM

You know I tried those little soil sacks last year and most of my seeds had a hard time germinating. I think I will try places the seed in the ground this year.

Posted by: Audra at Mar 27, 2008 11:56:32 PM

Congrats! My Thai basil was the first to sprout followed by some brave prairie clover.

Posted by: Greengirl at Apr 1, 2008 12:49:50 PM

Mmm, maybe I should try some Thai Basil this year. I'm always up for more varieties of everything!

I don't know if I'll have room to plant it under the lights though. I usually just plant it outside, but then I have to wait so long to have any. Better get more lights!

Posted by: Lorika at Apr 2, 2008 12:13:11 PM

Bah! I'll totally save you a Thai basil seedling! BTW: The BF told me your other good news - Eeeeee!

Posted by: Greengirl at Apr 2, 2008 12:51:50 PM

Thanks G!

Yep, we're the good news sisters! Congrats to you too!

Posted by: Lorika at Apr 3, 2008 11:44:18 AM

I finally started my seeds too! Thinking about the garden is what is getting me through this nasty spring (4-6 inches of snow tonight...i mean really).

On my list of newcomers in the garden:
--black seaman tomatoes
--red striped cavern tomatoes
--brownberry tomatoes
--red zebras
--rainbow cherry tomatoes
--anna russian tomatoes
--chinese lantern plants
--pearl cucumbers (not started yet of course)
--lavender eggplant

I'm also going to give the wall-o waters a try this year...maybe give things a little jump start so we can get some early produce. Oh and I also bought some of that red plastic that's supposed to increase yields by 20%. We'll see about that....

happy pre-gardening!

Posted by: v-nick at Apr 5, 2008 3:19:21 PM

Thanks Nick - you too!

I've thought about trying that red plastic - keep me posted on how that works. And post pictures of your tomatoes on flickr - I'm curious how the red striped cavern, brownberry, and rainbow cherry tomatoes turn out.

Posted by: Lorika at Apr 7, 2008 12:31:29 PM