This is a great idea. A hoop house that is easy to move. Especially for our area that has early and late frosts.
I seeded my super hots and my “just plain hot” peppers over the last couple of days.
The superhots: Carolina Reaper, purportedly the hottest pepper in the world, the Ghost pepper, aka Bhut Jolokia, and the Trinidad Scorpion can take up to 8 weeks to germinate.
The normal hot peppers (ones that are not reported to set your head on fire) that I planted are Thai, two kinds of Habanero, Serrano, Cayenne, Hungarian Hot Wax and Chinese Five Color can also be slow. I do know they are slow to grow, hence my starting them in January. Next week I will sow the rest of them. The sweet bells, non sweet bells and the medium hots like Jalapenos, Poblanos etc.
The funny thing is that I am of hispanic descent yet I don’t like anything even remotely spicy! Wait, I do have a caveat to that statement. I will use the smallest piece of jalapeno that I can get away with in my salsas for flavor. And I mince it to dust at that.
Am spending the day ordering tomato and pepper seeds. I look outside and it is gray and dreary and cold. Doing this tasks makes me long for warmer temps, green grass, the warmth of the sun on my face.
Who knew? Every year I get tired of gardening and watering and thinking up ways to use my produce and start thinking about calling in an asphalt company. Then, long about Christmas, the seed catalogs start arriving and I start dreaming.
There is a new (to me) kind of nasturtium out, called Phoenix.
It’s petals have raggedy edges. The seed came a couple of days age. Looking forward to trying it. The first time I grew them, they were a major aphid magnet. Yuck. I tried again and haven’t had any problems since and they are on my list of favorite flowers now. I also love the variegated Alsaka
Great way to reuse things. The idea of succulents is perfect since it needs less water.
Not tomatoes but still something in the gard.
Hello to all my customers! (Should you be reading my blog)
Time to let me know what you want me to grow this year. Let me know your favorites or something you heard about that sounds good. If I can secure the seeds, I will grow them. Tomatoes and/or Peppers. Let me know before the end of January. Thanks