And the celery still has a ways to goAnd the celery still has a ways to go
Belgian endiveBelgian endive
Marveille lettuceMarveille lettuce
Leeks and red onionsLeeks and red onions
I love how fuzzy these things areI love how fuzzy these things are
Broccoli and Swiss chardBroccoli and Swiss chard
Hardening off the seedlings outsideHardening off the seedlings outside
  • And the celery still has a ways to go
  • Claytonia
  • Mache
  • Escarole
  • Escarole
  • Kale
  • Belgian endive
  • Endive
  • Parsley
  • Arugula
  • Marveille lettuce
  • Leeks and red onions
  • I love how fuzzy these things are
  • Tomatoes!
  • Broccoli and Swiss chard
  • Cilantro
  • Hardening off the seedlings outside

I started my first seeds inside at the very end of January. It has been really interesting to see them transform from nondescript seedlings into little plants that actually resemble their future adult selves.

The only seeds I’ve had a major problem with are my pepper seeds. I planted two types of peppers: a green-to-red sweet pepper and a specialty red hot pepper. I tried starting them twice, and neither germinated at all. Everything else has germinated well, so I can only figure that the seeds are no longer good. If anyone in CoMo has pepper seeds they’d be willing to swap (I have 57 varieties of seeds…), I’d love to hear from you!

3 Responses to “Seedlings with personality”

  1. Desiree
    23 March 2011 at 8:27 am #

    That’s so strange; our pepper seeds haven’t germinated, either. I need to try another tray of seedlings to see if they’ll emerge.

  2. CoMo Homestead
    23 March 2011 at 8:44 am #

    That is interesting. I wonder if there’s something about peppers that makes them harder to germinate? I haven’t grown them before so I have no idea. But my clock is ticking to get them started in time to set out this spring.

  3. Desiree
    24 March 2011 at 9:17 am #

    We had great success last year with our peppers (I still have several baggies of jalapenos in the freezer… and we aren’t shy about eating jalapenos). I don’t remember from where we procured these seeds– either we bought them or my dad gave them to us. Either way, they very well could be too old now. But try, try again!