Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Starting Seeds 2012

Feb 26, 2012 
Oh yeah, I've been itching to get this growing season started. I'm starting early, due to the fact that our winter has been extremely mild. OK, mother nature did drop a surprise load of snow on us last week, but the temperature still has been fantastic. And, the snow is almost all gone. YAY! On with the seeds.

This year, I am not going to do roma tomatoes. That's a big change for me! I love Roma tomatoes because they are great for making sauces. But for the last couple of years, I've been getting blossom end rot in the Romas. While I did get a lot of tomatoes, about 50% were bad from the rot. This year, something new. I bought some Heirloom tomato seeds from Burpee, and the tomato name is "Mortgage Lifter". It looks to be a nice beefsteak type tomato. Wish me luck!

Besides the Heirloom "Mortgage Lifter" tomatoes, I am growing Big Guy Hybrid Jalapeno, Heirloom Pasilla Bajlo Pepper, Poblano Pepper, jalapeno peppers from a generic seed package 2 years ago, and cilantro.

Anyway, here's to starting this years new growing adventure! I have lots and lots of plastic cups. They are perfect for growing seeds. We drill a hole in the bottom of the cup and we're ready to go!

 ^ Label cups with seed type, otherwise I tend to forget. ^

^  Fill cups with dirt. ^

^  Drop 1 seed 1/4" deep ^

^  Cover seed with dirt and water. ^

^  Cover with plastic wrap. ^

^  Only 1 heating pad, so I went with top first. ^

^  Waiting to sprout! ^