Monday, March 4, 2013

The Season has Started!

The new season is underway. I started my peppers mid February including Anaheim, Pasilla and Ancho peppers. The only ones not doing so well are the Ancho with only two sprouts. The seed was old (2009) so it was expected. I figure I can make due with two plants anyway.

Just before the peppers sprouted I got my light up and running. All these plants have spent the winter stuffed in the spare room to save on hydro. They are looking a little raged at the moment but they will perk up shortly. Once they do I'll start propagating them to fill the outdoor containers.

It is nice to start growing things again! This year we actually had consistant winter weather so it has been a long haul. It will sure be a releif when the snow melts and I can start tending to things outdoors again.

Keep an eye out for my sowing schedule post, which I should have up by the weekend.


  1. Yay! You're finally back! I was afraid you got stuck in a snow bank or something :-)

    You are a bit ahead of me. I plan on getting my peppers started next Sunday.

  2. And the non-existent summer didn't help here and all the rain and ...

  3. When do you expect to be able to plant them outdoors? I'm always nervous about sowing my seeds too early and having the plants too big before late May when I would plant here in southeast Michigan.

    1. I plant them out mid may. They go out in the polytunnel as soon as it is warm enough in april. Peppers are the only thing I start extra early. They seem to take forever to get going if I don't.

  4. Your ahead of me also. Going up to 58F this coming weekend so I will be catching up.

  5. Ahhh! So excited for the gardening season. Despite the fact that I'm down in the midwest, we're in the same growing zone so I figure I can learn a lot from you. Looking forward to reading your progress!

  6. this inspires me to try chili peppers. each year, i manage to get the tomatoes and basil but that's it.

  7. I like your set up - it looks so clean. I always have dirt remnants everywhere.