This year I decided I wanted to bulk up my garden and turn it into a hopefully marketable garden. I've bought a rack and lights, seed trays, seed cells, dirt, seeds, weed barrier, shade cloth, and probably more stuff I'm forgetting.
I've probably been given or traded for around half of my pepper seeds. One great person on reddit sent me a huge pack or seeds and I am forever thankful for. A few others on reddit sent me a couple as well. I offered them hot sauce that I made and is finally ready to ship this week. I got here on THP a little late this year, but all ready I have made a few trades with some great people.
I have bought from White Hot Peppers, Lawrence Family Farms, Burpee, Baker Creek, Sow True Seeds, MIGardener I'm sure I'm forgetting some other places.
My plan is to do rows of 25 feet, and have 4, 25 x 25 foot blocks. Most of that peppers, the rest tomatoes cucumbers and beans. I'll also have a bigger section for corn and melons including the Bradford Family Watermelon that I'm super excited about.
I started propagating on January 21, 2019.
My first seedlings appeared on January 26, 2019.
I up potted the first batch on February 6, 2019.
But on to the peppers, this is my current list of what I have.
Here is a pic of how I start them. I do multiple seeds in an 18 cell tray. It makes it easier to manage at first until I can get out into the greenhouse that I still have to build.
You can see how I use wooden popsicle sticks to hold my labels. I've since changed to includ how many seeds are in the cell as well as tray number on the label.
The Cherry Bombs were the first to pop up.
Brazilian Starfish coming on strong.
The Yellow Moruga Scorpion has a Tri Cotyledon, I actlly had about 4 of this from this pack of seeds.
So far I have about a third of them up potted to 36 cell trays.
Still got a long way to go. I'll be propagating my tomatoes tomorrow. Hoping for a great summer garden this year!
***Bonus here is some pics of the early seed test I did. These were propagated on December 27, 2018.
Edited by Hawkins, 10 February 2019 - 09:40 PM.