What the hell, let's do a closing photo.
Behold, my glorious peppers. My wonderful peppers.
The peppers, which are the focus of my obsession and literally all that I care about.
SO MANY PEPPERS.
Edit: No, not those. Ignore those tomatoes. Stupid tomatoes.
On a 100% unrelated...
I have under a 20% success rate with every pepper I tried this year. I won't go into specifics because it makes me mindbogglingly sad.
A while back, I cut open a grocery store tomato and took its seeds.
11 out of 12 from the first batch are growing like bastards, and 4 of 12 from the second...
Eh, his stuff's always grown true for me.
Anything's possible, but I don't think I've been going crazy with the moisture and they don't seem overly fuzzy.
One of these years I should probably try growing things like a grown-up would do instead of whatever the hell I do.
I'm already getting a decent collection of failures. Usually once they pop out of their seeds they make it long enough to start growing some extra leaves, but these poor little bastards took one look around their new home and have apparently decided to end things.
But these two seem to be...
Noisy / Dirty power? I dunno, sounded like voodoo to me, but they sent a tech out and everything.
They did finally convince me, but like I say... Me being able to affect their service definitely sounded it should be a "them" problem.
I have an old beast of a grow light that I don't use any more.
It actually noticeably heated and dehumidified my basement while it was running. It warmed my skin and standing near it felt like I was frolicking in a sunlit meadow. You probably could've checked my bone health by holding an xray...
Would something like the below provide any benefit at all to a batch of seedlings?
I wouldn't expect them to grow and fruit under them or anything, but would it be a boost until it's warm enough for real sun or a typical Amazon money grab with no actual benefit?
Well guys, call me a pessimist, but I don't think the rest of the first seed batch are doing so hot.
"They're just a little moldy, they're still good! They're still good!"
And I didn't want to spoil the surprise by announcing anything too soon, but I decided to try my hand at...
Sounds reasonable enough.
The edge pattern in your first picture made it look like you had some sort of super-futuristic bio-goop.
I was scared.
I was intrigued.
My lips said "no, no", but my heart said "yes, yes".
...What is ze secret of your French Dressing, mon petite cherie?
Weird. Some of these tomato seedlings are being born breech.
Every single pepper plant I've ever grown has escaped the seed root-first, then raced to get its cotyledons out of the seed before it dried and cemented over them.
These tomatoes are all willy-nilly. Some cot-first, some root...