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Growing some tasty stuff


I really miss having these colorful babies in my kitchen. That, together with a very persistent gardening itch that has been bothering me since early December, made me give in.

Here's to my first Glog and starting seeds just a tad bit early. πŸ₯³

My set up is not as neat or organized as what I've been seeing here, as I've collected quite some different shaped seed trays over the years and have plenty of mismatching pots to go with that. πŸ˜€ Everything is set up for this growing season in the garage windowsill, making the garage my current happy place now that it's out.

Experience has thought me it's best if I start closer to the end of January, beginning of February, but hey, there's no fun in doing everything by the book, right? I've organized my seeds, reorganized them again and now there's nothing left to do.


So I've started the germination of a few seeds (one of each kind, I'm trying to restrain myself...) with the help of the Deno method and I planted a few in soil. Put them on a heating mat to make sure they're comfortable.

Deno method, to see if these seeds are still viable: Brandleka, Turkish kill - unknown variety, Corbaci and a Mistery pepper. As well as some Cocona fruit and Leonotis leonurus.

In soil:

Now what do I do with the coming days? ☺️
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If you're anything like me, you'll spend them rushing to your garage each morning to check and see what might have sprouted overnight :)
Don't tell my partner, but this is the exact reason I've illegaly moved this one propagator to the attic in the house. Just so I don't have to run through the cold in my jammies to the garage every morning. πŸ˜…

It's a good thing the holidays are over and work starts again tomorrow.


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Which seed will be the lucky one?

(And do be careful. It's a slippery slope from one seed to 20 seeds. Even though it's well worth it.)
Well this is the problem which will be the lucky seed plucked from hundreds - it's going to be something that I won't worry too much about if it dies on me :rofl:
And yes, I know, slippery slope and all that. I'm already thinking it's a waste of energy just to put 1 seed in the incubator
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@SineNomine So happy to see someone else starting way to early. Even if it's just the one. I feel less alone now. ;) (As for my plot, there will not only be peppers, some other veggies will be growing there as well.)

@MarcV Not a dumb question at all. The Deno method is an easy way of sprouting seeds by wrapping them in a moist paper towel and then putting them in a plastic bag. I mostly use this method to check if the seeds are still viable, without needing to use up precious soil. More to read here.

@tinkI felt guilty as well, using the energy for the heated mat. I solved this by planting a total of five seeds in soil. Just to ease my mind. πŸ˜‡
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🀣 you people are the worst.... no restraint what so ever!
Look at me; it's January allready and no seeds have been planted in my house.
Those weekly chilehead anonymous meetings sure are helping me through this!

Now if you will excuse me i'll return to manically reading through other peoples chile endeavours... works like chileheads methadone for me!