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It is what it is 2023


Under extreme pressure from my peers :lol: I am reluctantly starting my 2023 glog
Haven't actually planted any seeds yet, but it won't be long before I succumb to the gentle scent of compost, the lure of germination and the excitement of seeing a sprout
I am, however, cleaning all my plant tags if that's not commitment I don't know what is
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So things I have learnt - it's a learning curve as always

Mistake - Bought the wrong lights - lights are set into the top of the propagator so they can't be lowered but we might have a work around this.
Therefore my first seedlings are a tad spindly. But that's OK, they'll make it or they won't.

Don't have a fan so I'm wafting seedlings with a tea-towel every now and again, it'll help or not.

Knowledge - Soaking seeds in warm tea germinate quicker than in water, although they're happy to be left 2 or 3 days if I don't get around to potting them.

Not sure about starting seeds off so early, last year I didn't start superhots until June and I still got a reasonable harvest. So maybe I'm being premature this year - that learning curve again.

First proper year using the heat mat and this makes a huge difference for germination.

That's it so far.


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Hey Paul, how are you doing? Started getting those fingers into the soil yet?

We think we might have a work around, involving a wooden spindle and a couple of clips - it's yet to be tested.
Saying that the seedlings spent the day in the greenhouse having some sunshine, they seem to be doing OK - I can see a few with true leaves starting to form so they're not missing out that much :D
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Huzzah - I got a Papa Dreadie coming up - seeds were from the Seed Train, unfortunately no name on the bag but thank you whoever put them in

ETA1 - It took 2 weeks to get this sprout meanwhile no show of the Rocoto - little basterd

ETA2 - On the next round of rocoto seeds I'm going to soak it in lemon juice - found this information: "We have had the best experience with Rocoto seeds with the juice of a lemon diluted with water." I'm going to get a rocoto to sprout if it kills me :lol:

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