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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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Do Baccatums take longer to sprout?
I'm rather disappointed with my germination rate with the Peachadew - are these tricky?
That's so frustrating waiting and wondering if they're ever going to sprout or not. I find baccatum to be reasonably quick (about the same as annuum or perhaps between annuum and rocoto on the scale). I grew 8 baccatum varieties for my current indoor grow, including a peachadew. Days to first sprout were 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, and 9. The peachadew took 5 days. This is just days to the first sprout though; I didn't keep track after that.
While repotting the only Peachadew sproutling I discovered what I did wrong. Used last years' compost that I had a problem with.
So the peachadew seeds will be going back in for another grow round.
Some of the overwintered peppers - they're starting to sprout again.
This was purely experimental and I really didn't expect them to live.
I just cut them back hard, shoved them in the greenhouse and forgot about them :lol:

And the baby Rocoto at long last
I have no idea about the temps, the temperature thingy was unplugged over winter - but they survived the hard frosts and freezing temps we had and it's not even a glass greenhouse, if you see what I mean :D