Did you see what I did there? No? Never mind…
OK, January is here, time to get this years crop ready for, well. I would say my Greenhouse but let’s not bring that back up… I will however be growing Chillies, one way or another.
The seeds I’ve saved myself, I’m not sure about those with cross pollination so I’m going to sort of favour the ones I’ve bought in as I’m more sure about those. Not that the ones I saved won’t grow but, they might not be what I get.
First things first. Fill the seed pots up with soil. I hate this part, it’s boring, much as it’s necessary I don’t want to do this at all. Twenty of the little blighters to do, but it probably took me longer to stare at them and complain how much I didn’t want to do it, than actually fill them up.
Next, to select which seeds I’m going to grow.
I’m going with the none Chilli stuff first. Cumin, Coriander, Bell Peppers, Beef Steak Tomatoes and Strawberries. With the obvious exception of the Strawberries I use a lot of the other ingredients in my cooking, Cumin, more than anything else. And now that I can make my own spice powders, why not?
The Strawberries? Well, they’re for the kids 😉
However, I did have some success in just throwing a load of seeds into a pot randomly, so, this year…
5 seeds in each pot. I do realise that if each and every seed grows I could end up with 100 plants, but, we’ll deal with that if it comes up. [ahem]
I just laid them all out like that and then pushed them a couple of millimetres down with the end of my pencil and then covering them back up. Well, perhaps not all as neat as that 😉
As for the Chillies I planted? Well.
Front to back, left to right…
Cumin, Beef Tomato, Coriander, Bell Peppers, Strawberries
Suffice to say, it’s going to get colourful this year 😉
Next up, I had some seed discs that my wife kindly picked up for me on one of her trips to a craft store (I do things with Chillies, she does things with buttons).
And so there we have it, my new Chilli Army waiting to arise… With a few interlopers…
No doubt I’ll get over excited and plant some more soon, I’ve still that I bought in from eBay and some that I’ve saved that I’m itching to plant, but, I’m on my way now, that’s all that matters for today 🙂