Spring is just around the corner, if by just around the corner I mean a month and a half away but with the recent sunny days one could be forgiven for thinking that the springtime goodness was sneaking back into the grounds of Melbourne a tad early. The clouds and greyness of today combats that theory but it was nice while it lasted.
Given that weather and the date I felt it was high time to plant out my first crop of seeds, indoors by the sunny window of course. Last week the germination station was created. In this pot of 6 we have five varieties of tomato and one chili. I even bothered to label them this time! The tomatoes are Purple Cherokee, Aunt Ruby's German Green, Lime Green, Amana Orange and Pineapple. The chili is a White Habanero, something I have been eager to grow since I found the seeds.
Fingers crossed the sunny afternoons help bring on germination, although I am now one week in and apart from some disturbing looking mold on one of the wooden sticks I am no closer to germination. One single Aunt Ruby's German green has popped his/her head up to say hello. Not warm enough? Mix too rich? Too cold, even inside? Hmmmmmm. Might have to try again! I have bought some more seeds for just such an eventuality ...
Harvest Monday - August 21, 2017
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