Friday, February 27, 2015
Garden, Day 1
I just got some of the seeds to start our garden today! Adam is doing some bigger raised beds in the yard for vegetables so all the planters on the deck belong to my peppers. Which is why most of those labels are for things that ought to be lethal. I don't even like hot peppers, but I love making salsa and giving away pickled peppers. So this year we're going with the hottest of the hots: Ghosts, Scorpions and Carolina Reapers. There are also a lot of herbs used in Roman cooking because we're in an SCA household with friends and I want to recreate some Roman sausage recipes for Pennsic this year. And chickpeas and purple tomatoes and black corn, which supposedly will make blue cornmeal.
The next step is to wrap each type of pepper's seeds in a damp paper towel and then let them germinate in a ziploc bag at about 85 degrees for at least the next ten days. Then we'll be ready to start planting in the seedling starter. The other plants, including a ton of (non purple) tomato seeds, will be planted at the same time.