Sprouting early

On 6 August I planted a bunch of summer seeds in a little glass house inside my warm lounge room.

As well as tomatoes and cucumbers, I planted basil and some capsicum and eggplant.

Cucumbers and tomatoes are easy to germinate and you can see in the photo they are nearly ready for transplanting in individual pots, but the others I was never very good at.


from top to bottom: yellow capsicum, eggplant, purple capsicum, basil, tomato, cucumber
To my joy the basil (Genoese and Thai sprouted really quickly though it doesn’t seem to be growing much now. 

The eggplant is also doing OK, but my biggest surprise was to see the capsicum plants emerge just in the last couple of days!

The yellow variety is sprouting whereas there’s still no sign of the purple one.

I am sure the little glass house really helped by keeping the humidity high… I am getting mould on my paddle pop sticks which I used as labels… Definitely never had that before!


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