This morning we woke up to some beautiful snow, thankfully it did not last long and melted soon. We are just so ready for spring! One way to make spring happen, despite the weather, is to plant seeds. And that’s what I did today.
The pepper seeds that I planted in March are nicely growing (see picture above). I trimmed them to one plant today, so they do not take up space and grow even better. I was very pleased with the germination, from the 18 seeds that I planted 17 are up – wow! Those were seeds from Heritageharvestseed in Manitoba.
Today I started tomatoes, lots and lots of them. Again, I used yogurt containers with some holes in the bottom for drainage, and filled them about halfway with potting soil. Once my tomato plants germinate and grow taller than the container, I will remove the first leaves and fill the container with soil up to the top; this method saves me some work. I covered the containers with plastic, to keep the moisture in and also the warmth.
I also planted 3 eggplants – they don’t do as well as tomatoes, even in the greenhouse. Eggplants are a very warm weather crop. They are a beautiful plant with nice flowers, it is worth it to grow them just for fun. And maybe, possibly, hopefully we will have some fruits too :).
Now, all I have to do is keep them moist and happy and trust God will give them all growth. And do not expect me to be very patient in this, I can not wait to transplant them all into the greenhouse! Come on spring!!!