Sunday, March 28, 2010

Planting continues...

In addition to saying hello to the greenhouse cat, this week we planted several trays of hot peppers and sweet bell peppers. (Those marked with * are varieties sown from seed saved by Ginkgo — that is, we didn’t buy the seeds, we saved them from plants grown in previous years.)

Sweet bell peppers
  • Bull Nose
  • King of the North
  • Wisconsin Lakes
  • Yankee Bell [not grown in 2009]
  • *Orion [not grown in 2009]

Medium-hot peppers
  • Poblano
  • Jalapeño

Hot peppers
  • *Thai Hot
  • *Red Rocoto (a Peruvian variety)
  • *Aji Cristal
  • *Yellow Mushroom and *Red Mushroom
  • *Fish
  • Habañero

We’re going to wait a week before sowing the tomatoes. Last season we sowed them a little early, they got spindly, and once they were planted at the garden a windstorm hit, destroying many of them. We’re trying to learn from our mistakes.