Daily Archives: April 13, 2008

Germination, not for the faint of heart


Paul and I managed to have some seeds pop up .  I don’t know how.  Mother Nature does crazy things.  About 99% of our tomato seeds popped up.  Our bell peppers (which were planted at the same time) have only had about a 20% success rate.  I don’t know what their deal is.  Maybe they just take longer.  We managed to keep the shop around 80 degrees with the wood stove.  You can’t win them all I guess (but prove me wrong bell peppers!)  Our genovese basil was 100% successful, as was our lemon and lime basil.  The thai basil is sleeping in with the bell peppers, it is having a pitiful performance.