If there was one thing I didn’t expect from this project up ’til now, it was that ever single seed I planted would germinate. That every single seedling I so carefully transferred, twice now, would thrive.
I expected a few, if not many, to shrivel up and perish underneath my inexperienced hands. They didn’t. They don’t.
Indoors, photo taken just now.
At this point I still shield them from too much sun. Let’s say I’m gradually increasing their exposure to it. The foil greenhouse is probably what saved me; we’ve had some strange, cold weather. Highly inappropriate for this time of year. Suffice to say I ordered another one.
If this keeps up, I might just have to let some of them go, give them away to friends and neighbors, because there’s no way I’ll be able to house them all once I have to start transferring them to 5 gallon buckets.
To those of you familiar with growing pepper plants; are 5 gallon buckets really what they need, or could I get away with something perhaps a bit smaller?