Finally the peppers I planted have begun to germinate! I know they take a bit longer to sprout than other seeds (like 15 days as opposed to 7-10 for the tomatoes and eggplant) but I was getting very impatient! I saw signs of sprouting a couple of days ago from 6 of the 12 seeds I planted. Yay!
I'm super excited about my peppers this year. They are two varieties I've not planted before: Red Ruffled Pimento and Corno DiToro Sweet Peppers. I will baby these plants to give them their best chance to grow and produce beautiful fruit!
They will stay in their little plugs under the heat lamp for several more weeks. This will give them the opportunity to get a little bigger and stronger before I pot them up in small containers in preparation for transplanting into the garden. Hopefully, I'll get 3 transplants of each kind to put in the garden. The other 6 I'll likely give away to my gardening friends. Peppers Linda?? :)