My last post, which I have to admit was two weeks ago, was about my chillies and the trial I am involved with.
Well I planted them on the first of January and left them sitting in the greenhouse in a heated propagator. I went out every day to check them but nothing was happening. Then the other's in the trial started to blog about the seedling's that they had appearing. I was a bit miffed. Why were mine not growing? had I been sent duff seeds.
After a flurry of emails and tweet's it became apparent that as a chilli newbie, I had made a bit of an error. Even thought they were in a heated propagator, the unheated greenhouse was not the place for them. So a quick trip down the garden and the propagator became resident on the windowsill in the nicely warm spare bedroom.
It didn't take long, two days later and Hurrah!! the first seedlings of the year popped up.
One of the Hungarian Yellow Wax and one of the Chilitepin. The second was a bit of a surprise. The blurb sent out with the seeds implied that they are quite difficult to grow and in fact only seem to germinate after they have passed through a birds digestive tract!! Well unless a bird had got to them before I planted them, the closest these have been to a bird, was as they passed the chicken run on the way to the house.
In other garden related news, the next round of Seedypenpals is about to begin. I am looking forward to seeing who I get paired up with this time..
Finally another first. Gibson's first birthday to be exact. He had a nice day with a cake and lots of treats. We bought him a nice new lead and collar and his first bone.
Nothing much else to report. The rest of the Uk has snow but not here, thank goodness.
If you do have snow please take care. Hopefully I will have more to report soon.