seed Posts

My Homemade Seedling Protectors

My Homemade Seedling Protectors

Seeds that are directly sown into the garden need protection.  I have had many new seedlings emerge in the garden only to have them accidentally dug out by foraging birds or purposefully eaten by hungry garden visitors. I invented my own method to protect my emerging seedlings.  Small, simple to make, re-usable covers that pin into the soil with wire hooks.

Germinating Capsicum, Bell Pepper and Tomato Seed

Germinating Capsicum, Bell Pepper and Tomato Seed

I have found that some Solanum, like tomato and capsicum seed are slow to germinate, capsicum (bell pepper) being the most difficult I’ve encountered.  While my tomato seed will usually germinate within one week, capsicum can take two or more weeks.  What can be done about this?  Just add heat.