Since the greenhouse is officially full today, I thought I’d post a few pictures to show how things are coming along. For those who are interested.
Pepper seedlings. The ones in the foreground are Black Hungarian Hot Peppers, which is why they have purple leaves. They are beautiful plants and could easily be added to a front flower bed. The dark green foliage is tinged with purple, and they have purple stems. And black-purple peppers until they ripen to red. Black Hungarian Peppers are similar in heat factor to Jalapenos but they have a more mellow flavour. I really like them, and so do the people who asked me to grow them again this year!
Cilantro. Love it or hate it, I think it’s cute how some of the plants are still holding on to their seed coats!
Most have heard of Lemon Basil. Have you heard of Lime Basil? I thought I better give it a try, since Lemon Basil is one of my favourite herbs.
Brassicas. I think these are kale, kale, and more kale. Curly Kale, Dinosaur Kale, and Red Russian Kale to be more precise. Lots of people like to grow it and hide it in their family’s food, so I’m doing my part. 🙂
Pretty little Sage plant. It’s a perennial, so you shouldn’t need to buy it more than once. It will flower in the second year, and every year after. Beautiful purple-blue flowers that are also edible. My kids like to suck the nectar out of them.
A very small fraction of the tomato seedlings currently in my care. The ones in the foreground are a new cherry tomato I’m trying this year: ‘Snow White’.
German Chamomile. Tea for you or your little seedlings – or both! I’m not a fan of the flavour myself but I use the flowers to brew a tea for my seedlings. Helps prevent damping-off, a fungal disease that kills seedlings when they’re tiny.
Dill. Homegrown pickles…. m.
These are my daughter’s trays. I just bust with momma pride every time I look at them! Quite the little seedling-lover I have on my hands. It’s also special because she found seeds that her Great-Grandma had purchased but never used (she’s passed on now) and planted them in one of the trays.
Another thing that makes me smile in the greenhouse. This Lemon Thyme was a gift from my nephew last spring. I was so worried that it wouldn’t make it through the winter, but a combination of greenhouse and some dormant time in the cold cellar worked ok.
I hope you enjoyed the tour! Have you started seedlings indoors? How are they coming along? Please feel free to share and chat on the Facebook page. ‘Tis the season to get revved up for gardening again.