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Starts in the wings

My peppers from Seed Savers Exchange arrived this week. This was the absolute latest I could get them shipped, there aren’t any later dates available. Of course, last weekend was lovely and I might have been tempted to put them in the ground right away when they arrived if they’d come earlier. Thank goodness they didn’t though. The weather has turned horrible and snarly, laughing at my attempts to grow anything other than broccoli and peas.

Thank goodness for the broccoli starts though! They’re cheering me immensely, even though there are so many I can’t think of what we’re going to do with the extra. If they produce all at once, some will end up at the local food bank and some might end up with the neighbors. Hopefully before we get too sick of the dark green goodness. Fortunately peas and broccoli are our staples for the summer stir fries, so we’ll sauce them up and eat like kings.

As for the beautiful pepper plants, they’ll continue to be safe and warm under the grow lights in the basement. There’s no way I’m putting them outside until we stop getting fresh snow on the mountain.

Originally published at my blog. You can comment here or there.


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you can parboil and freeze broccoli!

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