A new hybrid from U.K. vegetable breeder Tozer Seeds that’s a hybrid(Not a GMO) of two super trendy vegetables, Brussels sprouts and kale. Is taking the supermarket by storm.
According to the Tozer Seeds website, the leafy green vegetable gets its “fantastic flavor by combining the complex taste of the [Brussels] sprout with the mild, sweet ‘nutty’ taste of the kale.”
Big Grin … maybe next year we can get a tomcumber. A foot long tomato, cucumber hybrid. What a time saver that would be in making salads!
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If you have not done so, now is a good time to start your pepper seedlings in those tiny seedling pots.
I don’t care what anyone else may say about germinating pepper seed, but it is a proven known fact that it is almost impossible to germinate pepper seed when the soil temperature is below 70 degrees. Warmer is better.
A good rule of thumb is sweet mild peppers like bell peppers will germinate at lower soil(above 70 degrees) temperatures.
As pepper heat increases so does the need for warmer soils to achieve good seed germination. Some of the hot peppers will refuse to germinate when soil temperatures are lower than 80 or 85 degrees. Hot peppers may also require much longer germination time. Some varieties may require 30 or more days with soil temperature at or above 80 degrees to germinate. ‘Don’t give up to soon’.
Hint Never let the soil get to dry. Keep seed trays covered with clear food wrap. Mist once or twice a day as necessary with a spray from a water bottle filled with warm (not hot) water.
Pepper Joe said
Then sow seeds 1/4 inch deep 6 to 10 weeks before the last frost. Keep seeds moist, but not soaked, through germination phase. The Ideal temperature is 75 to 85 degrees. Because most homes are not this warm, another tip is to place them on top of your refrigerator until seedlings emerge. It stays pretty warm there.
Again, be patient, some varieties can take 4 to 6 weeks or longer to germinate. Others can show up in 7 to 10 days. It depends on temperature, sunlight, soil and variety. After they emerge I believe in the mother nature theory: “Survival Of The Fittest”. I plant 3 or 4 seeds per growing area.
As they develop their first set of leaves I’ll snip off with a scissors the weakest one. As they develop their second set of leaves I’ll snip off all but the healthiest one. If any variety starts to grow tall and too “leggy”, open the window just a little bit to shock the plant with cooler air. This will slow down its growth and make its stem thicker and more conducive to transplant. Once you have healthy seedlings you’re ready to transplant your pepper plants.
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