Well, it’s the end of another week and my tomato sprouts are thriving.
However, after almost two weeks, I still hadn’t seen any sign of my bell peppers. I was beginning to worry that I was over-watering them, or that maybe they weren’t getting enough sunlight. So I turned to the infinite source of all wisdom and knowledge, Google.
The articles I read reassured me that depending on the temperature and environment, bell peppers can take longer to germinate than most seeds. I decided no to give up on them.
Last night, my patience paid off. I have several new bell pepper sprouts and more are popping up every hour!
The weather has been absolutely beautiful, so if I have time this weekend, I’m going to try to get my sunflowers and milkweed in the ground! I’m just hoping the squirrels don’t dig them up again. Grrrr.
After the success of my sunflower garden last year, I’ve decided to expand my garden. This year, along with sunflowers, I’ve also decided to grow tomatoes, bell peppers, and milkweed (AKA butterfly weed). Tonight, I plotted my tomatoes and bell peppers because they need to grow inside before they’re transplanted outside.
I’m particularly excited about the butterfly weed. Monarch butterflies are very close to being put on the endangered list. I love monarchs and want to do all I can to help them and raise awareness. I’m hoping my butterfly weed is successful in attracting and feeding and nursing them and I encourage others to do the same! They’re not seeds you’ll typically find at your neighborhood grocery store, so I ordered 5000 seeds off of Amazon.
I begin planting these seeds outside within the next few weeks. It’s still a little cool and early in the season.