I'm later planting my tomatoes and peppers this year. Most year I sow far too early then they either sit there not growing or get too leggy. I decided to just try putting them in a bit later and see if it makes any difference or not.
In truth I would have planted them in the week when I had a bit of time on my own (when the boy naps), but I'd promised the girls they could help and they were so excited about planting two of their favourite veggies.
So this afternoon we managed to get out there and sow them all, the girls filled the pots whilst I organised what we were going to plant. I love them planting a crop that we harvest over a long time like this, as they have a real sense of pride as the eat them.
My youngest daughter was determined to plant all the sweet peppers, as they're her favourite, where as my eldest was just as happy to plant the tomatoes. I know it won't be long before they're raiding the greenhouse and I'll have to be quick to get a descent amount before they eat them all!
|being careful with the seeds|
Chilli pepper - long pencil cayenne (home saved seed)
Chilli pepper - Pimientos de Padron
Sweet pepper - Poupila
Sweet Pepper - Sweet Sunshine F1 (one of the few F1's I'm growing this year)
Sweet Pepper - Lunch Box Mix
Tomato - Golden Sunrise (home saved seed)
Tomato - Millefleur
Tomato - Harbinger
Tomato - Best of all
Tomato - Jersey Sunrise
Tomato - Legend
Tomato - Amish Paste
Tomato - Abraham Lincoln
Tomatillo - Large purple/green
I can't wait to try some of these in the summer! I'm really excited about trying the small sweet peppers I've picked out, some grow the size of a chilli so I should have no problems ripening them! Looking at the list I might plant a few more chilli pepper yet so I'll raid the seed box tomorrow to grow a few hot ones (although I have a fair few left int he freezer from last year).
Everyone else got their tomatoes and peppers in yet?
How many varieties are you growing?