Friday, 2 May 2008


The pepper is eventually doing well despite a slow start.

The seeds (from a pepper - I have totally forgotten which colour!) were planted at the same time as the butternut squash - 4th April 2008.
It's interesting to see the difference in size!

The shoots appeared only about a week or so ago but now look healthy and seem to be growing relatively quickly.

I like to use small terracotta pots which can be bought quite cheaply from Homebase or B & Q.
Sometimes I paint a pattern on them like here, the white painted swirls look authentically 'antique' once the pot starts to age.
I also write the seed which has been sown and the date onto the side of the pot with white chalk - it's very handy to keep a record and this can be easily rubbed off when re-potting.

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