The Heat is On... The Pepper Seeds
Peppers need warm temperatures to grow well, so last weekend I decided to help things along by setting them on a heating mat. Since then, only one pepper seed has germinated -- one from a store-bought sweet bell pepper. (And that's not all that encouraging, since a few readers warned me that store-bought peppers are probably hybrid plants that might not bear any good fruit.)
In the first photo, in the front row from left to right, are dahlias, calendula, and a pair of leggy red chard plants. Lastly is the lone red bell pepper plant.