Greenhouse Update - 3rd February 2015

Thursday, 5 February 2015 18:37:37 Europe/London

Our Gardening Angels have been hard at work filling up the Vitopod Propagator with plenty of fantastic tomatoes, peppers and chillies in preparation for a bumper harvest in spring.

Here are the chilli and pepper seeds we have been sowing into our Vitopod Heated Propagator this week:

Chillies

Vezene Piperka

Cheiro Roxa

Bolivian Rainbow

Fresno Supreme

Habenero the Monster

Yellow Moruga

Yellow Scorpion

Habanero 7 Pot

7 Pot Yellow

Sweet Peppers

F1 Jumbo

Corno di toro rosso

Corno di toro giallo

Big Red

Sowing Chilli Seeds

When sowing our seeds, we made sure to follow these steps to give our seeds with the best possible chance of germination:

1. Fill up seed trays with multipurpose compost and create several small holes (around 1cm deep) with a dibber for your seeds.

2. Individually placed a seed into each hole.

3. Cover up your seedlings and use a tamper to flatten down the compost and remove any air pockets.

4. Water your seedlings, then place them into your Vitopod Electric Propagator to germinate.

Seeds have the best possible chance of germinating if they are in contact with their surrounding compost, so it is always important to remove air pockets with a tamper.

Pricking Out Chilli Seedlings

Once we had sown our chilli seeds, we were ready to prick out the chilli seeds sown on January 14th. Here is the process we followed to make sure our seedlings all survived this delicate process.

1. Begin by filling several 9cm pots< with compost and creating small holes with a dibber.

2. Use a dibber to loosen the compost surrounding seedlings, then carefully lift them out by their leaves.

3.Plant the seedlings into their new pots, water them and return them to their Heated Vitopod Propagator.

The stem and roots of these seedlings are very sensitive when being transplanted, so it is important to always lift out your seedlings by their leaves.

Tomatoes Update

Our tomatoes have also been growing nicely in the Vitopod Propagator. They have now all grown full, healthy leaves, so it shouldn’t be too much longer before they are ready to be planted on into one of our Plant Guardian Planters!

If you have any questions about sowing seeds, pricking out seedlings or general questions about growing your own tomatoes or chillies at home, please feel free to get in touch with our Gardening Angels on 0845 602 3774 or drop us an email on info@greenhousesensation.co.uk. We’re always happy to help!

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