The chilli seeds I found in the cupboard on New Year’s Eve have soaked for 48 hours and are ready to be planted.
I am a complete Scrooge in my garden so here’s my nifty tip for seedlings.
There is an interesting self regulatory thing that happens using the egg shells, I can only plant as many seeds as I have half egg shells. So I seem to end up with just the right number of seedlings sown each week, 24 maximum. That’s plenty for our family of three. It may seem like a lot, until you think about, say – beetroot for example. I would roast six to eight small ones for one meal. Cauliflower and lettuce we eat a whole head in two days. And I loose count of how many onions I use in an average week. Some seeds fail, some seedlings don’t make it to maturity so, 24 a week is about right.
When the seedlings are big enough just plant the whole thing in the ground.