The pepper seeds look exactly the same as last week -- ie, nothing is visible above the soil -- which is to be expected.
Meanwhile, the Lazarus pepper has lost one bud (it shriveled and is about ready to drop from the plant) but the other is hanging in there and might be thinking about actually blooming. I firmly expect any bloom to be lopsided and weird, and then to probably shrivel and drop off itself, but you never know. Miracles do happen! (And there's a reason they're called miracles, and it's not because they're common. *wry*) Anyway, I mixed some crushed eggshells into its soil, which will probably not do much indoors and away from helpful bacteria and such, but the peppers did seem to like their eggshell supplements last summer so whatever; I doubt it can hurt.
More next week, as always.
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