1. Meeny, thriving
2. Bare dirt where Meeny's baby siblings will eventually sprout
So, all the squash except for Meeny died. Woe! But Meeny is doing just fine, and I have planted six more seeds in the big storage containers (two per container) which will remove any need to transplant this next batch. I will thin them as necessary.
3. The eighteen baby peppers
4. All my plants enjoying an afternoon outdoors, Monday, 1 May 2017
The pepper seedlings are also doing just fine, and are enjoying their occasional day trips to my back porch. They're still not really big enough to transplant, but I think they will be ready around May 13th or so.
5. The Lazarus pepper
And the Lazarus pepper is growing both new buds and new leaves (even as it has lost a few old leaves from lower down on its stem), so I think it may actually achieve the dream of both flowers and fruit this summer. :D I just need to remember to fertilize it sometime this week.
Hmm, and I should probably start collecting eggshells again, to mix into the soil when I transplant the seedlings. Eggshells are good for plants in general -- they are a fast and easy source of calcium -- and particularly good for peppers and tomatoes.
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