Lobelia have sprouted

These are the tiniest seeds, there are two and a half thousand in the packet or so it says, I'm not counting. The seedlings are tiny too of course, apart from that they are not very distinctive, just two oval leaves.

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Chilli has sprouted

The first chilli seed has sprouted. So I've moved the pot from the airing cupboard into the light. It was a very sunny day today, so a good day for it.

Not a brilliant picture, but the first one before the leaves are even upright fully. The leaves are originally folded down and then unfold upwards.

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Californian poppy seeds have sprouted

The Californian poppies sprouted just a day after the Zinnia. They have distinctive leaves, which look a bit like a two tined fork.

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Seed sprouted - zinnia

The first seeds have sprouted already! This is the zinnia.

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Planting seeds

In previous years I have grown a few seeds for containers, so I thought I would grow the same ones again and plant them outside later in the year.

I have some petunias, basil, californian poppy, zinnia and lobelia.


Chilli pepper kit

I am going to grow some chilli plants from a kit I received at Christmas.

There were only four seeds, there was supposed to be five. It has to be kept very warm until the seeds germinate, so I have put it in the airing cupboard. Once the seeds germinate, then I will have to find a sunny windowsill for the plant!

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Anemone flower

Another new flower. Some kind of anemone, maybe a Blue anemone or a Balkan anemone

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Clematis buds

So the clematis down the side of the house must be an early flowering one as it has got buds along with its first leaves. Good job I didn't cut it back too much!

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