Being a new gardener, I've been enticed by the lure of growing all these fabulous looking vegetables and flowers from seed packages. In reality, I haven't had much success with growing too many things from seed. Except my baby bell peppers. These adorable and sweet baby bell tri-colored peppers grew exactly what the package pictured, except for the orange ones. Who knows why.
I coddled these little seedlings from their embryonic stages. I carefully tented the seedlings with toothpicks and plastic wrap to create a greenhouse effect. I waited till they were tall enough and strong enough to be transplanted outside. I also made sure I fertilized them well because I read that they liked that. After about three months, I had the joy of carefully plucking these from their plant and then cutting them up for salads or letting the girls eat them raw. I sautéed them as well for a pasta dish I made a couple of times.
|One of my baby bell plants in my garden|