Since last week I am preparing for the new season for my raised beds. Well outside there is snow… not really motivating…
So this year I decided that I would like to try to grow some special sorts of vegetables so instead of buying all seedlings, I start to growth my own from Seeds.
In the last year I have been collecting seeds from the plants we had last year and purchased some specialities from Japan and from here (Switzerland).
A special focus goes on the Pro Specie Rara label, a swiss foundation for the conservation of historical, cultural and genetic diversity of animals and plants.
So I started with following:
Black Cherry Tomato Pro Specie Rara
Ampeltomate Himbeerfarbig (raspberry colour hanging small tomatoes) Pro Specie Rara
Tomate Gezahnte (Teeth tomato) Pro Specie Rara
Ox heart tomato Pro Specie Rara
Bern Rose Tomato Pro Specie Rara
Basel region small red tomato Pro Specie Rara
Black Plum tomato Pro Specie Rara
Chili Naga Bhut Jolokia
Corno di bue Rosso Pro Specie Rara (Red Horn Paprika)
Kyuri (Japanese Cucumber, small)
Climbing Zucchini Black Forest
plus some herbs
I planted them with different kind of soil (normal soil and special seedling soil) to see if there is any difference.
Temperature is around 22-23 degrees and we have 2 Led lamps to give them enough light.
The left one is a special growing light (Red and blue lamps) and the right one is just cold white light.
In some I have planted too many seeds, but all in all they are coming well 😉
Only the chili need more time…
If you want very good instructions and help about seedling growing and gardening, there is a fellow blogger that has a fantastic site giantveggiegardener