The beer traps killed quite a few slugs, but it's clear many of the new hatch-lings found my sprouts before they found the traps. I guess that's the problem when they are hatching in the middle of the growbed.
All but three were taken off had their leaves chewed off, leaving just a stem.
I dont like slugs much at the moment.
So now I'm forced to go back to raising seeds in something a bit more like dirt.
I think it's peat.
You put them into a tray, and pour some warm water on them.
They must be poured into a bag, and then compressed, because the bag seems to unfold as the fibre expands.
The bag is thin like rice paper.
It might be rice paper.
At first I thought I'd thin each pot out to one seedling by choosing the stronger ones, but now I think I'll just leave them if both grow.
I love this variety so much, that I'm going to grow as many as I can.
I should be able to crowd them in a bit as they have fairly sparse foliage, so ventilation and mould etc shouldn't be a problem.
It was given to me by my sister in (common) law.
Even if this works well, I'm going to miss out on a lot of capsicums. One of the two plants I have that stayed alive from last summer already have full size* green fruit. That's the variety I dont like so much. The second of the two plants is my favourite sweet remano variety. It doesn't yet have fruit, but has the beginnings of a few flowers.
*for the miniature variety that it is
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