The Hard Decision



  • When growing Peppers from seed, if you planted 3-5 seeds in the pod to make sure you'd get at least one seed germinating, then you are bound to get more than one little plant coming up within a couple of weeks. I got four! 🌱 🌱 🌱 🌱

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    However, exactly because I am growing these in a single pod, now that these little guys are about 2" tall, I must make a hard decision: Which one of the bunch am I going to allow to keep on growing?!

    Yes!! 😥 I have to cut out my extra little seedlings and leave only one. Why? Well, because it WILL be huge! And I only have enough space for one. So ... I must make the tough decision. Choose one, and cut away the rest. Here they are, and here I go.

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    And so, I did it. Very reluctantly and sadly, I had to let 3 little seedlings go and keep the healthiest one of the bunch.

    The first time I had to do this was very hard, because ... what if the one doesn't make it? ... why can't I just grow them all, they are so tiny?! ... why...? But, after growing once I learned. This little guy is going to be huge! So, in order to give it the best chance, it will need all the space it can get.

    Just you wait!

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    Here it is! And just because it is a cute little living thing, because I want to, and because why not, I am going to name my little fajita pepper plant Henry.

    Hello Henry!


  • Ha! Thanks for the smiles. Thinning and pruning are the hardest job.