Sowingseeds can be fiddly at the best of times. Chilli and sweet pepper seedlings aren’t too bad but even so I still find them tricky.
What I find easiest is to lick my forefinger and then press gently on the seed. It seems to stick and then I can then transport it to the compost. A little movement over the compost and it seems to drop down into place.
It’s a good time for sowing sweet peppers this month but they will do best in a heated propagator or on a warm windowsill.
Provide as much light as possible as the seedlings come up!
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Tony Flanagan is Kitchen Garden’s staff writer. He has been an enthusiastic grower of fruit and veg for many years. His favourite things to grow are peppers (sweet and chllli), tomatoes, herbs and beans. When he is not gardening or not writing about gardening, he is an avid Wolverhampton Wanderers fan. 07587038039 | firstname.lastname@example.org