JayPoc
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very weird...my peppers beat my maters up!

Odd....I started some pepper seeds in cells along with some tomatoes. I regretted it almost instantly, since last year these seed took FOREVER to sprout. In fact, I had all but given up on them when they finally showed up. Must have been about a month before they came up. Anyway, just 8 days, and they're starting to come up. Actually had three peppers up before the first mater planted at the same time. Can't think of a thing I did differently this year. I started them a bit later, but conditions are the same. Weird...

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Re: very weird...my peppers beat my maters up!

It is strange, but the issue is the tomatoes. Peppers usually sprout for me in about a week or so. But tomatoes usually sprout in 3 - 4 days.
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Re: very weird...my peppers beat my maters up!

I'm usually in the 7 to 10 day range before seeing tomatoes pop up. The area where I start seeds is probably between 68 to 70 degrees most of the time. We might gave had a day or two last week where the day time temps got into the mid 70s for a while...

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Re: very weird...my peppers beat my maters up!

Yeah, I'm talking about starting them indoors with bottom heat from a heat mat. Even if the outdoor temperature is the same as the heat mat temperature, bottom heat seems to be more effective. But a few days difference isn't important. :)
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Re: very weird...my peppers beat my maters up!

Peppers need heat to sprout. Either a heat mat or consisted night temps near 70.

For Bhut Jolokia night temps above 70 are better.
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