Just wanted to share the latest news - the jalapenos, poblanos, cali golden bell peppers and san marzano tomatoes have gone gangbusters and went from just having the two seedling leaves to 6-8 regular leaves in about four days. A GroLamp for 14 hours a day will do wonders, it seems. I've transplanted the tomatoes and jalapenos into 2" x 4" peat pots and will be breaking them in outside starting in a few days. I've already planted bloody butcher corn and Crimson Sweet Watermelon in their place, and I'll have the kale in soon after that, along with squash etc.
I think next year I will raise the lamp up a bit to spread the light around, and double the size of my container. It's really nice having these in the 'guest bedroom' (aka junk room) right now, because I can take care of the plants after I put the kids to bed.
I would love any suggestions you guys have for my poblanos once they're out and producing... I know I can do stuffed poblanos with chorizo and queso but other than that?