Am I the only person in Australian not thinking about the Melbourne Cup today? Possibly it's sourgrapes. I have to finish a presentation today and won't be going to any glamourous lunches ... won't even be part of an office sweep. Very un-Australian. Instead I will be watching my new tenants settle into their home. I've been reading that you get the best vegetables by growing them from seed rather than seedlings. Most of my plants are from seedlings so I thought I'd sow some seeds from a delicious Italian red pepper variety. I also potted some basil seedlings not seeds because I couldn't wait that long to pick fresh basil leaves!