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Winter Sowing is an easy seed germination method that allows you to start many seedlings for little cost. During the Winter months seeds are sown into mini-greenhouses that you make yourself from recycled containers, such as milk jugs, soda and juice bottles, take out food containers, etc. After sowing, the mini-greenhouse is placed outside to wait for the end of Winter. The seeds will begin to germinate at their own right time when weather warms. (Courtesy of WinterSown.Org)
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I discovered Winter Sowing only a couple of years ago, but I jumped in with both feet (and 85 recycled containers) my first year and was rewarded in the spring with some wonderful surprises (who would have thought you could start tomatoes sucessfully this way?) and more hardy seedlings than I had the time to nestle into the ground.
I am looking forward to getting to know other Winter Sowers and sharing tips for success.
If you haven't winter sowed before - try it this year! I have posted step-by-step instructions which can be tweaked to suit your needs.
OK everyone - what's your count of WS containers so far? I am at 30, but hoping to do some more this weekend if I can gather a few more containers. I'm forcing milk and soda on everyone and tonight I suggested we order Chinese for dinner just so I…Continue
Started by Michele Lawrenson, Z6A. Last reply by MJ Feb 24.
Here's a list of seeds that should do well being winter sown:AgeratumAlyssumBachelor's ButtonsCalendulaCelosiaCoreopsisCosmosDelphiniumGaillardiaImpatiensMarigoldNicotianaNigellaPetuniasPoppyScabiosaSunflowerViolaZinniaAsterAstilbeBee BalmBlazing…Continue
Started by Michele Lawrenson, Z6A. Last reply by Jan Page Jan 31, 2012.
Here's a list of suitable containers for Winter Sowing - feel free to add your own! 1 or 2 ltr soda/pop bottles (smaller sizes ok too)1/2 or 1 gallon plastic milk jugsClear plastic take out food containersFoil take out containers with clear plastic…Continue
Started by Michele Lawrenson, Z6A Jan 26, 2012.