Do you winter sow seeds

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  1. koszta kid

    koszta kid Young Pine

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    Going to plant a few. Some to sell at Gate Way park. And some for here. have been collecting seeds for a while.
     
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  3. donm

    donm In Flower

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    Yes. This coming year will be my eighth year.

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    I've started annuals, perennials, vegetables, shrubs, trees.
     
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    Awesome pics Donm!!!

    Koszta, it'll be our 4th year doing it!
     
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    carolyn Strong Ash

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    Don, What do you do with this...how does the system work? Do you grow in these all winter to transplant into the garden?
     



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    calinromania Young Pine

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    Carolyn,I think you think these are "fresh" pics... I am guessing these are from last winter/spring.
    I don't think it's time yet for WS. At least not around here...zone 6.
    With WS, seeds germinate in spring, as weather warms up.
     
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    koszta kid Young Pine

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    Learned about it years ago on Garden web. And cheap way to get nice plants. Been collecting my jugs and pots.
     
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    marlingardener Happy

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    We winter sow, but not like you are talking about, I fear. We sow cool weather crops directly into the garden and they sprout and grow slowly until spring, when they grow more quickly. I do take rose cuttings this month and have them rooting and growing under domes in the barn ("dome" is fancy talk for clear 2 liter soda bottles with the bottom cut off). Most of our flowers self-seed, so I just let them do their thing, and move them when they get crowded or start to invade.
     
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    koszta kid Young Pine

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    Dh bought one of those 6x12 green houses this spring. Was going to put his homing pigeons in it Bought new building . So it's mine now. Some will also put in milk jugs.
     
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    Maypop New Seed

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    We winter sow directly in the garden, too. For us, sowing in jugs doesn't work as well as it does in colder zones. We sow seeds in January & mulch with pine straw.
     
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    Sakura New Seed

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    I tried it last year it failed quite badly so I'm using my indoor greenhouses
     

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