Who does winter sowing?

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  1. petunia

    petunia Young Pine

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    I consider this to be a way to start up our gardens in the spring. Over winter seeds gives them that headstart or jump naturally. I have atleast 10 jugs with winter seeds like canna's, daisy's, hollyhocks, hibiscus, clementas are just a few that I have started for my winter sowing. Once all our snow disappears and my flowers start coming up the I can transplant them around my yard. High 40's for this week maybe some of that snow will actually disappear and spring will eventually be here. What have you Wintersown?
     
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    Ms kitty 01 In Flower

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    I used to winter sow but haven't o any for a few years. You might motivate me to do it again. I tried all kinds of perrenials.most of them did fine.
     
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    I've been winter sowing for 8 years now. I have slowed down. I sowed some vegetable seeds yesterday. Two years ago I had very good results with broccoli. I found some of the same variety and winter sowed it again.

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    We just got our tomatoes, peppers, and basil sown! We're pretty excited for spring!
     



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    When I lived in the country I Winter sowed every year,with pretty good results.I also had lots of gardens to plant all these seedlings in,but not any more.
     
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    I have a few containers out on my deck which are winter sown. This is my favorite way to get things started for the gardens for a few years now. I have to go out and check them because I can't seem to remember what I put out there besides catnip for my kitty. lol When I first started winter sowing about 5 or 6 years ago I went nuts with it. I actually had too much and gave a lot of seedling away. Now I limit myself to about 5 to 10 containers. I mostly use gallon milk jugs and I usually don't sow them till mid February to March. I found I have more of a success rate sowing at this time of the year.
     
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    those are my winter containers. most all are perrianiels and herbs. though I been hearing people doing annuals. I'm not understanding that concept. Annuals are to be put in the ground for a one year flower.
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    I guess I winter sow too, just in a different way. I have a small patch on the side of my yard that I call my seed bed. I plant perennial seeds in short rows in it each fall and have had good success. When they get big enough, I transplant to the garden or share with friends. I don't think having containers would work here with the winds we get.
     
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    I do mostly perennials too Petunia. Annuals I would rather just direct sow. Although I do have portulacas in my cold frame. I have agastache, heliopsis, shasta daisies, formosa lily, and flax in the winter sown containers. I really think more or less the winter sowing gives me something to do in the dirt in the winter months, lol.
     

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