Sow over winter

Although I hate to wish the time away (seriously, January just flew by) you all know how much I’m longing for spring.

I can’t do ANYTHING outside right now. And though I’ve set up a pretty neat indoor grow station (more on that another day), it’s still too early to actually plant anything in it. But all is not lost…

Remember the Winter Sow method?

I’ve tried it three times already – here, here, and here. I didn’t do it last year, because I knew we’d be looking for a house in the spring, and I would be leaving my gardens behind.

But this year, we aren’t going anywhere, and I’ve got LOTS of seeds to work with!!!

My little tin seed holder is filled to the gills!!!

This year is a little bit of an experiment. You’re supposed to use milk jugs, pop bottles, things like that. But I don’t have any of those. I had a cider jug, and an empty windshield washer jug, but I’m also trying out a few other types of containers, including a couple jujube containers and a rostisserie chicken tub.

I planted up some scabiosa, oriental poppies, coneflowers, black-eyed susans, and delphiniums.

They are now out in the frosty fresh air, and with any luck, come spring, we’ll see some wee little sprouts!

If you’d like to learn more about winter sowing, here’s where I learned about it.

6 thoughts on “Sow over winter

  1. Araignee

    I would love to try that but I swore after three years of disasters I am DONE with trying to go things in this god forsaken forest I live in.

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  2. jatshaw

    I’m ready for spring, too, and we don’t have any snow here, just lots of rain and clouds. Hope your experiment works; that will definitely give you a head start!

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  3. Now that sounds really interesting. I don’t think I’ve heard of winter sowing. I’m ashamed to say that I wasn’t reading, (or knew about), your blog in those previous posts. It will be fun to watch along with you and see the growth. I would think the seeds would freeze, but no???
    Blessings and hugs,
    Betsy

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