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Winter Sowing: WS in zones 3/4

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skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

August 27, 2009
6:21 PM

Post #6994872

Just wondering if anyone knows when I should be starting things here. I've never done ws this way, so really have no idea if I should be starting things in Oct or April! LOL! Any advice would be great! Thanks in advance.
joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

August 29, 2009
3:32 AM

Post #7000221

I do wintersowing in March & April. Plant up a few jugs every week so it's not a huge job to do all at once.
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

August 29, 2009
3:37 AM

Post #7000234

Thanks, Joanna! Looking at the pics of your beautiful yard, it definately is working for you. If ANY of my plants end up looking as good as yours, I will be ecstatic!
kqcrna
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6a)

August 31, 2009
7:33 PM

Post #7009268

Your perennials could be done anytime in winter. Seeds just know that they're frozen, they can't tell the difference between 25 above zero or 25 below. Just hold off in sowing annuals until spring.

Karen
CLScott
Calgary
Canada

September 9, 2009
2:47 PM

Post #7043915

There are some seeds which need to be sowed now.
Sweet Cicely (Myrrus Odoratus) needs two periods of oscillating temperatures
before it will sprout.
Caraway and Lovage are two others which do better if planted in fall.

Most things, I would seed March as winter sown.
Don't be afraid of trying different times---the weather may be different and maybe
some years February would be better.

If you have lots of seeds try a September, then a January and a March sowing.

It also may depend on what else you have going on in your life. Winter sowing is flexible.
You can do one or two jugs each day and not do any if you go on holidays etc.

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