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Winter Sowing: WS containers buried in snow ... dig out or leave buried??

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West Norriton, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 13, 2010
12:38 PM

Post #7555670

All of my winter sowing containers are buried under 2 feet of snow. Should I dig them out or just let the snow melt (more snow coming Monday and high temp are forecasted to be only in the low 30's)


Columbus, OH

February 13, 2010
12:53 PM

Post #7555687

I leave mine. The snow insulates them.
West Norriton, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 13, 2010
1:02 PM

Post #7555701

Thanks! good point ... besides, I didn't really want to walk thru 2 feet of snow to shovel them out.
Pocono Mountains, PA
(Zone 6a)

February 14, 2010
12:21 PM

Post #7558054

When in doubt, choose the path of less resistance.


Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 15, 2010
1:15 AM

Post #7559577

Leave 'em. They'll be fine.


Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 15, 2010
1:31 AM

Post #7559605

mine are all snowed in and protected too.
Mid-Cape, MA
(Zone 7a)

February 15, 2010
2:47 AM

Post #7559759

Snow is good for WS jugs!
Conneaut, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 15, 2010
10:43 PM

Post #7562203

It's part of the process.Let it be.Edge


Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 16, 2010
1:23 AM

Post #7562594

Remember you're pretty much mimicking what happens naturally in nature. Seeds fall from plants in late summer/early fall, get buried by leaves and/or snow in late fall/early winter, then stay there until they "wake up" in the spring.


Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 18, 2010
3:51 AM

Post #7568360

Ditto stephanietx... I look at ws as doing just like mother nature except we confine and make it easier on us to then put them were we want. Plus we don't have to worry about when cleaning up the garden in early spring pulling something to then find out later it wasn't a weed... as me how I know this last part so well...teeee heeee

West Norriton, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 24, 2010
4:51 PM

Post #7584321

Thanks for the advice everyone ... we're expecting another 12-18 inches of snow on top of the piles we have left over from the last storm. Can't wait for SPRING!!!
Lake, MI

February 24, 2010
6:14 PM

Post #7584550

I am so with you on the wanting spring to hurry up and get here.

I just went in my kitchen and I can hear water dripping in my gas fire place and DH just went in the bathroom and in the closet the towels are all wet.

Help Mr.Wizard...

New Milford, CT

February 25, 2010
2:51 PM

Post #7586654

Oh no, amos, I hope you find out fast what the problem is AND that it's easy to fix ...

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