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kqcrna
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2010
7:16 AM

Post #7625706

I got my first sprouts some time within the last few days- 2 jugs of alyssum, 1 dianthus, and 1 liatris.

Karen

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 13, 2010
7:17 AM

Post #7625707

Yippee!! It's so exciting isn't it?

Celene

Celene
Columbus, OH

March 13, 2010
11:47 AM

Post #7626245

I have sprouts, too...lychnis, clarkia, collinsia, lettuces and kale.
hanseycollie
Cynthia (N. Kansas C, MO
(Zone 5b)

March 13, 2010
12:10 PM

Post #7626291

Of 69 containers, I have sprouts in my Lipine container. My first sprouts as this is my first year to WS. Is it about time to sow the annuals or am I too late? Cynthia

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 13, 2010
12:19 PM

Post #7626300

You can go ahead and sow them. Just watch them once they've sprouted if you get any freezes and either cover the jugs or bring them inside to protect them. This is just after they've sprouted, though, not before.
hanseycollie
Cynthia (N. Kansas C, MO
(Zone 5b)

March 13, 2010
5:40 PM

Post #7626964

Thanks, Stephanie. I plan to get more jugs out - we'll probably still get some cold weather but I don't know about any more freezes. If the jugs are closed, will they be okay?

How about perennials?
rockgardner
Billerica, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2010
5:53 PM

Post #7627003

First to sprout for me here in z6a Mass. is California Poppy, about a week ago. Who would of thought! Then I had English Wallflower, and Baby Blue eyes a couple of days ago. All those seeds btw were from '04 and '05.

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 13, 2010
6:20 PM

Post #7627034

Perennials will be fine if planted now, too.
garyon
Syracuse, NY

March 13, 2010
7:07 PM

Post #7627103

nothing sprouted yet

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CapeCodGardener
Mid-Cape, MA
(Zone 7a)

March 13, 2010
7:43 PM

Post #7627180

I got sprouts (or at least, saw them for the first time) today, too: alyssum and calendula "citrus cocktail"!
So exciting! I don't have to worry about a freeze tonight, just a flood.
hanseycollie
Cynthia (N. Kansas C, MO
(Zone 5b)

March 14, 2010
2:54 PM

Post #7628968

We're in Kansas City, MO, and I wonder if we'll ever see the sun again - snow, snow, snow - and now rain, rain, rain. I glanced at my seedlings and they are lookin' a bit moldy - yikes - c'mon sun!

Going to sow a bunch more perennials - I guess better late than never! Keep your fingers crossed!
kqcrna
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 14, 2010
4:47 PM

Post #7629239

CapeCod isn't being anymore productive than I am today, I think. We have just been wandering around from forum to forum whining about the rain all day.

Karen
CapeCodGardener
Mid-Cape, MA
(Zone 7a)

March 14, 2010
7:22 PM

Post #7629637

Totally whining! Stuck inside. Clicking around the forums, then tinkering with my new WS spreadsheet which is awaiting more info, then whining some more. If I were my mom, I'd be tired of me. Heck, I'M tired of me.
[quote] I have sprouts, too...lychnis, clarkia, collinsia, lettuces and kale.[/quote]
Celene, I'm impressed! I didn't realize you could WS kale and lettuces!

Celene

Celene
Columbus, OH

March 14, 2010
9:20 PM

Post #7629909

I actually use flats for kale and lettuces, so I can transfer them to rows when I can till the garden, which at this moment is more soup than soil.
hanseycollie
Cynthia (N. Kansas C, MO
(Zone 5b)

March 15, 2010
2:49 AM

Post #7630121

The weather forecasters say we may see the sun Wednesday. I am hoping so - I really want some sprouts. I'm concerned the ones I do have are gonna rot!

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