Hello everyone, I'm new to Dave's Garden and also to winter sowing. I just wanted to check with some more experienced winter sowers before putting my seeds outside! So today I:
filled my cut on 3 sides water gallon containers with 3 to 4" of pro mix that I wet before use. The water gallons have the small round top removed.
I cut holes in the bottoms for drainage. (Before I cut the 3 sides, or added soil!)
I labed, inside and out.
I placed seeds according to directions... covered lightly, pressed into soil, etc.
I am planning on taping them shut as soon as I get my duct tape! (tomm. am., I forgot the duct tape.)
I am in zone 7b, just outside of DC.
Seeds I've started so far:
Echinacea... Purple Coneflower
Echinacea Pow Wow Wildberry
Echinacea White Swan
Echinacea. Prarie Splendor
California Poppy, White
English daisy, Habanera Mix
Columbine, Origami Pink and White
Ca. Poppy Milk Maid Thai Silk
Aquilegia Dorthy Rose
Aquilegia Winky Double Rose and White
I"m not sure if it's too late or not for some of these. It seems like you winter sowers with experience know when to put out what seeds.
I'd like to winter sow:
French or Butterfly Lavender
Lupin, Dwarf Fairy Pink
Lupin Russell Noble Maid White
Garland Daisy Seeds... Chysanthemum coronarium
MilkMaid Butterfly Weed
Silky Gold Butterfly Weed
Hollyhock, Halo White
I'm not 100% sure if I should start these now?