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last years wintersown jugs

Central, VA(Zone 7a)

Just wanted to show some of my sprouts last year,so far this year I've put out roses and some tree's and some flowering bushes like beauty bush,and mockorange and Japanese beauty berry.Happy wintersowing everyone

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Duluth, GA(Zone 7b)

Very nice seedlings. TomVa, where did you get you mockorange seeds. I would love to grow some of these beauties for the scent. Annette

Central, VA(Zone 7a)

Annette ,my mother has 5 bushes and I collected seed from her plants and I took a few cuttings too.I already traded all the mockorange seed away,It went fast but I will definetly save a lot more next year for ppl,I had no idea that ppl had even heard of the shrub and yes it smells wonderful.I've been looking for seed for a carolina spice bush that's the one now on my list to find and grow..Tom

Duluth, GA(Zone 7b)

Thanks for the info Tom. I grew it as a shrub at my last home, and I'm going to see if I can find it again here this spring at any of our local nurseries. Annette

Central, VA(Zone 7a)

If you can't find it I will be glad to send you a cutting come spring:o)

Sumter, SC(Zone 8a)

Tom - I'll ask a gardening buddy of mine if she has any spicebush seeds or cuttings (she's buffy on here)

Greensboro, NC(Zone 7b)

Hi Friends:

Tom - I received 6 spicebush seeds in trade last year which I cold stratified and now have them trying to germinate under different conditions. If I have much luck (?!) perhaps I could share a seedling in the spring.

Deanna - I also have mock orange seeds. A neighbor has a very old specimen in her yard. I had a few cuttings rooted which did not survive the high heat/drought this summer. I will try again in the spring.

That's about it for me with my WS so far - just the calycanthus. I am going to start some elderberry next. And then I have to take a serious look at what I have and what I really have space for. :)

Keep me posted on your WS progress.


Central, VA(Zone 7a)

Amanda that is so nice of you,I'm sorry that your cuttings didnt survive,when I did mine,they were more of volunteers growing up around the plant that my mother let me dig up in the spring of 09 and move to my property,I even went last spring and got another volunteer from her,I love all the shrubs.I have spirea and rose of sharons and lilacs and rhododendrums and azaleas,burning bushes,crepemyrtles,forsythias.I like things I dont have to take too much time to take care of.. Tom

(Mary) Anchorage, AK(Zone 4b)

I was looking closely at your containers. Is there no lid of any sort, not even a baggie? Some of the containers looked pretty wet, so did they eventually dry out and not rot the seed. Obviously not. I planted some seeds in smaller cups sort of like yours just because I ran out of other containers and am glad to see that you did also. As long as there is about 2" of soil, it will work then.

(Mary) Anchorage, AK(Zone 4b)

Well, I found a new use for my aerogardens. I have three mounted on the wall. Aerogardens now will only sell online not to retailers. and for us in alaska?? They tack on around $30 in postage. So I filled mine with dirt. I can use the timer and lights, just not the pump and water thing. I will only use it for very delicate seeds and maybe herbs

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Central, VA(Zone 7a)

oberon,they all had tops,I just took them off for the picture and while I had the tops off I gave them a drink..Heres an article I wrote about wintersowing and at the bottom is a clickable link of a tutorial on prepping containers http://naturalfamilytoday.com/lifestyle/quick-guide-to-winter-sowing/

(Mary) Anchorage, AK(Zone 4b)

I will put a clear cover over the flats that contain cups with seeds. I just read your article from another thread and also clicked on a couple of the articles at the bottom. Gave me a few new ideas. No end to the learning it would seem. Now that I have started (my second year) getting more serious about WSing, I am really excited to see how they turn out. I think I will try tomatoes. I love them on cheese sandwhichs and store bought doesn't come close to fresh from your own garden, not that I have ever been that successful. I am also going to try to plant some vegies among my flowers. My big problem is slugs. So I continue to think about finding a spot for a raised bed just for vegies.

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