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Article: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let Me Sow: Plant Seeds Outside Now for Natural Cold Stratification: Winter sowing...

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Sundownr

Sundownr
(Bev) Wytheville, VA
(Zone 6a)

January 9, 2013
7:58 AM

Post #9379949

Your article describes winter-sowing. I much prefer seeds sown outdoors this time of year. From my experience, the winter-sown plants seem to be much hardier than indoor germinated seedlings, don't get damping-off disease, don't need hardening-off, and don't suffer from transplant shock as badly. I also don't have the expense and labor of soil warmers, lighting with periodic adjusting, timers, watering, etc. As you stated, some seeds need the cold stratification, too. Mother Nature truly knows what's best, so let her do the work!

Thanks for the article!
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Bev

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 9, 2013
4:54 PM

Post #9380472

Agreed!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 9, 2013
7:12 PM

Post #9380576

Thanks for your extra information and kind comments, Bev and Carrie!

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 10, 2013
3:24 PM

Post #9381269

('Agreed' is hardly a "kind comment," but I'll take what I can get!)

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