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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: winter seeding

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Landisburg, PA
(Zone 6a)

January 12, 2013
1:46 PM

Post #9382942

I would like to try the winter planting in the gallon jugs and was wondering what would be a good
seed to try..I have never done this and so any help would be appreciated...
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

January 12, 2013
2:39 PM

Post #9382982

Hi Bluepoppy. There is a ton of guidance on the winter sowing forum -- -- and particularly on the first thread --

I haven't done much winter sowing myself...

I'd love to hear your reports of your success-to-be!


central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 12, 2013
7:49 PM

Post #9383211

sweet william worked great for me
I'm going to do more this year


Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 14, 2013
1:03 PM

Post #9384864

Columbine (Aquilegia) grow well this way.


Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 14, 2013
1:47 PM

Post #9384902

Hiya BluePoppy! Oh yes, like Happy said, if you start a thread in the Winter Sowing area, I'm sure I'll find you and help you out all I can. Winter Sowing is how I got started in yardening and it is sooooooo addictive! I'll look forward to chatting with you there. :)


Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

January 15, 2013
3:47 AM

Post #9385550

In the meantime, I've had great success with Verbascum Southern Charm, Agastache (Bolero, Tango, Apache Sunset and many others) which I start about now and then wait a little longer for the annuals.
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

January 25, 2013
8:13 PM

Post #9397796

Dianthus work well for me this way, also. Any seed with germination instructions that include "cold stratifying" or "nick & soak" will do well being winter sowed... the natural freeze-thaw helps break down tough seed coats.

I wrote a couple of DG articles on winter sowing that might also be useful.

Have fun!

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