winter seeding

Landisburg, PA(Zone 6a)

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)

Hi Bluepoppy. There is a ton of guidance on the winter sowing forum -- http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/f/coldsow/all/ -- and particularly on the first thread -- http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/815465/.

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

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

central, NJ(Zone 6b)

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

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

Columbine (Aquilegia) grow well this way.

Somewhere in, MD(Zone 7b)

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)

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)

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. http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/585/
http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/959/
http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/1135/
http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/2091/

Have fun!

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