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Might not be the right forum for this... I wasn't real sure where to putit, but what the heck is Winter Sowing?
I get the general idea, I know what WinterSowing Wheat is, but there are flowers you can wintersow??
You can winter sow any seed that needs a cold period for germination and it is really very easy. Just look on the seed packets or in the catalogs and see which plants need a cold period, sometimes you can tell by their names, like Alpine, Russian, etc. plants from cold areas. Here in 7a, I usually do mine in late January. I use whatever container is available, even styrofoam cups, although I prefer something bigger like a turkey roasting pan. Make sure you label them well cause with all of the weathering, you could lose your plants' names and forget what is where. You don't have to worry about losing your seeds to birds and mice nor lose your seedlings to damping off, and you don't have to harden off your seedlings. We are just doing what nature would do in a plant's natural environment, how they would normally grow if left in the wild. :)
Karen in NC
You can winter sow almost anything. Tropicals are out for most areas. These coneflowers were winter sown 2 years ago. I'm doing some more this year. I just love them. As for flowers, I winter sow petunias, allysum, morning glories, sage, hollyhocks, vinca, dahlberg daisies, etc.