More on Winter Sowing

Denver, CO(Zone 6a)

From what I read you can start sowing on the winter solstice, Dec 21st and after. I guess a lot of people wait to sow their annuals until Feb/March. You don't only have to sow seeds that need stratification. You can winter sow nearly everything, with exception of Tropicals. And yes, you can winter sow Hosta's. This will be my first year doing it and I'm going to winter sow nearly everything that I have. There is a great forum on GW and tons of people that have done it. Take a look. Less than a month to go!
Mobi
http://faq.gardenweb.com/faq/wtrsow/

Denver, CO(Zone 5b)

Just wanted to pop in and say Hi Mobi! Glad to see another from colorado! Welcome!!!! (a bit late)

Denver, CO(Zone 6a)

Thanks,
I live in lakewood, pretty close.
Did you know the zone in the denver metro area is now 6?
Mobi

Denver, CO(Zone 5b)

lol Mobi... no I didnt... When did that change? Geez. But with this weather, doesnt suprize me. I still have scarlet flax! Isnt there suposed to be snow??? :o)

Denver, CO(Zone 6a)

It's only been "official" for the last few years so not to many people know (or care) as for snow ????
Have you tried winter sowing?
Mobi

Olympia, WA(Zone 8a)

Hello from another Colorado resident. I've heard that much of the Front Range has zone creeped into 6. And, since I am still in coat denial, I believe it. There is talk of snow next week. I sure hope so. I plan on starting my winter sowing on Dec 21st.

Happy Gardening,

Sandy - Lady Aspen

Denver, CO(Zone 5b)

I havent tried winter sowing Mobi... 1st I hear of it was from a seed catalog. I dont do veggies tho. Until I get the house where I will stay forever, Im not doing much in the ground. I cant stand this clay! :o)

LadyAspen! Hello! Gosh! Now this excites me! LOL (its the little things)We do need the moisture here! My hair is tooooo frizzy! lol glad at least the mountains are getting it!

Denver, CO(Zone 6a)

I understand that you don't want to put a lot in the ground until you get your own ground. This will be the first year I'll be winter sowing and I am excited! I shut off my drip system and could really use the moisture. If I use the hose, I am really going to freeze.
LadyAspen, have you done some winter sowing?
Mobi

Olympia, WA(Zone 8a)

This will be my first year of winter sowing. I have been doing a lot of reading about it, for several months, at the website listed in your post above. I post a little both here and there, but I mostly just read.

Even though I am a beginning, I plan to jump in with both feet. Looks like about 250-300 different varieties of annuals, perennials, herbs and veggies.

How about everyone else?

Wishing for humidity,

Sandy - Lady Aspen - the frizzy headed one (LOL)

Porterfield, WI(Zone 4b)

This will be my 3rd year winter sowing, and I highly recommend it!! It's great, I do mostly perennials, shrubs, and trees. Keeps the house so you can walk through it!! But I still start a few inside!! I'd be happy to share my experiences if anyone has a question!! Legit

OC, CA & Twin Lakes , IA(Zone 4b)

I did it last year but because we didn't get much snow or rain, mine were too dry and too shallow of pans.

OC, CA & Twin Lakes , IA(Zone 4b)

More info:

http://davesgarden.com/t/404757/

Results:
http://davesgarden.com/t/377169/winter+sowing

http://davesgarden.com/t/370302/winter+sowing

http://davesgarden.com/t/8847/winter+sowing

Overview of Propagation Techniques
http://davesgarden.com/t/367693/

And a very long list of sucesses:
http://davesgarden.com/t/125843/winter+sowing



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