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Propagation: Holy Lamb's Ear Batman - winter sowing does work!

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Moorhead, MN
(Zone 4a)

April 9, 2005
8:35 PM

Post #1393241

Unbelievable! This winter sowing thing really worked and freed up tons of space under my grow lights. I have sprouted a bunch of moss roses, petunias, and fennel from seeds I purchased. I have really nice lamb's ear, blazing star, and butterfly weed - all from collected seed (yes, freebies for the taking). I am really pumped up about it!

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Braselton, GA
(Zone 7b)

April 9, 2005
8:39 PM

Post #1393249

Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2006
3:26 AM

Post #1975020

How did they survive the summer? Supposedly, wintersown plant are more hearty?
Rural Webster County, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 20, 2006
12:28 PM

Post #1988470

You mean more hardy?
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

January 20, 2006
12:56 PM

Post #1988524

Hey, typos are allowed here! :-)

I'm waiting to see how my wintersown plants from last year look this spring! They were pretty little, so I "grew on" a lot of them in deck pots over the summer and didn't plant them out until fall. I've heard that you can plant out even teeny wintersown seedlings, but I didn't have the confidence to try that!

Moorhead, MN
(Zone 4a)

January 20, 2006
2:46 PM

Post #1988733

These seedlings of 2005 turned into magnificent plants during the spring, summer, and fall.

We had a brutal freeze in late May when they were still very small. They still survived in their little unheated shelters.

This message was edited Jan 20, 2006 4:38 PM
Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 20, 2006
3:02 PM

Post #1988769

Excellent! No - I did mean hearty [thanks Critter]

Main Entry: hearty
Pronunciation: 'här-tE
Function: adjective
Inflected Form(s): heart·i·er; -est

1 a : giving unqualified support b : enthusiastically or exuberantly cordial : JOVIAL c : expressed unrestrainedly
2 a : exhibiting vigorous good health b (1) : having a good appetite (2) : abundant, rich, or flavorful enough to satisfy the appetite

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