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Winter Sowing Seeds Idea

New York & Terrell, TX(Zone 8b)

I have gotten the bug to do this since DG member 'bluespiral' posted a link for it in the seed trading forum. It seems to be very easy to do and will be a whole lot easier when I know where I've planted 'those' seeds. I could see the lightbulb flashing and the little 'idea' bubbles forming. It will be better too, to do it after things are frozen and most little critters who like the seeds are asleep in hibernation so they don't 'collect' my seeds.

And yes; I will try winter sowing some tomato seeds; as I've seen volunteer tomato plants in downtown Binghamton near the supermarket, by the fenced in part of their unattended grassy area were the trees grow. The supermarket sets up their plant sales in front of the fence and also overloads of 'fresh' veggies in the warm weather.

So I'm posting the link here in case anyone wants to try it or talk about it.

WinterSown: Org http://www.wintersown.org/

WinterSown FAQ Portal: http://www.wintersown.org/wseo1/FAQs.html

Thank you very much bluespiral!

~* Robin

Edited today to give these links:

Making Flats http://www.wintersown.org/wseo1/Making_Flats.html

Wintersown photographer Phred's Phlats: http://www.wintersown.org/wseo1/Photographer_Phred.html

Photo Share: http://www.wintersown.org/wseo1/Photo_Share.html

Photo Gallery Portal:
http://www.wintersown.org/wseo1/Photo_Gallery_Portal.html

Baggie Method: http://www.wintersown.org/wseo1/Winter_Sowing_in_a_Baggie.html


This message was edited Nov 30, 2005 7:22 PM

Porterfield, WI(Zone 4b)

`It's the best, and have presented to Master Gardeners and other groups on it. If I can help, just holler. I'm a bit busy right now, but I'll check in later.

(Zone 7a)

Robin, Guess where I got the link from???
hint - DG. Well, cannot remember exactly which DG member originally posted it, but Shirley1md was the one who originally clued me in to the possibilities - maybe she did it??

Thank you very much, Shirley1md

karen :-)

Des Moines, IA(Zone 5a)

Amazing, In my monthly gardening group none of them have heard of the Winter Sow method, and a few of them are (or claim to be) master gardeners ---- so I will be tracking my own winter sowing progress for the group this winter / spring ...... I'll bet I can get some of them to try it next year!

Jill

Ellicott City, MD(Zone 7a)

momof2d: You'll just have to show them how easy it is, cost effective, and the great results next year in your garden!

(Zone 7a)

Waving at Shirley --

Shirley says she's going to start winter-sowing on the Solstice, which sounds celebratory to me.

So, methinks now would be a good time, if you haven't already, to join a plant society with a seed exchange. I will return to this post from time to time with links for them as I find them.

http://www.nargs.org/sitemap.html

I can only afford to join one. Haven't decided which one, yet.

The one I would most like to join for its seed exchange is the British "The Royal Horticultural Society", whose membership also includes the publication called The Garden. Since the new restrictions on importing seed and plants into the US, do not know at this time whether this would still be a good idea. Any comments/ideas?

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