This is my first year for WS. I started the last week of Dec, and by the last week of Jan 4 jugs had germinated - 2 each of poppy and achillea. Then about a week ago our night temps were in the teens, they looked like little popsicles, so I thought those seedlings would be history. I went out and checked today and those babies look healthy as can be. Amazing!
Fortunately, no others have sprouted. I don't have all that many containers out. But temps are supposed to be around 55-60 for the next couple of days, then down to 14 by Saturday night. Yes, gardening is interesting in Ohio.
Yikes! Predictions for tonight are 4 degrees. That's pretty extreme. We are getting a little light snow now, but supposed to be less than an inch. I hope it will be enough to give them a little insulation. I still have some columbine seeds that I wanted to get out there while it's cold. Maybe I'll get time to sow them today and get them outside. I think I've got most of the perennial seeds done and mostly annuals left to do.
Yesterday was warmer and my icicle pansies were beautiful. It's 15 degrees now and we got just a dusting of snow. My husband got out there this a.m. in his pajama bottoms, a hooded sweatshirt, and gym shoes to bury my pansies in snow for me.