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I just learned what winter sowing was this week---how's that for newbie! I had heard of the term before, but I thought it meant when people started their seeds indoors in the winter. So, now that I know what it really is, I am intrigued... I am in zone 5 (Ohio) and our avg. last frost is anywhere from mid-April to mid-May (in 2003 it was mid-June!). I will be starting tomatoes, cukes, eggplant, pole beans, and peppers indoors under lights (my first year for that as well). But I thought I would try ws with flowers and Bibb lettuce. Are there some that are NOT suitable for ws? I'm guessing ones that take a long time to bloom (?). Also, I really hate pricking out...I can just put peat pots in a tray with a clear lid, right? TIA, Tamara
I've actually already been there...I'm just such a nervous Nelly! ;-) Kinda goes against the whole "plant in faith" thing. lol *deep cleansing breath* Okay, I will just keep telling myself that nothing horrific with happen if I WS some seeds and nothing happens. Tamara
Thanks so much! I am going to take "X" number of seeds from each packet and do half WS and half indoor and then take notes as to when everything germinates, % of germ, bloom dates, etc. At the end of the season, I'll share my results. I don't have Excel. Any other ideas for setting up such a table? Tamara
Tamara, do you have Microsoft Word? You can do a table in Word by clicking Insert, Table. You have to decide in advance how many columns you want and it won't be as nice as Excel. Or you could just keep it on paper.