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Winter Sowing: Will they rot?

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

January 17, 2007
8:43 PM

Post #3094209

HELP! The soil in my WS containers is very moist and then we got freezing temps and everything froze. Will my seeds rot in that wet and soggy frozen soil?

Steve
kqcrna
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6a)

January 17, 2007
9:24 PM

Post #3094373

If they are too wet add more drainage holes or slits.

Karen
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

January 17, 2007
9:28 PM

Post #3094402

Will they still drain if the soil is frozen?
kqcrna
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6a)

January 18, 2007
12:04 AM

Post #3094936

No, but it probably won't matter if they're solidly frozen. As they thaw, I'd add more drainage holes. You might try some holes sort of on the corners, or lower sides near but not in contact with the ground. Those might drain better than the ones sitting directly on the ground.

Karen
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

January 18, 2007
5:32 PM

Post #3096992

Ok, Thanks :) I'll be sure to do that!

Steve

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