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Winter Sowing: I CAN'T WAIT!!!

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SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

January 24, 2007
8:19 PM

Post #3118401

This isn't a question or an announcment about a sale or anything...I just had to post this to say...

I CAN'T WAIT FOR MY BABIES TO SPROUT!!!!!!!(not shouting, just extreamly fidgety and impatient)
And I can't wait to see everyones pics once their babies sprout...Oooo, it's only January...

(fidget) (fidget) (fidget)

When do things usually start to sprout? This is my first year... *fidget*

Steve

(Uh! I somehow ended up working a question in there...)
ecobioangie
Mableton, GA
(Zone 7b)

January 24, 2007
8:25 PM

Post #3118423

lol Steve, the answer to your question is ... "whenever they feel like it" With winter sowing it's not as predictable. But it's worth it! :)
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

January 24, 2007
9:46 PM

Post #3118695

Well, I couldn't wait! I ran outside and filled several pots with dirt...and then I snuck them back in...sowed them with, annual babys breath, poor mans orchid and chamomile, then I put them under a window and hidden infront of my house plants...tomorrow I'm going to sow morning glories... :D
Hineni
Paris, TN
(Zone 6b)

January 24, 2007
10:46 PM

Post #3118910

Many of us already have sprouts Steve :) I have sprouted:

Victoria Blue Salvia
Sweet Autumn Clematis
Cosmos Polidor
Helenium
Nasturtium (2 types)
Blue Flax
Texas Bluebonnets
Poppies
Aragula
Broccoli
Lettuce
Morning glories (not wintersown, but indoors)
Chinese Larkspur
Lanceleaf Coreopsis
Coreopsis Sea Shells

Here's what others have going:

http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/684371/

~Sunny
dehart
Arlington, TX
(Zone 7b)

January 25, 2007
11:47 PM

Post #3122671

Woo hoo!! I saw some of my babies today; however, if I only knew which is which.

I sowed poppies, asters, zinias, blue flax, morning glory, black eyed susan vines, and many more. I labelled the names with a marker on the containers. After the rains, snow, sleets, the labels are gone. Now I can't tell which is tom which is jerry. Crap!!

ed

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Shirley1md
Ellicott City, MD
(Zone 7a)

January 26, 2007
12:53 AM

Post #3122894

Ed:

I think your unidentified seedlings are known as 'mystery plants'.

Try using a paint pen (found at craft stores), china marker or pencil. These won't fade or wear off due to weather conditions.

Once your 'mystery plants' bloom, you'll be able to tell them apart...hopefully.
kqcrna
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6a)

January 26, 2007
1:50 AM

Post #3123140

Or compare seedling pictures. Trudi has a lot on her site and so does the seed site. As the seedlings grow they'll be easier to compare to those pictures.

Karen
Lala_Jane
North West, OH
(Zone 5b)

January 26, 2007
2:15 AM

Post #3123225

I marked mine with nail polish. S'pose that'll work? Has anybody ever tried it?
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

January 26, 2007
6:00 PM

Post #3125166

Ed, I just marked mine with a magic marker also, if I'm lucky maybe mine won't wear off? Yeah, I wish!
My new favorite WS method is planting in Ziplock bags(It's SO easy!) and instead of watering I put some nice fresh snow on top of the soil for mositure. Hope it works...

kqcrna
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6a)

January 26, 2007
9:40 PM

Post #3126034

Is that magic marker a permanent one? Like a Sharpie? If not, you'd better re-mark very soon because the names might disappear quickly. Sharpies hold up very well for me, but I don't put them in full sun. They only get morning sun.

Karen
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

January 26, 2007
10:54 PM

Post #3126208

My containers are in shade by mid afternoon, I don't remember what brand me marker is except that it's from Grand and Toy. I'll have to get out and get a paint marker...
venu209
Jersey Shore, NJ
(Zone 7a)

January 26, 2007
11:23 PM

Post #3126319

Something I stumbled upon as I was "finding" things around the house to use. I had a container filled with paperclips that are different colors. I stuck one in each varieties container and cross referenced on paper. Red paper clip= poppies, Pink paper clip=sweet pea , etc. It's amazing what we find to use. What would have been refuse is now reuse.

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