Photo by Melody
Congratulations to all our photo contest participants! Check out the winning photos here. We will have the 2015 calendars available to order from Zazzle soon.

Winter Sowing: using empty railing boxes?

Communities > Forums > Winter Sowing
bookmark
Forum: Winter SowingReplies: 2, Views: 63
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent
scubadoobie
Chicago, IL

January 6, 2008
5:24 AM

Post #4366292

Hi -

I am thinking of doing winter sowing for the first time, and have some coneflower, black-eyed susan, and marigold seeds I collected last summer. I also have some empty OJ/milk cartons that I was going to put inside plastic bags with slits.

However, I also have a long railing box and a couple small containers that still have some soil in them. The weather is a little warmer in Chicago and they might unfreeze a bit. I was wondering - can I just plant some seeds into there, or is it critical to have the containers be covered with plastic? I also sowed some seeds directly into our garden, and hope at least a few will come up there anyway. Thanks!
cathy4
St. Louis County, MO
(Zone 5a)

January 6, 2008
5:51 AM

Post #4366355

Scuba, if you mean flower boxes like you hang on the porch railings, I've planted mine and plopped them in a cheap tub with a plastic lid as an experiment.

In nature they wouldn't have a plastic cover, give it a try without.
kqcrna
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6a)

January 6, 2008
11:03 AM

Post #4366649

Or you could cover with some plastic sheeting, propped up off the soil with stakes or sturdy wire or something of the sort.

Karen

You cannot post until you register, login and subscribe.


Other Winter Sowing Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
Winter Sowing Seed Swap .....part 2 alicewho 213 Mar 23, 2007 1:01 PM
Lessons learned for next year #2 zenpotter 256 Mar 23, 2007 7:56 AM
Milk jugs TurtleChi 99 Mar 19, 2007 12:20 PM
WS Poppies & transplant problems marie_ 100 May 11, 2011 4:44 PM
Database germination info bluespiral 6 Mar 5, 2008 12:23 PM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America