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grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 19, 2008
9:14 PM

Post #4561019

This is going to be your resource 'sticky' for the Winter Sowing Discussion Forum. There will be lots of great links below. They will be added to from time to time at members' requests, so please check back.

DO NOT POST TO THIS THREAD!!

For anybody new to winter sowing, this is a great place for you to start! Basically, winter sowing is a method of seed starting where the sower tries to mimic the conditions nature uses to germinate seeds in that particular climate. We dedicated winter sowers find it extremely rewarding and much less work than starting seeds indoors under lights. This is my own definition and only given here to get you to read further ;0)



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grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 19, 2008
9:14 PM

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grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 19, 2008
9:41 PM

Post #4561099

Here are some internal links to some great information right here inside Dave's Garden

Dave's Winter Sowing Database (this is still new and needs everyone's input)
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/ws/

Winter Sowing - General Questions - awesome post by Equilibrium
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=1092565

Six More Weeks of Winter!? Celebrate by Winter Sowing Your Seeds! Article by critterologist
http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/585/

Winter Sowing Your Seeds - Article by MitchF
http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/148/

'Twas the night before sowing - Article by Dea (charming poem)
http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/259/


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grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 19, 2008
9:57 PM

Post #4561170

External links to more useful info

Tom Clothier's Garden Walk and Talk
http://tomclothier.hort.net/

DG Member Anitabryk2 Winter Sowing Page
http://lakehousecreations.com/winter_sowing.htm

Seed Germination Database at the Backyard Gardener site
http://www.backyardgardener.com/tm1.html

The Seed Site is a wonderful resource. It has pics of teeny-tiny seedlings to help you identify what's coming up in your unlabeled containers and also has a good germination database.
http://www.theseedsite.co.uk/

Diane's Flower Seeds - First Year Flowering Perennials
http://www.dianeseeds.com/flowers/first-year-perennials.html

Easy Reseeders at Annie Annuals
http://www.anniesannuals.com/plant_lists/list_custom.asp?start=0&type=Any&color=Any&lifespan=Any&availability=Show%20All&view=Pictures&water=Any&sun=Any&count=36&letter=Any&catagory=Easy%20Reseeders&account=none&searchword=none&Submit=Display%20Results

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
http://www.wildflower.org/collections/





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grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 19, 2008
10:06 PM

Post #4561207

Links to commercials sites...seed sellers and the like

J.L.Hudson, Seedsman
http://www.jlhudsonseeds.net/index.htm

ValueSeeds.com - the home of no-frills gardening
http://www.valueseeds.com/

Great place to get wholesale seeds - The packages contain a lot of seeds, but then you have plenty of seeds to share in swaps :-)
http://www.hazzardsgreenhouse.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=SFNT&Store_Code=Hazwho

Stokes Seeds carry a wide variety of annuals and perennials and offer a huge number of them in separate colors not available elsewhere. They list annuals & perennials separately, too.
http://www.stokeseeds.com/cgi-bin/StokesSeeds.storefront

Native perennials. I received my seeds in two days!
http://www.easywildflowers.com/




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grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 7, 2008
3:17 AM

Post #4632050

Members favorites threads

Lessons Learned - a consolidation of 6 threads of member tips and tricks (what works and what doesn't)
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/815288/

Let's talk containers - member input on what kinds of containers work best
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/809636/

Brands of soil - member input on which brands of soil give the best results
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/813723/

Labeling updates - member input on how they label containers and how their method has held up over the winter and beyond
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/815284/

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Other Winter Sowing Threads you might be interested in:

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Winter Sowing Seed Swap .....part 2 alicewho 213 Mar 23, 2007 1:01 PM
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WS Poppies & transplant problems marie_ 100 May 11, 2011 4:44 PM
Database germination info bluespiral 6 Mar 5, 2008 12:23 PM


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