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Definition of winter sowing

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Definition as written by Sugar_fl:

You sow the seeds in flats in the middle of the winter to come up when Mother Nature is ready for them to.

Brief instuctions:
Put drain holes in the flat and fill with a good starting soil. Be sure to label the flats and put a clear cover on the flat. You can put cut off straws around the flat to raise the top up if you have to use plastic.

I keep my plastic on with elastic & large rubberbands. Be sure to put some holes in the plastic too; set the flats where they will be safe from animals. When the seeds germinate make the holes a little larger and keep enlarging the holes to get the seedling used to the wind & weather. The seedlings will be hardy - I have tomato seedlings that have been through freezing weather & doing fine. They came up during a warm spell, but they won't grow much till it warms up.

Some good containers are:
Mini greenhouses if you have them; drink bottles cut in half; take-out containers; anything that can hold a couple of inches of dirt & be covered.

Definition as written by Plant_Geek:

The centuries old practice of sowing seed in fall or winter a seed bed or cold frame.

Currently gaining a resurgence in a common manner.

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