2011 W/S hollyhocks have germinated

Duluth, GA(Zone 7b)

It was a beautiful day for winter sowing today, sunny and 68*. I set up on my deck to finish winter sowing my perennials, and checked the containers already done earlier this month . I winter sowed a hollyhock mix on 1/12/11 and they have already germinated in both containers. Considering how cold it's been, with today being the warmest day in a long time, I was quite surprised to see the little green leaves in the 2 containers.

Calgary, Canada

Aah! that is so encouraging as we are at minus 25 C ( about minus 10 or 12 F).
It will warm up later in the week so I am doing milk jugs in the house for putting out later in the week.

North Pole, AK(Zone 1)

Cem9165...Cracks me up whenever you southerners talk about "winter sowing".
Please take that comment with the humor with which it was intended...LOL
I have family in GA...
68 is Summer and up here, we'd be outside in shorts and tank tops. We're currently balmy at -1, which is about 30 degrees warmer than normal for this time of year. I've winter sown at -40 in January, but now wait till around March to start.
Congrats on the sprouts!

Duluth, GA(Zone 7b)

Thanks Chocolatemoose. LOL, I'd love your cool weather in the summer, great for delphiniums:-). I'm fixin' to wish y'all a warmer year.

Leesburg, FL(Zone 9b)

I double checked my notes from last year... my HH seeds took about a month to germinate..but that probably had more to do with soil temp than time, as they germinated May 1st.

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