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Winter Sowing Resource Links

Leesburg, FL(Zone 9b)

If you have any favorite links, please post them here, with a short description of the link.

It can be a favorite, informative thread, a shopping site for seeds or general WS or gardening sites.
anything you feel would be helpful to others.

Daves Winter Sowing Database

Tom Clothier's Garden Walk and Talk

DG Member Anitabryk2 Winter Sowing Page

J.L.Hudon, Seedsman - the home of no-frills gardening

Winter Sowing - General Questions awesome post by Equilibrium

Six More Weeks of Winter!? Celebrate by Winter Sowing Your Seeds! Article by critterologist



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Gilmer, TX(Zone 8a)

I like your idea. I'm new enough I really don't have favorite sites yet, but it will help me to find stuff without spending hours looking .
Good idea. I want a really good seed outlet

Springfield, MA(Zone 6a)

Great place to get wholesale seeds - The packages contain a lot of seeds, but then you have plenty of seeds to share in swaps :-)

Alameda, CA(Zone 9b)

A great resource for determining whether a particular seed requires cold or warm temps to germinate is the Seed Germination Database at the Backyard Gardener site.

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.

Cincinnati (Anderson, OH(Zone 6a)

Stokes Seeds is a favorite of mine--they carry a wide variety of annuals and perennials and offer a huge number of them in separate colors not available elsewhere.

Stoke's online site also lists their flower seeds by the two categories, "perennial" and "annual", which helps as a quick guide 'wintersowing' attributes.

Gilmer, TX(Zone 8a)

Is there any one or two that would like to go in together on some of the bulk seed? Since I know nothing I probably would need to depend on someone else to tell if it's a good price (SEANDER) LOL.
I need seeds but couldn't possibly use that many

Frederick, MD(Zone 6b)

Lorraine, that's probably a great topic for another thread -- maybe you can get a sort of mini-co-op together for a group bulk seed purchase!

Springfield, MA(Zone 6a)

To be honest with you, LorraineR, I currently have 371 different kinds of seeds, Now that includes about 15 varieties of marigolds, and 8 or so varieties of dianthus, etc.

I really don't need anymore seeds - now. . . . but next Dec/Jan I would be happy to do this

Here is a comparison on price for Osteospermum Asti White

100 seeds from Hazzard's = 29.95 (basically 30 cents a seed)
10 seeds from Parks = 6.95 or if you order 2 or more packs $6.25
100 seeds from Stokes = 36.60

for Geranium - Ivy Summer Showers Rose Hybrid
100 seeds from Hazzard's = $33.00
5 seeds from Parks = 3.95 6 packets at $2.97 each

Geranium - Zonal Black Velvet Rose

100 seeds from Hazzards = $23.95
100 seeds from Stokes = $26.10
10 seeds from Parks = $3.95 4 packet @ $2.97 each

Of course, with Hazzards you also get a Bible verse on each seed envelope. So, I don't know how DG members feel about that

Leesburg, FL(Zone 9b)

Thread that has a list of First Year Blooming Perennials.

It does seem what works in one zone, may not work in others...

Cincinnati (Anderson, OH(Zone 6a)

tcs, The essay and article from Dianne's Flower Seeds mentioned on your link above is pretty good, and may be, in the interest of keeping things clear and concise, the only source needed on the 'first year bloom perennial topic'.

Gilmer, TX(Zone 8a)

I have no idea why I posted the question about the seed on this thread. I'm so sorry. I was going through threads pretty fast and my little twin 3 year old grandsons were here. Nuff said, but I really do feel foolish

Frederick, MD(Zone 6b)

No need to feel foolish -- I wasn't trying to play "thread police," just suggesting that you'd probably find a lot of interest in a bulk seed purchase if you posted it as a new thread topic. :-)

Not to blow my own horn, but I'll post the link to my recent DG article on winter sowing because I know where to find it.

Mitchf wrote an article on winter sowing last fall. I like the way he makes it sound very simple and uncomplicated, and I think it's also be a good link to include.

"Winter sowing" could also refer to direct sowing of seed in fall/winter... even if you don't think it's appropriate for the "sticky," I couldn't resist pointing everyone to Dea's whimsical account of winter sowing poppy seeds... you have to click on this link if you missed her Dec. 24 article!

Leesburg, FL(Zone 9b)

Winter Sowing made easy ... step by step directions by Anitabryk2

Molino, FL(Zone 8b)

I received my seeds in two days!

Alameda, CA(Zone 9b)

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center has a wonderful native plant database. (Native plants are perfect for winter sowing.) One of the database's many nice features is that it provides lists of recommended Native Plants by Region and State for the following areas:

Northeast - CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT
Mid-Atlantic - DC, DE, KY, MD, NJ, OH, PA, VA, WV
Southeast - AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN
Midwest - IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD, WI
Rocky Mountain - CO, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY
Southwest - AZ, NM, OK, TX (East, Central, North Central, West, High Plains, South)
Northwest - AK, OR, WA
California - Southern CA, Northern CA
Canada - AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NT, NS, NU, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT

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