Help For Winter Sowing

Wheatfield, NY(Zone 6a)

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.


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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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)

Winter Sowing - General Questions - awesome post by Equilibrium

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

Winter Sowing Your Seeds - Article by MitchF

'Twas the night before sowing - Article by Dea (charming poem)

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Wheatfield, NY(Zone 6a)

External links to more useful info

Tom Clothier's Garden Walk and Talk

DG Member Anitabryk2 Winter Sowing Page

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.

Diane's Flower Seeds - First Year Flowering Perennials

Easy Reseeders at Annie Annuals

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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Wheatfield, NY(Zone 6a)

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

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

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

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.

Native perennials. I received my seeds in two days!

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Wheatfield, NY(Zone 6a)

Members favorites threads

Lessons Learned - a consolidation of 6 threads of member tips and tricks (what works and what doesn't)

Let's talk containers - member input on what kinds of containers work best

Brands of soil - member input on which brands of soil give the best results

Labeling updates - member input on how they label containers and how their method has held up over the winter and beyond

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