Northern Gardening forum: The New Year in Northern gardens?

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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Jan 5, 2013 11:00 AM CST
What are northern gardeners doing or planning this year?
My only project has been transplanting meconopsis seedlings into trays.
They are still tiny.
I am not doing any pelargoniums or begonias this year.
Petunias will do at end of February. Some wintersowing then too.
Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
Jan 5, 2013 11:53 AM CST
Does anyone here winter sow poppy seeds, if so how do you do it?
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Jan 5, 2013 5:51 PM CST
I tend to direct seed poppies,but have done them in the jugs too.
You prepare the jugs as they tell you on the WS sites, and then scatter the poppy seeds on top of the soil.
Because the seeds are so small you will probably wind up trying to transplant clumps of seedlings.
Or try "diluting" the poppy seeds with some fine sand so they space out better.
Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
Jan 7, 2013 10:33 AM CST
When do you direct sow poppies?
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Jan 8, 2013 6:09 AM CST
They grow best at cooler temperatures so sow seeds
while there is still a month or two of cooler temperatures.
Here, I would do them no later than March.
February would not be too soon as the seeds will know when to sprout.
Name: Betty
MN zone 4
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daylilydreams
Jan 8, 2013 8:55 AM CST
Thanks Caroline I think I will plant some in Feb and see how they do.
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Jan 10, 2013 10:32 AM CST
Good winter sowing weather now.
We are getting a good snow dump this week!
I wish I had got some jugs out before now.
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woofie
Jan 11, 2013 12:38 PM CST
Can't find the ground here! And we're running out of places to push the snow out of the way. Hope we don't get another substantial snowfall any time soon. That's my main problem with trying to winter sow. If I try to set jugs out on top of the snow, they fall over as it melts!
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