Views: 217, Replies: 7 » Jump to the end
Winter Sowing and Freezer Tape

By wildflowers
November 21, 2014

Freezer tape is useful for wintersowing because it will hold up to the elements outdoors.

[View the item] Give a thumbs up

Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Master Level
Image
donnabking
Nov 22, 2014 12:47 PM CST
I never bought of freezer tape, but it is tough. I'm interested in that freezer container. What is that? You plant stuff in sealed freezer containers & leave outdid for winter? What & how? I'm a dummy, lol
The Hooterville Hillbilly @ Hummingbird Hill
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Birds Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Winter Sowing Herbs
Critters Allowed Dog Lover Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
Image
wildflowers
Nov 22, 2014 2:51 PM CST
Hi Donna,

Wintersowing is easy and once you give it a try, you'll probably do it every year. The container in my picture is a used milk jug. There are lots of things you can use as containers for wintersowing. There are some good and easy instructions out there, let me see what I can find and I'll post it her for you. Thumbs up Smiling
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Master Level
Image
donnabking
Nov 22, 2014 3:42 PM CST
Thanks Christine. I never heard of it. Have no idea what seeds to plant or how to do it or take care of it after it is done. Yes, please post what you can find about this, sounds most interesting!
The Hooterville Hillbilly @ Hummingbird Hill
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Birds Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Winter Sowing Herbs
Critters Allowed Dog Lover Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
Image
wildflowers
Nov 22, 2014 4:38 PM CST
Here you go, Donna. I'm excited for you! I just know you will have fun trying this method of seed sowing.

This is one of my favorite site for info on wintersowing, especially for beginners:
http://www.wintersown.org/wseo1/How_to_Winter_Sow.html

And to sweeten the deal, they offer free seeds!
http://www.wintersown.org/wseo1/Free_Seeds.html
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Birds Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Winter Sowing Herbs
Critters Allowed Dog Lover Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
Image
wildflowers
Nov 22, 2014 5:21 PM CST
I did a search here on ATP and found a nice list of articles about seed sowing: http://garden.org/ideas/search.php?q=winter+sowing+&submit=S...

Here a a couple I found on wintersowing that you might like to check out:

http://garden.org/ideas/view/valleylynn/223/Time-to-Winter-S...

http://garden.org/ideas/view/chelle/1737/Winter-Sowing-Annua...
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Master Level
Image
donnabking
Nov 22, 2014 9:24 PM CST
Thanks guys! Gonna check those out right now. Can't do much else right now anyway. Went out about 8:45 PM to feed the cat last Sunday night, tripped & fell on the carport, broke my left wrist. Spent most of the night in ER, they splinted me & went to my family doctor Monday and they cast my wrist. Lucky it was a clean break, no displacement! I'm fine, went back to work Wednesday. My patients are great, they are very understanding that it takes me a little longer to clean their teeth or work on their braces. We get it done.
The Hooterville Hillbilly @ Hummingbird Hill
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Birds Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Winter Sowing Herbs
Critters Allowed Dog Lover Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
Image
wildflowers
Nov 23, 2014 8:40 AM CST
Ouch! Glad it was a clean break and will heal up like new for you.

But, like you say, you can take the time to check out some info on wintersowing. I see that you are in the same zone 7b as I am. I like to wait until later in the winter to do my 'winter sowing' since we never know if we might have a warm spell and then another cold snap, again and again! So you have time to get everything together, start saving some milk jugs or other containers.
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Master Level
Image
donnabking
Nov 29, 2014 7:56 PM CST
Will do! Thanks!
The Hooterville Hillbilly @ Hummingbird Hill

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Winter Sowing and Freezer Tape
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "Dianthus 'Nyewood Cream'"