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Time to Winter Sow Your Seeds

By valleylynn
January 13, 2012

Have you tried winter sowing vegetable and ornamental plant seeds? If not, give it a try this winter. Many seeds, including tomato seeds and your favorite perennial seeds, do unbelievably well using this method.

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Name: Shannon
Burkeville,Va (Zone 7a)
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Shannon
Jan 9, 2015 7:43 PM CST
Ok I have never winter sewn any seeds. But, I can not get poppies to grow and they are So Beautiful.
Do you think they will work ? I am in zone 6b

Thanks
Hurray!
The horse is God's gift to mankind. ~Arabian Proverb
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 9, 2015 7:48 PM CST
Yes they will work. Just follow the Winter Sow directions.
Don't forget to take photos once they start growing.
Name: Shannon
Burkeville,Va (Zone 7a)
The House on the Hill Gardens
Roses Butterflies Seed Starter Enjoys or suffers cold winters Birds Peonies
Sedums Hostas Cottage Gardener Echinacea Clematis Irises
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Shannon
Jan 9, 2015 7:49 PM CST
Great I will start them this weekend Hurray! I tip my hat to you.
The horse is God's gift to mankind. ~Arabian Proverb
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jan 9, 2015 7:51 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray!
I can't wait to see how they do for you.
You should give one or two other things a try at the same time.
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
Jan 27, 2015 8:38 AM CST
Shannon: I also had bad luck with poppies until I tried winter sowing and they did beautifully!

BTW, my younger daughter's name is Shannon.
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

Name: Shannon
Burkeville,Va (Zone 7a)
The House on the Hill Gardens
Roses Butterflies Seed Starter Enjoys or suffers cold winters Birds Peonies
Sedums Hostas Cottage Gardener Echinacea Clematis Irises
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Shannon
Jan 30, 2015 8:10 PM CST
Well I tried to start them. BUT, someone forgot to bring in the bags of dirt and now it is frozen to the deck Whistling and solid inside the bag .. I am going to HomeDepot this weekend to get a small bag of dirt to try again Whistling

Cool Angie..It was my great great aunts name in Ireland
The horse is God's gift to mankind. ~Arabian Proverb
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jan 30, 2015 9:09 PM CST
No way to bring the bag indoors to thaw it out? What a bummer.
Name: Shannon
Burkeville,Va (Zone 7a)
The House on the Hill Gardens
Roses Butterflies Seed Starter Enjoys or suffers cold winters Birds Peonies
Sedums Hostas Cottage Gardener Echinacea Clematis Irises
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Shannon
Jan 31, 2015 8:05 AM CST
No way Lynn..But, I think I could carve it like a ice sculpture Blinking
The horse is God's gift to mankind. ~Arabian Proverb
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jan 31, 2015 11:05 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Sorry, that last remark made me laugh.

I need to get my sempervivum, tomato and collard seeds plants.

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