Seeds forum: Seeds Started 1/18/2016

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KimKing
Jan 24, 2016 11:47 PM CST
Experimenting to see which method works best here in Coastal NC for annuals and Perennials or maybe by type we shall see. So I started daylilies 'Set the Style' 1-18-16 inside a recycled milk jug with potting mix and I also started the same seeds using the recycled milk jug with potting mix and set them outside. I also sowed on 1-18-16 Impatiens balsimina the same way to see which way produces the better starts. Both were seeds I received from trades on the Gardenweb. It has been 5 days and no signs of germination inside as 1-23-16. I am hopeful and excited at the possibilities of having some lovely seedlings, and plants soon. I need more milk jugs for seed starting. :)
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DavidLMO
Jan 24, 2016 11:56 PM CST
You are doing the Impatiens outdoors in jugs? Can they handle being started this early in your zone?
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kqcrna
Jan 25, 2016 7:37 AM CST

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Impatiens balsamina wintersow EXTREMELY well. I wintersowed them initially, now they volunteer like weeds. I love them, but I end up culling more than I can keep.

Generally any seeds that reseed naturally wintersow well.

Welcome, Kim.

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jvdubb
Jan 25, 2016 8:21 AM CST
I agree with Karen, I had tremendous success with Impatiens balsamina wintersown. The added bonus is that you don't have to harden off the plants before planting them.
Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Jan 25, 2016 9:46 PM CST
I'm gonna start saving milk jugs I guess. Lord knows, my absement needs a reprieve. Blinking
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KimKing
Jan 26, 2016 10:10 PM CST
I don't know David, that is why I am trying them outside and in, I hope so, it was 70 here today, the ones inside have now sprouted so we shall see which ones fair better. But now that I have seen what everyone on here is able to accomplish with winter sowing outside I am willing to give it a try and see what happens. It just seems like it is alot less hassle though I do love seeing the seedlings pop up inside. My Impatiens are up yeah!
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Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Jan 27, 2016 11:38 PM CST
You go KimKing!! Blinking Thumbs up
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