Winter Sowing forum: First sighting in my winter sown jug

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central Arkansas - zone 8a/7b (Zone 7b)
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Myles
Feb 14, 2016 10:16 AM CST
I live in central Arkansas and winter sow. It got down to 24 degrees last night. Was checking my ws pots this morning and discovered the first green seedlings I've seen this year in the Frostweed jug. Can Spring be far behind? Hurray!

Myles
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jvdubb
Feb 14, 2016 11:06 AM CST
Fun! Definitely none in mine yet. But that is good! I don't want any until April
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Weedwhacker
Feb 14, 2016 10:55 PM CST
"Can Spring be far behind?"

LOL, apparently not in central Arkansas!

Here in the Michigan UP I've just put my jugs out in the past week... Rolling my eyes.
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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Feb 15, 2016 10:30 AM CST
Yes, we are still wintersowing in the north!

What was the first sprout?
Name: Jim D
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jimard8
Feb 15, 2016 11:03 AM CST
We are finally getting back into the 30's and 40's ,, Somethings we get to winter sow until Spring ,,
March 20th , is the first day of Spring ,, Thinking of Wintersowing , makes it approach a little faster ,

Really not done either
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Myles
Feb 15, 2016 2:03 PM CST
CarolineScott said:Yes, we are still wintersowing in the north!

What was the first sprout?


The first jug with sprouts contains 'Frostweed' - (Verbesina virginica) - aka White Crownbeard. It is a native plant found in much of the eastern half of the USA. I am growing it for it's late summer, fall blooms to provide nectar for the butterflies. It reportedly will grow and bloom in dappled shade and that is mostly all I have left so giving it a try this year. Thumbs up

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"The first frost is when Frostweed performs a unique trick that is truly a marvel of nature. During the first frost the stem splits and as the sap oozes out of the winged stem it freezes and as it is freezing it curls into fascinating ribbons forming mini ice sculptures. The plant was named Frostweed because of this unique characteristic."

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luvsgrtdanes
Feb 15, 2016 2:59 PM CST
I like that Frostweed!
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CarolineScott
Feb 15, 2016 8:42 PM CST
Neat plant!
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Myles
Feb 18, 2016 9:51 AM CST
Everyone who hasn't yet gotten their winter sowing done, consider doing so. I have a second seedling sighting, Polk Milkweed!

Our daytime temps are expected to be in the 70's this week, with cooler days to follow. The Frostweed continues to germinate and the little seedlings look strong and green. Need to get outside and get some more beds prepared. Sighing! If I didn't enjoy this so much, it would be work!

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Cinta
Feb 19, 2016 4:33 PM CST
You talked me into it. I will put do some jugs tomorrow. We are suppose to be 60 tomorrow but it is going back into the 30s and 40s daytime and 20s night time.
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jimard8
Feb 19, 2016 9:42 PM CST
Same as Above I agree , I put some sweet peas out there today I have a few mustards with seeds that have roots sprouted in the Jugs Hurray!
A few others also . 5a - 6b zone edge here ,, Green Grin!
Have had 7 type winters and 4 -5 type winters ,, guess this , guess that ,, Shrug!
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CarolineScott
Feb 20, 2016 7:08 AM CST
I have three sprouting in my WS box.

Erysimum allioni (This is the yellow one, not the orange one which I direct sow.)
Arabis caucasia
Sweet William a white one ( usually I direct sow Sweet William)

Name: Jennifer
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jvdubb
Feb 20, 2016 11:50 AM CST
I am going to sow two more jugs tomorrow. That is all for outside until April.

I tried vermiculite sowing inside for the first time. Uh Oh! It is working. Working too well!! I'll have to pot us seedling and hold them inside for quite a while! I am not set up for that!
Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Feb 20, 2016 3:07 PM CST
LOL, Jennifer -- what did you start in the vermiculite? I haven't done it yet, but I want to start some rosemary that way again this year, it worked well for me last year.
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Name: Jennifer
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jvdubb
Feb 20, 2016 3:21 PM CST
Wallflower and Armeria are the two things going gangbusters. Geranium Splish Splash has one sprout.

I also started two kinds of Pulsatilla, Geum, Allium, Digitalis obscura, Guara, Geranium Sambor.

I also started a few things in soil and most of that stuff has sprouted too!
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Feb 20, 2016 3:29 PM CST
Just when I think I'm going overboard with the seed starting... Rolling on the floor laughing ( I knew you'd make me feel better about that Smiling )
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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Feb 20, 2016 3:50 PM CST
This is nothing yet. You should see the STUFFED bag of seeds I have for May sowing!
Name: Jim D
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jimard8
Feb 27, 2016 10:38 AM CST
Mine are looking like this .
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F1 Bok Choy




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Red stems on surface are Snapdragons





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Old fashioned Delphinium ,

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