Winter Sowing forum: Newbie still has questions (after reading sticky)

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Name: BetNC
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BetNC
Mar 30, 2016 7:36 AM CST
I decided I want to grow Geum Mrs. J Bradshaw and the direcdtions say to direct sow outside in fall.
Does this mean winter sowing??
What type of "soil" is used in those milk jugs?? I have several kinds: Seed starting mix, like Jiffy Start? potting soil? Transplant soil? Container soil? MG garden soil? soil from the final destination flower bed?
Confused
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Mar 30, 2016 9:04 AM CST
That plant needs chillling before it will germinate.
Winter sowing is one way to do it.
Or you could chill it on moist paper towels in a refrigerator.

In jugs, most people use a good potting soil.
Name: Ronnie
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luvsgrtdanes
Mar 30, 2016 5:00 PM CST
I like pro mix for my jugs, been using it for years. I find it holds moisture the best. Sometimes potting soil can be heavy and seed starting mix too light. I personally have never like MG soil Shrug! too much chunky stuff in it.
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Name: Jennifer
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jvdubb
Mar 30, 2016 5:05 PM CST
I put Miracle Grow Moisture control on the bottom of my container and ProMix on top
Name: Tom Cagle
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May 1, 2016 11:48 PM CST
I have used "Pro-Mix" soiless mix to good end. I also mix up my own. (Roughly) one part each peat moss, sifted pine bark mulch. And optionally with just a little oyster-shell.

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