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Did you know that you could sow your annual seeds in winter? I didn't, but now I'm hooked on winter sowing not only perennials and shrubs, but also many of my annuals. The following ideas can help to keep your garden chock-full of blooms all season long, too, and it's so easy to do!
50km north of Kimba, South Aus (Zone 10b)
Loves heritage roses and heirloom v
May 29, 2014 5:41 AM CST
|Not sure I understand the concept..... How does a jug help?
Gung ho gardener, persistent propagator, heirloom rose lover, future food forester,
May 29, 2014 12:42 PM CST
|Protection on many levels. Sowing in a container helps to control moisture levels, reduces or eliminates animal disturbance, protects from weather extremes and allows both the gardener and the plants to get started well in advance of spring sowing. Winter sown seeds will generally sprout at, or pretty close to, the proper time for planting out, too, so an indoor light setup isn't usually necessary. As an example: we had frost just about ten days ago, but I have winter sown seedlings forming flower buds already. If I'd waited to direct sow, my seeds might not have even sprouted yet.
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