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Name: Colleen
Edgewood, NM (Zone 5b)
Live Long & Prosper.
Agoo
Apr 4, 2017 1:15 PM CST
So far of all the different seeds I wintersewed I have the following flowers up.
Chickory
Delphinium
2 types of poppies
Sweet Williams
Foxglove
Holly hocks
Daylilies
Columbine
Campanalla
Blanket flower
Rose Campion
Shasta Daisy
Everlasting pea
Desert Willow
I have hope others will soon be joining the successes
Crossing Fingers!
Happy Gardening :-)
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Apr 7, 2017 6:09 PM CST
That's great Colleen Hurray!
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Name: Meri Taylor
SD (Zone 4b)
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mnmat
Apr 12, 2017 9:04 AM CST
Wow Colleen you've had great success so far! I don't envy you the backache from all the planting tho! How many Jugs did you plant?

I've always had spotty success with winter sowing. There's always a couple jugs that don't sprout. I Don't know why. Right now showing signs of life are:
Bachelor Buttons
Stock (2 varieties)
Canterbury Bells

3 out of 9 jugs, but I'm optimistic! Hey its still early with night time temps near or below freezing.

Labeling the jugs has been a problem also. They start out legible and by Spring they aren't. I started out by using permanent marker on the jug, switched to permanent marker on long sticks, then to Scribbles on jugs (Scribbles is little bottles of liquid plastic with a writing tip found in craft stores) which peeled off. This year I took advise found on this forum and used pencil on mini blind slats I've been using for several years. Success!! Hurray! Hurray! But the slats were too short to stick out of the jugs. As I was placing a slat in the jug it caught on the taped seam and I had a light bulb moment! I cut the bottom of the slat into a sharp point and used the point to rest the slat on the seam line. I don't know about you but I never get the jugs lined up perfect for taping. There's always some kind of gap or overlap. I use the overlap to rest the slat on so it sticks out of the jug! I just had another ahah moment while proof reading this. You could tape the slat to the outside of the jug. Make sure to place the tape on the taped seam so it sticks really well. I've had duct tape come unstuck after a few months outside.
Meri
Name: Colleen
Edgewood, NM (Zone 5b)
Live Long & Prosper.
Agoo
Apr 12, 2017 9:43 AM CST
mnmat said
Wow Colleen you've had great success so far! I don't envy you the backache from all the planting tho! How many Jugs did you plant?


I planted about 120 containers not all have signs of life, but I wasn't expecting 100% germination either. Rolling my eyes.
Happy Gardening :-)
Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
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bxncbx
Apr 13, 2017 10:45 AM CST
Colleen I can't believe you planted 120 containers! That's amazing! I have about 20 and I thought that I had a lot!

So far I only know for sure that I have cornsalad, godetia, lewisia and two types of gypsophila (perennial and annual).

I had issues like mnmat with labeling in previous years so I labeled all of my jugs on the inside. Worked like a charm but until I open them up I don't know what they are. I've only opened two so far but the others I recognize by the seedlings.

I'm hoping some of mine take an extra year to germinate. I won't have room for everything otherwise. I've already had to give some seedlings away.
Name: Colleen
Edgewood, NM (Zone 5b)
Live Long & Prosper.
Agoo
Apr 15, 2017 11:06 AM CST
I plan to share with a couple of gardening friends locally so it may not ne that much Rolling on the floor laughing
Happy Gardening :-)
Name: Colleen
Edgewood, NM (Zone 5b)
Live Long & Prosper.
Agoo
Apr 21, 2017 2:37 AM CST
Here are some of the first containers I opened up. They were pounding at the top to be let out. Didn't want em to explode so I opened em up. LOL, thought they were going to bite me haha!!!
Thumb of 2017-04-21/Agoo/7319e4

I tip my hat to you.
Happy Gardening :-)
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Apr 21, 2017 5:53 AM CST
They look fantastic Colleen!! What has your weather been like?
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Name: Colleen
Edgewood, NM (Zone 5b)
Live Long & Prosper.
Agoo
Apr 21, 2017 10:42 AM CST
Been all over the place. Very warm for a couple days then gets cold and windy. Typical New Mexico weather Blinking
Happy Gardening :-)
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Apr 22, 2017 8:45 AM CST
They look great, Colleen.

Karen

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