Winter Sowing forum: Happy winter solstice

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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Dec 21, 2017 5:32 AM CST
Now it's time to start wintersowing. Smiling

Karen
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Dec 21, 2017 10:29 AM CST
Yea Hurray! It's finally hear :hurray:
I'm ready for days to start getting longer. I'm tired of these short days.

Oh ! Karen, I'm curious, 🤔??? What are you going to wintersow ?
I though Ohio would be frozen this time of year. I could be wrong. Shrug!
😎😎😎
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Dec 21, 2017 11:03 AM CST
Karen, I am with you on the winter sowing.
Going to do rock garden candidates and a few perennials.

Did indoor sowing yesterday : Pelargonium type Geraniums.
Ivy geraniums
a Mix
Scarlet Picotee
Salmon with narrow petals

I already have plants and cuttings on the go.
My containers in 2018 will be mainly bedding plant type Geraniums.

Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Dec 21, 2017 5:56 PM CST
Philip, that's the point of wintersowing: you sow the seeds in covered, vented containers, put them out in the cold, and in the spring they germinate when conditions are right.

I won't be wintersowing this year. I've done it for so many years, I've no space left to plant! Not to mention, I have way to much to maintain now. But I always think about it on the solstice.

Karen
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Dec 21, 2017 6:08 PM CST
I see what you mean.
I learned something today. Hurray!
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Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: Mone
Chicago *O'Hare/Lake* (Zone 6a)
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pitimpinai
Jan 9, 2018 6:35 AM CST
Happy New Year, everyone.

After several years of no perennial WS, I sowed 2 containers yesterday.
One is for Rudbeckia fulgida to replace the plant I killed last year.
This Rudbeckia is daintier than its hybridized child, Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm'.

Another container is for perennial Geranium whose species I don't recall. It is a very small geranium with small leaves and small flowers. What I like most about this little one is that it blooms when other geraniums in my garden take a rest.


Garden hoops update: I did not place a second layer of cover over the hoops before going away. After two months, I found the ground under the hoop completely dry and the kale and Chinese broccoli lying flat on the ground. The lettuce is completely frozen.

I wonder how I can keep the ground moist to keep the vegetables going. Anybody has any suggestions?

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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter
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kqcrna
Jan 9, 2018 6:44 AM CST
Mone, you sent me some Goldsturm years ago. Some of it has died out but I still had a fair amount of it last summer.

I haven't WSown anything in a couple of years as my garden beds are full as can be. But this winter has been so severe, I might have some losses.

Karen
Name: Mone
Chicago *O'Hare/Lake* (Zone 6a)
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pitimpinai
Jan 9, 2018 10:58 AM CST
Hi Karen,

My garden is completely stuffed too. I just let the plants fight with each other for space and let the toughest win. 😁😃

Then I insert something new in any bare spot as usual.

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