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Feb 5, 2010 4:33 PM CST
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
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Thought it would be fun to have a look at wintersowing examples. I don't label the jug like this, but had did this one special for an example at a Hobby & Craft trade show

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Feb 5, 2010 4:34 PM CST
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Container Gardener Vegetable Grower Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Here's all the soldiers.

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Feb 5, 2010 4:37 PM CST
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Container Gardener Vegetable Grower Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Yes, snow is good for them. Pile it on!

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Feb 5, 2010 4:38 PM CST
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Container Gardener Vegetable Grower Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters
When they are ready, your little seeds will turn into chia pets

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Feb 8, 2010 2:40 PM CST
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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Your WS is far neater than mine.
I use heavy scissors and do a drainage gash near bottom of jug.
Then cut most of way around so top is still attached.
Then fill with soil,water it, seed it and scrawl date and seed name.
Then I tuck top of jug into bottom securely and place outside.
I also note in my garden journal what I have started.
I have about 30 scattered around the yard so they will get sun when snow melts.
I have a large deep basin from Garden Retreat which I am going to use for the next batch. That will make it easier to water from the bottom.

Added note: The deep basin was a mistake because when the snow melted and/or it rained ----the jugs became water logged.
Have shallow trays for this coming season!
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Feb 10, 2010 10:00 AM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Echinacea
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My jugs are cold!

They're in these bins, buried in the snow.

Karen

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Feb 10, 2010 10:04 AM CST
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Container Gardener Vegetable Grower Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters
You have quite a bit of snow. What seeds have you ws'd
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Feb 10, 2010 11:43 AM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Echinacea
Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Region: United States of America Butterflies Hummingbirder Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I can't remember. I've only done about 10 jugs. I know I did a couple of dianthus, a white echinacea,,.... don't remember what else.

Karen
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Feb 11, 2010 6:08 PM CST
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tropicals Plant and/or Seed Trader
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I just did some wintersowing earlier.......I'm a bit behind this year but just got some poppies done. Instead of using jugs I use clear ziplock freezer bags. This will be the third year I've used them and they work great.
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Feb 11, 2010 8:45 PM CST
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Container Gardener Vegetable Grower Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters
That's a great idea with the ziplock bags. Do you put the bags into big plastic container or just toss them into flower bed?
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Feb 12, 2010 11:07 AM CST
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tropicals Plant and/or Seed Trader
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Seed Starter Roses Orchids Container Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Usually I just toss them out there, but the bags need to be ziplock brand though. I've tried cheaper store brands but the plastic is too thin so it collapses on top of your seedlings and then with the plastic right on top of them they get fried really fast.
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Feb 12, 2010 11:20 AM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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Joanne I love your milk jug at the beginning of the thread. I'm afraid mine are rather drab in comparison. : )
I'll go out and get a picture of mine to post.
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Feb 12, 2010 11:32 AM CST
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Container Gardener Vegetable Grower Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters
I don't label them like that normally. That one was done up for a hobby & craft show in October, so I "prettied" it up for a display
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Feb 12, 2010 12:30 PM CST
Name: Linda
SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) (Zone 9a)
"Godspeed, & Good Harvest!"
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Ok. I'll play. Whistling

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Feb 12, 2010 12:33 PM CST
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Container Gardener Vegetable Grower Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Holy Smokers - That is a lot of jugs!
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Feb 12, 2010 8:38 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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I don't think I can compete with that Linda. How bout you Joanne? Blinking
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Feb 12, 2010 10:08 PM CST
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Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5b)
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I've got 12 measly jugs buried under the snow (first-timer winter sowing). I am quite sure mine are not that attractive. If I can get even a few to germinate, I'll be happy.
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Feb 12, 2010 10:09 PM CST
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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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12 is good
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Feb 12, 2010 10:17 PM CST
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tropicals Plant and/or Seed Trader
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Seed Starter Roses Orchids Container Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Right now I have 2. Sometime by middle of April I'll have 20-30. I do alot of annuals for my planters so it's a mixture of winter and spring sowing.
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Feb 12, 2010 10:51 PM CST
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Container Gardener Vegetable Grower Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters
I haven't done any yet.

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