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Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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Dec 29, 2010 4:10 PM CST
Yeah, that's what I am talking about. So many people list hundreds of seeds that they are going to W/S. What happens when it is plant out time? I am in my 70th year and cannot do that much. As well I must be mindful of the deer, as they do not care what I plant as long as it is for them...LOL Rolling on the floor laughing I do now, have a fenced area, but I cannot plant hundreds of things in there either. There are 8 square foot gardens, a (new) cottage garden bed, a white flower border, a dark side garden 3 fruit trees. Oh and asparagus planted along the fence in one area and some small areas for peas and sweet peas, as well as beans and squash in turn. The other areas that are not fenced are - A Peach of a Garden, borders on 3 sides of the house, a clay hill on the south side of the house, a driveway "landscaped" area, and another driveway garden and going around to the side of the road and two bulb gardens.

I have not been able to keep up with this the past few years as I had 4 surgeries including a rotator cuff replacement and complete knee replacement. So I have to go slowly and do a section at a time. Last year I focused on the veggie garden as the SFG's had to have their soil sifted out. this was a time-consuming process, as I use the beds for "spare plots" or holding gardens for plants that had been sitting in pots that never got planted out last year. I could not just leave them in their pots as need really needed some room for their roots. Hopefully I will get them planted as most are daylilies for the "Peach of a Garden". Also I must assiduously spray repellant to keep the deer from gobbling up all that is planted outside the fenced garden. Now I am getting gophers, moles and voles! Grumbling

So you say....winter sow!! And sure I will, as the sun will come up in the morning. I just hope that I do not overdo it. How many of you have leftovers, or do you get all of your seedlings planted? Confused

Your gardening friend and "seedaholic"..... I tip my hat to you.

Evelyn (....atthecomputer...) Whistling
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5b)
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Dec 29, 2010 4:41 PM CST


Wow, Evelyn--you put me to shame! I'm only 51 and I couldn't keep up with all of that.

Last year was my first year to WS. I did about 2 dozen jugs and they all got planted. I'm going to try to limit myself to about the same number this year. Time to start looking at my seed lists to see what I'll want to WS.

Since this thread is getting rather long, I'm going to start a new one. Please join us here:

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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Dec 29, 2010 4:45 PM CST
I give a lot of seedlings to friends. My flower beds are pretty full now, more full than I want. I'm trying to thin them out some and actually allow space between to facilitate maintenance. Long way to go in that department.

At least, that was the case before last summer's drought. I do expect to lose some plants. I won't know until spring. The drought was hard on everything.

Name: Pippi21
Silver Spring, Maryland 20906 (Zone 7a)
Sep 6, 2012 8:17 PM CST
Sounds like you might need to do all container gardening..know the feeling..I've just hit that number and I'm seriously considering of reducing the width of my largest flowerbed. It was designed by previous owners years ago and how they managed the 5 ft. wide beds is beyond me..Even with stepping stones, it's difficult to balance myself on a round stepping stone..To reduce the width, I'm going to have to dig up the scallopped brick pavers, dig up a lot of plants that are now in front rows now. Replant them in a holding nursery pot or plastic bag that the soil is kept moist, redig a new trench for the pavers, then replant the plants I've dug up. I think this is a job that I need to hire out..Then when that is accomplished, I'll need to lay sod down and keep it well watered till it takes hold..Where is Superman when you need him?

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