Looking for the 'perfect' winter sowing seed....

gardeningwithlcgrace(7 Delaware)June 21, 2006

I've been elected to speak & demonstrate winter sowing at our church's gardening group.

I mentioned what I did (winter sowed for the very 1st time this past winter) and everyone wants to know about it! They've never heard of such a thing.

I'd love some suggestions on choosing what seed to demonstrate. Something that is "easy" and has a high success rate for germination. I'd like to give a packet of seeds to each person in the group, demonstrate what to do, give them an instruction list including proper timing to plant...and then keep track of how everyone's doing...maybe organize a wintersowing swap in the spring for them.

Any suggestions for seed? thanks so much! LC Grace

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Nurmey(5 Omaha, NE)

Bach Buttons would get my vote for the easiest and most successful.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2006 at 6:29PM
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danaoh(SWOhio zone 6)

I had my best luck with all my cosmos - love them - have already ordered more seeds from VS.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2006 at 11:03AM
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Congrats on your teaching course--that is so nice. Please contact me and I'll be delighted to share seeds with you for your organization.

You are also welcome to print out whatever you need from WinterSown.Org.


Here is a link that might be useful: WinterSown.Org

    Bookmark   June 23, 2006 at 10:28AM
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bakemom_gw(z6 Central Ohio)

I have an outline that might be helpful. I can email it if you want. Heck, try everything and come up with your own.

As for the seed - rudbeckia, coreopsis, echinacea are all goodies. Anise hyssop, mexican hat...all get good germ.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2006 at 9:21AM
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dianthus was my biggest hit! (first time sower also) bach buttons, cosmos, hollyhock, love lies bleeding also did great. Good luck it should be fun!

    Bookmark   July 3, 2006 at 6:55PM
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