Winter Sowing Container Count aka "Zone Wars" 2012-2013 - #2

terrene(5b MA)January 26, 2013

This is the second thread in the official Winter Sowing Container Count (affectionately known as Zone Wars).

The count runs from December 21, 2012 - May 1, 2013.

Everyone is welcome to participate! To participate you simply post on this thread the number of containers you have wintersown. You can post daily, weekly, etc. Each time you post, please include your total count so far. For example:
'I sowed 5 more today for a total of 25 containers'.

How To Count Containers:
Each container, no matter the size, counts as one. However, if you feel your container is worth more than one, just use your judgment. Say, for example, you have one flat bin full of twenty cups with four different seeds. You can count it as 1, 4, or 20. The same for a lasagna pan you may plant several different types of seed in. Whatever you feel is right. We wont be peeking over your garden gate to count your containers.

How to List your Zone:
Make sure your zone is listed correctly on your member page so we can place you on the correct 'team'. You can edit your zone by clicking on Member Pages and then click Edit Your Membership Details. You are welcome to use any guide you wish to determine your zone, as well as your own experience. If you are unsure of your zone, this Gardenweb page may help: Finding Your Zone.

If your member page does not list a zone, you must include the zone in your post. For example: 'I sowed 5 more today for Zone 7 for a total of 25 containers'.

If your member pages lists you on the border of 2 zones (such as 7b/8a) you need to decide which team to join for Zone Wars, and include it in your post. Or you can revise your member page and put 7b from now until May 1. Then after May 1 change it back to 7b/8a.

To see the latest count, click on the Container Count / Zone Wars Spreadsheet.

To see previous Container Count threads, click on this list of Zone Wars Threads prepared by River_crossroads.

Everyone who is winter sowing is encouraged to participate.

Chatting, support, suggestions, and friendly rivalry are encouraged.

Every container counts so join the fun!!

~ Happy Sowing ~

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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 200
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . . 777
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 518
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . 473
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 160
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . . 91

Total Containers: 2,219

Good morning, winter sowing Peeps! Sorry I didn't notice until this morning that thread #1 was full, but if anyone was left out please post to this new thread. Zone 7 has made an impressive jump in numbers, thanks to some new counters! Welcome to the count, Hepatica, Jensyen, Growsy, Sandysgarden, and MariLynne.

Click the Container Count / Zone Wars Spreadsheet to see the container count in detail. ~ Happy Full Moon Everybody ~

Tonight at 23:38 or 11:38 PM EST (Eastern Standard Time)

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 9:44AM
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tempusflits

Six more containers for Zone 6! Thanks.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 10:06AM
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latebloomerz6

13 more for zone 6. my total 59.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 7:54PM
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seeker1122(7a ok)

zone 7 19
The GW has not let me post but 1 day in the last 2 weeks

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 9:28PM
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luckynes13(6a)

Hi. 24 more more for a total of 59 for zone 6.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 11:35PM
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pghgardengirl(6b SW PA)

add 16 to zone 6. my total is 49.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 11:38PM
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lizbest1(5)

Did 18 more containers on Thursday and 17 more today (Thursday's lost at the end of the previous thread) to make 168 total for zone 5....I think that's all of my early winter seeds. I'll take a short break for a couple of weeks before I start sowing the late winter/early spring seeds, think I'm about half done!

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 11:53PM
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lois(PA Zone 6)

I am not going to be much help this year; I recently found out that I have to move, so I won't be able to sow more than what I already have out there..

I've done 12 containers.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 8:44AM
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lilykit64(5)

8 more milk jugs this morning for a total of 121 zone 5

    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 10:11AM
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canyonwind(9)

I did 25 more jugs of plenty..my total 50...and zone 9 total is now 116

Thanks much!

Annie

    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 11:09AM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 200
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . . 820
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 589
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . 492
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 160
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . 116

Total Containers: 2,377

Good morning, winter sowers. Welcome to the count, Seeker and Lois! Seeker, if you are having trouble logging on, try clearing your cache on your browser - temporary internet files, cookies, and history. Lois, sorry to hear you are moving, but hopefully you will have a nice gardens in the new yard. Tempusflits, can you clarify, are you zone 5 or zone 6?

Click the Container Count / Zone Wars Spreadsheet to see the container count in detail. ~ Happy Sowing Everybody ~

    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 11:30AM
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kmsimmons(7b)

14 more for a total of 64 for zone 7
Thanks!

    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 1:15PM
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jensyen ( z7 MD )(7a)

Hello, I just added 28 more containers for a total of 88 for our zone 7 count. Come on zone 7 gardeners!!!

    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 2:04PM
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Matthew Condon - Indiana.Matt - IN, Zone 5/6(Indiana Zone 5/6)

5 total for me!

1. Red Bub trees
2. Jack-in-the-Pulpit
3. Whirling Butterflies
4. Yellow Columbine
5. Red Columbine

    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 3:40PM
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lilykit64(5)

24 more milk jugs this afternoon with the help of a great gardening friend who I am trying to CONVERT to WSing for life. My total for zone 5 is 145 .

    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 4:24PM
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carolkcmo_5(5)

Zone 5 has 25 more for total of 162. Not done yet.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 5:00PM
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Poolgoddess67(5b)

11 today for Zone 5.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 7:10PM
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barbe_wa

Please add 5 for zone 8. My total is now 37. Thanks for all your time and effort.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 7:29PM
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barbe_wa

Please add 5 for zone 8. My total is now 37. Thanks for all your time and effort.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 7:30PM
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DivaInTheGarden(6)

Who knew potting mix could freeze in the garage. Thawed out enough to do ONE measly container. My cucumbers are very happy. Total of 10 in Zone 6.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 8:22PM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 200
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . . 886
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 591
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . 534
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 165
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . . 91

Total Containers: 2,492

Good morning, winter sowers. Welcome to the count Indiana Matt, and PoolGoddess! Yes Diva, with the cold weather we've been having in the cold zones of the country, the garage can definitely freeze...

Click the Container Count / Zone Wars Spreadsheet to see the container count in detail. ~ Happy Sowing Everybody ~

"Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers and never succeeding"...Marc Chagall

"What the right flower can do, with luck, is heal the gardener, making him fit (more or less) to love, by steps however slow. Growing old, still in awe, still sitting at her feet."...Henry Mitchell

    Bookmark   January 28, 2013 at 10:46AM
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aquawise(zone 4 Utah)

Added 3 more yesterday! 18 so far!

    Bookmark   January 28, 2013 at 2:57PM
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lilykit64(5)

Hi-

I am up to 158 milk jugs for Zone 5

    Bookmark   January 28, 2013 at 5:01PM
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Matthew Condon - Indiana.Matt - IN, Zone 5/6(Indiana Zone 5/6)

One more today...6 total!

1. Red Bub trees
2. Jack-in-the-Pulpit
3. Whirling Butterflies
4. Yellow Columbine
5. Red Columbine
6. Stella de Oro Daylily

    Bookmark   January 28, 2013 at 8:50PM
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micyrey

hello
just got mine started.
59 for zone 5 my total is 59.
GO ZONE 5

michelle

    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 7:58AM
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pixie_lou

I'm thrilled to *finally* be able to post in this thread.

100 containers for Zone 5
100 containers total

    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 12:12PM
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lilykit64(5)

I'm up to 164 containers as of today for Zone 5

    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 6:19PM
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Matthew Condon - Indiana.Matt - IN, Zone 5/6(Indiana Zone 5/6)

10 total...zone 6a

1. Red Bud Tree
2. Jack-in-the-Pulpit
3. Whirling Butterflies
4. Yellow Columbine
5. Red Columbine
6. Stella de Oro Daylily
7. Mimosa Tree
8. Siberica
9. Anemone Virginiana

  1. Agastache 'Golden Jubilee'
    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 7:05PM
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barbe_wa

5 more for Zone 8. My total is now 42. Thanks

    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 7:27PM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 218
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . 1,049
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 592
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . 534
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 170
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . 116

Total Containers: 2,679

Hey there, winter sowers. Welcome to the count Micrey and Pixie lou! You guys have been busy sowing. Zone 5 is hopping, zone 6 needs to get sowing!

Click the Container Count / Zone Wars Spreadsheet to see the container count in detail.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 12:02PM
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jvdubb(6)

ok ok, I'll do some more tonight :-)

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 12:22PM
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Matthew Condon - Indiana.Matt - IN, Zone 5/6(Indiana Zone 5/6)

11 total...zone 6a

1. Red Bud Tree
2. Jack-in-the-Pulpit
3. Whirling Butterflies
4. Yellow Columbine
5. Red Columbine
6. Stella de Oro Daylily
7. Mimosa Tree
8. Siberica
9. Anemone Virginiana

  1. Agastache 'Golden Jubilee'
  2. Bittersweet
    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 2:20PM
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kmsimmons(7b)

23 more for a total of 87 for zone 7
Thanks!

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 3:09PM
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kmsimmons(7b)

23 more for a total of 87 for zone 7
Thanks!

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 3:11PM
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lilykit64(5)

I am up to 168 zone 5 ... I need a secretary to keep up with my planting frenzy !!! Thank you for tracking my posts !! By the way it is pouring rain here !!!

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 6:23PM
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pixie_lou

77 more containers for zone 5
177 containers total

Had to open my second bag of potting soil. Only bought 3 bags this year.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 6:24PM
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pixie_lou

deleting duplicate entry

This post was edited by pixie_lou on Fri, Feb 1, 13 at 13:49

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 6:25PM
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carolkcmo_5(5)

36 more for total of 198 in zone 5.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 7:55PM
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pghgardengirl(6b SW PA)

9 more for zone 6. total 58

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 8:56PM
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jvdubb(6)

27 more for zone 6

68 + 27 = 95

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 10:34PM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 218
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . 1,166
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 633
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . 557
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 170
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . 116

Total Containers: 2,860

Good morning, winter sowers. Lilykit, you are also going to need a planting assistant when it comes time to plant out all those sprouts!

Dear counters: please remember to check your total from time to time, for accuracy.

Click the Container Count / Zone Wars Spreadsheet to see the container count in detail. ~ Happy Sowing Everybody ~

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 10:31AM
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DivaInTheGarden(6)

Eleven more for me in Zone 6 for a total of 21.

Arugula sprouted. This is not good as it's still winter. Do I bring the container in?

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 12:11PM
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ptp813(7)

I've sown 32 containers in zone 7

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 10:44PM
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pixie_lou

58 more containers for zone 5
235 containers total

I'm especially proud of this total since I had to prep all these containers.

done with the perennials. will do the biennials next week. then can wait until March for the annuals.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 1:50PM
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pinusresinosa(MN Z4)

13 more for zone 4, that makes my total 92 I believe.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 5:18PM
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barbe_wa

Please add 4 for Zone 8. My total is now 46. Thanks.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 9:38PM
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ldsluder(7b)

67 more since my last post. Total: 165 Zone: 7

    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 10:16PM
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rbrady(5/Eastern Ia)

Another 10 more for zone 5 for a total of 34.

Thanks! Rhonda

    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 11:24PM
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midmented(6B)

11 more sown this morning, zone 6.
total of 23.

Here is a link that might be useful: DW's Blog

    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 11:13AM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 231
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . 1,234
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 643
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . 656
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 174
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . 116

Total Containers: 3,055

Good morning, winter sowers! Well we've broken 3,000 containers and zone 7 has pulled slightly ahead of zone 6. Welcome to the count PTP813!

Don't forget to sow your containers today for Lilykit's winter-sowing experiment. Have a great weekend everybody!

Click the Container Count / Zone Wars Spreadsheet to see the container count in detail. ~ Happy Sowing Everybody ~

A Week in the life of a Gardener's Spouse

She dug the plot on Monday-
The soil was rich and fine,
She forgot to thaw out dinner-
So we went out to dine...
She planted roses Tuesday-
She says they are a must,
They really are quite lovely,
But she forgot to dust...
On Wednesday it was daisies-
They opened up with the sun,
All whites and pinks and yellows-
But the laundry wasn't done...
The poppies came on Thursday-
A bright and cheery red,
I guess she really was engrossed-
She never made the bed...
It was violets on Friday-
In colors she adores,
It never bothered her at all-
All the crumbs upon the floors...
I hired a maid on Saturday-
My week is now complete,
My wife can garden all she wants-
The house will still be neat!
It's nearly lunchtime Sunday-
And I cannot find the maid,
Oh no! I don't believe it!
She's out there WITH THE SPADE!!!

...Author Unknown

This post was edited by terrene on Sun, Feb 3, 13 at 2:23

    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 11:16AM
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terrene(5b MA)

Ooops, sorry Midmented, just missed your containers - will be sure to add them to the next tally. :)

    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 11:18AM
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lilykit64(5)

I added 8 more jugs since yesterday. I am at 176 for zone5

    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 1:02PM
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plantmasterm(z7)

Add 12 more for zone 7 pls

    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 1:57PM
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midmented(6B)

6 more this afternoon. Total of 29.

Here is a link that might be useful: DW's Blog

    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 2:03PM
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terrene(5b MA)

8 more for zone 5, total is now 32.

I'm on my Macbook right now, and just noticed that I can't display the WS spreadsheet from this computer because I'm not logged into Google docs. Not supposed to work that way! I think people are supposed to be able to display the spreadsheet without having to be logged into google.

Better contact River_crossroads about that!

    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 2:42PM
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Darcie507(7b British Columbia)

I sowed 12 more milk jugs today, for a total of 60 containers. (Zone 7b PNW)

    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 6:43PM
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adamark

My first four for zone 5

    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 7:03PM
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jvdubb(6)

Six more for me makes 101 for zone 6

    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 7:05PM
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Darcie507(7b British Columbia)

Five more for me makes 65 in zone 7.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 7:39PM
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barbe_wa

Please add 11 for Zone 8 which makes my total 57. Thanks.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 7:41PM
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river_crossroads z8b Central Louisiana

Please add 4 for zone 8 which makes my total 4. 72F here today so to say "wintersowing" sounds a little strange! Thanks!

    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 8:14PM
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drippy(7bAL)

Terrene, your poem is cute! May I share it with some friends? (If it is an original, I will give you credit!)

BTW, I am just now joining in here - not as much time as in years past to browse the forums - but I am still wintersowing, and have 218 containers so far, for zone 7.

The climate difference is still challenging me. Cool season vegetables, and seed packets saying "germinates in soil temp 55-60 degrees" will not germinate if I don't get them done soon. It's still winter here in northern Alabama. No snow to speak of, but definitely intermittent periods of very cold days and freezing nights. But by about mid-February, it will start warming up here and then get hot FAST. So I guess I better go sow my cilantro!

    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 8:31PM
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ladyrose65

I have a total of 117 for Zone 6.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 9:01PM
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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

First winter sowing for me this season. Total of 11 containers, Zone 4.

Great poem, Terrene. Thanks for sharing. Please may I post it on my frig?

    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 10:33PM
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terrene(5b MA)

Hey guys, the poem is not mine! I usually include the credit on the quotes, but couldn't find one for that. Heck, I don't even have a spouse, lol. Quote it all you want!

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 2:20AM
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lizbest1(5)

Please add 2 more jugs for zone 5, total 170 now....

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 10:00AM
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docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)

I finally got started! Please add 6 containers to zone 5. Current total: 6.

Martha

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 10:01AM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 242
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . 1,262
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 688
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . 903
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 189
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . 116

Total Containers: 3,400

Good morning, winter sowers. I know you guys aren't WS newbies, but welcome to this year's count, Drippy, River, Adamark, Mnwsgal, and Docmom! Wow, zone 7 has taken a big leap forward. Still wondering where all the zone 6'ers are?

Click the Container Count / Zone Wars Spreadsheet to see the container count in detail. ~ Happy Super Bowl 2013~

(for all the football fans)

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 11:14AM
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Matthew Condon - Indiana.Matt - IN, Zone 5/6(Indiana Zone 5/6)

16 total...zone 6

1. Red Bud Tree
2. Jack-in-the-Pulpit
3. Whirling Butterflies
4. Yellow Columbine
5. Red Columbine
6. Stella de Oro Daylily
7. Mimosa Tree
8. Siberica
9. Anemone Virginiana

  1. Agastache 'Golden Jubilee'
  2. Bittersweet
  3. Delphinium 'Pacific Giant'
  4. Delphinium 'Pacific Giant'
  5. Delphinium 'Pacific Giant'
  6. Cosmos 'Sensation Mix'
  7. Tomato 'Cherokee Purple'
    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 12:52PM
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daisydawnny(5)

23 more for zone 5, running total 40

Oh Indiana Matt...Mimosa trees have always been my favorite! I remember the powder puff pink flowers and the wonderful scent from my childhood....I hope they grow for you!

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 1:29PM
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Matthew Condon - Indiana.Matt - IN, Zone 5/6(Indiana Zone 5/6)

daisydawnny,

I hope so to. I don't see them much in my area, but there is a house down the road from me that has some. I have admired them for years, but never knew what they were. I got the seeds in the winter swap and was excited to see what they were when I looked them up online! I might see if I can grow one as a Bonsai.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 2:16PM
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midmented(6B)

3 more for me. total of 32 so far.

Here is a link that might be useful: DW's Blog

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 3:32PM
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sandlapper_rose(Zone 8)

I must have forgotten to post one day so I'll get caught up with my actual count by saying 16 more jugs today for a total of 43.

Zone 8

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 4:02PM
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jvdubb(6)

Please add 27 more for me. Total of 128

Zone 6

That's it for me until end March

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 5:08PM
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kmsimmons(7b)

9 more for a total of 96 for zone 7
Thanks!

    Bookmark   February 4, 2013 at 2:35PM
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caryltoo Z7/SE PA

9 more containers for zone 7.

    Bookmark   February 4, 2013 at 3:26PM
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louisianagal(z7bMS)

I started today. 18 containers for
zone 7. So total is 18.
Alyssum, coneflower, peas, quince, foxglove.

    Bookmark   February 4, 2013 at 4:58PM
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marie_of_roumania(z6 MA)

48 for zone 6, please.

thank you!

    Bookmark   February 4, 2013 at 5:30PM
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docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)

5 more for zone 5. Total for me is now 11. Happy sowing.

Martha

    Bookmark   February 4, 2013 at 8:48PM
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Poolgoddess67(5b)

14 more for Zone 5. That's triple the pots from last year!

    Bookmark   February 4, 2013 at 10:06PM
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caryltoo Z7/SE PA

13 more for zone 7 -- 42 total

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 10:34AM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 242
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . 1,304
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 771
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . 921
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 223
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . 116

Total Containers: 3,577

Good morning, winter sowers. Welcome to the count Louisianagal and Marie! I was just filling out a Monarch Watch questionnaire that was sent by email this morning, so I have Monarchs on the mind.

Click the Container Count / Zone Wars Spreadsheet to see the container count in detail. ~ Happy Sowing Everybody ~

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 11:00AM
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pinusresinosa(MN Z4)

14 more for zone 4 since feb 2nd, which makes a total of 106.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 11:40AM
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ricjo22(5)

Finally getting started again.5 more for zone 5 so my total is 9.My goal is just to fill all the milk jugs I saved from last year. Ric

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 3:56PM
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pinusresinosa(MN Z4)

Aaaaaand three more today for zone 4, that's a total of 109 for me!

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 3:56PM
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barbe_wa

Please add 8 for Zone 8. Makes my total 65. Thank you.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 8:07PM
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kellyisgreen(7)

Newb poster and WS'er from Zone 7 with 13 to add.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2013 at 8:58PM
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dirtguy50 SW MO z6a(6a)

I have noticed a real trend in this count so far. If it wasn't for kiskin in zone 5 and me in zone 6, this whole count competition would really look different. You can thank us later.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2013 at 11:15PM
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docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)

Dirtguy50,
We all know that you're planning on mostly annuals this year, so you'll be bumping up our numbers once spring is closer. We have faith in you.

Martha

    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 7:56AM
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vv79(7a VA)

Did my first containers for 2013! 4 more to Zone 7. :)

    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 8:06AM
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carolkcmo_5(5)

13 more for zone 5 = total 211.

    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 12:30PM
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pixie_lou

I decided I should finish up my perennials and biennials before Storm Nemo hits the Northeast tomorrow. This way I won't have to dig tunnels to place my containers.

69 more containers for zone 5
304 containers total

    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 1:21PM
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marie_of_roumania(z6 MA)

12 more for zone 6, please.

thank you!

    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 1:27PM
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ruthz

So far I have 63 containers for zone 8.

    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 4:57PM
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ktrout(z6a, NE Kansas)

I have 95 for Zone 6. Thanks!

    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 5:38PM
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Carolinaflowerlover NC Zone 7b

I thought I posted earlier, but I cannot find it. I did 77 containers for zone 7.

I have lots of seeds...I just need more containers. :)

    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 6:42PM
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rbrady(5/Eastern Ia)

10 more for zone 5 with a total of 44. Thanks!

Rhonda

    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 11:04PM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . . 259
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . . 1,401
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . . 878
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . 1,033
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . . 276
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . . 116

Total Containers: 3,963

Good morning, winter sowers. Wow lots of activity, sorry I missed yesterday, was doing some storm "Nemo" preparations (plan to do a few WS containers this morning before they get covered by 2 feet of snow!).

Zone 7 is cooking and trouncing zone 6 (still early in the season though). Dirtguy, yes thank you for your significant contribution to the count, LOL! (Hey, EVERYBODY is welcome no matter how big or small.) Welcome new counters - Kellyisgreen, VV79, Ruthz, Ktrout, and Carolinaflowerlover!

Click the Container Count / Zone Wars Spreadsheet to see the container count in detail. ~ Happy Sowing Everybody ~

"The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest of all seeds; but when it is grown, it is larger than all of the herbs; and it becomes a tree, so that the birds of heaven come and nest in its branches."...Matthew 13:31-32

"All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today."...Indian Proverb

    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 9:43AM
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lilykit64(5)

No real snow here yet....I planted 14 more milk jugs today in Zone 5.
I am up to 192 and have many more jugs to plant in the wings for my tender stuff !! I can still see my jugs but I expect by tomorrow morning they'll be BURIED in the white stuff.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 2:08PM
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terrene(5b MA)

Got 7 more containers done and put outside before much snow fell, for a total of 39.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 5:21PM
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lilykit64(5)

Before Nemo

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 8:25AM
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lilykit64(5)

After NEMO ....and 18 inches of snow. This is really winter sowing at its best. Luckily we did not loose our power :)

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 8:28AM
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midmented(6B)

11 more for zone 6. 43 total.

Here is a link that might be useful: DW's Blog

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 12:08PM
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dirtguy50 SW MO z6a(6a)

lilykit64, that is WAAAAY cool. Glad the power stayed on.

5 more in zone 6 for a total of 7. woohah!!!

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 2:41PM
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barbe_wa

Please add 10 for Zone 8. My total is now 75.
Thanks

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 6:00PM
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katy_bug(z8a GA)

Got my petunias out. 19 more containers for zone 8.

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 7:41PM
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docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)

6 more for zone 5. Total now 17. I'm realizing that I'm missing a whole bunch of seeds. I think I must have packed them away somewhere "safe" and now don't know where they are. I have a list of what I was planning to plant, but I don't have any of those seeds in my box. Time to tear the house apart. Happy sowing.

Martha

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 10:09AM
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aquawise(zone 4 Utah)

6 more for zone 5. total count 24!

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 10:25AM
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docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)

7 more for zone 5! Total is 24.

Martha

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 11:55AM
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ohiopeppers

24 more for zone 6, for a total of 96.

Karen

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 4:16PM
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midmented(6B)

7 more for zone 6. That makes an even 50 for me.

I ran out of milk jugs. Now I'll be waiting on sowing pepper seed in Bus boy containers. How many WS containers does a bus boy container count for?

I'm sure we'll drink a little more milk and I can get a few more outside.

Here is a link that might be useful: DW's Blog

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 5:24PM
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barbe_wa

12 more for Zone 8. My total is now 87. Thanks

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 6:33PM
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river_crossroads z8b Central Louisiana

Hi Terrene,

Did you get the 40 inches of snow that I have been reading about? So glad to see your post above that you were apparently home safe and sound on Friday night, not stuck in a snow drift on a freeway. If you don't post for several days we will all know that you have lost power!

Lilykit, so glad your power stayed on, you sure got lots of snow. Besides Lilykit and Midmented, I don't see any East Coasters posting after Friday night. Hope everyone is ok and able to keep warm. Sending positive thoughts.

Heavy rain and a tornado watch in my town on Sunday 2/10/13. Tornado damage reported 250 miles east of me near Hattiesburg, MS, 5 injuries. What weather!

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 9:07PM
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sandysgardens

Please add 57 more jugs to Zone 4 please. My total sown todate is 96 milk jugs.

Thanks,
Sandy

    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 7:31AM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 322
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . 1,437
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 925
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . 1,033
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 317
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . 116

Total Containers: 4,150

Good morning, winter sowers! Hope everybody had a good weekend. Hi River, we got about 24 inches of snow here in metro-west Boston. Some parts of Southern New England got close to 3 feet! I didn't lose power, everything's okay, except there is snow everywhere. We went from nothing to 2 feet and higher drifts and piles. Not sure when I'll see the WS containers again!

Well I'm not sure what I think about this new GW interface. The Titles and clouds at the top of each page look nice - but the Container Count posts, which I spent a lot of time formatting, don't look so nice. A lot of white space and the larger fonts are huge. Also my totals do not line up any more.

What do you guys think? How does this thread look? It seems many websites have been reformatting to enhance their interface on mobile devices. How does this look on a smart phone or tablet?

Click the Container Count / Zone Wars Spreadsheet to see the container count in detail.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 11:22AM
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midmented(6B)

Email looks great but web entries small on a smart phone

    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 11:31AM
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pghgardengirl(6b SW PA)

4more for zone 6. Total 62

    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 12:10PM
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moonwolf_gw

6 more for me here in Zone 6. My total is now 23.

Brad AKA Moonwolf

    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 5:10PM
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Campanula UK Z8

OK, we just call it sowing here in the UK but, not wanting to be left out, even though mine are in trays and pots rather than jugs, I have 18 types of sweet peas, 6 lots of delphinium, 4 lots of various digitalis (including Pippa and Polly, lutea, dalmatian white, snowthimbles and purpurea alba), achillea, phlox, dianthus barbatus, 5 types of hardy geranium, aconitum 'Ivorine', a NOID thalictrum (saved from a garden visit) another NOID monocot -I liked the look of the seed heads, Pimpinella, chaerophylum, various roses, browallia, knapweed, scabious, echinacea Bravado, aquilegias (5 types).....around 70 trays and pots and many single modules (180 or so)from an early autumn sowing, so far. I guess you could call it around 100. Zone 8

    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 9:19AM
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marie_of_roumania(z6 MA)

15 more for zone 6, please.

thank you!

    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 12:06PM
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Campanula UK Z8

mmmm, felt I ought to get more in the spirit of this and go for accuracy so, 78 different plants varieties. Will keep sowing till late summer so when does your count end?.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 5:01PM
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carolkcmo_5(5)

8 more for zone 5 for total of 219
started herbs
no sprouts yet

    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 5:42PM
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barbe_wa

9 more for Zone 8 which brings my total to 96. Thanks again

    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 7:27PM
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katy_bug(z8a GA)

I am up to 49 containers

    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 8:27PM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 322
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . 1,445
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 950
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . 1,033
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 402
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . 116

Total Containers: 4,268

Good morning, winter sowers. Welcome to the count Campanula! Your contribution is most appreciated! Please see instructions above for more info, but we count by container (not necessarily plant varieties) and the count runs through 23:59 on May 1, 2013 (EST).

PS I'm fooling around with the font (Times New Roman). Any comments welcome!

Click the Container Count / Zone Wars Spreadsheet to see the container count in detail. ~ Happy Sowing Everybody ~

    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 11:56AM
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drippy(7bAL)

Hi, Terrene - please add another 57 containers for me, for a total of 275 - zone 7.

Thank you!

    Bookmark   February 14, 2013 at 7:53AM
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lilykit64(5)

I planted 12 more jugs for a toal of 204 for me in Zone 5

    Bookmark   February 14, 2013 at 5:09PM
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bookjunky4life(5 Central IL)

25 containers for zone 5; 25 total so far

    Bookmark   February 14, 2013 at 9:10PM
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lissatink(5/MA)

18 for zone 5 Before Nemo now I'm dying to do more but would have to dig a trench

    Bookmark   February 14, 2013 at 9:42PM
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marie_of_roumania(z6 MA)

20 more for zone 6, please.

thank you!

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 4:15PM
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barbe_wa

I had 9 on Feb 12 which didn't get counted for some reason, and 10 today which brings my total to 106 for Zone 8. So far just one jug has sprouted, aurinia saxatile (Basket of Gold allysum). Since I've gone over 100 jugs, am I now a member of the mile-high club?
Thanks again

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 8:39PM
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ricjo22(5)

Sowed 10 more for zone 5 making my total 19.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 11:24AM
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emcd124(5)

This is my first post: I sowed 36 this week for Zone 5 for a total of 36.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 1:28PM
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smarmyclothes(6a Kalamazoo, MI)

Sowed 17 for zone 6!

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 5:51PM
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jvdubb(6)

10 more today for a total of 138

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 5:59PM
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barbe_wa

8 more for Zone 8 brings my total to 114. Thanks.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 9:41PM
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midmented(6B)

4 for for zone 6. Total of 54.

Here is a link that might be useful: DW's Blog

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 8:05AM
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tempusflits

Please add 14 more for zone 5. Thank you!

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 10:42AM
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pghgardengirl(6b SW PA)

19 more for zone 6, total 81

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 11:51AM
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barbe_wa

16 more for Zone 8. My total is now 130. Thanks again

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 8:02PM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 322
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . 1,524
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . 1,020
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . 1,090
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 429
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . 116

Total Containers: 4,501

Good morning, winter sowing guys! Welcome to this year's count, Bookjunky, Lissatink, and Smarmyclothes! Lissatink, yes Nemo was a doozy, but about half of our 24" has melted already, although my containers are still buried. Barbe, sorry I missed a few containers, but yes once you sow over a hundred you are a member of the winter-sowing "Mile High Club" (haha). Congrats!

Click the Container Count / Zone Wars Spreadsheet to see the container count in detail. ~ Happy US President's Day Everybody ~

"Too old to plant trees for my own gratification, I shall do it for my posterity"...Thomas Jefferson

"I must be farmer John ... and nothing more (I hope nothing less) for the rest of my life."...John Adams

âÂÂMy heart found its home long ago in the beauty, mystery, order and disorder of the flowering earth.âÂÂ...Lady Bird Johnson

This post was edited by terrene on Tue, Feb 19, 13 at 10:48

    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 11:42AM
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terrene(5b MA)

PS. Does anybody else see this thread with 1/2 white background in the first half and then 1/2 light green background??

    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 11:43AM
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Dremyr

Just planted 5 containers in zone 4. :)

    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 1:02PM
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tempusflits

Five more for zone 5. Thank you.

    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 1:28PM
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tempusflits

Add in 5 more for zone 5, please. Thank you!

    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 1:29PM
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luckynes13(6a)

Sowed 80 today in zone 6, for a total of 129 so far.

    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 2:49PM
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boysnoise210(8)

Getting a late start here in Central Texas, but as warm as it's been, I get the feeling we might have snow on Easter. Who knows?? Please put me down for 29 containers in Zone 8, for a total of 29 containers. Thanks!

    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 7:27PM
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moonwolf_gw

SIx more for me here in Zone 6. My total is now 29.

Brad AKA Moonwolf

    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 8:05PM
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hepatica_z7

2 more for zone 7

    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 10:17PM
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barbe_wa

Please add 8 for Zone 8. My total is now 122. Thanks

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 11:00PM
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