Winter Sown Peppers (Tomatos)
I tried winter sowing last year for the first time using gallon milk jugs. The pepper seed that I planted did not produce a single plant BUT the same saved seed (same soil) I planted inside germinated at around 90%. The jugs (and bus boy containers) were placed outside around the 3rd week of January (pictures: http://midmented.wordpress.com/2012/05/08/garden-status-saving-cauliflower-seed/). I'm not understanding what went wrong. Some of the bell peppers came up but all others did not.
I am guessing that they were sat outside too early. Is there a zone 6 schedule to follow on when to set the containers outside?
Here is a link that might be useful: DWÂ®'s Blog