Winter Sowing Container Count aka "Zone Wars" 2012-2013 - #3

terrene(5b MA)February 20, 2013

This is the third 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 . . . . . . . . . 327
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . 1,534
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . 1,096
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . 1,092
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 466
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . 116

Total Containers: 4,631

Good morning, winter sowers. Welcome to the count Dremyr and Boysnoise210! Luckynes, 80 containers in a day is quite impressive! I had your previous total at 59, add 80 and you get 139. Please confirm your total and LMK.

PS I'm still using the old font with the count posts, think it formats better.

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

    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 11:55AM
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manana20

My tiny contribution to Zone 5 wintersowers is 6 containers so far, not done yet though!

    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 10:51PM
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tempusflits

Please register eight more tubs for zone 5. Thank you! What fun. And thank you RBrady. I'm still planting from the remarkable seed collection you sent me.

    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 11:52AM
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proudgm_03(6 MO)

Zone 6 put down 85 containers. Been gone awhile. Glad to be back!

    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 4:20PM
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pghgardengirl(6b SW PA)

10 for zone 6 for total 91

    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 4:47PM
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DivaInTheGarden(6)

Four more for me in Zone 6 for a total of 25. I gotta get cracking!

    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 7:37PM
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JenH20(6)

I have just started for the very first time but have 13 in zone 6

    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 9:48PM
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vv79(7a VA)

Goodness, I don't visit the forum for a couple weeks & I come back to discover the entire interface is changed!

Anyway, 6 more for Zone 7, bringing my total up to an astonishing 10. ;)

    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 7:26AM
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mary_max

another 30 milk jugs for zone 5.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 10:09AM
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Campanula UK Z8

another 5 trays today - making a total of 104 - zone 8( counted some of the trays as 2 or 3 since they are full size and have several varieties of seeds in them. This was the best total I could come up with since there are many modules and everything is a vastly different size and shape. Haven't started on veggies yet (mostly direct sown but leeks, tomatoes, curcubits and peppers will be in pots, at least till May.
Wondering why zone 8 is lagging?

    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 10:56AM
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vv79(7a VA)

Back with another 2 for Zone 7, bringing my total up to 12.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 7:26PM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 327
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . 1,578
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . 1,208
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . 1,100
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 492
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . 116

Total Containers: 4,821

Good morning, winter sowers. Welcome to the count Manana20, Proudgm, and JenH20! Campanula, zone 8 never has astounding numbers in the count, this zone doesn't generally get much of winter. The count usually comes down to a race between 5 and 6, which covers a large part of the wintry US.

Sure is wintry here still, we have about a foot of snow on the ground with another storm coming in today, although they've downgraded it to 2-4 inches.

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

    Bookmark   February 23, 2013 at 8:21AM
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ldsluder(7b)

I am not real sure what my last post was, it's been a few weeks since I have been able to do any more containers - but... my total container count now is 210; for zone 7!

    Bookmark   February 23, 2013 at 9:29AM
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dirtguy50 SW MO z6a(6a)

10 more for zone 6 for a total of 17.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2013 at 1:59PM
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orcascove(6 Columbus Ohio)

I'm ity bitty this year.. Please add 5 containers for zone 6. Thanks!

    Bookmark   February 23, 2013 at 4:55PM
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Edie(5 NY (Finger Lakes))

I just got started. Please add 8 containers for zone 5. :-)

    Bookmark   February 23, 2013 at 5:50PM
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flowerwoman_gw

I have a total of 38 so far....more to come. All covered with 11 inches of snow....more to come of that as well!

    Bookmark   February 23, 2013 at 9:29PM
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proudgm_03(6 MO)

Add three more to Zone 6.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2013 at 8:47AM
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lilykit64(5)

I am up to 224 milk jugs in Zone 5. I please add 20 more to my count for this weekend.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2013 at 1:42PM
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kilngod z6b(Zone 6b)

Got a late start, but have finally completed 30 containers for Zone 6.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2013 at 7:48PM
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barbe_wa

7 more for Zone 8. My total is now 129. Thanks.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2013 at 10:05PM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 327
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . 1,644
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . 1,256
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . 1,145
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 499
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . 116

Total Containers: 4,987

Good morning, winter sowers. Hope everybody had a nice weekend. Welcome to this year's count, Orcascove, Edie_h, Flowerwoman, and Kiln_god!

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

"Almost any garden, if you see it at just the right moment, can be confused with paradise."...Henry Mitchell

"Even the smallest landscape can offer pride of ownership not only to its inhabitants but to its neighbors. The world delights in a garden.... Creating any garden - big or small - is, in the end, all about joy." ...Julie Moir Messervy

    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 9:31AM
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ponyexpress_1

42 containers for zone 6 : )

    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 8:20AM
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marie_of_roumania(z6 MA)

40 more for zone 6, please.

135 total.

thank you!

This post was edited by marie_of_roumania on Tue, Feb 26, 13 at 14:32

    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 2:24PM
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molanic(Zone 5 IL)

I have 74 total for Zone 5 so far.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 5:22PM
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ponyexpress_1

14 more for me in zone 6 for a total of 56.

This post was edited by ponyexpress_1 on Sat, Mar 2, 13 at 6:15

    Bookmark   February 27, 2013 at 4:56AM
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luckynes13(6a)

59 more please for a total of 157 for zone 6

    Bookmark   February 27, 2013 at 10:40AM
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pinusresinosa(MN Z4)

21 more for zone 4, that makes my total an even 130.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2013 at 5:02PM
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pghgardengirl(6b SW PA)

zone 6, 9 more for total 100.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2013 at 10:24PM
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caryltoo Z7/SE PA

11 more for zone 7 for a total of 69.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 6:44AM
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luckynes13(6a)

10 more for a total of 167 zone 6

    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 7:19AM
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lilykit64(5)

I am up to 251 jugs as of today for zone 5

    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 9:38AM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 348
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . 1,718
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . 1,385
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . 1,185
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 499
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . 116

Total Containers: 5,251

Good morning, winter sowers. Welcome to this year's count, Ponyexpress and Molanic! Zone 6 seems to be coming alive and putting on some big numbers - that's more like the usual count. :)

Only 20 more days from this post 'til Spring, last 20 days to get official winter sowing done!

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


~ Happy Sowing Everybody ~

    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 9:39AM
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saponaria

I just added up my winter sown jugs and I'm at 157! I've done it over a couple of weeks though and haven't added any to the count. So add my 157 for zone 7!

    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 12:05PM
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katy_bug(z8a GA)

I am up to 69 containers! Just got my tomatoes and most of my annuals out. I am not quite done yet, but I a pretty much done.

Hope everyone is well!

    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 4:58PM
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barbe_wa

Please add 7 for Zone 8 which makes my total 136. Thanks.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 7:47PM
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manana20

3 more containers for zone 5, brings me to astonishing 9 total!

    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 7:57PM
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barbe_wa

Add another 3 for Zone 8. My total is now 139. Thanks again.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2013 at 6:24PM
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vajeff(7b VA)

I'd like to join team 8, please

86 for zone 8... so far.

Jeff

    Bookmark   March 1, 2013 at 10:55PM
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MissyGA64(8 (central GA))

my first contribution to ZONE 8 - add 25 containers.
more to come this week

    Bookmark   March 2, 2013 at 1:34AM
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ponyexpress_1

8 more containers for me in zone 6.

    Bookmark   March 2, 2013 at 6:12AM
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river_crossroads z8b Central Louisiana

Please add 5 for a total of 9 for zone 8 or team 8 as vajeff has just called us. Look at all the team 8 posters right now - jeffva, barbe_wa, MissyGA. Great screen names - you can see immediately where they live! Go team 8!

    Bookmark   March 2, 2013 at 8:24AM
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tempusflits

Please add 10 more for zone 5. My total stands at 55 containers.

    Bookmark   March 2, 2013 at 9:48AM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 348
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . 1,754
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . 1,393
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . 1,342
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 645
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . 116

Total Containers: 5,598

Good morning, Winter-sowing Teams! Some impressive numbers added to Teams 7 and 8 in the past few days. Welcome to the count, Saponaria, Vajeff, and MissyGA. And yes Manana, your total is astonishing! (that gave me a giggle this morning.)

Katy_bug, for some reason I have you listed in zone 8, but your post says zone 7. Can you please clarify?

Dear counters: please remember to check your total from time to time, for accuracy. Please feel free to post corrections here.

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

"When gardening I have one gift,
you won't find in manuals.
I know it's strange,
but I can change,
perennials into annuals."
...Author unknown

"Some family trees have beautiful leaves,
but some just have a bunch of nuts.
Remember it's the nuts that make the tree worth shaking."
...Author unknown

    Bookmark   March 2, 2013 at 11:43AM
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katy_bug(z8a GA)

I have been going round and round with the tech support here on Gardenweb. I am technically zone 8a according to the new USDA maps. Even though I changed my profile, I keep showing up as zone 7 unless I remember to manually change it to 8 in each post.

So . . . I am a zone 8'er!!!

    Bookmark   March 2, 2013 at 4:02PM
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molie(z6 CT)

New to the Zone 6 Teamâ¦. 74 containers today, March 3.

Molie

    Bookmark   March 3, 2013 at 1:38PM
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dirtguy50 SW MO z6a(6a)

6 more for zone 6 for a total of 23.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2013 at 2:23PM
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molie(z6 CT)

Zone 6â¦.62 more this afternoon. I'm all done!

(If you've not tabulated all of mine that's 136 total for today.)

Molie

    Bookmark   March 3, 2013 at 4:52PM
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lizbest1(5)

I got more seeds in this week so did 15 more jugs today, that brings my total to 185 for zone 5. Waiting a while longer for annuals....

    Bookmark   March 3, 2013 at 8:08PM
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jensyen ( z7 MD )(7a)

Planted 12 more containers for a total of 100 for zone 7.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2013 at 9:01PM
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carolkcmo_5(5)

Zone 5 planted 36 more for total of 255.

Tomatoes/peppers/parsley

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 6:16PM
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barbe_wa

Please add 5 for Zone 8 which makes my total 144. Thank you.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 10:38PM
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sandyslopes z5 northern UT

My first time jumping in this year.

Please add 12 for zone 5. My total so far is 12.

    Bookmark   March 5, 2013 at 1:53AM
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vajeff(7b VA)

Another 13 for me (zone 8), bringing the total to 99 containers.

    Bookmark   March 5, 2013 at 6:35PM
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barbe_wa

Another 3 jugs today for Zone 8. My total is now 147. Thanks again.

    Bookmark   March 5, 2013 at 9:38PM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 348
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . 1,805
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . 1,535
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . 1,342
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 666
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . 116

Total Containers: 5,812

Good morning, winter sowers. Welcome to the count Molie and Sandyslopes!

Well I know that where some Ws'ers live, it feels like Spring and flowers are blooming and mild breezes are blowing, but we've got more snow coming here in the northeast with wind chills below freezing. Sigh.

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

    Bookmark   March 6, 2013 at 11:57AM
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ponyexpress_1

13 more containers for me in zone 6 for a total of 75.

    Bookmark   March 6, 2013 at 11:39PM
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pdsavage(5/6)

Ok update on my WS, havent posted for awhile but kept WSing and wrote on my fridge board how many each time.
21
7 10
19
= 57 more containers -total 142

    Bookmark   March 7, 2013 at 9:20AM
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tartino(6a)

I am in zone 6 and I have 48 containers as of today.

    Bookmark   March 7, 2013 at 3:41PM
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rbrady(5/Eastern Ia)

I sowed 11 more for zone 5 with a total of 55 sown so far. Still have a ton left to do!

Rhonda

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 2:01AM
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lilykit64(5)

I am up to 265 in zone 5. Still have more to go. Just really planted flowers so far.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 9:42AM
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sandlapper_rose(Zone 8)

5 more for Zone 8 for a total of 48.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 3:26PM
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sandysoil_2008(6 MA)

I'm starting late this year due to eye surgery. But now I'm off and running! Please put me down for 28 containers in Zone 6 for a total of 28.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 3:32PM
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carrotstix(6b)

I have 11 containers in Zone 6b. I'm a WS first timer.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 3:39PM
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moonwolf_gw

Seven more containers for me here in Zone 6. My total is now 36.

Brad AKA Moonwolf

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 4:34PM
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pdsavage(5/6)

35 more total of 177

    Bookmark   March 9, 2013 at 8:08AM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 348
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . 1,922
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . 1,654
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . 1,342
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 671
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . 116

Total Containers: 6,053

Happy Saturday, winter sowing peeps! Welcome to the count Sandysoil and Carrotstix! It's certainly not too late. Zones 5 and 6 are still pretty wintry. We just had another winter storm which dumped over a foot of snow, and my containers are buried again. But it's supposed to be in the 50s this weekend so it probably won't last long.

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

"While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.âÂÂ...Genesis 8:22

"Observe how all things are continually being born of change; teach yourself to see that Nature's highest happiness lies in changing the things that are, and forming new things after their kind. Whatever is, is in some sense the seed of what is to emerge from it."...Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

    Bookmark   March 9, 2013 at 12:13PM
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docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)

11 more for me in zone 5, for a total of 35.

I've still not found my cache of perennial seeds that I'd set aside specially to sow this year. Oh, we'll. I guess I'll focus on annuals and hope they show up for next year. Of course I still have far more seeds and containers than I have time to sow and plant out, but the garden will be beautiful and fun.

Martha

    Bookmark   March 9, 2013 at 1:19PM
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bebe_ct(6a)

I just stumbled on this site, and am delighted by this fun post! My first entry: 62 containers for zone 6.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2013 at 4:03PM
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terrene(5b MA)

Hey winter-sowers in the US!

Daylight savings time starts today. Don't forget to set the clocks ahead 1 hour.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 12:12PM
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luckynes13(6a)

80 more for zone 6 a total of 247.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 1:48PM
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daisydawnny(5)

22 more for zone 5...running total 62. I am way off from years past. did some annuals today.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 3:32PM
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sandysoil_2008(6 MA)

I have 10 more for zone 6 for a total of 38. I won't do as many this year because I filled the flower beds last year but I'll squeeze them in somewhere!

    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 5:40PM
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smarmyclothes(6a Kalamazoo, MI)

15 more for zone 6, for a total of 32!

    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 5:58PM
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barbe_wa

Please add 8 for Zone 8. My total is now 155. Thanks.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 7:29PM
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Darcie507(7b British Columbia)

Sowed 12 more containers for a total of 77 in zone 7.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 11:25PM
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jmhill926_organic(6)

Planted 14 containers in Zone 6. First time, looking forward to seeing what grows!

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 9:57AM
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thenightingale(6)

Oh, I'd like to add my small count of containers for zone 6: twenty-two! More on the way, I hope (though it's getting late), but I even surprise myself sometimes. ;)

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 11:06AM
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marie_of_roumania(z6 MA)

18 more for zone 6, please.
153 total.

thank you!

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 2:50PM
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JBowhay

I planted 13 for Zone 7.
Thanks.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 3:06PM
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terrene(5b MA)

3 more containers today, for a total of 42.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 5:44PM
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barbe_wa

9 more jugs for Zone 8 makes my total 164. Thanks again.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 8:10PM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 348
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . 1,958
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . 1,853
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . 1,367
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 688
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . 116

Total Containers: 6,330

Good afternoon, winter sowers. Ever so steadily, zone 6 is creeping up on zone 5!! Welcome new counters Bebe_ct, Jmhill926_organic, and Jbowhay!

Jmhill, it is very exciting to see how many seeds sprout. Not 100%, but I usually get between 80-90% of containers sprouting. Some seeds are nearly foolproof to sow, others are fussy and perplexing. Either way, the fate of a winter-sower often becomes too many seedlings and having to "plunk n run", "hunk o seedlings" and - perish the thought - cull extra seedlings!

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

    Bookmark   March 12, 2013 at 1:40PM
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canyonwind(9)

Behind on posting...another 50 for me...my total is 100....that makes 166 for zone 9!!!!!

Thanks much!

Annie

    Bookmark   March 12, 2013 at 2:01PM
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barbe_wa

Please add another 6 for Zone 8 which makes my total 170. Happy sowing!

    Bookmark   March 12, 2013 at 8:13PM
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ponyexpress_1

Please add 17 more for my total of 92 in zone 6.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 7:31AM
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ponyexpress_1

Please add 10 more containers for a total of 102. Zone 6. Thank you : )

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 12:39PM
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SassySoil(7b)

I have been sowing since February so I got many...

Today I sowed container number 91 and some of the jugs have 1, 2 or 4 different seeds in it. So the total is actually 117 different seeds. :-)

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 11:29PM
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caryltoo Z7/SE PA

Sowed 7 more yesterday for zone 7 for a total of 76. Just a few more to go for me. I'm still on the fence about a couple of plants but will probably go for it just so I don't get to May and wish I'd sown some.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 6:10AM
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jensyen ( z7 MD )(7a)

Hi, I don't see my total updated since my last post which was on Sun, Mar 3, 13 at 21:01- "Planted 12 more containers for a total of 100 for zone 7."
I just added 10 more so my total will be 110 for zone 7.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 2:56PM
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thenightingale(6)

Put six more containers out today, for a total of 28. :)

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 7:12PM
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SassySoil(7b)

Sowed 20 yesterday and 24 new ones today for a total of 161. Still keeping my tomatoes and peppers indoors though. I think I'll bring the tomatoes out this weekend but will keep the peppers indoors for a couple of weeks. Both are in milk jugs too.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 9:07PM
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lizbest1(5)

Started on annuals today, added 12 containers for a total of 197 for zone 5. Can't wait for some of these to start sprouting!

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 10:06PM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 348
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . 1,970
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . 1,908
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . 1,557
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 694
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . 166

Total Containers: 6,643

Good morning, winter sowers. Well the gap between zones 5 and 6 is even closer. This contest could go either way, which is the usual course of events for the container count, lol!

Welcome to the count SassySoil - we have a Sandysoil and Sassysoil. What is "sassy" soil anyway? Jensyen, sorry to have missed your containers, and I also missed Thenightengale's first post, so a belated welcome to the count to Thenightengale!

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    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 12:02PM
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carolkcmo_5(5)

36 more (hardy annuals) for total of 291 zone 5 - more to go

    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 12:12PM
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Edie(5 NY (Finger Lakes))

I'm up to a total of 21 containers here in zone 5.
We're running out of winter! At least by the calendar. Snow flurries here today.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 3:46PM
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latebloomerz6

Please add 19 more for zone 6. My total is now 78.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 4:24PM
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docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)

Please add 6 more for zone 5. Total is now 41. I'm adding many more containers of various milkweed types because of the news of dramatic declines in the Monarch populations. If anyone has milkweed seeds sitting around, please sow them or just toss them on some open dirt and let them do their thing. The Monarchs will thank you, as I do.

Martha

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 11:48AM
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carolkcmo_5(5)

36 more veges total 327 zone 5

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 1:40PM
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diggerdee

14 containers for zone 6 please. Finally got started! Lots of catching up to do!

:)
Dee

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 8:43PM
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lizbest1(5)

Did another 37 containers this weekend to take my total to 235 for zone 5.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 9:22PM
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carolkcmo_5(5)

12 more total 339 for zone 5

    Bookmark   March 18, 2013 at 12:40PM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 348
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . 2,099
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . 1,941
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . 1,557
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 694
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . 166

Total Containers: 6,805

Greetings, winter sowers. Welcome to this year's count, Diggerdee!

Docmom, although I've sown 1 container of milkweed (swamp) so far, you've got me inspired to sow a few more. This is one species that the slugs tend to demolish in my gardens! Must remember to spread sluggo this year.

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    Bookmark   March 18, 2013 at 1:45PM
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barbe_wa

8 more for Zone 8. My total is now 178. Thanks.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2013 at 6:22PM
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carolkcmo_5(5)

4 more zone 5 total 343
I am done!

    Bookmark   March 19, 2013 at 1:32PM
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marie_of_roumania(z6 MA)

27 more for zone 6, please.
180 total.

thank you!

    Bookmark   March 19, 2013 at 2:39PM
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lilykit64(5)

Please add 21 more jugs for zone 5 ...I am up to 286 total and starting my aspiring sowing tomorrow officially even though we have a foot of snow (plus)
On the ground.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2013 at 3:11PM
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moonwolf_gw

Five more for me here in Zone 6. My total is now 41.

Brad AKA Moonwolf

    Bookmark   March 19, 2013 at 3:44PM
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primrose1x3(7)

Put me down for 187 in zone 7 - total. Will still be spring sowing while nights stay cool.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2013 at 4:40PM
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tepelus z6a SW MI

I guess I'll join in with the count, though I can't help out my former zone 6ers now that I am back in zone 5 again. So...

Add 5 to zone 5.

Yeah, I have a whopping total of 5. lol! I got a late start but I'll be slowly adding to this total. But not too many. I have enough mature plants to worry about transplanting from one state to another to have to add caring for too many babies on top of them. We'll see what happens next year. This year will be mostly plants for the butterflies and their cats.

Karen

    Bookmark   March 19, 2013 at 5:24PM
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kiskin(5/6 in EU)

15 containers for zone 5. My total is now 17.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2013 at 5:38PM
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barbe_wa

Please add 6 for Zone 8. My total is now 184. Thanks.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2013 at 6:13PM
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tepelus z6a SW MI

And I just did two more for a total of 7 for zone 5.

Karen

    Bookmark   March 19, 2013 at 6:50PM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 348
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . 2,170
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . 1,973
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . 1,744
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 708
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . 166

Total Containers: 7,109

Good afternoon, winter sowers. We've broken 7,000 and zones 5-6-7 are pretty close in numbers. Carolkcmo, impressive total, are you done with your spring sowing too? Welcome to the count, Primrose1x3 and Tepelus!

Click the Container Count / Zone Wars Spreadsheet to see the container count in detail. ~ Happy First Day of Spring Everybody ~

"There are many tired gardeners but I've seldom met old gardeners. I know many elderly gardeners but the majority are young at heart. Gardening simply does not allow one to be mentally old, because too many hopes and dreams are yet to be realized. The one absolute of gardeners is faith. Regardless of how bad past gardens have been, every gardener believes that next year's will be better. It is easy to age when there is nothing to believe in, nothing to hope for; gardeners, however, simply refuse to grow up. Thomas Jefferson once said 'Though an old man, I am but a young gardener'."...Allan Armitage

"A society grows great when old people plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in"...Author unknown

This post was edited by terrene on Wed, Mar 20, 13 at 15:39

    Bookmark   March 20, 2013 at 1:39PM
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Carolinaflowerlover NC Zone 7b

I did 41 more today, for a total of 118 for zone 7. :):):)

This post was edited by carolinaflowerlover on Wed, Mar 20, 13 at 20:10

    Bookmark   March 20, 2013 at 8:08PM
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carolkcmo_5(5)

Done with the small WS containers. In about 2 weeks I start planting cool weather food crops in large containers like tubs and buckets.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2013 at 8:51PM
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barbe_wa

Please add 4 for Zone 4. My total is now 188. Thanks.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2013 at 1:42PM
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ladyrose65

I now have a total of 157 for Zone 6.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2013 at 8:26PM
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sandysgardens

Greetings Everyone -

Please add 27 more jugs to Zone 4. Making my total 123.

Have a GREAT Day!
Sandy

    Bookmark   March 22, 2013 at 7:22AM
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sandysoil_2008(6 MA)

Hi, put me down for six more in Zone 6 for a total of 44. Thank you!

    Bookmark   March 22, 2013 at 3:59PM
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barbe_wa

8 more for Zone 8 makes my total 196 - heading for a two-mile high! Thanks.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2013 at 7:25PM
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sandysoil_2008(6 MA)

I have 9 more in Zone 6 for a total of 53. Thanks.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2013 at 2:13PM
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JBowhay

I planted 7 more for zone 7.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2013 at 2:57PM
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smarmyclothes(6a Kalamazoo, MI)

17 more for zone 6, for a total of 49.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2013 at 5:43PM
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kiskin(5/6 in EU)

Please add 19 more containers for zone 5. My total is now 36.
Kiskin

    Bookmark   March 23, 2013 at 6:27PM
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diggerdee

Please add 8 more for zone 6.

Thanks!
Dee

    Bookmark   March 23, 2013 at 7:17PM
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barbe_wa

Add another 12 for Zone 8. My total is now 208 sowed and 67 germinated. I'm beginning to panic about how I'm going to get them all in the ground, but I'm sure I'll manage somehow.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2013 at 7:23PM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 376
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . 2,189
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . 2,053
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . 1,792
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 732
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . 166

Total Containers: 7,308

Greetings, winter sowers. Wow impressive numbers Barbe. And 67 containers germinated? Gack, mine are still mostly covered with snow, but it's slowly melting. No sprouts here. Anybody else have lotsa sprouts?

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

    Bookmark   March 24, 2013 at 10:50AM
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kiskin(5/6 in EU)

Please add 4 more for zone 5, my total is 40

    Bookmark   March 24, 2013 at 12:18PM
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diggerdee

8 more for zone 6, please!

Thank you,
Dee

    Bookmark   March 24, 2013 at 3:45PM
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SandyTowes

My first try at winter sowing. Since there's still plenty of snow, it must not be too late! 16 containers for zone 4. Maybe the neighbors have some more jugs....

    Bookmark   March 24, 2013 at 6:47PM
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Edie(5 NY (Finger Lakes))

8 more today. My current total is 36 here in zone 5.
No sprouts yet.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2013 at 7:03PM
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barbe_wa

8 more today for Zone 8. My total is now 216, and I had a few more sprouts today. The fun part, watching the little seedlings pop up, is really getting started now!

    Bookmark   March 24, 2013 at 7:19PM
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lilykit64(5)

I planted 32 more containers for zone 5. My new total is 318

    Bookmark   March 25, 2013 at 3:51PM
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Marshallkey

12 for zone 6

    Bookmark   March 26, 2013 at 7:58AM
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sadie_pnw

I am only a measly 14 containers this year ... zone 8.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2013 at 5:41PM
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pghgardengirl(6b SW PA)

15 containers for total of 115 zone 6.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2013 at 1:20PM
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kiskin(5/6 in EU)

12 containers for zone 5, my total is now 52

    Bookmark   March 28, 2013 at 2:41PM
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moonwolf_gw

Five more for me here in Zone 6. My total is now 46.

Brad AKA Moonwolf

    Bookmark   March 29, 2013 at 2:28PM
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silverkelt(Z5b/Southern Maine)

Zone 5 , 34 sown. More to come..

    Bookmark   March 29, 2013 at 5:29PM
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barbe_wa

Please add 10 for Zone 8 which makes my total 226. Thank you again.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2013 at 9:46PM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 392
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . 2,286
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . 2,093
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . 1,792
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 764
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . 166

Total Containers: 7,493

Good morning, winter sowers - at least it's morning here in the US, although in the EU it is already afternoon, so Good afternoon to European winter sowers. Welcome to the 2012-13 count, SandyTowes, Marshallkey, Harborrose, and Silverkelt! SandyTowes, sorry to hear you still have lots of snow. Zone 4'ers are hardy! Harborrose, there are no measly containers in winter-sowing - "every container is important" - haha.

I was away visiting elderly parents this past week, came back to almost all the snow melted. It's finally feeling a little Springy outside. If I don't post tomorrow, Happy Easter everybody!

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

"Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.

Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;
And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.

And make us happy in the darting bird
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill,
And off a blossom in mid air stands still.

For this is love and nothing else is love,
The which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends He will,
But which it only needs that we fulfil."
...Robert Frost

    Bookmark   March 30, 2013 at 11:11AM
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caryltoo Z7/SE PA

3 more for zone 7, including one with asclepias tuberosa for the monarchs. :)

    Bookmark   March 30, 2013 at 12:16PM
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bakemom_gw(z6 Central Ohio)

42 for zone 6!

    Bookmark   March 30, 2013 at 5:22PM
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sandyslopes z5 northern UT

Please add 7 more for zone 5. My total is 19 so far.
Herbs and annuals will be next.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2013 at 11:14PM
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jvdubb(6)

Please add 30 more for me

138 + 30 = 168

    Bookmark   March 31, 2013 at 9:52AM
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diggerdee

Please add 5 more for zone 6.

Thank you!
Dee

    Bookmark   March 31, 2013 at 11:02AM
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marie_of_roumania(z6 MA)

32 more for zone 6, please.

212 total.

thank you!

    Bookmark   March 31, 2013 at 11:57AM
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ponyexpress_1

Please add 4 more containers for a total of 106. Thanks

    Bookmark   March 31, 2013 at 3:03PM
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terrene(5b MA)

This thread is closed, please post to the new thread!

    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 10:48AM
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