2014 Zone Wars p.2

DHofDocMomMarch 8, 2014

Here is page 2 of the 2014 Challenge.

Here is a link that might be useful: 2014 Zone Wars

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theforgottenone1013(MI zone 5b/6a)

36 more containers in zone 5. For a total of 45.

Rodney

    Bookmark   March 8, 2014 at 10:30AM
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nugrdnnut

hmmm... I don't remember where how many I had, but I now have 38 total = Zone 6

    Bookmark   March 8, 2014 at 4:46PM
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mori1(5b/6a)

I put out another container yesterday so that's uh, I think fourteen total for zone 5.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2014 at 6:28PM
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kilngod z6b(Zone 6b)

I sowed 36 more for zone 6. My total = 196.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2014 at 7:15PM
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vegpatch(5 Colo)

Just starting so am a little behind everyone... 11 for zone 5
so far Herbs and leafy veggies. I have beans and peas soaking...

    Bookmark   March 9, 2014 at 3:12PM
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kilngod z6b(Zone 6b)

Sowed 24 more for zone 6. My total = 220.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2014 at 7:45PM
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kayjayn(5b)

Sowed 34 more containers today for a total of 71, zone 5

    Bookmark   March 9, 2014 at 8:47PM
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docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)

Business has certainly picked up in the last month! I planted a few more jugs of milkweed, but didn't count. I'll check later. I'm studying for another board exam. The weather is finally inching above the freezing mark, so I might catch a glimpse of the containers I planted so many weeks ago, if it stays warm long enough to melt through 140 inches of snow. I can't wait for spring!

Martha

    Bookmark   March 10, 2014 at 10:49AM
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moonwolf_gw

6 more containers for me here in Zone 6. My total is now 56.

Brad AKA Moonwolf

    Bookmark   March 10, 2014 at 10:17PM
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kilngod z6b(Zone 6b)

24 more for zone 6. My total = 244.

This post was edited by kilngod on Tue, Mar 11, 14 at 13:15

    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 9:53AM
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vegpatch(5 Colo)

10 more for zone 5 - 21 total for me. Some seeds I ordered arrived in the mail so will sort through those.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 12:48PM
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ponyexpress_1

I figured I'd add a few more before the big storm. Only a short time now before the weather warms too much for cold stratification. PLEASE ADD 16 MORE FOR A TOTAL OF 92. Thank you.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 5:36PM
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kilngod z6b(Zone 6b)

36 more for zone 6. My total = 280.

This post was edited by kilngod on Wed, Mar 12, 14 at 1:37

    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 11:02PM
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river_crossroads z8b Central Louisiana

Sowed 5 containers for zone 8, total of 5.

For hummers and butterflies, of course! 1 container Salvia Coral Nymph, seeds from forum friend Shirley/sjc48, 2 magenta colored Laura Bush petunias, 2 pink candytuft. Thanks for doing this, Dan.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2014 at 1:01AM
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kilngod z6b(Zone 6b)

40 more for zone 6. My total = 320.

This post was edited by kilngod on Wed, Mar 12, 14 at 21:23

    Bookmark   March 12, 2014 at 8:42PM
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DavidLMO(5 B)

Zone 5b (sorta 6 :-))

Planting since November 17.

Total 33 to date

    Bookmark   March 13, 2014 at 1:12AM
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vegpatch(5 Colo)

Zone 5b total 36 so far. (mental note need more dirt )

    Bookmark   March 13, 2014 at 2:46PM
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Carolinaflowerlover NC Zone 7b

I have sowed a total of 348 containers for zone 7.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2014 at 2:14PM
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HMT4ever(5 and 6 MI)

41 more for me here in zone 6 (now 55 total).

    Bookmark   March 15, 2014 at 7:17AM
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kilngod z6b(Zone 6b)

88 more for zone 6. My total = 408.

This post was edited by kilngod on Sun, Mar 16, 14 at 8:07

    Bookmark   March 15, 2014 at 5:03PM
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bugdoctor(5 CO)

I finally decided to click on the ZonalWars and see what this is all about. As I follow, there is nothing at stake but some good ole braggin rightsâ¦so I guess I can add to the zone 5 sowers! We ought to bronze a nursery pot or something for the travelling trophy (or maybe something more creative). I have a total of 110 containers, mostly milk jugs but some salad tubs. Not sure if you make the distinction, but can clarify if needed.

I am a newbie to GW and to WS, but have been coached by a wonderful person in CT who has WS hundreds in past years.

Since you asked for some pics, here is what one of my collections of containers looks like:

Another showing my use of patio furniture to shade some:

Hope youâÂÂve enjoyed WS this season as much as I have.
Dan

    Bookmark   March 15, 2014 at 8:26PM
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kilngod z6b(Zone 6b)

Bugdoctor, a bronze pot or somesuch sounds like a great idea.

Welcome to the crew.

Tina

    Bookmark   March 15, 2014 at 9:05PM
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ontheteam(5a-6 (S.Eastern, MA))

Please add 36 to zone 6 for my total of 127.
All the perennials are done now on to the annuals and tomato's

    Bookmark   March 16, 2014 at 12:23PM
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lovesblooms(7a)

Sowed 45 more containers for a total of 339.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2014 at 4:55PM
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mori1(5b/6a)

One more for zone 5 which brings me to a total of 15. I'm so done.

This post was edited by mori1 on Mon, Mar 17, 14 at 0:14

    Bookmark   March 16, 2014 at 10:59PM
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moonwolf_gw

6 more for me here in Zone 6. My total is now 62.

Brad AKA Moonwolf

    Bookmark   March 17, 2014 at 2:52PM
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DHofDocMom

Updated the spreadsheet this morning. Wow! Some are really going-to-town with your winter sowing. Martha (docmom) and I spent a wonderful week at a conference in San Diego. It was warm and sunny, now back to Michigan. Still a lot of snow, but finally seeing some ground. Maybe spring will come this year?!? Which means all these milk jugs and containers will need to go into the ground shortly. Keep up the happy planting.
��"Dan

    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 8:40AM
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terrene(5b MA)

Bugdoctor, looks like you're going to have more seedlings than you know what to do with this year!

10 more for me in zone 5, total is 20. That is the least I've sowed in a winter in 7 years. But there will be lots of annuals and veggies coming for spring-sowing.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 12:43AM
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katy_bug(z8a GA)

Put a few more out - up to 30 containers for zone 8

    Bookmark   March 21, 2014 at 10:13AM
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marie_of_roumania(z6 MA)

60 more for zone 6, please.

total 172.

thank you!

    Bookmark   March 22, 2014 at 2:45PM
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caryltoo Z7/SE PA

Just got started yesterday. This winter has been so bleak and cold and snowy that I just couldn't get motivated. But...

25 for zone 7 for a total of 25. (So far... discovered I'm out of basil seeds and a few other staples so off to the store)

Caryl

    Bookmark   March 23, 2014 at 8:12AM
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lovesblooms(7a)

I sowed 7 more Friday and yesterday for a total of 346.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2014 at 5:40PM
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redwolfdoc_z5(5)

Hello!
This is my first attempt at winter sowing and it's been really fun so far. Can't wait to see green! I'm zone 5, 59 containers sown.
Thanks!
Karen

    Bookmark   March 23, 2014 at 9:24PM
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luvncannin

I am late posting but I have
6 for zone 7
kim

    Bookmark   March 23, 2014 at 9:43PM
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thenightingale(6)

I'm quite late but have 26 containers out as of this afternoon. :) (Zone 5B)

    Bookmark   March 24, 2014 at 5:27PM
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Carolinaflowerlover NC Zone 7b

I have a total of 367 for zone 7. I have sprouts, and spring weather is finally coming! :):)

    Bookmark   March 24, 2014 at 8:48PM
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pixie_lou

Pixie Lou Zone 5
8 containers today
153 containers total

The snow has finally melted enough that I can get out the back door and across the deck to the pot ghetto.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2014 at 2:19PM
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Ghita(5)

70 for zone 5a

    Bookmark   March 28, 2014 at 6:12PM
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diggerdee zone 6 CT

Finally! I FINALLY started! Wow, this is pathetic this year. I usually have almost 200 containers already and today I just did my first batch. Oh well, at least I started!

Please add a grand total of 5 containers to zone 6!

Thank you!
Dee

    Bookmark   March 29, 2014 at 1:28PM
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pixie_lou

Pixie Lou Zone 5
8 containers today
161 containers total

    Bookmark   March 30, 2014 at 2:17PM
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caryltoo Z7/SE PA

This is a pathetic effort on my part this season, but 3 more for zone 7 for a total of 28.

Caryl

P.S. Carolinaflowerlover, I think you're single-handedly keeping zone 7 alive :)

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 5:50AM
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terrene(5b MA)

I am lagging this year too...but got a bunch more to do.

Please add 24 more containers for me in zone 5 - I've got a total of 44 so far.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 8:43PM
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docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)

I don't remember when I last checked in, but my total for zone 5 is 88, now. Annuals will start some time later this month.

Martha

    Bookmark   April 1, 2014 at 3:48PM
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pixie_lou

Pixie Lou Zone 5
12 containers today
173 containers total

    Bookmark   April 1, 2014 at 6:22PM
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ponyexpress_1

Please add 18 more for a total of 110. Thank you.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 4:09AM
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bugdoctor(5 CO)

Started on some annuals- 31 jugs today totaling 141 for zone 5. A few more annuals to go but I feel like I can see the light at the end. Hoping managing the tops on tops off game isn't too time consuming.

Terrene- I hope you are right that I end up with more sprouts than I will know what to do with. I removed dirt filled landscaping rock mulch from several areas surrounding our little lot in hopes of adding some foliage and blooms. Keeping my fingers crossed everyone germinates! Finally getting some sprouts!

    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 8:00PM
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sandysoil_2008(6 MA)

Started my spring sowing today for my tender annuals. Please add another ten for me in Zone 6 for a total of 33.

I think Spring has actually arrived!

    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 12:19PM
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terrene(5b MA)

Bugdr, you might not get 100% of containers germinating, but I usually get somewhere around 90%.

20 more finished up today! Total is now 64.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2014 at 8:34PM
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pixie_lou

Pixie Lou Zone 5
7 containers today
180 containers total

    Bookmark   April 5, 2014 at 5:29PM
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terrene(5b MA)

2 more containers today, so total is 66.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2014 at 12:32AM
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docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)

Started Zinnias! Total is 96 for zone 5.

Martha

    Bookmark   April 6, 2014 at 12:30PM
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marie_of_roumania(z6 MA)

47 more for zone 6, please.

219 total.

thank you!

    Bookmark   April 6, 2014 at 2:19PM
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ontheteam(5a-6 (S.Eastern, MA))

38 more for zone 5 mainly tomato.

total of 167

    Bookmark   April 6, 2014 at 6:28PM
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dr.liz(7 NJ)

I'm a newbie, so this is my first year. My zone (7) seems to be lagging! I will add my bit-15. I am seeing my first sprouts!
Liz

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 7:44AM
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ladyrose65

I have a total of 117 for zone 6.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2014 at 2:17AM
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aaaupgirls(5a)

Added another 26 containers for a total of 50 for zone 5. No sprouts yet though :(

    Bookmark   April 12, 2014 at 8:45AM
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diggerdee zone 6 CT

6 more for zone 6 please.

My grand total is a pathetic 11 so far, but hopefully I'll bump it up by a few more dozen.

Dee

    Bookmark   April 12, 2014 at 10:28PM
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diggerdee zone 6 CT

5 more for zone 6 please.

Thank you!
Dee

    Bookmark   April 13, 2014 at 4:37PM
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caryltoo Z7/SE PA

Added 6 more over the weekend for a total of 34 for zone 7.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2014 at 5:53AM
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ponyexpress_1

Please update my total to 122 for zone 6. Thank you.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2014 at 11:56PM
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moonwolf_gw

Sorry for my lack of posting lately. Life's been busy for me. But here is my latest container update (perennials are done!)

8 more for me here in Zone 6. My total is now 70.

Brad AKA Moonwolf

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 6:56PM
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diggerdee zone 6 CT

6 more for zone 6 please!

Thank you!
Dee

    Bookmark   April 20, 2014 at 3:54PM
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ladyrose65

A total of 122 for today. Zone 6.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2014 at 5:46PM
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terrene(5b MA)

Sowed 44 more containers today! Total is now 110.

Did the heat-loving annuals, tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies like lettuce today. I think that is it for sowing in containers. I plan to do a bunch of direct sowing though.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2014 at 7:28PM
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bugdoctor(5 CO)

Finished off the tender annuals last week. Total of 171 containers for zone 5.

Unless there happens to be a seed packet I cannot live without as I shop the garden centers, I think that's all for my first season. Thanks everyone for sharing your seeds and knowledge!

Happy gardening.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2014 at 10:13PM
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pixie_lou

Pixie Lou Zone 5

13 containers yesterday
193 containers total

    Bookmark   April 23, 2014 at 7:00AM
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river_crossroads z8b Central Louisiana

Great job, Dan! You've already sorted the spreadsheet!

Maybe Martha has told you that we usually duke it out through May 1 and can celebrate May Day with sowing! Different Counters have handled the end slightly differently - your choice. The yr that I was involved I wanted people to post a final count by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on May 1 so May 1 was in the timestamp 'cause at 12:00 it puts the next dayâÂÂs date.

The timestamp on gardenweb is in Eastern Time. Terrene was more generous and said sowers had until 11:59 pm/23:59 Pacific Daylight Time. At any rate, please announce whatever you decide, be creative and, if you can, announce winners ASAP after the Zone Wars are over.

Thanks so much Dan, really appreciate your hard work. Thanks to Martha for organizing, to Bakemom for her generous Newbie Seed Pack project, and to everyone for participating, chasing away the winter blues, and filling our lives with eco-friendly fun and fellowship as we do some useful work. Hope to see everyone next year!

    Bookmark   April 24, 2014 at 7:38PM
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diggerdee zone 6 CT

I'm a little confused. :) Is there an updated spreadsheet somewhere that I'm missing?

Thanks!
Dee

    Bookmark   April 25, 2014 at 1:34PM
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moonwolf_gw

5 more for me here in Zone 6. My total is now 75.

Brad AKA Moonwolf

    Bookmark   April 25, 2014 at 5:38PM
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moonwolf_gw

7 more for me here in Zone 6. My total is now 82.

Brad AKA Moonwolf

    Bookmark   April 27, 2014 at 8:30PM
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pixie_lou

Pixie Lou Zone 5
38 containers yesterday
231 containers total

Not sure if this is the end of my zone wars contributions or if I can squeeze out a few more containers tomorrow!

    Bookmark   April 28, 2014 at 2:11PM
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lovesblooms(7a)

Alright, it's zero hour. Over the past month I've sowed 98 more containers, all tender annuals, many of which are already ready to be planted out--yay! My total is 444.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2014 at 9:43PM
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ohiopeppers

Last call. Please add 51 to my count bringing my total to 105.Thanks

    Bookmark   April 30, 2014 at 10:12PM
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diggerdee zone 6 CT

5 more for zone 6 please. Yikes, I was pitiful this year, lol!

Thank you!
Dee

    Bookmark   April 30, 2014 at 10:18PM
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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

Did some perennials earlier and pushed through with annuals today.
Total 117 for Zone 4

    Bookmark   April 30, 2014 at 11:23PM
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ponyexpress_1

Hi there. I sowed 12 more containers bringing my total up to 134. Thank you.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2014 at 3:23PM
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littleonefb

Not sure if this is too late but here is help for zone 5.

178 containers. total 178.

Thanks.

Fran

    Bookmark   May 1, 2014 at 7:18PM
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JerseyPurl(6)

JerseyPurl zone 6

Please add 90 jugs for a total of 113.

For those of you keeping score at home....
January 11 - 23 jugs -- sowed perennials and annuals (newbie mistake) from the newbie donation program, most have sprouted.

February 1- 41 jugs -- perennials, most have sprouted.

All of the above sat under a foot+ snow all winter :D

April 12 - 17 jugs -- 16 annuals that have all sprouted (yay!) and 1 perennial (that I forgot about) that I think is sprouting - it's hard to see :)

April 24 - 28 jugs -- all annuals, a few have sprouted already.

May 1 - 4 jugs -- stay tuned...

This was a lot of fun! Thank you for running these zone wars and to everyone who contributed to the newbie seed program.

JerseyPurl :D

    Bookmark   May 1, 2014 at 9:35PM
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river_crossroads z8b Central Louisiana

*** Zone 6 is the Winner!! ***
Congratulations to Zone 6 and much appreciation to all the counters who participated this year! Remember, anyone with 100 containers or more automatically is a member of the Mile High Club. A tight race - note the final 2 posts where they are duking it out just before the bell, exciting end!

I've done my best with the numbers but be sure to check yours and post any problems. Zoom in or zoom out to adjust the size of the spreadsheet - please be patient as it loads. Happy gardening and thanks for all the fun!!

2014 Zone Wars Spreadsheet

    Bookmark   May 2, 2014 at 8:51PM
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river_crossroads z8b Central Louisiana

Bump. Just wanted to make sure that everybody saw the above results as forum has been busy!

Thanks again to docmom for organizing, to DHofDocMom for counting, to bakemom for her fantastic Newbie Seed Pack project and to all her generous donors, and to everyone who participated and made the Zone Wars possible! Happy gardening!

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 8:29AM
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pixie_lou

Too bad I ran out of potting soil. If I could have only done 6 more containers zone 5 would have won!

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 5:57PM
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ontheteam(5a-6 (S.Eastern, MA))

DARN SOOOO close for a zone 5 win... but I am a Mile High club member finally! WHOOT

    Bookmark   May 6, 2014 at 5:59AM
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heavenlyfarm(zone 6b)

lol I actually forgot to keep updating this....I actually finished with 226...AND I Love winter-sowing now!! I can't wait to next year, some failures but now I know how I am gonna do it next year and I have so much to start all my gardens with this year!! It seemed like such a simple idea and it gave me such good results compared to starting under lights inside and it did much better then my mini greenhouse which only has canter-bury bells coming up and hydrangea cuttings!!
~Michael
~Truly turned a winter-sown fiend!! (BTW don't mind the weed in the pic lol)

    Bookmark   May 7, 2014 at 3:11PM
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