Container Count / Zone Wars 2011-2012 ~ Official Count (5)

terrene(5b MA)March 25, 2012

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

The count runs from Dec 22, 2011 - May 1, 2012

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 Personal Information, Page, and Preferences. 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 . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . . 443
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . . 3,213
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 3,596
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . 2,184
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . . 948
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . . 182

Total Containers: 10,578

Good morning, winter sowers. The gap between zone 5 and zone 6 seems to be closing a little. Zone 8 is going to break 1,000 soon, so keep sowing everybody!

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

"Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp,
but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you."...Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Bookmark   March 25, 2012 at 11:24AM
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msmashy(NJ/6)

13 more for me in zone 6 for a total of 135

    Bookmark   March 25, 2012 at 1:25PM
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bakemom_gw(z6 Central Ohio)

60 more. Don't know my total.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2012 at 1:31PM
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barbe_wa

Please add 12 for Zone 8. My total is now 303. Thanks.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2012 at 7:34PM
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cogardener2675

11 more for a total of 102 (?)

    Bookmark   March 26, 2012 at 11:51AM
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sjc48

15 more jugs today, for a total of 181 for zone 5.
Hopefully, I am DONE!!!
Shirley!

    Bookmark   March 26, 2012 at 12:47PM
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micki

48 more for zone 6 and me for my total of 352,
so happy that zone 6 is winning
right on!
all in fun
hope everyone is happy with their sprouts
Micki

    Bookmark   March 26, 2012 at 2:58PM
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Ida55(5a)

32 more for a total of 66 zone 5 :)

    Bookmark   March 26, 2012 at 4:26PM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . . 443
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . . 3,271
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 3,717
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . 2,184
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . . 960
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . . 182

Total Containers: 10,769 Click the Container Count / Zone Wars Spreadsheet to see the container count in detail.

~ Happy Sowing Everybody ~

    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 11:15AM
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moonwolf_gw

Add four more for me here in Zone 6. My total is now 151! :) A good way to enjoy my birthday!

Brad AKA Moonwolf

    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 3:13PM
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elliesfun

Add 174 more for me in zone 5 for a total of 429. Have more seeds to plant but need to look for containers. So far the only seeds coming up are the poppies but won't plant out until at least an inch high. Love poppies.

Ellie - farmergirl2009

    Bookmark   March 28, 2012 at 9:53AM
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diggerdee zone 6 CT

Please add 4 more for zone 6.

Thank you!
Dee

    Bookmark   March 28, 2012 at 12:22PM
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fixerupperinnh(5)

7 more for z5, total 132 (I think)

Mother Nature is in typical form up here in New England today. Alternating between rain and sun, with a smattering of icy stuff thrown in with the rain now and then.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2012 at 1:45PM
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barbe_wa

Please add 8 for Zone 8 for a total of 311. Thanks.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2012 at 6:46PM
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not_a_contessa(z5b S Central PA mtns.)

Please add 2 for zone 5.
Thanks, Mary

    Bookmark   March 28, 2012 at 10:28PM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . . 443
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . . 3,454
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 3,725
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . 2,184
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . . 968
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . . 182

Total Containers: 10,968 Good morning, winter sowers. Hope everybody is having a great Spring so far. Welcome to the count, Not_a_contessa!

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

    Bookmark   March 29, 2012 at 10:03AM
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luckynes13(6a)

Today I sowed 8 more for a total of 153 in zone 6. Chestnut and snowpeas in containers.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2012 at 2:38PM
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kiskin (5/6 in EU)(5/6 in EU)

Hi, Iôm glad to represent Europe! :)
Iôm on a mission to distribute the wonderful knowledge of winter sowing in my country...

8 more for zone 5 (total 18)

    Bookmark   March 29, 2012 at 3:17PM
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stlgirl(6a MO)

I sowed 15 more for Zone 6. My total is now 41.

~stlgirl

    Bookmark   March 29, 2012 at 9:17PM
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bookjunky4life(5 Central IL)

I sowed 15 cups of pepper seeds this evening; my running total is 369.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2012 at 11:37PM
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docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)

Go zone 5! Next week is spring break and my teenagers are with their dad all week. This may be a perfect time to get all my annuals sown. It's been too long since I've been able to contribute to the count.

Martha

    Bookmark   March 30, 2012 at 6:48AM
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kiskin (5/6 in EU)(5/6 in EU)

4 more for zone 5, my new total is 22

    Bookmark   March 30, 2012 at 11:04AM
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diggerdee zone 6 CT

16 more for zone 6 please. Thank you!

Gee, zone 5 is starting to catch up....

:)
Dee

    Bookmark   March 30, 2012 at 2:00PM
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vv79(7a VA)

Please add 5 more to zone 7. That brings my total up to 22! Slowly but surely, lol.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2012 at 4:34PM
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northforker

Huh. I thought I'd come on last night and added a messsage with my new containers for the week, but I don't see it.Maybe I forgot to hit the right button after I wrote it...

OK, I've gotten 39 more done this week for Zone 7!!!!!

Thanks,
Nancy

    Bookmark   March 30, 2012 at 5:39PM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . . 443
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . . 3,466
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 3,764
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . 2,228
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . . 968
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . . 182

Total Containers: 11,063

Good morning, winter sowers. We've broken 11,000! And yes, the gap between zone 5 and 6 has narrowed a bit. Go winter-sowers! Kiskin, it's wonderful to have you representing Europe, where is Estonia exactly and what is your garden like? A reminder: please try to include your total in your posts! It makes my job a little easier, and helps prevent miscalculations.

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

    Bookmark   March 31, 2012 at 10:37AM
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dieg01991(4b)

I sowed 27 more containers this week, making my total 133. I'm zone 4 Minnesota.

Amy

Here is a link that might be useful: My winter sowing status report

    Bookmark   March 31, 2012 at 3:10PM
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barbe_wa

Please add 8 for Zone 8. My total is now 319. I had to replant my lettuce - it froze out (sigh).

    Bookmark   March 31, 2012 at 8:08PM
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ladyrose65

I've just added 10 more this evening a total of 103 for me. Zone 6.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2012 at 10:57PM
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utahmama(5)

Please add 10 more for me....i think my total is now 67 for zone 5. Thanks!

Kimber

    Bookmark   April 1, 2012 at 1:28PM
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barbe_wa

Please add 2 for Zone 8. My total is 321 now. I'm slowing down until the weather warms a little. Losing my lettuce was disheartening and I don't want to repeat it with my annuals.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2012 at 7:04PM
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bookjunky4life(5 Central IL)

Please add 39 containers for Zone 5; my running total is 408. Prepped more jugs this evening.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2012 at 11:05PM
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gumneck 7A Virginia

Zone 7. I have at least 65.
Gumneck

    Bookmark   April 2, 2012 at 7:35AM
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kiskin (5/6 in EU)(5/6 in EU)

Please add 10 more for zone 5 (total 32)

terrene, Estonia is in Northern Europe - south of Finland and west of Russia - a small cold country :)

    Bookmark   April 2, 2012 at 1:56PM
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moonwolf_gw

Add four more for me here in Zone 6. My total is now 155! :)

Brad AKA Moonwolf

    Bookmark   April 2, 2012 at 4:48PM
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bookjunky4life(5 Central IL)

Please add 9 more jugs for zone 5; running total is 417.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2012 at 10:59PM
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kimka(Zone 6B)

Add 7 more for KimKa (zone 6B) for a total of 69. Just the zinnias left now.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2012 at 10:20AM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . . 470
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . . 3,549
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 3,778
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . 2,293
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . . 978
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . . 182

Total Containers: 11,262

Good morning, winter sowers. Welcome to the count Gumneck! And the gap between zones 5 and 6 is closing a little bit more!

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

"Live like you'll die tomorrow BUT garden like you'll live forever!"

"Compost. A Rind is a terrible thing to Waste."

"Life is a garden. Dig it."

"I'd rather be Gardening!"

...Bumper Stickers

    Bookmark   April 3, 2012 at 10:26AM
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kiskin (5/6 in EU)(5/6 in EU)

Please add 18 more containers for zone 5; my total is 50

    Bookmark   April 3, 2012 at 11:56AM
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ricjo22(5)

Eleven more sowed containers for zone 5 for a total of 90. Sprouts coming up all over and some of them from seed that did not sprout last year using conventional methods. Old seed that i was sure was no longer viable. I am hooked. Ric

    Bookmark   April 3, 2012 at 1:08PM
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pixie_lou

5 containers for z5 for pixie_lou
456 containers YTD

    Bookmark   April 3, 2012 at 8:59PM
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littleonefb

65 containers for Zone 5. Total so far 65.

Plenty more to come.

Fran

    Bookmark   April 3, 2012 at 11:36PM
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bookjunky4life(5 Central IL)

Please an additional 9 jugs for me. Running total is 426.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2012 at 12:39AM
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ymaddox(ky 6)

10 more zone 6 for total of 215 winter sown seed varieties :)

    Bookmark   April 4, 2012 at 3:57PM
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bookjunky4life(5 Central IL)

Please add 12 more jugs; running total is 438.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2012 at 11:26PM
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barbe_wa

Please add 5 for Zone 8. My total is now 326. I keep thinking I can take a break, but I keep finding more seeds that are begging to be sown.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2012 at 2:44AM
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silverkelt(Z5b/Southern Maine)

88 for zone 5 total 88 =)

    Bookmark   April 5, 2012 at 8:30AM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . . 470
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . . 3,757
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 3,795
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . 2,293
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . . 983
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . . 182

Total Containers: 11,492

Good morning, winter sowers. Welcome to this year's count, Littleonefb and Silverkelt! You guys have boosted zone 5's total, and now zones 5 and 6 are neck and neck!

Click the Container Count / Zone Wars Spreadsheet to see the container count in detail. Dear counters: please check your total from time to time, to make sure it's accurate. ~ Happy Sowing Everybody ~

    Bookmark   April 5, 2012 at 10:19AM
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bookjunky4life(5 Central IL)

You're going down zone 6!

    Bookmark   April 5, 2012 at 12:45PM
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vicki_sew_n_sow(6KS)

Please add 45 to my count for a total of 127 for zone 6

    Bookmark   April 5, 2012 at 7:42PM
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Chrissykr

I joined just so my count could be added.

89 jugs for zone 5

    Bookmark   April 6, 2012 at 9:23AM
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clc70(8 Wa.)

32 more milk jugs for a total of 304 in zone 8.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2012 at 10:03AM
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pixie_lou

25 containers for z5 for pixie_lou
481 containers YTD

Go Zone 5

    Bookmark   April 6, 2012 at 6:20PM
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momsinthegardenagain

Please add 8 containers to zone 6.

My total is only 8 right now.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2012 at 6:48PM
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caryltoo Z7/SE PA

I'm a brand new 7 (after being 6b for years). Tried to post on the spread sheet and it wouldn't let me.

So far, 60 for me. (probably a little more but hard to count since they're not lined up in neat rows). Planting a few more today.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2012 at 8:16AM
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ohiopeppers

Please, add 40 more containers for zone 6. My total is now 185.
Thanks, Karen.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2012 at 3:19PM
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linda0210

Do we use the old zone or the new zone from the 2012 map?

Linda

    Bookmark   April 7, 2012 at 7:30PM
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ladyrose65

Add 33 for me making a total of 136 for zone 6.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2012 at 9:53PM
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ladyrose65

Add 8 for me making a total of 144 for Zone 6.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2012 at 7:23AM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . . 470
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . . 3,871
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 3,929
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . 2,353
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 1,025
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . . 182

Total Containers: 11,842

Good morning, winter sowers. Welcome to the count Chrissykr and Momsinthegarden again! Moms you officially have the longest user name thus far, haha. Linda0120, if you posted to the count before the new map was released, you should stay with the zone you started with. If you haven't posted to the count yet, you can use the old or new zone map. I am still using zone 5b, even though the new map puts me in 6a, because I live on a cold and windy parcel. Zones 5 and 6 are still neck and neck!!

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

"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.
Nothing can become a philosopher less than to imagine that seed can only be something
that is planted in the earth or the womb."...Marcus Aurelius

    Bookmark   April 8, 2012 at 10:37AM
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patchworkfarm(6)

Please add 61 more for me. Total 129. Go Zone 6!

    Bookmark   April 8, 2012 at 2:31PM
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sandysoil_2008(6 MA)

Please add another 13 for zone 6 for a total of 113. Thank you.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2012 at 7:40PM
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kiskin (5/6 in EU)(5/6 in EU)

Hi!

Please add 12 more containers for zone 5. My new total is 62

    Bookmark   April 9, 2012 at 9:02AM
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terrene(5b MA)

24 more for zone 5. My total is now 134.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2012 at 1:12PM
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kiskin (5/6 in EU)(5/6 in EU)

...and 4 more for zone 5 (total 66) Thanks.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2012 at 2:20PM
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dem_pa

390 containers for Zone 5.

Don

    Bookmark   April 10, 2012 at 6:57PM
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ymaddox(ky 6)

oh that was a sneaky trick dem pa hold out and throw a few hundred or three winter sown jugs in on the back stretch. Gonna have to look at my seed list and see what i have yet to sow, this can't happen lol. come on zone 6. your gonna need some marigolds for around the garden, and who knows what else...dig deep in those seeds :) Should have known those zone 5 peeps are sneaky...gotta watch em lol ;)

    Bookmark   April 11, 2012 at 3:17AM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . . 470
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . . 4,297
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 4,003
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . 2,353
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 1,025
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . . 182

Total Containers: 12,342

Good morning, winter sowers. Wow, zone 5 has surged ahead! Welcome to the count Dem_pa, looks like you've been saving up all your containers till close to the end? Also, a belated welcome to Caryltoo.

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

    Bookmark   April 11, 2012 at 11:28AM
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luckynes13(6a)

16 more for zone 6 for a total of 169. Thanks

    Bookmark   April 12, 2012 at 4:08PM
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littleonefb

77 more for zone 5. total so far 142.

Plenty more still to come

Fran

    Bookmark   April 12, 2012 at 11:42PM
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diggerdee zone 6 CT

Gee, I'm feeling a little guilty here! I'm usually good for at least 225, maybe 250 containers, but just didn't get to it this year. That sure would have helped zone 6 in the race if I had gotten my act together....

:)
Dee

    Bookmark   April 13, 2012 at 1:59PM
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mmqchdygg(Z5NH)

14 done for a total of...hmmm...14
(Z5)

    Bookmark   April 13, 2012 at 2:03PM
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dieg01991(4b)

I sowed 10 more containers this week, making my total for this season 143. I'm in z4.

I think I'm done, but there might be a few more stragglers. We'll see. :-) Most of my containers are sprouting now too, and I've started planting out the cold weather stuff. Good times!

Amy

Here is a link that might be useful: My winter sowing status report

    Bookmark   April 13, 2012 at 3:45PM
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liza070831(z4VT)

I have 3 more for z4 for a total of 12

    Bookmark   April 13, 2012 at 7:10PM
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moonwolf_gw

Add seven more for me here in Zone 6. My total is now 162! :)

Brad AKA Moonwolf

    Bookmark   April 14, 2012 at 12:27AM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . . 483
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . . 4,388
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 4,026
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . 2,353
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 1,025
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . . 182

Total Containers: 12,469

Good morning, winter sowers. Welcome to the count Mmqchdygg! Zone 5 maintains the lead. Will there be any other winter sowers with huge numbers to upset this race?

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

"Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas."...Elizabeth Murray

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

"I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers."...Claude Monet

    Bookmark   April 14, 2012 at 9:24AM
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Edie(5 NY (Finger Lakes))

I've done a few more. My new total is 33 containers. Go zone 5!

    Bookmark   April 14, 2012 at 4:27PM
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pixie_lou

33 containers for z5 for pixie_lou
514 containers YTD

    Bookmark   April 14, 2012 at 7:04PM
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moonwolf_gw

Add six more for me here in Zone 6. My total is now 168! :)

Brad AKA Moonwolf

    Bookmark   April 14, 2012 at 8:28PM
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pixie_lou

2nd entry here Terrene - I got my sowing done early this morning.

17 containers for z5 for pixie_lou
531 containers YTD

And I *only* have 2 more packets of seeds to sow. Yay. Unless I decided to wintersow my morning glories - but I usually direct sow those. I can't wait to go vacuum up all that potting soil in the basement!

    Bookmark   April 15, 2012 at 11:32AM
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ladyrose65

Add 8 for me making a total of 152. For Zone 6

    Bookmark   April 15, 2012 at 5:54PM
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ymaddox(ky 6)

11 more for zone 6 takes my count to 226.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2012 at 5:59PM
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TraceyOKC(7)

All I can say is WOW! WOW! I havent been on GW much the last 2 months, but I have thought about all the WSers. I've spent all my free time in the garden. We have had beautiful spring weather.

Ya'll have been busy! There are some really incredible container counts. I have more to add to my count, but I dont have my list in front of me.

I am really enjoying all my seeds from the winter swap and newbie project. I got my first buds on the bachelors buttons! They might be pink, I think. Its almost more exciting than finding sprouts. :-)

    Bookmark   April 15, 2012 at 10:30PM
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momsinthegardenagain

Please add 7 more for zone 6. Makes my total at 15.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2012 at 6:59AM
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utahmama(5)

22 more for me please. Got all my more tender annuals done. I think that brings me up to 89. Thanks!

Kimber

    Bookmark   April 16, 2012 at 8:58AM
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patchworkfarm(6)

I was a annual/veggie sowing machine this week. Please add 147 for a total of 276.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2012 at 6:20PM
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ymaddox(ky 6)

so my nephew comes down tonight he is 9 and i had forgot we had stuck some granny smith apple seeds in the fridge cause he was wanting to plant them. i said to him do you know how long this will take to get big. he said yes i will be 40 lol. so anyway add 4 more to my count for zone 6 for a total of 230...and pray these seeds take hold and by a miracle grow true to seed so he can get a apple of it before he is 40 haha.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2012 at 9:28PM
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barbe_wa

Please add 14 for Zone 8. My total is now 340 and 212 have germinated so far, but only 14 planted out - all veggies.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2012 at 9:30PM
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ricjo22(5)

started 6 more for zone 5 for a total of 96. I think its safe to start my tomatoes and peppers now

    Bookmark   April 17, 2012 at 1:35AM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . . 4830
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . . 4,477
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 4,209
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . 2,353
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 1,039
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . . 182

Total Containers: 12,755

Good morning, winter sowers. Hope everybody had a great weekend. TraceyOK, I agree, there are some impressive numbers here! But nobody who's broken the 4-figure mark (yet). Ymaddox, your nephew has an unusually well-developed concept of time! Trees require a lot of patience.

Oh, and happy Tax Day to all Americans filing their taxes today!

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

"Who has learned to garden who did not at the same time learn to be patient"...H.L.V. Fletcher

"A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift;
above all it teaches entire trust."...Gertrude Jekyll

"If we persist, I do not doubt that by age 96 or so we will all have gardens we are pleased with, more or less."...Henry Mitchell

    Bookmark   April 17, 2012 at 9:19AM
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bookjunky4life(5 Central IL)

Please add 15 more for zone 5, sown on my lunch hour; running total is 453. And I'm not done yet.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2012 at 5:47PM
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barbe_wa

Please add 6 for Zone 8. My total is now 346. Thank you.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2012 at 8:56PM
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lois(PA Zone 6)

46 for a total of 46 in zone 6.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2012 at 4:41AM
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TraceyOKC(7)

Please bring my total to 206. I have buds and bloomers! Blue Flax, I love the little blue flowers, Poppys, Bachlor buttons, Calendula, Zinnia, have buds. Woo Hoo!!

These are the very first seeds I've been able to get to not die and actually bloom. (Ive tried over and over!) DH built me 2 new huge flowerbeds and they are really starting to get full. I cant wait to get home from work to see whats blooming!!

    Bookmark   April 19, 2012 at 6:57AM
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moonwolf_gw

Add five more for me here in Zone 6. My total is now 173!

Brad AKA Moonwolf

    Bookmark   April 19, 2012 at 12:25PM
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bookjunky4life(5 Central IL)

Please add 21 more for zone 5; running total is 474. I'm definitely going to break 500.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2012 at 4:59PM
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patchworkfarm(6)

5 more please for a total of 281 in zone 6

    Bookmark   April 19, 2012 at 9:09PM
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stlgirl(6a MO)

I sowed 10 more for Zone 6. My total is now 51.

~stlgirl

    Bookmark   April 19, 2012 at 10:19PM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . . 483
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . . 4,513
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 4,275
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . 2,399
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 1,045
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . . 182

Total Containers: 12,909

Good morning, winter sowers. Welcome to the count lois! We've got about 10 more days in the count left. Zone 5 and 6 are so close, who knows who is going to win? I've got daylily sprouts already, and have tons of annuals and veggies left to sow still! Better get moving.

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

    Bookmark   April 20, 2012 at 11:07AM
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pixie_lou

17 containers for z5 for pixie_lou
548 containers YTD

I only have 1 packet of seeds left. But sadly only 3 containers. Looks like I need to make a few trips to Dunkin Donuts and Dairy Queen over the next few days to collect those large plastic cups!

    Bookmark   April 20, 2012 at 4:00PM
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littleonefb

93 containers for zone 5

YTD 235

More to come

Fran

    Bookmark   April 20, 2012 at 6:12PM
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littleonefb

2 more containers for zone 5

YTD 237

Fran

    Bookmark   April 20, 2012 at 7:55PM
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moonwolf_gw

Add five more for me here in Zone 6. My total is now 178! :)

Brad AKA Moonwolf

    Bookmark   April 20, 2012 at 8:12PM
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ricjo22(5)

planted 10 more half gal jugs for zone 5 making my total top 100 at 106 milk jugs. I am hooked on the half gallon milk jug. They hold each other in place in their corral of 2 x 4's and brick so the wind has not budged them. They look almost neat too.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2012 at 10:01AM
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sandlapper_rose(Zone 8)

Zone 8:
28 more jugs planted for a total of 129.
(I didn't plant all of them today, but since I last reported.)
I love winter sowing!

    Bookmark   April 22, 2012 at 4:05PM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . . 483
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . . 4,635
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 4,280
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . 2,399
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 1,073
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . . 182

Total Containers: 13,064

Good morning, winter sowers. Well there's only about 8 more days in the count. Time to push and get that last bit of sowing done! I prepared some containers yesterday by filling them with soil, and put them out on the deck to get rained on (yippee rain!). The easiest way I've used so far to wet the potting mix. Now to get the last bit of sowing done.

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

"If you want to be happy for a short time, get drunk;
happy for a long time, fall in love;
happy forever, take up gardening."...Chinese saying

"We come from the earth.
We return to the earth.
And in between we garden."...Unknown

"'Just living is not enough,' said the butterfly.
'One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.'"...Hans Christian Andersen

    Bookmark   April 23, 2012 at 11:12AM
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dekprizm(6MA)

I am SHOCKED to see zone 5 winning the War!!! Please put down 51 for Zone 6 for dekprizm. Go Zone 6!!!!!

    Bookmark   April 23, 2012 at 2:38PM
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river_crossroads z8b Central Louisiana

Hi Terrene, I tried to do a custom countdown to May 1 in a post but only readymade banners seem to be allowed. Please check countdown time. To get this countdown click on company page (I took "Generate Raw URL") or right click and copy from below in View Page Source. I have been tied up with bugs - warm winter equals lots of bugs! Lady in Red from wsing last year, seeds sent to me by generous sjc48/Shirley.

Click here for countdown to May Day!

    Bookmark   April 23, 2012 at 8:25PM
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DemonsHollowAsylum(5)

Ok, my very first post for the winter sowing here. I have had nothing but wind troubles this year. After 5, yes Five, attempts and tons of lost seeds and containers, I can finaly add to the zone war count. I am just sorry it is such a very low number. The wind has been so bad here that it even took the roof right off of my neighbors 16 by 28 ramada! So sorry zone five. But I will be better set up for next year.

Zone 5
15 planted ( and very heavily barricaded!)
total 15

Liz

    Bookmark   April 24, 2012 at 5:23PM
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luckynes13(6a)

I sowed 76 today for zone 6 for a total of 245. clemetis, rose and coneflower

    Bookmark   April 24, 2012 at 7:04PM
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ladyrose65

Add 7 for for me a total of 159. For Zone 6.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2012 at 9:39PM
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ymaddox(ky 6)

come on zone 6 i am wintersown out i have over 200 containers. you guys have got to step up here...less than a week left. dont tell me i am going to have to really dig the marigold seeds out...tell me it isn't so? lol

    Bookmark   April 25, 2012 at 12:05AM
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kiskin (5/6 in EU)(5/6 in EU)

Please add 4 more containers for zone 5 (Total 70)

    Bookmark   April 25, 2012 at 9:34AM
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ricjo22(5)

Add 12 more containers for zone 5 so my total is 118.These are my only containers that are not half gallon milk jugs. They are upside down bottomless quart yogurt cups with the lid on the bottom and topped by a bottomless 2 liter soda bottle for a hot cap. Yet another experiment to protect tomatoes from late frost.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2012 at 10:00AM
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tiffy_z5_6_can(5/6)

Add 4 little containers to Zone 5 USDA. (Balcony doesn't fit much...) :O)

Very kind of you to do the count Terrene. I see you are doing a FANTASTIC job!!

    Bookmark   April 25, 2012 at 11:08PM
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orgogal(z5)

Hello! 26 milk jugs sown with goodies - most are up and look great!
Happy growing season!
Kathy Orgogal

    Bookmark   April 26, 2012 at 7:29AM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . . 483
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . . 4,674
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 4,414
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . 2,399
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 1,073
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . . 182

Total Containers: 13,237

Good morning, winter sowers. Wow, lots of new counters popping the past couple days. Welcome to the count Dekprizm, DemonsHollowAsylum, Tiffy_z5__6_can, and Orgogal!! Good to see you back in the WS game Tiffy! River, I am all for having a countdown to the WS deadline, but that's above my head right now, so feel free to post that whenever you want. In the meantime, a reminder:

Dear counters: The deadline for the count is May 1, 2012, 23:59 or 11:59 PM. Get your numbers in before then, 'cuz this war can go either way! Click the Container Count / Zone Wars Spreadsheet to see the container count in detail.

~ Happy Sowing Everybody ~

    Bookmark   April 26, 2012 at 9:54AM
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littleonefb

23 more for Z5

YTD 260

Fran

More coming before the end.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2012 at 1:57PM
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moonwolf_gw

Add five more for me here in Zone 6. My total is now 183!
:-)

Brad AKA Moonwolf

    Bookmark   April 26, 2012 at 2:16PM
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ldsluder(7b)

Hello Fellow WS'ers!
Gosh, I have been one busy gardener/farmer! So, needless to say I have not been keeping up with anything inside, including being online. I have however sowed some more since my last post many moons ago. In fact, I have sowed another 351 containers for a grand total of 714! I do have a few things I still want to start, but it looks like they just might have to be direct sowed this year reusing the 2-Liter lids on top of them and the soil until they sprout.
My fingers are dirty, my body is tired - but to look out and see all the beautiful growth from this year and last, makes me one happy wintersower! Especially the special ones from last year that did not flower, but now are covered with blooms like my Foxglove, Canterbury bells and hopefully soon Lupine! Thank you again Trudi - I'm hooked, for many years to come, I'm sure!
Grand Total: 714 containers
Zone 7!
~Best Wishes to all of you ~ Lisa/NC

    Bookmark   April 26, 2012 at 10:26PM
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luckynes13(6a)

75 more for zone 6 for a total of 320. Vegies more to come

    Bookmark   April 27, 2012 at 12:04PM
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dem_pa

112 more for Zone 5 and a YTD total of 502.

Don

    Bookmark   April 27, 2012 at 3:33PM
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kiskin (5/6 in EU)(5/6 in EU)

Hi!

please add 10 more containers for zone 5. my new total is 80.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2012 at 5:03AM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . . 483
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . . 4,845
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 4,494
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . 2,750
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 1,073
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . . 182

Total Containers: 13,839 Good morning, winter sowers. Wow you've been busy Ldsluder! Some big numbers coming in, keep 'em coming!

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

~ Happy Sowing Everybody ~

"The kiss of the sun for pardon.
The song of the birds for mirth.
One is nearer God's heart in a garden.
Than anywhere else on earth."
...Dorothy Franes Blomfield Gurney

"I used to visit and revisit it a dozen times a day, and stand in deep contemplation over my vegetable progeny with a love that nobody could share or conceive of who had never taken part in the process of creation. It was one of the most bewitching sights in the world to observe a hill of beans thrusting aside the soil, or a rose of early peas just peeping forth sufficiently to trace a line of delicate green."...Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

    Bookmark   April 28, 2012 at 8:45AM
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Connie Kru

I planted 18 container
13 sprouted and are all planted.
Zone 6-SE Michigan

    Bookmark   April 28, 2012 at 4:06PM
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terrene(5b MA)

I spent 4 hours this afternoon sowing annuals and tomatoes. It's about time I usually do it a little earlier than this! And wanted the stuff off the floor!

49 containers for zone 5, total is now 183. Still have more daylily seeds to sow, and maybe a few odd things.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2012 at 4:50PM
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linda0210

Better late than not at all! Please add 82 for Zone 5 - I did my basil today for the last 5 containers but haven't reported any of them so would be a total of 82 for me.

Linda

    Bookmark   April 28, 2012 at 6:39PM
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bookjunky4life(5 Central IL)

Please add 5 more containers for zone 5; my running total is 479.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2012 at 8:57PM
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moonwolf_gw

Add ten more for me here in Zone 6. My total is now 193! :-)

Brad AKA Moonwolf

    Bookmark   April 29, 2012 at 3:06PM
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bookjunky4life(5 Central IL)

Add 15 more for zone 5; running total is 494.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2012 at 10:13PM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . . 483
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . . 4,996
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 4,505
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . 2,750
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 1,073
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . . 182

Total Containers: 14,001 Good morning, winter sowers. Welcome to the count Linda0210, and glad you added your containers.

TWO MORE DAYS TO GET YOUR CONTAINERS IN!
ALL CONTAINERS ARE WELCOMED!

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

    Bookmark   April 30, 2012 at 9:10AM
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utahmama(5)

Hi all....

I sowed 12 more last night....all of my tender annuals and I am done! I think that brings my total to 101, zone 5.

Kimber

    Bookmark   April 30, 2012 at 11:41AM
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pixie_lou

I am DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE

12 containers for z5 for pixie_lou
560 containers Total for the year

right now I don't want to look at another seed for a good long time!

    Bookmark   April 30, 2012 at 11:56AM
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moonwolf_gw

Here I am with my final Zone Wars total:

Add eleven more for me here in Zone 6. My Grand Total is 204! :-)

Brad AKA Moonwolf

    Bookmark   April 30, 2012 at 2:55PM
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littleonefb

20 more for Zone 5.
YTD 280

I'm done, met my goal of under 300 containers this year. Sounds like a lot, but for me it's not much at all. Especially when 9 years ago I was well over 1000 containers.

That first year, WS Newbie stuff and you just sow and sow and sow.

Been cutting back now since the first year. Most of the beds are really full now and will only get the rare perennial now and will be doing just annuals.

But it's WS for them too.

HAPPY GARDENING TO EVERYONE, PLANTING THOSE SEEDLINGS AND LOVING ALL THE BLOOMS FROM THEM

Fran

    Bookmark   April 30, 2012 at 2:56PM
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kiskin (5/6 in EU)(5/6 in EU)

Hi! Here are 42 more for zone 5, my total is now 112.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2012 at 3:45PM
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kiskin (5/6 in EU)(5/6 in EU)

sorry, my total should be 122 (not 112, as I accidentally typed above)... :)

    Bookmark   April 30, 2012 at 3:53PM
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momsinthegardenagain

Hi There!

Please add in 30 more containers for zone 6. My total is now 45.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2012 at 9:37PM
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barbe_wa

Just got in under the wire! Please add 20 for Zone 8. My final total is 366 - whew! I'll never get them all planted out, but that's not been the goal this year. My darling daughter is 1500 miles away and battling stage 4 breast cancer. Planting those jugs has been keeping my hands, heart and mind busy until she needs me. Thank you wintersowing forum for helping me stay calm.

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ymaddox(ky 6)

add 8 more zone 6 for total of 238

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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . . 483
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . . 5,082
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 4,554
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . 2,750
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 1,093
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . . 182

Total Containers: 14,156

Good morning, winter sowers. Today is the last day to get your counts in. As it stands now, zone 5 has a solid lead, but could that change? Just a heads up, this will be my last post as the official counter and data entry person. River_crossroads will wrap up with the official winner and the final tallies tomorrow. Hope everybody has a great gardening year! (Barb_wa, I hope your daughter is okay.)

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

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 9:47AM
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bookjunky4life(5 Central IL)

I've gone through my seeds and made the final separation for WSing, direct sown flowers and direct sown veggies. I'm ready for the final push on my lunch hour and this evening. I have 2 half gallon milk jugs and 24 gallon milk jugs that I'd like to use up. I also have dozens of cups and a dozen two-liters as backup but I don't think I'll need that many.

On second thought, I may move those melons from direct sown to WS. I think they would transplant well.

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JackiesInTheGarden(6b)

I've sown a total of 56 containers in Zone 6.

I'm a WSing newbie. I sowed my first seeds about a month ago. Technically, I guess, that makes me a spring-sower. Although I've been a lurker at GW forums for a while, reading and learning, I just recently registered. WS is SO much fun - I just had to add my accomplishment to the count!

~jackie

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 3:54PM
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terrene(5b MA)

Got the rest of the daylily seeds sowed tonight and I think I'm done with WSing!

12 more containers for zone 5. Final total 195 containers.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 7:06PM
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river_crossroads z8b Central Louisiana

Hi all,

About 2 and one-half hours to go - the deadline for posting is almost upon us!

Deadline to post containers for Zone Wars: 11:59 pm (23:59) tonight! (Eastern Daylight Time)

That's what Terrene has previously announced. Please note that Gardenweb uses Eastern Daylight Time (Summer Time) for the date and time stamp. Any post dated Wednesday, May 2 does NOT count as we want to wrap this up and announce the winners!

You can see the date and time that will be on your post when you take "Preview Message." It's at the end of the line with your screenname.

Terrene has asked me to sort the spreadsheet and announce winners in various categories based on the sort. Exciting.

Here is a link to a clock showing different time zones. You can check how your local time differs from Eastern Time used in Boston, New York, or other cities in that time zone. Thanks to everyone for your hard work and for a fun competition. See you later!

Cities listed on link - Boston/New York vs Chicago/Dallas vs Denver/Salt Lake City vs San Francisco/Seattle

Here is a link that might be useful: Clock with time zones

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 9:29PM
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bookjunky4life(5 Central IL)

Please add 33 more for zone 5; final total is 527.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 11:15PM
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river_crossroads z8b Central Louisiana

Zone Wars Winners!First Place Second Place Third Place Zone 5 = 5127 Zone 6 = 4610 Zone 7 = 2750 Individual Winner!ldsluder (Lisa, Zone 7) = 714 Please click on the links to view the spreadsheets:
Zone Wars Winners
Individual Winners
Mile High Club

Special thanks to Terrene for a terrific job, NancyPlants for her cheerful, colorful work, Bakemom for her newbie packs, and to our founder & leader, Trudi! I only do a few jugs but they are extremely important jugs. We are all winners and I thank you for the help that you give me. Congratulations to all you hard working people. Happy Gardening, everyone!

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diggerdee zone 6 CT

Thank you Terrene (and all others involved!) for keeping count for us this year. I always enjoy coming here to check on the competition and the progress, and I especially enjoyed the quotes you added also - nice touch!

Thank you!
:)
Dee

    Bookmark   May 4, 2012 at 12:12PM
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ladyrose65

Congratulations! Zone 5!

    Bookmark   May 20, 2012 at 4:31PM
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