Winter Sowing Container Count aka "Zone Wars" 2012-2013 - #4

terrene(5b MA)April 1, 2013

This is the fourth 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 . . . . . . . . . 392
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . 2,293
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . 2,206
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . 1,799
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 764
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . 166

Total Containers: 7,620

Happy April Fool's Day, winter sowers. Anybody doing any fooling today? Welcome to this year's count, Bakemom! Zone 5 and 6 are pretty close again - this count could go either way!

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

    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 11:21AM
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Marie of Roumania(z6 MA)

24 more for zone 6, please.

236 total.

thank you!

    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 1:24PM
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barbe_wa

14 more for Zone 8. My total is now 240 and about 20 jugs germinated yesterday and last night! Wheee! Thanks again.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 6:51PM
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ricjo22(5)

8 more milk jugs for zone 5 making my total 27. Maple seeds are the first to sprout for me this year followed closely by willow leaf acorns

    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 9:09PM
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saponaria

175 more jugs for me for a total of 332 for zone 7!

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 9:23AM
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tepelus(6a SW MI)

I have a total of 15 for zone 5, and I don't think I'll be doing anymore. If I do, I'll post it.

Karen

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 2:09PM
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thenightingale(6)

Five more for a total of 33!

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 6:50PM
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Marie of Roumania(z6 MA)

15 more for zone 6, please.

251 total.

thank you!

    Bookmark   April 5, 2013 at 2:16PM
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diggerdee zone 6 CT

11 more for zone 6 please.

Thanks!
Dee

    Bookmark   April 6, 2013 at 12:36PM
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docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)

Hello!

I got back from spring vacation in South Carolina yesterday and now I really have spring fever. So, I sowed 18 more containers for a total of 59 in zone 5. I would keep going, but I'm out of potting mix. Also, all I should be doing from here on out is annuals. Unfortunately, we have at least six more weeks of frost risk, so it's not safe to start too many tender annuals. I hope everyone is getting excited. Before you know it, we'll all be whining about how many containers we still have to plant out and kicking ourselves for sowing with such abandon. Be Happy!

Martha

    Bookmark   April 6, 2013 at 1:04PM
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moonwolf_gw

Three more for me here in Zone 6. My total is now 49.

Brad AKA Moonwolf

    Bookmark   April 6, 2013 at 2:46PM
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ponyexpress_1

Please add 10 more containers for me in zone 6 for a total of 116.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2013 at 3:25PM
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moonwolf_gw

Four more for me here in Zone 6. My total is now 53.

Brad AKA Moonwolf

    Bookmark   April 6, 2013 at 7:21PM
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lizbest1(5)

Started on the tender annuals--75 more containers today for a total of 310 for zone 5! Still have lots of seeds to plant--running out of containers......

    Bookmark   April 6, 2013 at 9:50PM
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ricjo22(5)

8 more milk jugs for me and zone 5 today making my total 35

    Bookmark   April 7, 2013 at 12:38AM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 392
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . 2,410
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . 2,274
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . 1,974
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 778
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . 166

Total Containers: 7,994

Good morning, winter sowers, and a lovely Spring morning it is here in New England, with a muted sun, quiet wind, and chirping birds. Only a little more than 3 weeks left in the count to get your Spring sowing in!

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

"And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest."
...Percy Bysshe Shelley

"Planting
One for the mouse
One for crow.
One to rot,
One to grow."
...Author unknown

    Bookmark   April 7, 2013 at 9:19AM
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sandysoil_2008(6 MA)

Please put me down for another 6 containers in Zone 6 for a total of 59. Thanks.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2013 at 4:21PM
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kilngod z6b(Zone 6b)

Sowed 20 more (50 total) for zone 6.

YAY!
thanks,
Tina

    Bookmark   April 7, 2013 at 8:52PM
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river_crossroads z8b Central Louisiana

11 more for a total of 20 for team 8.

Terrene, I think I saw a pic of your YvonneâÂÂs salvia recently & wanted to tell you. ItâÂÂs a thread where someone has posted the results of a yahoo search for YvonneâÂÂs salvia and I think that yours shows up. Exciting to have your pic âÂÂup in lights.âÂÂ

Next to yours looks like a picture of Yvonne herself and her husband? Thanks, Terrene for all your hard work this year!

GW Salvia Forum:
click on link in first post, then see pic on 1st row, 4th column, Terrene's pic?

    Bookmark   April 8, 2013 at 2:04AM
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terrene(5b MA)

Hey that's cool River. I just sowed my Yvonnes yesterday! I had a great year 2 years ago, but it doesn't always grow well up here - also the slugs LOVE Salvia so you have to protect the seedlings and small plants.

30 containers with more to come this week, for a total of 72.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2013 at 11:54AM
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cogardener2675

19 more for Zone 5
Total of 45

    Bookmark   April 8, 2013 at 1:54PM
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diggerdee zone 6 CT

Gee, I'm starting to feel personally responsible for zone 6 lagging behind, lol! This is the first year I've haven't done over 200 containers - I'm at least 150 shy, closer to 180 shy of the last two years in particular. If I had 150 more done zone 6 would be in the lead, as of now at least.

:)
Dee

    Bookmark   April 8, 2013 at 3:44PM
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barbe_wa

Please add 14 for Zone 8 which makes my total 254. Thanks.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2013 at 8:05PM
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diggerdee zone 6 CT

5 more for zone 6 please.

Thank you!
Dee

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 7:19PM
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barbe_wa

14 more for Zone 8 makes my total 268. Thanks again.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 7:40PM
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moonwolf_gw

Eight more for me here in Zone 6. My total is now 61.

Brad AKA Moonwolf

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 7:46PM
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ohiopeppers

Please, add 33 containers for Zone 6 for a total of 129.
Thanks,
Karen

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 8:30PM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 392
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . 2,459
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . 2,350
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . 1,974
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 817
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . 166

Total Containers: 8,158

Good day, winter sowers. Yes Dee, I think you are personally responsible for zone 6 trailing zone 5 by a few containers - NOT! There are some impressive numbers this year, but nobody has emerged (yet) as a true winter-sowing maniac who sows around, 1000 containers! Haha

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

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 12:28PM
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barbe_wa

Another 16 for Zone 8 today. My total is now 284. I'm trying to get them all sowed before the first of May - cut-off day!

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 10:06PM
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zabecc

My total this winter was 115 for zone 5.
Thanks :)

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 2:35PM
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lceh(7)

My total was 102 containers for zone 7 - thanks!

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 10:16PM
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terrene(5b MA)

Add 60 more containers for zone 5, my total is now 132.

All I've got left is some daylily seeds at this point, I think!

    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 9:27AM
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barbe_wa

Just one today for Zone 8, but lots potted up for the spring trades. My total is now 285.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 7:24PM
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JL_14(5)

Sown 65 containers outside for zone 5 (have been sowing all winter, but forgot to add numbers to the forum)

Beginning to see first sprouts!!!

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 9:09AM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 392
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . 2,699
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . 2,350
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . 2,076
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 834
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . 166

Total Containers: 8,517

Greetings, winter sowers. Thanks for adding your totals to the count this year, Zabecc, Lceh, and JL_14! A few big numbers and zone 5 has pulled a little further ahead. C'mon zone 6 (and 7), it'd be nice to have another zone highlighted "red" as the frontrunner for this year's zone wars.

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

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

This post was edited by terrene on Sat, Apr 13, 13 at 15:55

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 10:38AM
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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

44 containers sown yesterday for a total of 55 containers sitting in the snow.

Will be doing more sowing today.

Oops, sorry, that is for zone 4.

This post was edited by mnwsgal on Mon, Apr 15, 13 at 4:56

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 2:46PM
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moonwolf_gw

Four more for me here in Zone 6. My total is now 65.

Brad AKA Moonwolf

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 6:07PM
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diggerdee zone 6 CT

4 more for zone 6. So much for my big spurt of wintersowing today, lol! Got sidetracked by other things and only got 4 done.

Thank you!
Dee

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 2:39PM
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ladyrose65

I have a total of 170 for zone 6.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 9:09PM
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sandyslopes z5 n. UT

I sowed 19 more in zone 5 for a total of 38 containers.

I'm thinking that I'm finished now. I have sprouts in about half of them so far.

Thanks terrene for putting your time and effort into this W/S zone wars chart.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 2:07AM
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tiffy_z5_6_can(5/6)

Dee,
It appears that the older we get, the more this 'sidetracking' occurs, and in some cases, the less we care. :O) In my case it's a daily thing and I've come to laugh at myself everytime it happens!

Terrene,
Could you please add 152 containers for your USDA zone 5. I still have a bit more to go before the end of the month, but am reporting in now since I might get sidetracked...

Happy sowing everyone!

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 7:43PM
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JL_14(5)

Sowed 14 more for zone 5 for a total of 79 containers

Thank you!

    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 8:30PM
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kiskin (5/6 in EU)(5/6 in EU)

Zone 5 - 5 more containers, my total is now 57.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2013 at 6:56AM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 436
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . 2,889
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . 2,371
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . 2,076
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 834
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . 166

Total Containers: 8,772

Morning, winter sowers. Welcome to this year's count Tiffy! Wow you've been busy wsing for your new house, congrats. Sorry to hear you still have snow up there in the frigid north, Mnwsgal! You must be dying for Spring. It was late this year, but pretty well underway. The "early Daffodil stage" here.

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

"It used to be thought that our love of plants was an impractical but pure passion. But now, in the age of environmental crisis, we're discovering that gardening is essential to human life."...Jacqueline Heriteau

"Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."...Albert Einstein

This post was edited by terrene on Sun, Apr 21, 13 at 9:10

    Bookmark   April 17, 2013 at 9:20AM
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kiskin (5/6 in EU)(5/6 in EU)

Please add 8 containers to zone 5, my total is now 65.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 9:35AM
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diggerdee zone 6 CT

4 more for zone 6 please.

Thank you!
Dee

    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 8:57PM
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ricjo22(5)

16 more containers sown for zone 5 making my total 51 . Not even half of my jugs that I saved from last year . I have lots more seed but no more potting soil.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2013 at 12:16AM
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kiskin (5/6 in EU)(5/6 in EU)

10 more containers for zone 5 (75 total).

    Bookmark   April 19, 2013 at 11:27AM
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rbrady(5/Eastern Ia)

23 more for zone 5, with a total of 78. Thanks!

Rhonda

    Bookmark   April 19, 2013 at 11:48PM
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kiskin (5/6 in EU)(5/6 in EU)

I sowed 37 containers today - please add them for zone 5. My total should be now 112.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2013 at 8:39AM
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smarmyclothes(6a Kalamazoo, MI)

37 for zone 6 for a total of 86.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2013 at 6:28PM
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barbe_wa

Please add 4 for Zone 8 which makes my total 289. Thanks.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2013 at 11:22PM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 436
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . 2,983
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . 2,412
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . 2,076
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 838
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . 166

Total Containers: 8,911

Hola, winter sowers. Kiskin you have been on a roll this week. Zone 5 still seems quite active and has pulled further ahead and remains the leader in the count. Only 10 days left in the count! C'mon zone 6 get some sowing in!

This reminds me I still have some daylily seeds from last year to sow. Not sure if they will still sprout.

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   April 21, 2013 at 9:09AM
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docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)

6 more for zone 5 for a running total of 65. I have more containers prepped and filled for more sowing today and I found Promix at my local hardware/garden center, so bought 2 bales. Now, if the weather would only warm up so I could have some green showing, I would be much happier.

Martha

    Bookmark   April 21, 2013 at 9:50AM
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kiskin (5/6 in EU)(5/6 in EU)

6 more containers for zone 5, my total is now 118.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2013 at 1:17PM
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kilngod z6b(Zone 6b)

20 more for me in zone 6 -- total of 70.

(hopefully more very soon...)

    Bookmark   April 21, 2013 at 1:40PM
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tepelus(6a SW MI)

One more jug for a total of 16 for zone 5.

Karen

    Bookmark   April 22, 2013 at 8:01AM
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richdelmo

30 for zone 6

    Bookmark   April 22, 2013 at 9:48AM
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kiskin (5/6 in EU)(5/6 in EU)

12 more containers for zone 5, my total is now 130

    Bookmark   April 22, 2013 at 11:37AM
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molanic(Zone 5 IL)

Just did my tender annuals and tomatoes... am now at 103 total for zone 5. I think I'm done!

    Bookmark   April 22, 2013 at 11:59PM
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JL_14(5)

5 more for zone 5 for a total of 84 for me

    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 8:25AM
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docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)

Just 2 more for zone 5. My total is 67. I'm going to be really busy next weekend!

Martha

    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 8:53AM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 436
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . 3,044
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . 2,462
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . 2,076
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 838
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . 166

Total Containers: 9,022

Greetings, winter sowers. Welcome to this year's count, Rich_manure, IIRC you are an "oldie", a long-time winter-sower! 8 more days left in the count!
Get your sowing and count numbers in!

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

    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 9:51AM
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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

111 more containers in Z 4 for a total for me of 166 pots. Finally temps above 40s expected this weekend. Will start my annuals then.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 4:48PM
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lizbest1(5)

Did 33 containers today to bring me to 343 for zone 5. Big push to get all of the annuals done next weekend!

    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 8:25PM
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ladyrose65

I have a total of 193 for zone 6. Put some annuals and peas out today.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 10:44PM
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kiskin (5/6 in EU)(5/6 in EU)

18 more for zone 5. My total is 148

    Bookmark   April 25, 2013 at 1:14PM
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ponyexpress_1

11 more containers for me for a total of 127.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 12:36AM
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ricjo22(5)

21 more milk jugs for me in zone 5 so my total is 72

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 1:19AM
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lizbest1(5)

Another 22 containers today for zone 5, brings my total to 365. Still have quite a few to sow on Sunday.....

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 4:40PM
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kiskin (5/6 in EU)(5/6 in EU)

14 more containers, please add them to zone 5. My total is 162

    Bookmark   April 27, 2013 at 4:32AM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 547
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . 3,152
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . 2,496
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . 2,076
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 838
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . 166

Total Containers: 9,275

G'day, winter sowers! Hope everyone has a nice Spring weekend for gardening and sowing!
5 more days left in the count!

** Count ends 23:59 May 1st PDT **

Get your sowing and count numbers in!

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

"Flowers...are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world."...Ralph Waldo Emerson

"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

"Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed."...Walt Whitman

    Bookmark   April 27, 2013 at 11:17AM
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ricjo22(5)

4 more milk jugs sown last night to total 76 for zone 5

    Bookmark   April 27, 2013 at 5:46PM
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kqcrna(z6 SW Oh)

15 for zone 6

Karen

    Bookmark   April 27, 2013 at 6:59PM
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marnielee7

zone 5 ... 72 containers wintersown as of today

    Bookmark   April 27, 2013 at 11:09PM
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thenightingale(6)

Nine more for a total of 42! :)

    Bookmark   April 28, 2013 at 2:14PM
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kiskin (5/6 in EU)(5/6 in EU)

7 more containers for zone 5. My total is 169

    Bookmark   April 28, 2013 at 3:22PM
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silverkelt(Z5b/Southern Maine)

11 more zone five .. tenders are done and Im done for the year..

Its almost time to hunk o' seedlings of lettuce and spinach to the garden bed.

Silverkelt

    Bookmark   April 28, 2013 at 6:42PM
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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

34 more containers for Z: 4 for a total of 200 containers. Will do the rest of my annuals later today.

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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

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This post was edited by mnwsgal on Mon, Apr 29, 13 at 6:11

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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 581
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . 3,239
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . 2,520
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . 2,076
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 838
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . 166

Total Containers: 9,420

Happy Monday, winter sowers! Welcome to this year's count Kqcrna and Marnielee! Well it looks like zone 5 has a solid lead, even though I'm in zone 5 and thrilled to win, it's kind of boring when zone 5 holds the lead through the whole count...any big zone 6 or 7 numbers out there? 3 more days left in the count!

** Count Ends Wednesday May 1, 2013 **

11:59 PM or 23:59 PDT (Pacific Daylight time)

Get your sowing and count numbers in!

A little OT but Silverkelt, I only have a small veggie garden this house (little full sun), and never thought to WS lettuce or spinach with HOS. I've always direct sown lettuce. What a great idea though - is it too late to WS now?

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

    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 10:28AM
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lizbest1(5)

Another 40 containers between yesterday and this evening and I AM DONE!!! Didn't get all of the annuals done in time but won't get to them tomorrow, either! That takes my total to 405 for zone 5 and I'm finally seeing a couple of tiny sprouts on some agastaches and tall verbena, just in time for tomorrow night's snow storm....think I'll move the sprouted ones in to the portable greenhouse I set up on the deck, don't want to lose these like the ones at the beginning of the month...

    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 10:20PM
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diggerdee zone 6 CT

5 more for me please, in zone 6. That will probably be it.

Boy, I'm getting lousy germination this year...

Dee

    Bookmark   April 30, 2013 at 5:58PM
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lizbest1(5)

Okay, 15 more today and I really, REALLY am done this time! That makes my total 420 zone 5 for the season and I'm finally seeing a few sprouts! Have agastache, hyssop, Rocky Mtn blue penstemon, a 2nd type of penstemon, tall verbena, blue boy bachelor buttons and 2 different colors of annual asters. All 8 went into a temp greenhouse--not going to lose these to tonight/tomorrow's cold weather and snow!

    Bookmark   April 30, 2013 at 9:24PM
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terrene(5b MA)

11 more containers for a final total of 143.

These last containers were mostly daylilies with one container of Mesclun mix.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2013 at 10:26PM
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docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)

Can we still count containers today? Not that it will make any difference in the scheme of things. But, it might motivate me to get a few more containers done. Or, maybe I should just start direct sowing some annual seeds. Decisions, decisions. Happy growing.

Martha

    Bookmark   May 1, 2013 at 6:34AM
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terrene(5b MA)

Yes you can still count containers today, up until midnight tonight, Pacific Time. I will post a final tally tomorrow morning. Can anybody guess which zone will win?? Haha Today is the last day left in the count!

** Count Ends Tonight May 1, 2013 **

11:59 PM or 23:59 PDT (Pacific Daylight time)

Everybody get your sowing and count numbers in!

    Bookmark   May 1, 2013 at 10:14AM
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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

39 more containers for Z 4. Total for mnwsgal 239.

This post was edited by mnwsgal on Wed, May 1, 13 at 14:11

    Bookmark   May 1, 2013 at 2:07PM
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vera_eastern_wa(5a-5b)

No longer in Eastern WA, but zone 5 central Idaho.....

My total number containers planted since 10/24 thru 4/30 is: 21

So very "light" for me...but running out of seeds! Wasn't able to do any trading since fall 2010....yikes :(

Vera

Edited to add: 5 more to that total for a total of 26

This post was edited by vera_eastern_wa on Wed, May 1, 13 at 16:56

    Bookmark   May 1, 2013 at 3:05PM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

ZONE WARS FINAL COUNT:

Zone 5 . . . . . . . . 3,326
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . 2,525
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . 2,076
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 838
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 620
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . 166

Total Containers: 9,551 *** Zone 5 is the Winner!! *** (Big surprise! )

Congratulations to zone 5 and much appreciation to all the counters who participated this year! River_crossroads will be posting sorted spreadsheets with the individual winner, winners in each zone, the Mile High Club (100 or more) & everyone's name sorted by number of containers.

Hope everybody's seeds sprout and winter sowing dreams come true!

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

    Bookmark   May 2, 2013 at 9:32AM
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river_crossroads z8b Central Louisiana

Special thanks to Terrene for another amazing job, to Bakemom, Lilykit & our founder & leader, Trudi!
Thanks, everyone, for such a fun & useful winter! Zone Wars Winners!First Place Second Place Third Place Zone 5 = 3326 Zone 6 = 2525 Zone 7 = 2076 Individual Winner!LizinElizabeth (Zone 5) = 420 Please click on the links to view the spreadsheets,
Everyone's name is on the first one, sorted by number of containers!
(To find someone's name use Control-F)

Zone Wars Winners

Individual Winners

Mile High Club

RE: Winter Sowing Container Count aka "Zone Wars" 2012-2013 - #4

THANK YOU TERRENE!!!!!!

And thank you as well, River Crossroads for your follow-up. I didn't sow nearly as many containers this year as usually do, but I still had just as much fun coming here everyday to check on the progress our group was making.

Many thanks to everyone for making the winter a little more bearable!

:)
Dee

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    Bookmark   May 2, 2013 at 1:51PM
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diggerdee zone 6 CT

Zone Wars Winners!First Place Second Place Third Place Zone 5 = 3326 Zone 6 = 2525 Zone 7 = 2076 Individual Winner!LizinElizabeth (Zone 5) = 420 Please click on the links to view the spreadsheets,
Everyone's name is on the first one, sorted by number of containers!
(To find someone's name use Control-F)

Zone Wars Winners

Individual Winners

Mile High Club

    Bookmark   May 3, 2013 at 5:17PM
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