HOS at last!!!

northerner_on(Z5A ONCanada)May 2, 2012

Although I have been wintersowing for many (about 6) years and I read lots of stories about HOS, I was always a bit skeptical of it: after all, aren't you supposed to give seedlings ample air for proper development? However, last year I did a lot of WSing for a neighbour and had lots of heliopsis and monarda left over in containers and it was the end of the season. So I just HOS'd them in a soggy, shady, holding bed and left them there over winter. Surprise Surpsie today!!! They are sprouting, even in that terrible environment. Living and still learning!! Ain't life great!!

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kqcrna(z6 SW Oh)

Yep, it works for sure.

Karen

    Bookmark   May 2, 2012 at 6:45AM
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beachgrub(4 northern michigan)

Great to hear! How big were your chuncks? Did you use milk jugs? Did you plant the whole jug in one spot?

    Bookmark   May 2, 2012 at 7:41AM
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ladyrose65

Take picts! How kool!

    Bookmark   May 2, 2012 at 9:48PM
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northerner_on(Z5A ONCanada)

I used two-litre pop bottles and each was about half full of densely packed seedlings (I sow heavily) and I planted the whole thing in each case. The shoots are just poking through the earth, so I'll take pics. in the next day or two. It'll be interesting to see how many seedlings survive.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2012 at 12:05AM
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