Winter sowing vegetables zone 5 PA??

rebeccasgarden2008(5 Northeast PA)September 12, 2008

Hello, I am so very excited to learn about this form of gardening. It is all new to me so bear with me if my questions seem funny. I have very little space to start seeds indoors, barely any because of poor light but this way of gardening seems great. Starting seeds myself would save so much money and better than that I can get whatever I want and start it myself instead of buying transplants. I am just very curious how much of it can be started as far as vegetables with success?? I am in PA zone 5 and was wanting to hear what would work and what wouldn't. Thanks for any info.


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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Rebecca, welcome to the Wintersowing forum! I'm in zone 5 too, and wintersowing has allowed me to grow much more from seed than I could before, since I simply don't have the space indoors.

Here are the vegetables that I have wintersown:

Swiss Chard

Cucumbers and canteloupes I did using the wintersowing method, but in late May

Herbs - basil (late April), dill, lavender, marjoram, oregano, parsley, perilla, rosemary, sage, spearmint

Really about the only things that I don't wintersow for the garden, are carrots, since they don't always transplant well, and peppers, because our growing season is just too short to do them that way.

I've included a link to's list of vegetables for wintersowing, which may help as well.

Start saving those containers, and buy plenty of potting mix before winter gets here!


Here is a link that might be useful: - Vegetables for wintersowing

    Bookmark   September 13, 2008 at 10:25AM
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