Winter Sowing Container Count aka "Zone Wars" 2012-2013 - #1

terrene(5b MA)December 21, 2012

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

The count runs from Dec 21, 2012 - May 1, 2013

Everyone is welcome to participate! To participate you simply post on this thread the number of containers you have winter-sown. You can post daily, weekly, etc. Each time you post, please include your total count thus 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 page 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.

Containers that were sown before December 21, 2012 or after 23:59 May 1, 2013 do not count in this year's Zone Wars, but please sow lots in between!!

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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sjc48

Sowed 8 milk jugs for Zone 5 - 8 total.
Now I've gotta go to work. Bummer.
Shirley!

    Bookmark   December 21, 2012 at 6:15AM
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barbe_wa

Sowed 4 milk jugs for my solstice celebration for a total of 4 for Zone 8. What fun to get started!

    Bookmark   December 21, 2012 at 7:18PM
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docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)

I won't get to start until after the holidays, but wanted to thank Terrine for keeping track of our counts. I've been wintersowing for more years than I can remember, and I always look forward to sharing the fun with everyone throughout the winter. Go Zone 5!!!!!

Martha

    Bookmark   December 22, 2012 at 10:03AM
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roper2008 (7b)(7b)

I might start a few today. I'll be doing little by little.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2012 at 10:48AM
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ricjo22(5)

Glad to be here after the end of the world :) I have sown my first 4 milk jugs for zone 5

Here is a link that might be useful: ricjo22's exchange list

    Bookmark   December 22, 2012 at 11:21AM
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moonwolf_gw

Finally got my seeds planted today. I'm starting off with a grand total of 4 containers here in Zone 6.

Brad AKA Moonwolf

    Bookmark   December 22, 2012 at 3:29PM
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terrene(5b MA)

Hi guys! I tried to get some solstice sowing done this year, which would be the first year I've ever done so, and stayed up real late last night organizing seeds and filling containers. But alas, the sowing has gone so slowly, intermingled with sleep and the usual household chores, and it was not done until this afternoon.

My first 9 containers for zone 5.

I am SO excited about these seeds! There are all trees and shrubs, including some are rare and exotic native seeds like Franklinia alatamaha and native Wisteria (Wisteria frutescens).

    Bookmark   December 22, 2012 at 5:17PM
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latebloomerz6

I have sown my first 4 containers for a total of 4 for zone 6.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2012 at 5:22PM
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ladyrose65

I did my first 15 for zone 6.

    Bookmark   December 24, 2012 at 6:47PM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . . . 21
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . . 23
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . . . 0

Total Containers: 48

Good morning and Merry Christmas, winter sowers! Zone 5 and 6 are neck and neck coming out of the gate (what else is new). Wishing everyone a prosperous and abundant new winter sowing year!

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

    Bookmark   December 25, 2012 at 11:31AM
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whynot1

I have sown 3 milk jugs zone 6

    Bookmark   December 25, 2012 at 10:53PM
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sjc48

6 more for zone 5, for a total of 14!
Shirley!

    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 7:27PM
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nick1427d

I did 14 today
Zone 6

Mostly trees and shrubs so far
My first time

    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 8:31PM
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lilykit64(5)

I have sown 26 milk jugs this week. I have collected lots more jugs to plant but I do not have the time to prep them this week. ZONE 5

    Bookmark   December 28, 2012 at 7:37AM
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vwyre(7)

Zone 7- Starting Total count 5

    Bookmark   December 28, 2012 at 6:14PM
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carolkcmo_5(5)

In zone 5, I planted 60 cups of perennials on Dec 29. More to come.

    Bookmark   December 29, 2012 at 10:20AM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . . 113
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . . 40
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . . . 0

Total Containers: 162

Good morning, winter sowers. Welcome everybody to the count and especially the newbies! We are humming along, and zone 5 has pulled ahead thanks to an impressive start by Carolkcmo!

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

"Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders."

"Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads."

...Henry David Thoreau

    Bookmark   December 29, 2012 at 11:27AM
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putteringinidaho

30 for zone 4!

    Bookmark   December 29, 2012 at 3:51PM
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LittleLithop(4a)

21 more zone 4. My first year trying and I have barely started! This is fun!

    Bookmark   December 30, 2012 at 10:57AM
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ladyrose65

Add 7 for zone 6 total of 21

    Bookmark   December 31, 2012 at 6:17PM
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LittleLithop(4a)

20 for zone 4, total 71. Happy New Year!

    Bookmark   January 1, 2013 at 6:41PM
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pghgardengirl(6b SW PA)

I did 20 today for zone 6. Total 20 so far.

    Bookmark   January 1, 2013 at 6:48PM
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darcie9999

I did 48 today in zone 7.

    Bookmark   January 1, 2013 at 9:04PM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . . 71
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . . . 113
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . . 67
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . . 53
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . . . 0

Total Containers: 308

Good morning, winter sowers. Hope everybody is having a great start to the new year! Ladyrose can you double check your total - you posted 15 and 7 containers. Littlelithop, is your total 41 or 71? You only need to post your personal total - the spreadsheet will total the zone. :)

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

    Bookmark   January 2, 2013 at 11:52AM
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diggerdee zone 6 CT

Wow, zone 6, we're falling behind already! I won't be starting for another few weeks, most likely, but I still love to come and see the count. I'm already starting to feel guilty because I wasn't planning on sowing my usual 225-250 jugs this season. Maybe I need to rethink that to help out my fellow zone sixers...

Terrene, that is a fabulous little milk jug graphic - love it! And thank you so much for taking this on.

Dee

    Bookmark   January 2, 2013 at 3:32PM
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LittleLithop(4a)

Terrene, I did the total for my zone for 71. Sorry, still a newb. :) More to come!

    Bookmark   January 2, 2013 at 3:54PM
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socalgardengal

Hello, sounds like fun. I'm new to gardening and live in zone 10, so I don't have a frost date(@ least thats what another site said)but I read about winter sowing and love the concept because I don't have room to sow inside, so I'm going to try anyways! Off to fill some jugs. Be back later with a count :)

    Bookmark   January 2, 2013 at 6:50PM
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carolkcmo_5(5)

Zone 5 - 36 more - total 96. More to come. Waiting for seeds in mail.

    Bookmark   January 2, 2013 at 10:22PM
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terrene(5b MA)

Hi Dee! Thanks for the support! If you decide to do your usual 250 containers, they will be most welcome in the count. :)

Littlelithop, no prob, we love newbies and hopefully you will love Wsing!

Socalgardengal, I am not sure how someone winter-sows in a climate with no winter, lol?! But AFAIC, you are welcome to participate in the count, since you will be using Trudi's wonderful winter-sowing method. After all, we count all the spring-sown containers. Hmmmm....we will need to add a column for zone 10...not a zone that is often counted, I don't think, lol.

Happy sowing guys!

    Bookmark   January 3, 2013 at 10:24AM
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socalgardengal

Thanks for the warm welcome Terrene. I know it's a bit odd for me to winter sow but what the heck,lol. It has been pretty cold here at night for the past 2-3 weeks. In the low 40's. Maybe you can put my count towards the zone with the lowest #. That way I won't be all alone :)
I did 12 jugs last night,mostly flowers.

    Bookmark   January 3, 2013 at 3:02PM
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pghgardengirl(6b SW PA)

Add 5 to zone 6. Total for me so far 25.

    Bookmark   January 3, 2013 at 4:26PM
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latebloomerz6

10 more; total 14

    Bookmark   January 3, 2013 at 10:16PM
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socalgardengal

Did 23 yesterday for a total of 35 & my husband thinks I'm nuts lol!

    Bookmark   January 4, 2013 at 2:28PM
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LittleLithop(4a)

11 more for zone 4!

Terrene, I am very excited to find a way to have beautiful plants without it costing so much. Plants are so expensive! I hope I get good results because I am already thinking about next year!

Socalgardengal, my family is the same way. I have always been interested in plants. Now we have a big back yard. :) My husband thinks I just need a challenge, I say I'm saving money, he says what ever makes you happy. Haha What would make me happy is if I would have started my second bed in the fall. Will remember to do that this year.

I have a quick question if someone could answer. Does hosta seed need shade to germinate or morning sun? I have them by a fence behind a med pine so they never get direct sunlight. Do they need more sun? My yard faces south so I can provide sun or shade. Thanks!

    Bookmark   January 4, 2013 at 3:43PM
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ladyrose65

I have a total of 37 for zone 6.

    Bookmark   January 4, 2013 at 3:54PM
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ladyrose65

My swamp milkweed sprouted. 1 Borage sprout. It's cold here?

    Bookmark   January 4, 2013 at 10:33PM
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pdsavage(5/6)

Im in Zone 5
Dec 21 I did 28
Dec 22 I did 15
Jan 4th I did 24
total 67

    Bookmark   January 5, 2013 at 8:47AM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . . 82
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . . 216
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . . 97
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . . 53
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . . 35

Total Containers: 487

Good morning, winter sowers. Zone 5 has a commanding lead so far! Socalgal, I think it is a good idea to put you in zone 9. You might still be alone there, or have only 1 or 2 comrades, because that is not a busy zone either in the count. Littlelithop, all I can say is growing from seed is the greatest! You can have lush gardens and such a variety of plants, very inexpensively. Winter-sowing makes it even more economical - recycled containers, no electricity, seed trades, etc. Pdsavage - lovely WS pot ghetto you've got going there! :)

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

    Bookmark   January 5, 2013 at 10:09AM
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lilykit64(5)

I sowed 12 more milk jugs today for a total of 38 to date in Zone 5.

    Bookmark   January 5, 2013 at 11:35AM
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dirtguy50 SW MO z6a(6a)

This WS method is totally new to me so learning a lot. Got 2 out today for a total of 2 in zone 6a.

    Bookmark   January 5, 2013 at 12:52PM
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barbe_wa

4 more for Zone 8 for a total 0f 8. I'm feeling all alone out here. Aren't there any more wintersowers in Zone 8?

    Bookmark   January 5, 2013 at 6:31PM
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latebloomerz6

I planted 8 more jugs today for a total of 22. zone 6

    Bookmark   January 5, 2013 at 9:38PM
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bloombuddie

Planted 13 milk jugs today in zone 6. Ann

    Bookmark   January 5, 2013 at 9:41PM
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moonwolf_gw

Add seven more for me here in Zone 6. My total is now 11.

Brad AKA Moonwolf

    Bookmark   January 5, 2013 at 9:49PM
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pdsavage(5/6)

Ahahahaha thanks Terrene now I can tell my kids..."I'm the ghetto WS but I'm legit, ya heard me??".....

    Bookmark   January 6, 2013 at 7:47AM
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lilykit64(5)

I sowed 9 more milk jugs today for a total of 47 to date this season. ZONE 5 !!!!

    Bookmark   January 6, 2013 at 2:40PM
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daisydawnny(5)

17 for Zone 5....total count 17.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2013 at 3:53PM
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lilykit64(5)

Here are some of my WS milk jugs buried from the last snowstorm.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2013 at 4:05PM
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lilykit64(5)

Here are some of my WS milk jugs buried from the last snowstorm.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2013 at 4:06PM
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lilykit64(5)

Here are some of my WS milk jugs buried from the last snowstorm.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2013 at 4:07PM
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lizbest1(5)

I got my first 40 milk jugs sown today, 40 total for zone 5.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2013 at 6:33PM
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socalgardengal

I got 18 more done this weekend, total 53 zone 9

    Bookmark   January 6, 2013 at 7:35PM
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katy_bug(z8a GA)

23 containers for zone 8!

    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 7:58AM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . . 82
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . . 294
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 127
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . . 53
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . . 31
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . . 53

Total Containers: 640

Good afternoon, winter sowers! Things are humming along nicely. Dirtguy and other newbies, welcome to WSing! Barbe_wa, Katy_bug has joined you in zone 8 so you are not alone. Lily_kit, you've got some nice snow cover where you live. We only have a few inches snow cover here so far, which is just fine with me, but you never know.

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

"And the earth brought forth grass, herbs yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit, wherein is the seed thereof, after their kind: and God saw that it was good."...Genesis 1:12

"For whatever a man sows, that he will also reap."...Galatians 6:7

    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 2:16PM
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pinusresinosa(MN Z4)

I've been meaning to update here, but here goes. 78 for zone 4, and I am not even close to done. I ran out of my year's stock-o-containers, so as I get them I winter sow more.

*whew*!

(I have photo verification if needed) :)

    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 2:27PM
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barbe_wa

7 for Zone 8 for a total of 15. Katy_bug, it's great to see another Zone 8er!

    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 6:47PM
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latebloomerz6

8 more for zone 6. My total is now 30.

    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 8:10PM
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carolkcmo_5(5)

24 more for zone 5, total of 120

    Bookmark   January 8, 2013 at 8:36AM
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clipclop(8a)

Well this is my first time WS I have the grand total of 12 in my grand experiment Hope they are successful. Also have a neighbor conducting his experiment

    Bookmark   January 8, 2013 at 2:06PM
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cambition

Another sower in Zone 5 reporting in... over the weekend I sowed 15 containers (my first 15 ever)!

    Bookmark   January 9, 2013 at 9:40AM
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pinusresinosa(MN Z4)

One more today, that's a total of 79 for zone 4 from me.

    Bookmark   January 9, 2013 at 1:28PM
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socalgardengal

Noooooooooo,LOL! My seeds are sprouting already, it's been in the 60's-70-s in the day and low 40's at night and for the first time in over 100 years we are expecting a major frost at the coast,dipping into the mid teens to low 20's for the next 4 nights.
Sho uld I leave them outside or bring them in? I have no clue, first timer here. Thanks for any help :) About to give up and wait til spring

    Bookmark   January 9, 2013 at 3:01PM
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ladyrose65

Socalgardengal, I have the same problem here, my seeds are sprouting. That's why I've been holding off any further Wsing. It's in the 50's here, but cold at night. I got sprouts!

WS's in higher zones do you all have sprouts?

    Bookmark   January 9, 2013 at 11:12PM
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terrene(5b MA)

Hey Socalgal, if you are going to get temps that low, I would definitely move your seedlings inside, or a protected location outside that won't get hit by frost (for example, against the foundation of my house it is significantly warmer than out in the landscape).

Ladyrose, do you have your containers in a spot that get a lot of sun? The containers act like mini-greenhouses, and the temps can get very warm even in the winter, if located in southern exposure and full sun.

Mine are on the east side of the house, get morning sun only.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2013 at 8:56AM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 161
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . . 333
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 135
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . . 53
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . . 50
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . . 53

Total Containers:ÃÂ ÃÂ 785

Good morning, winter sowers. Welcome to winter-sowing and congrats on your first containers Clipclop and Cambition! Cambition is that painting tape that you are using on the bottom to label your bottles? I wonder if that tape will hold up to the elements. Do you have a label inside the containers too just in case?

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

    Bookmark   January 10, 2013 at 9:10AM
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plantmasterm(z7)

Add 10 to zone 7 pls

    Bookmark   January 10, 2013 at 9:55AM
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earthlydelights(6 pushing 7)

I'm late to the game, just getting started, by 48 containers Zone 6.

Once next Tuesday rolls around, I can recycle pick and get more containers. I'm blown away by just how much soda/pop one of my neighbors drinks...and another one lives on iced tea from wawa! LOL

Cambition, you don't loose the writing on the bottle of the container? what type of marker/pen did you use?

Thanks!
Maryanne

    Bookmark   January 10, 2013 at 10:24AM
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sandlapper_rose(Zone 8)

I sowed my first 14 jugs today.
Zone 8

    Bookmark   January 10, 2013 at 5:21PM
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pdsavage(5/6)

18 more for zone 5.
All flowers today.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2013 at 7:58PM
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ladyrose65

I have a total of 53 for zone 6.

Terrene, my jugs get all day sun, because no leaves on the trees. It's pretty much the only spot I can get in my household. I have extra seeds of the ones that sprouted, so I'll be good.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2013 at 9:32PM
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barbe_wa

Please add 5 for Zone 8 for a total of 20. I know I'm slow, but I'm old and it's awfully cold out there in the cold frame where I have to work. The joints rebel!

    Bookmark   January 11, 2013 at 5:57PM
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seeker1122(7a ok)

ZONE 7 I DID 18 JAN. 8TH
TOTAL 18
WILL HAVE MORE JAN 12TH

    Bookmark   January 11, 2013 at 7:54PM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 161
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . . 351
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 199
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . . 81
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . . 69
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . . 53

Total Containers: 914

Good morning, winter sowers. Welcome to the count Plantmastern, Earthlydelights, Sandlapper, and Seeker1122! Don't worry Earthly, you're not late to the game - there is still 3 1/2 months left to sow in the count. Most of the sowing is yet to come!

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

"Bad seed is a robbery of the worst kind: for your pocket-book not only suffers by it, but your preparations are lost and a season passes away unimproved."... George Washington

"The greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add a useful plant to its culture."...Thomas Jefferson

This post was edited by terrene on Sat, Jan 12, 13 at 10:47

    Bookmark   January 12, 2013 at 10:46AM
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sjc48

I did 23 more today, for a total of 37, zone 5!
Shirley!

    Bookmark   January 12, 2013 at 12:32PM
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carolkcmo_5(5)

4 more trays for zone 5, total 124.

    Bookmark   January 12, 2013 at 3:53PM
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lizbest1(5)

56 more containers yesterday for zone 5, total of 96 so far. Am trying to get more this weekend!

Liz

    Bookmark   January 12, 2013 at 5:11PM
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sandlapper_rose(Zone 8)

4 more for me today - for a total of 18.
Zone 8

    Bookmark   January 12, 2013 at 9:28PM
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rbrady(5/Eastern Ia)

Finally got my butt in gear-I sowed 24 today for a total of 24 in zone 5.

Rhonda

    Bookmark   January 13, 2013 at 12:58AM
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lilykit64(5)

8 more milk jugs this weekend for a total of 55 for me in zone 5

    Bookmark   January 13, 2013 at 10:14AM
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lilykit64(5)

8 more milk jugs this weekend for a total of 55 for me in zone 5

    Bookmark   January 13, 2013 at 10:15AM
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lilykit64(5)

5 more jugs this morning. Now I am at 60 for Zone 5. I am waiting for some different seed varieties before I do anymore. I have lots of milk jugs still left to use.

    Bookmark   January 13, 2013 at 12:40PM
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jvdubb(6)

I am brand new here. Still trying to figure out how to work the forum.

My very first winter sowing. I sowed 56 containers yesterday.

    Bookmark   January 13, 2013 at 1:17PM
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l1oness(5)

This is my first year, so I hope it goes well. I planted mostly flowers, but I did try a tomato this year.

I sowed 9 milk jugs for Zone 5 for a total of 9.

Mandy

    Bookmark   January 13, 2013 at 2:29PM
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DivaInTheGarden(6)

Holy Cow! And I was so proud of my TWO containers. I am very new to this and thought I couldn't do this yet so I am surprised at the number of people who are winter sowing in December. I thought that if the germination date was 40 days, for example, I'd have to start this forty days before last frost date. Does that make sense? So now that I see that the germination period is really a non-issue, I feel I can plant more, although I do intend to learn more about this. So post TWO Fresca bottles for Zone 6. Our ravaged area (thank you, Sandy) will produce again!

    Bookmark   January 13, 2013 at 3:16PM
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lizbest1(5)

29 more today for a total of 125 zone 5....

    Bookmark   January 13, 2013 at 5:08PM
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mary_max

Just completed 22 milk jugs all perennials. :) Zone 5

    Bookmark   January 13, 2013 at 5:36PM
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cambition

Hey Maryann, I actually wrote on the bottom and the sides. I found it easier to write on the side so I could see what I was planting without having to lift and look at the bottom. But I'm not expecting the ink to not fade.. we'll see!

Today I winter sowed another 15 containers for a total of 30 containers. In Zone 5, hoping nothing sprouts!

    Bookmark   January 13, 2013 at 5:45PM
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canyonwind(9)

winter sowed 25 this past week for zone 9...more to come!

socalgardengal...way to go!!! Have fun!

Annie

    Bookmark   January 13, 2013 at 7:26PM
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latebloomerz6

Add 4 more for zone 6. My total is now 34.

    Bookmark   January 13, 2013 at 9:48PM
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carolkcmo_5(5)

13 more zone 5 for total of 137. I do not expect to do more until March 1.

    Bookmark   January 13, 2013 at 11:30PM
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seeker1122(7a ok)

11 more for zone 7
I'll have more my total is 29

    Bookmark   January 13, 2013 at 11:38PM
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TraceyOKC(7)

Hi all! I made it through the holidays and spent my first weekend off working on my garden prep/plans. Spring is coming! WooHoo!

Please record 7 containers for zone 7.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 10:41AM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 161
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . . 546
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 261
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . . 99
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . . 73
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . . 78

Total Containers: 1,218

Good morning, winter sowers. Welcome to all the newbies! We have blasted past 1,000 containers and counting. Diva, congrats on your first 2 containers! Winter-sowing is especially good for seeds that need cold stratification. If you sow a little early, and they get more days of stratification than they need, it's usually not a problem.

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

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 11:58AM
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kiskin (5/6 in EU)(5/6 in EU)

Hi!

I sowed my 2 first containers this year, large ones. So please add 2 for zone 5. My total is 2

Kiskin

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 2:13PM
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socalgardengal

Did 7 more right now total for me is 60 for zone 9. My little sprouts are doing great inside on window seal. Supposed to get near 70� next week so I'm going to wait til it cools down again to do more. Is it possible to winter sow tomato and peppers?? I have to start those seeds soon. Thanks for any info. I'm in zone 10.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 2:55PM
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mary_max

Another 20 milk jugs today! zone 5

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 5:10PM
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brockstar3

9 for zone 8

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 5:12PM
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cogardener2675

Count me in for 26 in Zone 5

    Bookmark   January 15, 2013 at 2:47PM
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ldsluder(7b)

HEY EVERYBODY! I love this time of year, and the chance to catch up with all my PEEPS!

Zone 7, 98 containers so far...

    Bookmark   January 15, 2013 at 3:50PM
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ohiopeppers

Please, add 39 containers for zone 6.

Thanks,
Karen

    Bookmark   January 15, 2013 at 5:18PM
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lizbest1(5)

8 more today for a total of 133, zone 5!

    Bookmark   January 15, 2013 at 7:05PM
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latebloomerz6

4 more today-total 38-for zone 6

    Bookmark   January 15, 2013 at 8:31PM
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TraceyOKC(7)

Add 28 more to me please, my new total is 35!

Go zone 7!

    Bookmark   January 16, 2013 at 1:32AM
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aquawise(zone 4 Utah)

I sowed 10 jugs yesterday I am in zone 5.

    Bookmark   January 16, 2013 at 10:36AM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 161
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . . 607
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 304
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . 228
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . . 82
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . . 85

Total Containers: 1,467

Good morning, winter sowing PEEPS! Welcome to the count Kiskin (our European rep), Ldsluder, Psalmist, COgardener, Slackermom (who's not slacking on wsing!), and Aquawise.

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 Fri, Jan 18, 13 at 10:40

    Bookmark   January 16, 2013 at 11:33AM
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mary_max

Please add 35 more milk jugs zone 5. I finished perennials today worked most of the day. This is so cool!

    Bookmark   January 16, 2013 at 7:00PM
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barbe_wa

Please add 8 for Zone 8 for a total of 28.

    Bookmark   January 17, 2013 at 7:40PM
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latebloomerz6

I sowed 8 more today - zone 6 - total 46

    Bookmark   January 17, 2013 at 7:51PM
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DivaInTheGarden(6)

Add two more for me in Zone 6 for a total of 4. You know it's bad when you start rummaging through stranger's recyclables looking for good containers.

    Bookmark   January 17, 2013 at 8:57PM
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caryltoo Z7/SE PA

Add 20 for zone 7 -- it's been a good two days for me :)

    Bookmark   January 18, 2013 at 6:40AM
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jvdubb(6)

Please add two more for zone six.

56 + 2 = 58

    Bookmark   January 18, 2013 at 9:34AM
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aquawise(zone 4 Utah)

5 more for me zone 5

    Bookmark   January 18, 2013 at 11:04AM
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pghgardengirl(6b SW PA)

8 more for me. Total 33

    Bookmark   January 18, 2013 at 1:51PM
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ladyrose65

Add 14 for me. Total of 67 Zone 6

    Bookmark   January 19, 2013 at 1:59AM
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terrene(5b MA)

4 more containers (going slow here), total is 13 for zone 5.

    Bookmark   January 19, 2013 at 10:23AM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 161
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . . 651
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 338
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . 248
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . . 90
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . . 85

Total Containers: 1,573

Good morning, winter sowers. Hope everybody have a great sowing holiday weekend!

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

"So many seeds -- so little time."

"Life is a garden. Dig it."

"Loam wasn't built in a day."

"Welcome to the Garden of Weedin'"

...Bumper Stickers and Silly Signs

    Bookmark   January 19, 2013 at 10:52AM
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lilykit64(5)

12 more milk jugs for zone 5 for a total of 72 for me

    Bookmark   January 19, 2013 at 12:09PM
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lilykit64(5)

12 more milk jugs for zone 5 for a total of 72 for me

    Bookmark   January 19, 2013 at 12:10PM
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earthlydelights(6 pushing 7)

52 more containers for a total of an even 100 for zone 6 and this is just flowers. for not starting on winter solstice, i'm not doing to bad!!!!!

next up....herbs!

thanks for keeping the count.

maryanne

    Bookmark   January 19, 2013 at 4:44PM
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barbe_wa

Please add 5 to Zone 8. My total is now 32. Thanks, Barb

    Bookmark   January 19, 2013 at 6:53PM
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Connie Kru

15 containers -Jan 18th

    Bookmark   January 19, 2013 at 8:14PM
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ladyrose65

Total of 96 for Zone 6

    Bookmark   January 19, 2013 at 9:30PM
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kmsimmons(7b)

50 for zone 7 today
Total of 50

    Bookmark   January 19, 2013 at 11:00PM
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socalgardengal

I did 6 more yesterday but get this, since some already sprouted, I put these 6 in my extra freezer to act like it's winter! LOL,totally an experiment! It was freezing last week and now it's 75� out. So I shall see if it works. I keep it at 36� & will take them out everyother day. We shall see! 59 for me.

    Bookmark   January 19, 2013 at 11:58PM
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terrene(5b MA)

11 more for zone 5, total now 24.

    Bookmark   January 20, 2013 at 9:45AM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 161
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . . 689
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 419
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . 298
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . . 94
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . . 91

Total Containers: 1,752

Good morning, winter sowers! Welcome to the count SKimS and connie-K. Socalgal, I laughed when I read your post. I think if you put the seeds in the fridge, that would be fine to simulate winter. It is usually recommended that people refrigerate seeds in moist seed starter mix (or something equivalent) to simulate cold stratification. However, winter-sowing does that a whole lot easier for us! (Well, for thus of us who have a winter, lol).

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

    Bookmark   January 20, 2013 at 10:28AM
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midmented(6B)

12 milk jugs today. Cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower.

Would be nice for me to see what type of vegetables everyone else WSs on which dates. Trying to come up with a good schedule.

    Bookmark   January 20, 2013 at 2:17PM
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lilykit64(5)

4 more jugs sown today for a total of 76 for zone 5

    Bookmark   January 20, 2013 at 2:28PM
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lilykit64(5)

4 more milk jugs sown for a total of 76 for zone 5

    Bookmark   January 20, 2013 at 2:29PM
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DivaInTheGarden(6)

Three more today in Zone 6 for a total of seven containers. All lettuce.... I hope this works.

    Bookmark   January 20, 2013 at 3:56PM
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luckynes13(6a)

Zone 6, I sowed 35 pots of lupins today, for a total of 35.

    Bookmark   January 20, 2013 at 4:05PM
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sandlapper_rose(Zone 8)

9 more jugs for a total of 27. Zone 8

It has been so warm here that over half of the jugs I planted earlier this month have already sprouted!

    Bookmark   January 20, 2013 at 4:24PM
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ohiopeppers

Please, add 33 containers for Zone 6 for a total of 72.
Thanks,
Karen

    Bookmark   January 20, 2013 at 5:05PM
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moonwolf_gw

Six more for me here in Zone 6. My total is now 17.

Brad AKA Moonwolf

    Bookmark   January 21, 2013 at 1:50PM
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sjc48

My granddaughters helped me do 15 more containers this weekend, for a total of 52-zone 5!
Shirley!

    Bookmark   January 21, 2013 at 7:38PM
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sjc48

My granddaughters helped me do 15 more containers this weekend, for a total of 52-zone 5!
Shirley!

    Bookmark   January 21, 2013 at 7:39PM
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tempusflits

Please add 11 more pots for zone 5! They are all flowers, but I'm thinking of adding in Swiss chard and kale this year.

    Bookmark   January 22, 2013 at 8:23AM
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terrene(5b MA)

~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 161
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . . 719
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 508
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . 298
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 103
Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . . 91

Total Containers: 1,880

Good morning, winter sowers. Hope everyone had a nice weekend! Welcome to the count, Midmented, Luckynes, and Tempus! Looks like zone 6 is starting to close the gap with zone 5.

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

    Bookmark   January 22, 2013 at 10:45AM
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hepatica_z7

7 for zone 7.

    Bookmark   January 22, 2013 at 7:42PM
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TraceyOKC(7)

Hi all, please add 39 more to mine. New total 74!

    Bookmark   January 22, 2013 at 11:20PM
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jensyen ( z7 MD )(7a)

The temperature didn't get above twenty degrees today. Winter is finally here. I planted 60 containers to add to zone 7's tally. Exhausted! I hope I can do some more this week.

    Bookmark   January 22, 2013 at 11:20PM
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growsy(8b GA)

I've sown 57 containers in zone 8.

    Bookmark   January 23, 2013 at 9:50AM
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carolkcmo_5(5)

13 more zone 5 for total of 137. This did not get counted.

    Bookmark   January 23, 2013 at 4:30PM
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sandysgardens

I thought I better report last Sunday's w/s numbers before I start on this coming weekends jugs. Please add 39 jugs to Zone 4.

Thanks,
Sandy

    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 6:29AM
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sandlapper_rose(Zone 8)

6 more for Zone 8 for a total of 33.

    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 4:00PM
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lilykit64(5)

I wintersowed 25 containers today with a class of 1st graders. They had a blast. We experimented with several different containers. The kids were very excited. By the way our outside temps were - 8 degrees this morning ...zone 5 . My total count is 103. I just got a huge seed order so I will be sowing like crazy in the next week.

    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 6:27PM
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MariLynne1

I have sown seeds in 72 water and milk jugs. I am in zone 7.

    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 9:30PM
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lizbest1(5)

Had some that didn't get added in--8 new containers, total of 133 for zone 5 from last week.

Did 18 more today to put my total so far up to 151, zone 5.

    Bookmark   January 25, 2013 at 12:33AM
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lilykit64(5)

Oops !!!! My total count should be 113 not 103 just realized !! Zone 5

    Bookmark   January 25, 2013 at 2:38PM
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jvdubb(6)

Please add 10 more for zone 6

58 + 10 = 68

    Bookmark   January 25, 2013 at 6:08PM
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