Container Count / Zone Wars 2011-2012 !! Offical Count (1)

NancyPlants(5bNEKs)December 15, 2011

Its nearly time to start the official Winter Sowing Container Count (affectionatly known as Zone Wars).

The count will run from Dec 22, 2011 - May 1, 2012

To participate you simply post on this thread the number of containers you have wintersown. You can post daily, weekly, etc.

Each time please include your total count so far. example:

'I sowed 5 more today for a total of 25 containers'.

** Please make sure your zone is listed correctly on your member page so we can place you on the correct 'team'.

You are welcome to use any guide you wish to determine your zone, as well as your own experience.

If you need help finding your zone, this may help:

"zone help"

If you're on the border of 2 zones (such as 7b/8a) you need to decide which team to join. You can post 'Zone 7, I sowed 5 more today for a total of 25 containers'. Or it may be easier to revise your profile and put 7b for example from now until after May 1. Then revise your profile after May 1 and put it back to 7b/8a.

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 ;)

Chatting, support, suggestions and friendly rivalry is encouraged.

terrene and I will do our best to keep track of the count/war. Thanks to river for all her guidance :)

Everyone that is winter sowing is encouraged to participate.

Every container counts so join the fun :)

~*~Happy Sowing~*~

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ymaddox(ky 6)

i forget who won last year but i am sure zone 6 has this in the bag...lets go zone 6!!!!

    Bookmark   December 16, 2011 at 9:54PM
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terrene(5b MA)

Since I've been wsing (5th year) Zone 5 usually wins although one year zone 6 won because they had Lynda aka lgslgs and her 3,000-something containers.

    Bookmark   December 17, 2011 at 2:12PM
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Shelia.M(7A)

This is my first year WSing, I'm giving myself a headache just thinking about it so much :D

    Bookmark   December 17, 2011 at 5:30PM
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river_crossroads z8b Central Louisiana

Shelia, I just sow a few important jugs in my warm climate where many plants are perennial.

If anyone's interested in seeing photos of some of Jodie's winning 1515 z6 jugs from last yr, they are at end of the linked thread. Z6'ers lgslgs/Lynda was down last yr but meadows/Dorothy had 1087 for a z6 win. See links to the sorted spreadsheets that I posted on May 5, 2011 with winners in each zone:
2010/2011 winners and mile-high club.

If you want to check out the yr before see Brandy's post of May 3, 2010 when z5 won, as usual it seems (go to the end then back up). This is as far back as I have: 2009/2010 winners

It was Manda's idea to put a spreadsheet on googledocs and to sort different ways, I simply put her ideas to use. I
got a response from Manda and she's fine! She has use of a computer tho' not at home - she can get e-mail on her phone. Here's a link if anyone wants to e-mail Manda and wish her Merry Christmas:

manda3's member page

Congratulations again to all you diligent winter sowers. Great post, Nancy! Thanks to Terrene and Nancy for counting this year!

    Bookmark   December 17, 2011 at 8:47PM
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ladyrose65

Welcome newbies! This is going to be fun.

    Bookmark   December 18, 2011 at 5:02PM
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NancyPlants(5bNEKs)

Less than 48 hours and the count/war will begin.

I'm still trying to decide what to plant for the first 4 special containers:
Remembrance
Life
Mother Nature
Faith

Sheila, last year was my first time to WS. I was stressing too much about what, when, where, etc and an experienced lovely WSer told me that this should be fun and easy. After I learned that lesson...no more stress...just fun, enjoyment and the rewards of sprouts :)

I wonder who will be the first to post that they've begun planting. I'm a night owl and did most of my winter sowing in the middle of the night :)

    Bookmark   December 20, 2011 at 5:18AM
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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

4 containers for Z:4 for mnwsgal

    Bookmark   December 22, 2011 at 1:02AM
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pinusresinosa(MN Z4)

Yeah, go zone 4! 4's my lucky number too...

    Bookmark   December 22, 2011 at 1:46AM
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NancyPlants(5bNEKs)

It looks like zone 4 is off and sowing :)

    Bookmark   December 22, 2011 at 5:08AM
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moonwolf_gw

Moonwolf here starting off with four containers here in Zone 6. Happy Solstice everyone!

Brad AKA Moonwolf

    Bookmark   December 22, 2011 at 3:47PM
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pinusresinosa(MN Z4)

Okay, so far 25. That might be it, dunno.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2011 at 4:57PM
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pixie_lou

6 containers for Z5 pixie_lou
6 containers total

    Bookmark   December 23, 2011 at 11:11AM
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Shelia.M(7A)

8 containers for Shelia.M, zone 7 middle TN

8 Containers total so far.

    Bookmark   December 23, 2011 at 12:21PM
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roper2008 (7b)(7b)

11 containers for zone 7.

    Bookmark   December 23, 2011 at 12:34PM
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docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)

We zone 5ers are biding our time. We like to come from behind for the win. Happy sowing and Very Merry Holidays to everyone. I can't wait to get started, but have to finish up stuff in the rest of my life first.

Martha

    Bookmark   December 23, 2011 at 2:31PM
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elliesfun

20 milk containers for farmergirl2009 - Zone 5 - Spokane, WA
20 containers total

    Bookmark   December 23, 2011 at 4:40PM
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ivyp(8 oregon)

15 for zone 8

    Bookmark   December 23, 2011 at 4:47PM
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NancyPlants(5bNEKs)

~Winter Sowing Container Count / Zone Wars~

A huge thank you to Trudi for sharing all her knowledge. Without her, none of this would be possible.

"Container Count / Zone Wars Spreadsheet"

~Happy Sowing~

    Bookmark   December 23, 2011 at 5:44PM
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aquawise(zone 4 Utah)

23 so far for zone 4 more to come over the weekend.

    Bookmark   December 23, 2011 at 9:13PM
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NancyPlants(5bNEKs)

aquawise, that puts the total count over 100 :)
Zone 4 is flying!

    Bookmark   December 23, 2011 at 9:49PM
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moonwolf_gw

Five more for me here in Zone 6. My total is now nine.

Fellow Zone 6 Winter Sowers, where are you? Keep on sowing!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Brad AKA Moonwolf

    Bookmark   December 23, 2011 at 10:56PM
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sjc48

4 for me, zone 5 - more to come after the holidays!
Merry Christmas!
Shirley!

    Bookmark   December 24, 2011 at 12:56AM
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micki

Ok here I am Moonwolf from Western PA

50 containers so far, 50 total.

Go zone 6, we got this in the bag!

The New Kid on the Block, Micki

    Bookmark   December 24, 2011 at 1:33AM
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NancyPlants(5bNEKs)

~*~Merry Christmas Everyone~*~

~May Your Days Be Merry and Bright~

    Bookmark   December 25, 2011 at 4:45AM
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daisydawnny(5)

12 containers for zone 5. Total to date 12. Happy Sowing my friends!

    Bookmark   December 25, 2011 at 8:32AM
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drippy(7bAL)

I have 79 total for zone 7.

    Bookmark   December 25, 2011 at 9:49AM
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NancyPlants(5bNEKs)

~Winter Sowing Container Count / Zone Wars~

The count is over 250 already!

"Click here for spreadsheet of Container Count / Zone Wars"

    Bookmark   December 26, 2011 at 6:24AM
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bakemom_gw(z6 Central Ohio)

10 for zone 6

    Bookmark   December 26, 2011 at 7:13AM
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moonwolf_gw

Six more for Zone 6. I now have 15 total :).

Brad AKA Moonwolf

    Bookmark   December 26, 2011 at 2:24PM
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t-bird(Chicago 5/6)

Zone 5 - 4 sown today! Total of 4

    Bookmark   December 26, 2011 at 2:54PM
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micki

21 more for zone 6 I have 71 total and more coming today.
Go zone 6, right on Moonwolf lets do it for our team.
Micki777
Hey T-bird, I'm glad you've found some seeds to sow, right on!

    Bookmark   December 26, 2011 at 3:15PM
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roper2008 (7b)(7b)

10 more for zone 7! 21 total.

    Bookmark   December 26, 2011 at 5:01PM
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NancyPlants(5bNEKs)

~Container Count / Zone Wars~

Zone 7 is the first to go over 100 !!

"Container Count / Zone Wars Spreadsheet"

~Happy Sowing~

    Bookmark   December 26, 2011 at 10:30PM
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aquawise(zone 4 Utah)

Added 4 more today now have 27. z4

    Bookmark   December 26, 2011 at 11:14PM
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rbrady(5/Eastern Ia)

Just got started this evening for a total of 12 for zone 5.

    Bookmark   December 26, 2011 at 11:58PM
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NancyPlants(5bNEKs)

Total count at the moment is 333 !

    Bookmark   December 27, 2011 at 4:20AM
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ladyrose65

Add 7 for me for Zone 6.

    Bookmark   December 27, 2011 at 6:00PM
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JamesY40(z7a)

18 more for Zone 7.

    Bookmark   December 27, 2011 at 7:36PM
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ymaddox(ky 6)

add 25 for zone 6...thanks
total for me= 25.

    Bookmark   December 27, 2011 at 11:56PM
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NancyPlants(5bNEKs)

~Container Count / Zone Wars~

Zones 6 and 7 are nose-to-nose!

Zones 4 and 5 are nose-to-nose!

"Container Count / Zone Wars"

~Happy Sowing~

    Bookmark   December 28, 2011 at 12:25AM
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dieg01991(4b)

Wow, looks like z4 is off the a strong start this year!! Woohoo! I know we can do better than last year and give z5 & z6 a run for their money!!

It's been too warm here in Minnesota for me to get started, don't want anything to sprout prematurely. I will start in January when we get back from our vacation. Can't wait!!

Amy

    Bookmark   December 28, 2011 at 11:11AM
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liza070831(z4VT)

Here's 2 more for Z4

    Bookmark   December 29, 2011 at 7:26PM
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ladyrose65

I can tell this is going to be Fierce!

    Bookmark   December 29, 2011 at 8:21PM
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NancyPlants(5bNEKs)

~Container Count / Zone Wars~

The count stands at 385. Who will push it over the 400 mark ??

"Container Count / Zone Wars"

~Happy Sowing~

    Bookmark   December 30, 2011 at 12:42AM
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roper2008 (7b)(7b)

8 more for zone 7. Total for me 29.

    Bookmark   December 30, 2011 at 4:54PM
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jlhart76(6)

Got started last night & have 20 total so far. Zone 6

    Bookmark   December 31, 2011 at 11:09AM
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Shelia.M(7A)

I did a cupcake carrier from the deli just now... planted broccoli in 12 cups, Kale in the other 12. I'm counting this as 2 containers since I sowed 2 different plants.

That gives me a total of 8 so far in zone 7.

    Bookmark   December 31, 2011 at 2:55PM
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ladyrose65

Add 20 for me. I have 27 in total.

    Bookmark   December 31, 2011 at 5:29PM
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NancyPlants(5bNEKs)

~Container Count / Zone Wars~

jlhart76 put the count over 400 !!

Shelia.M, I had you down for 8 on dec 23rd. With the 2 more you did on dec 31st...that puts you at 10.
Let me know if thats not correct :)

Broccoli and kale...yummmm
What is everyone else planting ??

"Container Count / Zone Wars"

~Happy Sowing~

    Bookmark   January 1, 2012 at 12:35AM
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NancyPlants(5bNEKs)

~Happy~Happy~New~Year~Wintersowers~ !!

May your harvest be bountiful and your flower beds filled with beautiful blooms!

I'm so thankful I found this forum last year. Thank you to everyone who shares their trials and triumphs :)

    Bookmark   January 1, 2012 at 12:43AM
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moonwolf_gw

Add 6 more for me here in Zone 6. My total now is 21! Happy New Year everyone!

Brad AKA Moonwolf

    Bookmark   January 1, 2012 at 2:34PM
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prvrbs31gal(7b/8a)

Just did my first 6 containers (EVER!) here in zone 8... it's 65 total but supposed to get into the low 20s tomorrow night!

    Bookmark   January 1, 2012 at 3:10PM
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prvrbs31gal(7b/8a)

that should say "it's 65 degrees TODAY..."

I just looked at the totals and should have joined zone 7 since I'm on the cusp. Oh, well, zone 8 needs to be represented by more than just one person! :-)

    Bookmark   January 1, 2012 at 3:16PM
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daisydawnny(5)

11 more for Zone 5. Total count 23.

    Bookmark   January 1, 2012 at 3:41PM
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docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)

Finally got started. 12 containers for Zone 5. Total is now 12. Hope everyone else is having as much fun as I am, now.

Martha

    Bookmark   January 1, 2012 at 7:48PM
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TraceyOKC(7)

Hi all! I have a total of 68 jugs done. 18 got done twice b/c they blew over the first day! Lesson learned.

    Bookmark   January 1, 2012 at 10:44PM
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NancyPlants(5bNEKs)

~Container Count / Zone Wars~

Congrats prvrbs31gal on your very first winter sown containers! I'm sure there will many more both this year and in the future :)

TraceyOKC put the count over 500 !!

Attention:
I'd like to thank you for allowing me to be your temporary 'container counter'. Terrene will be the official counter now and I'm sure she'll do a wonderful job!
You may now return to your regularly scheduled sowing :)

"Container Count / Zone Wars"

~Happy Sowing~

    Bookmark   January 2, 2012 at 3:25AM
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docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)

Terrine,
I'm listed twice under zone 5. I'd checked in earlier, but hadn't sown anything, and then got added again when I posted my first containers. I love this method of keeping track. We can tell at a glance exactly who's doing what. Thanks again for being our record keepers.

Martha

    Bookmark   January 2, 2012 at 6:43AM
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NancyPlants(5bNEKs)

oops Martha, sorry about that. I forgot you were 'biding time'. haha
I corrected it :)

    Bookmark   January 2, 2012 at 6:51AM
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ldsluder(7b)

Good Morning and Happy New Year to you all! This is my second year Winter Sowing, and after tremendous success last year, I am looking forward to another wonderful year and can't wait to do the happy dance in March!!!! Due to warm weather here in NC I have held off until yesterday and finally put out my first set of containers. 22 Containers so far, many more to do!!! Best wishes to you all!
22 more for Zone 7 :)

    Bookmark   January 2, 2012 at 7:59AM
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terrene(5b MA)

Hi guys, I'm back from holiday excursions to pick up the count! Thanks for counting so far NancyPlants!

I'm going to try to get up to speed on the spreadsheet but may be a little slow at first and not quite so COLORFUL in my posts, hehe.

I plan to post zone totals here in the thread each day, so you can get a quick summary of where Zonewars stands, and also the link to the spreadsheet so you can click for more details.

Happy New Year and happy sowing everybody!

    Bookmark   January 2, 2012 at 1:53PM
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pixie_lou

12 containers for Z5 pixie_lou
18 containers total

    Bookmark   January 2, 2012 at 4:08PM
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micki

HI all
I sowed 30 on 12-30
and 28 on 1-1-2012
plus my previous 71
brings me up to a total of 129 for zone 6

Rara, lets go zone 6
I too thinks its an excellent way to keep track,
then everyone can see whose winning.

Happy Sowing
Micki777

    Bookmark   January 2, 2012 at 8:48PM
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micki

I almost spoke too soon,
I didn't see Idsluder's 22 containers,
that brings zone 7 up to 226 containers

We were at 174 zone 6
but with my 58 new ones
we are at 232 total containers for zone 6
Wow the race is on,
It's neck and neck
Only a difference of 6 containers.
Lets go girls and gyes of zone 6
All in fun
We just got hit with a winter blast
how about you other zone 6ers?
My main shop is in my heated basement so I donn't
really care about the weather.
Micki777

    Bookmark   January 2, 2012 at 9:12PM
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ldsluder(7b)

13 more for me today, got busy with the boys building a train set, but gonna be putting them out this week.
35 total :)

    Bookmark   January 2, 2012 at 9:30PM
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rbrady(5/Eastern Ia)

Another 11 for zone 5 for a total of 23.

Rhonda

    Bookmark   January 2, 2012 at 10:14PM
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bookjunky4life(5 Central IL)

Zone 5 - 17 containers sown on 1/2/12.

    Bookmark   January 3, 2012 at 10:27AM
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terrene(5b MA)

~Winter Sowing Container Count / Zone Wars~

Hi guys, here is my first attempt at keeping count. Sorry not to post totals yesterday, but I'm still trying to figure out how to edit the spreadsheet. The totals below were manually calculated and hopefully accurate! Please feel free to offer any suggestions of what you'd like to see.

Summary of Zone Wars:

Zone 4 . . . . . . . . 58
Zone 5 . . . . . . . 121
Zone 6 . . . . . . . 202
Zone 7 . . . . . . . 239
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . 21

Total Containers: 641

As you can see, Zone 7 leads the pack....but we have a loooooong way to go!

To see the container count in detail, please click on this link to the Zone Wars Spreadsheet. (Please note, that the spreadsheet has not been updated yet whilst I await assistance from River!) ~Happy Sowing Everybody~

    Bookmark   January 3, 2012 at 11:01AM
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terrene(5b MA)

I miscalculated the containers already. Micki actually added 58, not 28. So zone 6 should have 232. Please bear with me - this will get smoothed out.

    Bookmark   January 3, 2012 at 11:08AM
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pinusresinosa(MN Z4)

20 more for zone 4

My total: 45

    Bookmark   January 3, 2012 at 12:27PM
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terrene(5b MA)

~Winter Sowing Container Count / Zone Wars~

Summary of Zone Wars:

Zone 4 . . . . . . . . 78
Zone 5 . . . . . . . 121
Zone 6 . . . . . . . 232
Zone 7 . . . . . . . 239
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . 21

Total Containers: 691

Good morning winter sowers! Zone 7 still holds the lead by a nose!

Click on the Container Count / Zone Wars Spreadsheet to see the container count in detail. Please note that the spreadsheet is still not 100% current, but I think River and I have figured out why I couldn't edit! ~Happy Sowing Everybody~


Only 76 days left to sow in the winter, LOL!

    Bookmark   January 4, 2012 at 9:00AM
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bookjunky4life(5 Central IL)

7 more for zone 5 sown on 1/3/12; total is 25.

    Bookmark   January 4, 2012 at 11:45AM
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ldsluder(7b)

Sowed 53 more for Zone 7!
Total: 88

    Bookmark   January 5, 2012 at 9:28AM
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terrene(5b MA)

~Winter Sowing Container Count / Zone Wars~

Summary of Zone Wars:

Zone 4 . . . . . . . . 78
Zone 5 . . . . . . . 129
Zone 6 . . . . . . . 232
Zone 7 . . . . . . . 292
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . 21

Total Containers: 752

Good morning winter sowers! We've broken 750 containers total and Zone 7 has leaped ahead!

Click on the Container Count / Zone Wars Spreadsheet to see the container count in detail (which is now up to date). ~Happy Sowing Everybody~

    Bookmark   January 5, 2012 at 11:10AM
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ladyrose65

Add 8 for me zone 6. Total of 28.

    Bookmark   January 5, 2012 at 6:01PM
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sandysoil_2008(6 MA)

Hi, put me down for 24 total containers - Zone 6

    Bookmark   January 5, 2012 at 6:22PM
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TraceyOKC(7)

Hi all, I have added 38 more containers to my count for a grand total of 106. I had my stepmom over to see my progress and she was impressed with the whole method of wintersowing. I think she is going to try it too!

Happy Sowing!

    Bookmark   January 5, 2012 at 9:01PM
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bookjunky4life(5 Central IL)

25 more for Zone 5 - 50 total.

    Bookmark   January 5, 2012 at 11:30PM
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ldsluder(7b)

Did another 23 containers! Today my 5 year old is having surgery (doing containers helped me keep my mind off his surgery, I have a tendency to over-worry... however with Winter Sowing I stayed busy and didn't ;)
Total to add for Zone 7: 111

Thank you Trudi for this awesome concept, and to terrene and NancyPlants for keeping up with the totals from everybody! Happy Sowing my fellow gardeners (and friends, awesome friends by the way!)

Total: 111

    Bookmark   January 6, 2012 at 4:41AM
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terrene(5b MA)

~Winter Sowing Container Count / Zone Wars~

Summary of Zone Wars:

Zone 4 . . . . . . . . 78
Zone 5 . . . . . . . 154
Zone 6 . . . . . . . 264
Zone 7 . . . . . . . 353
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . 21

Total Containers: 870

Good morning, winter sowers. Zone 7 still going strong! Sandysoil, congrats on your first containers of the season. Ldsluder, I hope your babe's surgery goes well!

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

"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."...Henry David Thoreau

    Bookmark   January 6, 2012 at 9:10AM
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prvrbs31gal(7b/8a)

4 more in Zone 8 for a total of 10.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2012 at 10:56AM
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Steve Massachusetts Zone 5b

20 more for zone 5 where it is 40 degrees today and 50 tomorrow. Fall sowing anyone?

Steve

    Bookmark   January 6, 2012 at 1:46PM
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pixie_lou

21 containers for Z5 pixie_lou
39 containers total

off topic - but - As much as I love Shasta Daisy Alaska, I have more seeds than I know what to do with. I could easily plant my whole yard into a field of Shasta Daisy and still have seed leftover. If anyone wants any of these seeds, just e-mail your addy to me thru my profile and I will pop them in the mail to you. No SASE or trade required - this is just a freebie.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2012 at 1:58PM
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terrene(5b MA)

~Winter Sowing Container Count / Zone Wars~

Zone Wars Summary

Zone 4 . . . . . . . . 78
Zone 5 . . . . . . . 195
Zone 6 . . . . . . . 264
Zone 7 . . . . . . . 353
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . 25

Total Containers: 915

Good morning winter sowers! Zone 7 still holds the lead, but zone 5 has seen a little movement this morning. We're going to break the 4-digit mark soon!

Steve_mass, isn't the weather this fall and winter (so far) incredible? But you don't here me complaining one little teensy weensy bit after last winter. :)

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

    Bookmark   January 7, 2012 at 9:29AM
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prvrbs31gal(7b/8a)

7 more for a total of 17 in zone 8

    Bookmark   January 7, 2012 at 10:21AM
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sandysoil_2008(6 MA)

Terrene, thanks. I did another 11 containers for a total of 35 for zone 6.

    Bookmark   January 7, 2012 at 2:29PM
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pixie_lou

28 containers for Z5 pixie_lou
67 containers total

    Bookmark   January 7, 2012 at 3:22PM
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daisydawnny(5)

5 more for Zone 5....my total 28.

    Bookmark   January 7, 2012 at 3:50PM
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jim49631

I have 50 for zone 5 so far.

    Bookmark   January 7, 2012 at 5:32PM
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ladyrose65

I have a total of 43 this evening. For zone 6.

    Bookmark   January 7, 2012 at 6:34PM
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docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)

9 more for zone 5. My total is now 21.

Martha (Docmom)

    Bookmark   January 7, 2012 at 8:38PM
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terrene(5b MA)

~Winter Sowing Container Count / Zone Wars~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . . 78
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . . 287
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 275
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . 353
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . . 32

Total Containers: 1,025

Good morning winter sowers. We've broken the 4 figure mark! Woohoo! And zone 5 has been especially active, pulling a little bit ahead of zone 6. Jim49631, congrats on your first containers of the season!

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

"The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies"...Gertrude Jekyll

    Bookmark   January 8, 2012 at 9:40AM
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beatrice_outdoors(6a MA)

Please add 65 to the Zone 6 count.

Beatrice

    Bookmark   January 8, 2012 at 9:53AM
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pixie_lou

18 containers for Z5 pixie_lou
85 containers total

    Bookmark   January 8, 2012 at 1:59PM
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moonwolf_gw

Two more for me here in Zone 6. My total now is 23.

Brad AKA Moonwolf

    Bookmark   January 8, 2012 at 4:10PM
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micki

YES BEATRICE AND MOONWOLF!!

Add 36 more to zone 6 for my total of 155

Lets go zone 6,
good work!!

    Bookmark   January 8, 2012 at 5:06PM
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ladyrose65

Add 7 for me Zone 6. That will make it a total of 50 containers.

    Bookmark   January 8, 2012 at 6:03PM
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docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)

12 more for zone 5. My total is now 33.

Martha

    Bookmark   January 8, 2012 at 7:13PM
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micki

10 more for zone 6
total 165
Micki777

    Bookmark   January 8, 2012 at 7:37PM
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vicki_sew_n_sow(6KS)

Coming out of lurkdom.
33 milk jugs for zone 6

    Bookmark   January 8, 2012 at 8:08PM
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Margie Crawford(6A)

Finally got started - 10 for zone 6! Margie

    Bookmark   January 8, 2012 at 8:37PM
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barbe_wa

I finally got started this week - too much holiday before! Please add 22 for Zone 8. Thanks, Barb

    Bookmark   January 8, 2012 at 9:39PM
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sadie_pnw

Zone 8 - 8 containers.

    Bookmark   January 8, 2012 at 10:54PM
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snapdragon36(5ny)

I finally got a chance to play in the dirt.please add 24 for zone 5 total 24.

    Bookmark   January 9, 2012 at 12:00AM
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ldsluder(7b)

As I watch the posts for Zone 6, and see their number going up, up, up - I could not resist. The weather is not perfect here for winter sowing, but I am hanging on to the faith towel. Yesterday I went ahead and did 21 more containers!
Total: 132 (Zone 7)

    Bookmark   January 9, 2012 at 6:27AM
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terrene(5b MA)

~Winter Sowing Container Count / Zone Wars~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . . 78
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . . 341
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 436
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . 374
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . . 62

Total Containers: 1,291

Good morning winter sowers - boy, you guys have had a busy weekend. Zone 6 has surged ahead and taken back the lead from zone 7! Welcome new counters - beatrice_outdoors, snapdragon36, Vicki_sew-n-sow, onedaylily, barbe_wa, and harborrose.

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

    Bookmark   January 9, 2012 at 9:45AM
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pixie_lou

24containers for Z5 pixie_lou
109 containers total

Does this make me an "official" winter sower? I just planted some seeds I collected this summer. I labeled them "Yellow Flowers From Maine. The Pretty Ones." I have no idea what they are. (But I'm guessing there were some not so pretty yellow flowers growing in the same garden!)

    Bookmark   January 9, 2012 at 2:58PM
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terrene(5b MA)

20 containers for zone 5 for a total of 20.

First containers of the year. Realized the other day watching everybody else post their containers, that I had some seeds that need 30+ days of cold stratification and I better get them sowed!

    Bookmark   January 10, 2012 at 3:01AM
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terrene(5b MA)

~Winter Sowing Container Count / Zone Wars~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . . 78
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . . 385
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 436
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . 374
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . . 62

Total Containers: 1,335

Good morning winter sowers. Slow morning, although zone 5 has nudged ahead of zone 7.

Pixie-lou, I think you are an official winter-sower and seed addict! Unfortunately, the prognosis for this condition is not very good. My sympathies! (PS when collecting seed of an unknown plant, taking a picture is super helpful for a future ID)

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

    Bookmark   January 10, 2012 at 9:04AM
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bookjunky4life(5 Central IL)

Please add 11 more containers for Zone 5.
Running total is 61.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2012 at 9:46AM
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pixie_lou

20 for Z5 pixie_lou
129 containers total

    Bookmark   January 10, 2012 at 11:05AM
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cogardener2675

Gotta help Zone 5 !!!
45 today -- 45 total

    Bookmark   January 10, 2012 at 3:52PM
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beatrice_outdoors(6a MA)

Pixie-welcome to the "What is that seed/plant?" club! I have containers labeled with the address where they came from-I don't even know what the parent flower LOOKS LIKE! On a few of my envelopes I hand drew a picture of what the plant looked like at the time I took the seeds and made a note of the height, or noted "long slender pod, fine seeds". I also have "small pink flowers on green/white leaves".

For three years I have been calling one flower calendula, because a neighbor said that is what it looks like. A few months ago in an off hand search I came across a picture of it and the foliage. Darn if I don't have a slew of false sunflowers! Helianthis helianthoides.

Beatrice

    Bookmark   January 10, 2012 at 4:11PM
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NancyPlants(5bNEKs)

pixie_lou, I have a simular bag of seed in my stash. I think its labeled "pretty yellow flowers that hung over NE neighbors fence". I dont know these people and felt a bit funny collecting them but they were on my side of the fence ;) I never planted them and just enjoyed the neighbors flowers. Well, last year a new family moved in and cut out and killed anything and everything in the backyard. This year I hope to plant them. Maybe I'll place them by the NE fence ;)

    Bookmark   January 10, 2012 at 4:21PM
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sadie_pnw

zone 8, PNW, 10 containers

    Bookmark   January 10, 2012 at 4:26PM
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elliesfun

I have a total of 135 gallon milk containers planted for zone 5 - farmergirl2009

Ellie

    Bookmark   January 10, 2012 at 11:06PM
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terrene(5b MA)

~Winter Sowing Container Count / Zone Wars~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . . 78
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . . 461
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 436
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . 374
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . . 64

Total Containers: 1,413

Good morning winter sowers. Zone 5 has suddenly surged ahead to take the lead! Welcome to the count COgardener! Harborrose, did you add 10 containers or is it 10 containers total? Just making sure.

Click on the Container Count / Zone Wars Spreadsheet to see the container count in detail. Dear counters: please check the spreadsheet from time to time to make sure your total is accurate.

    Bookmark   January 11, 2012 at 9:30AM
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terrene(5b MA)

REVISED Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . . 78
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . . 576
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 436
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . 374
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . . 64

Total Containers: 1,528

(Sorry, the spreadsheet didn't register farmergirl's containers first time I entered them)

    Bookmark   January 11, 2012 at 9:37AM
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melvalena

Zone 7 72 containers planted today. 72 total

    Bookmark   January 11, 2012 at 3:52PM
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aklinda

zone 7 216 containers for a total of 216

    Bookmark   January 11, 2012 at 6:19PM
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micki

10 more for zone 6 for a total of 175

Wow, zone 5 and 7 are really roling,
I just cleaned and prepped nearly 200 containers,
let's not fret zone 6
keep them coming
Micki

    Bookmark   January 11, 2012 at 10:22PM
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TraceyOKC(7)

Add 8 more for zone 7. My total is 114.

    Bookmark   January 12, 2012 at 1:20AM
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bookjunky4life(5 Central IL)

Please add 14 for zone 5. Running total is 75. I'm going to need a lot more jugs. Hitting up three different city recycle bins on Saturday.

    Bookmark   January 12, 2012 at 9:29AM
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terrene(5b MA)

~Winter Sowing Container Count / Zone Wars~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . . 78
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . . 590
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 446
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . 670
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . . 64

Total Containers: 1,848

Good morning winter sowers. Zone 7 welcomes new counters melvalena and aklinda, with some big numbers that have given zone 7 the lead! What a close race so far; zones 5-6-7 are jockeying for position day by day!

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

"Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully."...2 Corinthians 9:6

    Bookmark   January 12, 2012 at 10:11AM
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prvrbs31gal(7b/8a)

7 more in zone 8 for a total of 24 for me.

My broccoli and cabbage that I planted last week are sprouting already!

    Bookmark   January 12, 2012 at 11:12AM
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snapdragon36(5ny)

12 more for zone 5 total 36.

    Bookmark   January 12, 2012 at 12:42PM
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fixerupperinnh(5)

9 for me today, a total of 9 so far. Go zone 5!

    Bookmark   January 12, 2012 at 12:45PM
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diggerdee zone 6 CT

Wow, I see things are off to a flying start this year! I don't usually begin till the end of January or so, but I do love to check in every day and see where things stand. Thanks so much to Nancy and Terrene for keeping count this year!

:)
Dee

    Bookmark   January 12, 2012 at 1:47PM
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docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)

I'd like to put in a friendly reminder/warning to all of our wonderfully enthusiastic newbies. When spring rolls around, and all the containers you had so much fun sowing with cute little seeds are now full of PLANTS, you have to find a place for them, and actually dig a hole and transplant them into it. Now is the fun part. Spring is when the real work begins. Consider pacing yourselves. I just want to be able to say "I told you so!"

Martha

    Bookmark   January 12, 2012 at 4:58PM
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ricjo22(5)

OK i'm started. Last week I filled 24 half gallon milk jugs with more to come. Go zone 5. It almost looks too neat with all the same containers. Hopefully no one will suggest that I am starting a garbage dump this year Ric

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

    Bookmark   January 12, 2012 at 9:21PM
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pixie_lou

37 containers for Z5 pixie_lou
166 containers total

    Bookmark   January 13, 2012 at 8:36AM
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terrene(5b MA)

~Winter Sowing Container Count / Zone Wars~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . . 78
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . . 672
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 446
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . 670
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . . 71

Total Containers: 1,937

Good morning winter sowers. Zone 5 and 7 are neck and neck! Welcome new counters, fixerupperinnh and ricjo22. Ricjo22, I included your containers, and assume that you have sowed as well as filled 24, although your post doesn't specify?

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    Bookmark   January 13, 2012 at 9:35AM
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ldsluder(7b)

I've done 40 more containers for Zone 7!!
Total: 172

    Bookmark   January 13, 2012 at 10:45AM
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ricjo22(5)

Yup containers are filled and outside and added 2 more last nite but had to dig away our first snow to do it. Hoping to see ice flowers on my isodon excicis finally.If I do I guess I'll have to learn to post a pic. Ric

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

    Bookmark   January 13, 2012 at 11:57AM
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ricjo22(5)

filled and planted sorry Ric

    Bookmark   January 13, 2012 at 12:02PM
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lianeny(z8a GA)

17 containers sowed today in z8
17 total containers (more to come!)

    Bookmark   January 13, 2012 at 9:44PM
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terrene(5b MA)

~Winter Sowing Container Count / Zone Wars~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . . 78
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . . 672
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 446
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . 710
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . . 88

Total Containers: 1,994

Good morning winter sowers. Zone 7 nudges ahead! Who's going to push us over 2000? Congrats on your first containers of the season, lianeny.

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

    Bookmark   January 14, 2012 at 9:48AM
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pixie_lou

27 containers for Z5 pixie_lou
193 containers total

    Bookmark   January 14, 2012 at 11:46AM
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docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)

Three more containers for Zone 5. Total now 36. I also put some begonia and coleus seeds under lights in my basement. Unfortunately that doesn't count toward our count, but it will contribute to my shade garden if they germinate and survive. Wish me luck.

Martha (Docmom)

    Bookmark   January 14, 2012 at 1:00PM
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barbe_wa

Please add 4 for Zone 8. My total is 26. Thanks.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2012 at 3:04PM
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jim49631

I have 22 more for zone 5 my total is 72 so far.
I'm trying to take it slow this year. Last year
I was planting in August.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2012 at 6:23PM
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ladyrose65

I have a total of 62 containers for zone 6.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2012 at 9:03PM
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ricjo22(5)

10 more containers by Ric for zone 5 including witch hazel and Japanese pagoda tree woo! hoo!

    Bookmark   January 14, 2012 at 9:45PM
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rbrady(5/Eastern Ia)

9 more containers for zone 5-a total of 32 so far.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2012 at 10:32PM
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bookjunky4life(5 Central IL)

Please add 25 more for Zone 5. My running total is 100. And I only have 82 more jugs.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2012 at 11:12PM
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gwen49(6a)

This sounds like a blast,and great motivation to get things done!
i have several jugs backed up waiting for hubby to bring home the soil to get started!
I always get spring feaver so bad I can't sleep for thinking about it, now at least with WS I can garden in January!
Just occured to me, I may ask the grandkids school for the little cardboard cartons from the lunchroom!!!
GO ZONE 6

    Bookmark   January 15, 2012 at 3:08AM
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terrene(5b MA)

~Winter Sowing Container Count / Zone Wars~

Zone Wars Summary:

Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . . 78
Zone 5 . . . . . . . . . 758
Zone 6 . . . . . . . . . 458
Zone 7 . . . . . . . . . 710
Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . . 92

Total Containers: 2,096

Good morning winter sowers. We've broken 2,000 containers! And zone 5 has taken the lead!

Please note: this thread will soon reach the maximum number of replies, and I will be starting a new thread sometime today.

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

    Bookmark   January 15, 2012 at 9:09AM
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moonwolf_gw

Two more for me here in Zone 6. My total is now 25.

Gwen, this is really fun to do! I have gotten Spring Fever really bad too! LOL It's even more fun when you can get friends and family helping too! Have fun!

Brad AKA Moonwolf

    Bookmark   January 15, 2012 at 2:53PM
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Mindyw3(5)

I'm in zone 5. I have 2 containers so far!

    Bookmark   January 15, 2012 at 5:03PM
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terrene(5b MA)

New thread started!! Please post to the new thread!

    Bookmark   January 15, 2012 at 5:26PM
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ricjo22(5)

4 more for zone 5 I have lost count of my own total already. The whole family is gathering milk jugs for me

    Bookmark   January 15, 2012 at 5:33PM
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