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i did it! my 1st 15 jugs for winter sowing!

Posted by summerfireflys z5 mi (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 9, 05 at 14:28

i did it i feel so proud LOL! i have to admit it was fun. and i cant wait to see them growing. but i got a little wait. o' well a girl can dream. i plan on doing 15-20 more jugs. tell me how many jugs ,bottles, etc.. that you all have done this year. i heard one person tell me that they did 700 jugs last year WOW!
having fun in michigan

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RE: i did it! my 1st 15 jugs for winter sowing!

  • Posted by shimla 5 Upstate, NY (My Page) on
    Fri, Dec 9, 05 at 23:02

hahaha - 15 jugs already - you're in for big trouble - it's only the beginning of December you know!! I betcha do 15-20 milk jugs per week now that you're addicted :) LOL!!!

Congrats on your jugs!!! Watcha got growing?

I haven't started yet but I plan on doing a bunch again this year. Just waiting for some free time... I have a couple hundred "must haves" on my list. No matter how hard I try to keep the list down, it just doesn't happen. I did over 600 my first year I was having so much fun. All that anticipation on top of cold, snowy days, it's sure hard to stop!

RE: i did it! my 1st 15 jugs for winter sowing!

good for you Jessica! sounds like you are 'off and running'-

this will be my 5th year for w/s- I love it! I have so many wonderful plants and am always finding new ones I think I must have- LOL

I do about 100-150 containers each year- I always say I am going to cut back, but then I find something I just HAVE to have :))

I have a couple of pics in the gallery of my w/s set up-I use mostly the plastic Solo cups and margarine tubs-

Some I am looking forward to this season are:
poppy Lauren's grape
purple majesty millet
holly hocks- Rhett in Red and Cranberry Ice
some new autumn colors rudbeckia
oh, so many wonderful seeds!
I am going to do a few veggies this season-

so glad to hear you are having fun!
keep up the good work,
best wishes,
Linda in Louisville

RE: i did it! my 1st 15 jugs for winter sowing!

I just planted the 25th one yesterday! I've got way too many I'd like to do. So far I did:

Scarlet bugler
Texas Bluebonnets
Red Lupine
Lupine mix
Black Cohosh
Chaste Tree
Redneck lupine
Echinacea Tennesseensis
Prairie Sun Rudbeckia
Tower Pink Columbine
William Guinness Coumbine
Sweet autumn Clematis
Lysimachia punctata
Blue stocking monarda
Black Barlow Columbine
Cleome lutea- yellow bee plant
Knautia macedonia
Dicentra eximia
Red & White Columbine
Lupine, Gallery mix
Painted tongue Royal Choc.
Lupine Band of Nobles

That's not even a "smidgen" of the stuff I've been collecting. If I get my way, the whole place will be covered in milk jugs and pop bottles!!! I just love this!!


RE: i did it! my 1st 15 jugs for winter sowing!

I also am trying my hand at this, but I am doing one jug a day. Such hard decisions which one to put out :) I have labeled them well (hopefully which will stay), and the first one I put out this year was Poppies for my husband. He has been such a big supporter of my learning of new things, and he just loves the gardens. I wonder if he will be supportive when I ask him to get the tiller out this springs for new beds!
Good luck, and have fun!

RE: i did it! my 1st 15 jugs for winter sowing!

Hi Jessica and congrats on your 1st wsed containers. I have 312 + items on my list for this year. Needless to say I will be doing a bunch of HOS! (see FAQs). This year, however, I am limiting myself to 10 -12 containers on the days I ws and keeping it in the garage! 3+ months of mess in my kitchen was just too much! I learned so much last year it was just incredible! Cut yourself some slack and enjoy it, take lots of notes as they will help you next year! Good Luck!

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