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New to wintersewing

Posted by sherylgallant Kelowna, BC z6 (My Page) on
Sun, Jan 19, 14 at 12:07

I am new to this forum, athough not new to Gardenweb.

I have wintersewed one container a few years ago with success. This year I have new gardens to fill and need the perennials so I am wintersewing a lot of seeds. I have 19 containers so far, mostly milk jugs with some lx large and tall juice jugs. I never thought about soda bottles until today. I could have used those too, but didn't need them. I have lots of milk jugs. That's how all the stores sell milk here.

Here's the list of what I planted so far:

1 Euphorbia and bee balm monarda
2 Husker red penstamon and lupin
3 Berginia
4 Wintergreen
5 Hardy hibiscus and honeysuckle
6 Pink alpine grass
7 Fancy feathers poppy
8 Peony poppies
9 Indian paintbrush and pink grass
10 Viola Johnny jump ups
11 Primula elatior
12 Primula auriculas
13 Primula veris & primula polyneura
14 Winky pink columbines
15 Hardy hibiscus � pink � � mix
16 Dodecatheon meadia, D. dentatum
17 Primula auriculas
18 Liatris - Gaillardia
19 Red mondarda bee balm

I keep this list on my computer and just put the number with marker on the jug. I don't know if I will plant anything else yet. I'm still trading for seed :-)

It starts to warm up a bit here in late Feb, so I'm hoping these will get enough winter to germinate.

I planted armeria (sea thrift) in a jug to wintersew but still have it indoors. Does anyone know if it will germinate if wintersewn?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: New to wintersewing

Most Armerias take warm temps to germinate. If you leave it indoors it may germinate indoors. It could be winter sown (spring sown) in April/May outside.

RE: New to wintersewing

Hello! On this forum I'm a long-time lurker, first time poster. Trying wintersowing for the first time this year, too. So...excited...

RE: New to wintersewing

If you love to garden you will be hooked! It makes winter go so much faster when you are growing things. (Uh - another snow storm today and frigid cold - not fast enough.)

RE: New to wintersewing

I left the ameria indoors to germinate. Thanks for the info!
It is exciting! I can't wait to see what comes up. I am making a nursery,holding bed area in the garden to put all the extras in. I might want them later in the summer, when I have time to plant them all.

I don't envy you the snow! I'm in Kelowna, barely freezing, dry, no precipitation for awhile now. Easy winter! I just moved here, originally from Barrie ON in the snow belt where we lived for 35 years so I understand winter and snow! Still it's winter and the ground is frozen :-(

RE: New to wintersewing

Last summer there was an article about winter sowing in our local paper and I was so intrigued. Then I found this forum and many a night have lurked and read all the information you fine people have to offer, all the while faithfully saving my milk jugs. I have limited space but love to garden. And now...THE TIME HAS COME AT LAST!!!

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