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HOS at last!!!

Posted by northerner_on Z5A ONCanada (My Page) on
Wed, May 2, 12 at 1:57

Although I have been wintersowing for many (about 6) years and I read lots of stories about HOS, I was always a bit skeptical of it: after all, aren't you supposed to give seedlings ample air for proper development? However, last year I did a lot of WSing for a neighbour and had lots of heliopsis and monarda left over in containers and it was the end of the season. So I just HOS'd them in a soggy, shady, holding bed and left them there over winter. Surprise Surpsie today!!! They are sprouting, even in that terrible environment. Living and still learning!! Ain't life great!!

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RE: HOS at last!!!

Yep, it works for sure.


RE: HOS at last!!!

Great to hear! How big were your chuncks? Did you use milk jugs? Did you plant the whole jug in one spot?

RE: HOS at last!!!

Take picts! How kool!

RE: HOS at last!!!

I used two-litre pop bottles and each was about half full of densely packed seedlings (I sow heavily) and I planted the whole thing in each case. The shoots are just poking through the earth, so I'll take pics. in the next day or two. It'll be interesting to see how many seedlings survive.

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