Thursday, February 7, 2013
Winter Sowing Has Started - Part I
I have the winter blues! I decided to start my vegetable seeds over the week-end. Planning my garden takes the blues away. This year, I decided to try winter sowing. I've been saving plastic liter, juice and milk bottles. Anything that I can cut and punch holes in the bottom for drainage. I started about 20 bottles over the week-end. Tomatoes, dill, zuchinni, squash, sunflowers and petunias. Tomatoes, dill and petunias reseed, so hopefully I will have a successful germination rate. Research showed that the squash and zuchinni will also do well. l will continue winter sowing through-out February. I'll start a few tomatoes, cukes and greenbeans inside to ensure I have something to plant. I set these bottles outside my kitchen door, but will eventually move them to my picnic table. It had just started snowing, so they received a nice coating.
Stay tuned for additional posts. If you are a gardener and use the winter sowing method, please share your experience.