Time to start Winter Sowing

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Topic by jroot posted 01-23-2012 07:51 AM 2394 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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hardiness zone 5a

01-23-2012 07:51 AM

Topic tags/keywords: winter sowing resource planting

The above is a link to tell us when to start our winter sowing, and what to start when … in zone 5. The timetable may have to be adjusted for one’s grow zone. FREE. The photo above is from this link as well.

There are other interesting links which one can explore from the above as well, including recipes, house designs, antiques … a fascinating site to explore.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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hardiness zone 5b

01-23-2012 09:09 AM

Thanks for the great reminder, Jroot. I think I will be getting some of my winter sowing supplies together this coming weekend.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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hardiness zone 5a

01-23-2012 10:00 AM

I decided not to winter sow this year but I am going to start some of my plants very soon under the grow lights so they get a better start.Like peppers,squash and others that have a long maturity time.

-- Bon,Hastings, 5a....Always room for one more

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hardiness zone 5b

01-28-2012 04:29 PM

I was thinking …..
for the last couple of years I have done some planting right in bags of soil. It has been very effective in some not-so-great locations.

This year I want to plant some flowers around the outside edge of my fences … what if I use the bags for “winter sowing”?

What I did for the last couple years was to put some slits in the bottom for drainage, and some in the top for the plants to grow out of.
I could do this same method for winter sowing, couldn’t I? Or does the container need to be clear? Or…?

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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