This is my fourth season of winter sowing and it never ceases to amaze me. The weather here in Minnesota over the past week has felt like the return of winter. It’s been cold, wet and snowy… yes, I said snowy! The daytime temperatures have been in the 30-40′s F, and it’s been around the freezing mark every night.
I haven’t been checking my winter sown containers for new sprouts because I figured there was no way anything would dare to sprout in this nasty spring weather.
Boy, was I wrong. Despite the freezing temperatures and snow, eleven more containers have sprouted in the past week. I can’t believe it! Some of them are warm weather plants too. Amazing!!
|Winter sowing containers with sprouts|
Since my last status report, I have 16 more containers that are sprouting, bringing my current total up to 26!!
Here are my latest sprouts…
|Winter Sown Cilantro Sprouts|
- Calendula ‘Radio Extra’
- Lavatera Blushing Beauty
- Zinnia Mix
- Zinnia Candy Cane
- Zinnia Scarlet Queen
- Carrot Early Nantes
- Petunia Mix
- Sunflower Tall Sungold
- Carrot Danvers Half Long
- Whit Carrot
|Winter Sown White Carrot Sprouts|
I hope the weather will cooperate soon, some of my seedlings are almost big enough to plant out.
I would love to get my cold weather vegetables planted this weekend, but I don’t think that will happen. I’ll be watching the weather report like a hawk.
In the mean time, I will protect my zinnia, petunia and sunflower sprouts if we have any more freezing nights in the forecast.
Hey all you winter sowers out there… what’s your status??
|Winter Sown Sunflower Sprouts|
In case you missed them, here are links to my previous winter sowing status reports from this season…
Winter Sowing Status Report #1
Winter Sowing Status Report #2
Winter Sowing Status Report #3
Winter Sowing Status Report #4
Winter Sowing Status Report #5
Winter Sowing Status Report #6
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