Winter Sowing Status Report #2

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I winter sowed a few more containers this past week. Here my list of the latest seeds I’ve sown:

Filling up the containers
  • Foxglove Strawberry
  • White Carrot
  • Allium
  • Cilantro
  • Lupine
  • Money Plant
  • Gladiola
  • Peas
  • Forget Me Not
  • Golden Zucchini
  • Table Queen Squash
  • Connecticut Field Pumpkin
  • Pumpkin Sugar Pie
  • Cucumber Boston Pickling
  • Cucumber Sumter

That’s 15 more containers for a total of  31 for the season so far. I have lots more to go!

What’s your count? Share your count here for a chance to win free seeds! I will announce the next drawing soon so keep those numbers coming! The running total of containers sown by you so far is:

Oh, and in case you missed it, here’s a link to my first winter sowing status report. 

Winter sowing peas

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  1. says

    Isn't it early to start sowing some of these? Most are 6-8 weeks before last frost, which is probably mid-May at earliest for you up there? Whenever I sow too early indoors I end up with plants that are too big and not too happy by the time they get to go outside.

    I love watching plants grow from seed though. =)

  2. says

    Hi Alan,
    That's the beauty of winter sowing!! We get to throw all the traditional seed starting rules out the window! We can start sowing anytime during the winter, and the seeds won't start to grow until spring when they are ready. Check out my blog post about winter sowing which explains how it works.

  3. Anonymous says

    Zone 5B- Western NY
    I am up to 58 containers. I have done most containers in duplicate so that I can see how the germination rate is for seeds sown in Jan vs Feb and eventually March too….just need to drink more milk to get those containers!

  4. says

    Lady Bug checking in with another 5 containers.
    Early Charm Aster
    Single Mixed Sweet William
    Wee Willie Sweet William
    Dianthus double imperial

  5. says

    Great job everyone! I've got to get moving on some more containers here. Amy, I just bought some Green Arrow Peas to try. I didn't realize you could plant them so early in the ground in Zone 5 (St. Patty's Day or so), so our crop failed last year when I planted them in June… I wasn't planning to w/s, but maybe I should now. Any idea of germination time with w/s? And I confess to

  6. says

    Lady Bug, great job! I see you did forget-me-not too. I had some in my garden that survived and spread for four years, and it up and died on me last summer. Weird. I have to try some asters, thanks for the reminder!! My garden is lacking color in the fall!

    Michele, funny you say that about peas. I struggled with them for a few years until I realized I was planting them too late in the

  7. says

    Since I'm in sunny Sarasota, Florida, I can sow straight in the ground, but I do have one Cassia seed sprouting on my windowsill. I'm jealous of your Lupine…it won't bloom here.

  8. says

    Hi LettuceShare. Thanks for the comment. Lucky you to live in such a nice place! Yes, the lupine is beautiful…but don't get me started on all the plants you can grow year round that can only grow as houseplants! :-) I used to direct sow a lot of my vegetables but have had better luck with sowing them in containers. The best part about winter sowing is that I can start them at any time, I

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