Winter Sowing Status Report #5

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This week, I’ve sown some beans and more annuals. I thought I was done with my vegetables for this season…but get this, I can’t believe it but I forgot to get broccoli and cauliflower seeds!!!

Those are always my first containers to sprout and I kept wondering why they weren’t sprouting yet…dah! I’m kind of mad at myself because now I can’t compare the date my first container sprouted (broccoli) from last year to this year. Oh well, off to the store to buy some seeds. I will be sowing them ASAP too.

Here is what I’ve sown this week…

Winter Sowing Containers
  • Pole Bean mix
  • Romano Pole Bean
  • Lima Bean
  • Asparagus Bean
  • Jiminez Bean
  • Blue Lake Bean
  • KY Wonder Pole Bean
  • Morning Glory deep blue
  • Sunflower Tall Sungold
  • Spilanthes (Eyeball Plant)
  • White Butterfly Weed
  • Motherwort Leonurus cardiaca
  • Petunia mix
  • Canderia Radio Extra
  • Basil Genovese
  • Marigold

That’s 16 more containers for a total of 87 so far this season! I still have more to go too, at least one more round of containers to sow.

The total number of containers sown by YOU so far is up to 283 – how cool is that!?! I’ll continue to keep track through the end of April, so keep those numbers coming.

It’s hard to believe that less than two weeks ago, those containers in the picture above were covered by snow!

In other news… some of my containers have sprouts!!!! So far, I have 5 containers sprouting… including kohlrabi, lettuce, collards and rutabaga.

Kohlrabi Sprouts in Winter Sown Container

Lettuce Sprouts in Winter Sown Container

Do you have sprouts yet? If so, what’s sprouting in your containers?

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 

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  1. says

    I just checked my containers today and I HAVE SPROUTS! =) Pansies, strawflower, broccoli, onion, and painted daisy. Hoping to start more seeds this weekend – tomatoes, blackeyed susan vine, cardinal vine, soap wort.

  2. says

    Happy Sprout Day! That's alot of containers. Do you take a vacation to plant it all?! Interesting that you w/s the green beans. Do you do one two a small container? I've read that they don't like to be transplanted, but maybe that's not the strong w/s ones! I just added a new blog post of what's germinated so far, over half of our 52 containers!

  3. says

    Here is my sprout list!!!
    Pinchushion flowers, Babies Breath, Oregano, Aster, Catchfly, Salvia, Snapdragons, Marjoram, Catnip, Lavender, Lettuce, Rapini, celery, spinach, chamomile, painted daisy, ageratum, cilantro, dill, parsley, shirley poppies, sunflowers, lupine, chives, candy tuft, pinks, chinese kale, sweet william, alyssum, california poppies, corn poppies, gaillardia, cantebury

  4. says

    @Colleen – congrats!! It's so exciting isn't it?!? Love it! Soon you'll have so many sprouts, you won't be able to keep track. :-)

    @Michele – LOL, no I don't take a vacation day to plant them all…I wish. I don't plant them all at once, I plant the cold weather veggies first, then the warm weather ones. Then I move on to the annuals and perennials. It's a

  5. says

    Yes, you're right! So far from your garden are: Sweet William Mix
    Lamb’s Ear
    Grand Rapids Leaf Lettuce
    Strawberry Pink Foxglove
    Liatris Purple
    Dianthus-Hot Pink
    Dianthus-White & Purple
    There also looks to be something getting close in the Hibiscus and Columbine and Obedient Plant containers too!
    And the Sunflowers are starting

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