Winter Sowing Status Report #8

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After checking my winter sown containers this weekend for sprouts, I noticed that my peas haven’t started to sprout yet.

Winter Sown Containers Sprouting

I would have expected at least a few of them to sprout by now.

I’m not sure what’s going on, I think they may have been too far in the sun and were baked.

Or perhaps they don’t like this cold, wet weather and decided to rot instead. (I have read that bean and pea seeds will rot if winter sown to early)

Whatever the reason… to be sure I have peas this spring, I decided to sow the rest of my pea seeds.

I was saving those seeds for a second crop later this summer, I guess now I’ll have to buy more seeds.

I thought I was done with winter sowing, but I sowed 6 more containers (all peas), that brings my total up to 105

  • ‘Little Marvel’
  • ‘Alaska’
  • Mammoth Melting Sugar Pea
  • Cocopeas
  • Sugar Snap Peas

Plus, 10 more containers have started to sprout..

Winter Sown Squash Sprouts
  • Summer Savory
  • Forget Me Not
  • Petunia Mix
  • Poppy (orange)
  • Pole Beans
  • Jiminez Bean
  • Patty Pan Squash
  • Butternut Squash
  • Blue Lake Pole Bean
  • Deep Blue Morning Glory
  • Lima Bean

That brings my total of sprouting containers up to 36!

Winter Sown Beans Sprouting

I’m happy with the number of sprouting containers I have since it’s been so cold and wet this spring.

But I’m still not at 50% of my winter sown containers sprouting. It’s definitely a late spring.

The weather is supposed to warm up, so hopefully that means I’ll start to see more containers sprouting like crazy!!

Winter Sown Morning Glory Sprouts

I haven’t heard from any of you in a while, everyone must be busy with their spring chores.

Hey all you fellow winter sowers, what’s the status of your sprouts??

Winter Sowing Status Report #7


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  1. says

    I'm not a winter sower, but it's been fun to watch your progress. I like the way you're so honest about your results. I'm looking forward to the warm weather, too. Good luck!

  2. says

    @PlantPostings – it's always good to hear from you! I will probably end up with more pea seedlings than I have room for, but that's a good problem to have! :-)

    Hi Sujata! Welcome, I'm glad you found my blog! Thanks for your nice comment.

  3. says

    Hi Amy! Garden season is getting into full swing here. Haven't commented lately, but I've been following along with all your progress. I just planted out 8 or so gorgeous looking seedlings of Dianthus "Hot Pinks" from your seeds. I'm happy when I find what I think is just the "perfect spot" for things! Alot of the others are waiting until we get this one new bed

  4. says

    Hi Michele – It's always such a busy time of year. I was going to do more planting this weekend, but it's cold and rainy here again. I'm so happy to hear you have so many Dianthus seedlings and that you found the perfect spot for them! That's great. I can't wait to see pictures once you get everything planted!


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