Winter Sowing

browneyedsusan_gw(8a)January 2, 2014

Is anybody winter sowing in Alabama this year?
I've tried it in the past. Some plants come up during a warm spell and then die. Is it because I start too early-usually after Christmas?
This year I am thinking of doing side by side comparisons of WS and stratifying in my fridge.

Susan

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madabouteu(8A - central Alabama)

I have done it in the past, planting at about that time, and did not have that problem. This year, I am not planting any ornamental seeds, so not winter sowing. OTOH, when I tried stratifying in my fridge, I had seeds sprout, had to throw them out!

    Bookmark   January 3, 2014 at 3:02PM
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browneyedsusan_gw(8a)

I decided to winter sow and started 24 kinds of seeds in the first weekend of Jan. The first seedlings, purple Iberis, germinated this week!
Susan

    Bookmark   February 23, 2014 at 12:24AM
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madabouteu(8A - central Alabama)

I did plant some stuff this weekend, mostly perennial Helianthus and milkweeds, stuff that otherwise would get 30 days of stratification.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2014 at 6:25PM
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