An experiment to appease my curiosity.
There has been some thought in the past that seeds winter sown in the DEAD cold of our Canadian winters would not produce/germinate/etc. Basically, in going from the nice warm temps of our kitchens at +20c out into the frigid temps of more than -20C would affect the embryo and so the seeds would 'die'.
So this year I've decided that I will experiment with some seeds which were gathered in my gardens. I will be sowing them in the same kinds of containers, same sowing medium, same everything. The only difference will be what the temperature is outside on the days they are sown on. In the next few days, the temperature is expected to hover from -5C to +8C, so I will sow some containers over the weekend.
I expect that cold front that all other Canadians are experiencing at this moment to move into Nova Scotia about mid-week in the week coming up and will sow more of the same seeds when the temps reach that drasted frigid cold. Brrrrr... I'll probably do a few more of these sowings in February - some on warm days, others on those COLD days.
It should be interesting to see the results, eh?