WANTED: Please bring winter-sowing supplies to Green Elephant
I am setting up a table for winter seed sowing. If we can pull this off, it will be like a Christmas cookie exchange, everyone will go home with a flat of 25 pots, labeled, of mixed sown seeds, ready for spring germination.
If you have never tried winter sowing, you will be very pleased with the results. Most seeds gathered in fall require a period of stratification in order to break dormancy and germinate. The frosts and rains of winter do the work for you, and come spring the seeds germinate well.
I have this 20-foot long potting bench.
I have about 25 flats each containing 25, 4-inch pots.
I will also provide the potting soil.
+ I'm looking for plant markers, which can be made from discarded miniblinds, simply cut into 6" sections. Or plant labels purchased.
+ I'm looking for an additional 20 flats with pots since 40+ people usually show up for the Green Elephant.
+ I'm looking for Seeds you have gathered or traded this fall. Please only bring fresh seeds from 2006. The greater the variety the better.
+ Any other things we might need?
Regards, Jim Eichner
Green Elephant Plant Swap
Here is a link that might be useful: Fall Green Elephant Plant Swap