Are you a Montgomery County Wintersower?

pippi21(Z7 Silver Spring, Md.)December 28, 2009

Looking for others in Montgomery County that participates in Wintersowing of flower seeds in jugs, liter bottles,etc.

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avoirgold(z7 MD)

I'm in Howard Cty, but I also wintersow. There are several of us on this board who wintersow. We are having a seed exchange on Saturday. See the attached link. Hope to see you there!


Here is a link that might be useful: Seed Swap

    Bookmark   December 28, 2009 at 10:58AM
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Sweet Sakura(z7VA)

I'm in Alexandria, not MoCo, but this will also be my first year wintersowing. I collected/traded for lots of seeds this fall, so I'm hoping to have a lot to show for my work come spring.


    Bookmark   December 29, 2009 at 5:13PM
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kimka(Zone 6B)

I'm in Silver Spring and this will be my fourth or fifth year ws'ing. It has worked so well that I now have a stand at my local farmer's market selling plants.


    Bookmark   January 3, 2010 at 8:44PM
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this is my 2nd year it. I had great success last year, and was able to share some of my extras with other gardeners.

    Bookmark   January 15, 2010 at 8:14PM
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This will be my third year WSing, and WOW, I can't believe that I waited so long. kimka's right, it will take off and you will be leaving plants on your neighbor's doorstep. Unfortunately because I broke my ankle very seriously last summer, many of my WSed plants didn't make it through the summer, but I'm on the road to recovery and looking forward to another fruitful (plantful?) year!

    Bookmark   January 19, 2010 at 10:39AM
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I'm in Chevy Chase and am using the plastic lettuce boxes and gallon milk jugs. Have my fingers crossed! I am starting a LOT of Trudi's tomato seeds for a Food Bank garden...was waiting until February to put them out as many seem to have problems with germination. Any ideas particular to this area? Have my fingers crossed!


    Bookmark   January 22, 2010 at 4:18PM
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oogy4plants(6B MD)

I wintersow in Gaithersburg and have pretty good success, although I've tried lots of native plants that haven't germinated. Not sure why. With the ups and downs of winter in MD it can be hard to keep things evenly moist. But my main problems are after sprouting- it is hard to plant out the tiniest sprouts into a garden and waiting until they are larger tries my patience. Lots of sprouts don't make it for me. I have had success growing ferns from spores last year (except these were sprouted inside and moved out later) and they are still in their continers outside looking nice inside thier plastic bags. I will pot them up or out in spring.


    Bookmark   January 23, 2010 at 1:09PM
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I wonder when I'll be able to find my containers under all this snow!!!!!

    Bookmark   February 6, 2010 at 7:55AM
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clio95(z7a MD)

I'm in Rockville and am winter sowing for my 3rd year. Some things have worked beautifully for me; others, not so well. I mostly use milk jugs (with 3 kids, we have a lot of milk jugs!).

This year, I have a ton of seeds I gathered from my MIL's garden. I hope they do well!

    Bookmark   February 27, 2010 at 8:16PM
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I'm in Brookeville, that's right outside of Olney. This is my second year.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2010 at 3:51PM
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