Rushing the season by winter-sowing before snow
Fellow NE'ers, I confess: I surrendered, bought 3 packets of annuals at the hardware store today. I'm going to plant the seeds (aquilegia, nigella, centaurea) on top of the garden beds and expect tomorrow's snow to cover and water them for a while. Maybe I'll have a few flowers out of this crazy idea. After all, plenty of bird-scattered birdseed produces plants and blooms such as sunflowers and corn. Anybody else try this? Or am I truly 'way too early? The packets say "plant 3-4 weeks before last frost."