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Hello Ontario Winter Sowers

Posted by northerner_on Z5A ONCanada (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 15, 12 at 4:20

Hello everyone: It's been sometime since I've been on the forums - having trouble with my eyes had had some surgery and am now better. I wonder if anyone has had sprouts this year with this incredibly warm weather we have had.I went out a checked today and there is nothing growing, but my containers are mostly on the deck and get very little sun at this point of the year. I did not plant too much this year. I am thinking of re-doing my back yard and that will take most of the time. I have a few containers of perennials which I hope to plant out in the fall, but I am doing a lot of hot peppers which go in pots, my herbs which will go in the little herb garden, and I hope to hide my tomatoes between the ornamentals elsewhere. So what's everyone else doing?

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RE: Hello Ontario Winter Sowers

I have Sweet William sprouts! I noticed them on March 21 - the first day of spring.

RE: Hello Ontario Winter Sowers

I have several containers out there and am having great success in some of them. The rest are concerning me as I feel that they are ones that would have come up before the ones that have.

Not just sprouts, but starting to get true leaves in 'wild blue lupines' 'gaillardia Arizona sun' and 'pink fig-leafed hollyhock'. good sprouts in 'blue dragon' and 'red peony poppy'. Very few sprouts in the 'dark purple peony poppy'. Nothing at all showing in the chinese forget me nots, several kinds of petunias, gaillardia mesa yellow, northern sea oats, and a few others. Just hoping for the best with those ones. :)

RE: Hello Ontario Winter Sowers

  • Posted by wmc1 s/w Ontario Sarnia (My Page) on
    Tue, Mar 27, 12 at 13:10

Got all kind of sprouts on my Echinaceas, did over 50 kinds this year, plus a few others

RE: Hello Ontario Winter Sowers

What a disaster!! We had been having such warm temps. that I moved my containers into the sun, gave them a good drench and voila, I had sprouts: a couple of grases, Sweet William, green onions, chives, hair allium, parsley and then the weather turned!! I cannot believe how we went from 25 degrees to below freezing and I was not prepared for it. I went out today and everything is like the first frost except for the Sweet William which is still green. Guess I will have to re-plant. I have never had this experience and now we're expecting snow and even hail tonight. How is everyone faring with this horrible change in the weather. Will these seedlings recover?

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