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Are you a Montgomery County Wintersower?

Posted by pippi21 Md zone 7 (My Page) on
Mon, Dec 28, 09 at 4:46

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


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RE: Are you a Montgomery County Wintersower?

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!

Jen

Here is a link that might be useful: Seed Swap


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RE: Are you a Montgomery County Wintersower?

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.

~CA


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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.

KimKa


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this is my 2nd year wintersowing....love it. I had great success last year, and was able to share some of my extras with other gardeners.


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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!


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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 wintersown.org 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!

L


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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.

Susan


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I wonder when I'll be able to find my containers under all this snow!!!!!


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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!


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RE: Are you a Montgomery County Wintersower?

I'm in Brookeville, that's right outside of Olney. This is my second year.


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