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Rushing the season by winter-sowing before snow

Posted by carol6ma_7ari zones 6 & 7a (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 9, 10 at 11:32

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."


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RE: Rushing the season by winter-sowing before snow

HA!!! Just be glad you have snow. I'm supposed to be in snow country up here. Can't remember the last time the white stuff fell. Why does Virginia have all the luck?!

I hope my new perennials make it through the winter. This is my first New England winter with a garden and I know the snow helps protect plants. Please please please please let my plants survive!

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