Carol..I was taken back by all your wintersowing jugs..What comes in those large jugs? Bottled water? I see what looks like maybe large slurpee cups from 7-11?
That plant that is after the yellow hyacinth..that almost looks like a hellaboros plant. I love that begonia's leaves..beautiful! I have persian shield on my Wish list for this Spring/Summer to mix up in some of my patio containers. If you find out what that begonia is..please post the name. Maybe somebody that looks at your pics can identify it for all of us. You must have a lot of land to fill to have all these flowers.
Thanks for sharing them with us. I enjoyed the show!
wow! how did I overlook those pictures of the wintersown jugs! I like the containers too!! they do sort of look like slurpee cups and perfect for wintersowing! I bet you could get your local convenience store to order some for you???
The cups are from Starbucks, and yes the manager ordered me a box of the cups and a box of the lids. I can't remember now how much they were but it did figure out to be very cheap I thought. The jugs are milk jugs, and I may have had some of the gallon cranberry juice jugs.
I haven't started for this year, but I am not doing much besides veggies I think. I have to go easy on my huband this year. He just had angioplasty and had a stint put in. I always do way too many anyway!
Chris, how have you been? I haven't been on here in a while and I just coincidentally got on a few minutes ago. I actually got on here to find out about a cubit I want to start.
Doing well, trying to stay warm with all this snow!! It sure is cold for these parts! LOL I've done a little winter sowing already, just some wildflowers that I know will need some cold temps but, want to do more next month. I've found that the tomatoes do really well wintersown in February here---they are usually the ones that do the best actually.
What kind of cubit are you thinking about starting?
I have discovered the same thing about tomatoes and bell peppers!
I want to start selling jewelry that I make... But I don't know how to start or what I have to do for instance regarding sales tax and stuff like that. That is my big hang up. It seems like a lot of trouble.
Carol, that's great! let us know when you get things rolling so we can check it out
barb, I've had really good luck with tomatoes, like I said wintersown in Feb. Other veggies l've tried are the cool weather ones, like arugula, broccoli, kale, and other brassicas. Lot's of herbs do well wintersown too... when the soil warms up to their liking, they sprout. I like that you don't have to worry about mildew in the soil either when planting seeds outdoors.
On the tomatoes, once they sprout, I'll add a bit of soil as they grow, to give them a strong root system working, then about May sometime, I'll put them in the ground. so far I've not used the same fertilizing method. This year, I'm trying a couple...always experimenting LOL.
I started them in Jan for two years. I did some inside and outside (wintersown). Inside they get leggy. Yes, they do great wintersown in the cold. I wouldn't have known, but when I sent for free seeds from Wintersown website year before last, tomatoe seeds were in the seeds they sent me. They only send seeds that can be wintersown. Last year I got a bunch of varieties from one of the seed websites, but I don't remember which one. I still have some left and they are supposed to be good for several years according to the viability chart I looked at.
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This is very good information . I have never wintersown tomatoes before either, I will be trying this year.
When I really think of it I am not sure why I didn't think they would do well. I have volunteers every year , and that should be an indication of a good candidate for wintersowing.
***check it out, they are still offering free seeds! and awesome instructions for wintersowing!
It's where I started too! yes, you can start in January and they will do fine outside in the cold. Somehow it makes stronger plants, it seems. I prefer wintersowing, much less work and better results.
I started some pepper seeds in coco coir, they are in small cups with plastic cover on top of the freezer to keep warm....my first time trying this & I hope it works out because the peppers take so long to get going, I wanted a head start!!
oops..missed your post Cinda, isn't it though... those little tomato volunteers that pop up. If you let them grow, they propably grow into some of your best plants because they are happy with the growing conditions.
Same website, Christine. I haven't sent for any in a couple of years... Too many seeds here!
Do you go by Christine, Chris, Christy???? I have a sister named Christine, and she likes Christy... I still call her Chris though, always have, always will. That's what she used to go by so that is who she is to me.