Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Winter Sowing, Year Seven

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I finally got started with the first Winter Sown jugs of 2010 for year number 7.
Yay! Only 16 so far, but it's a start.

If you've never heard about it or tried it before, you can learn more about this method of ridiculously cheap and easy outside - yes, in the middle of winter - seed starting with recyclables (no lights, no damping off, no need to harden seedlings, fantastic germination rates) here:

WinterSown.org

and here:
FAQ's

Oh, and here:
Garden Web WS forum

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Now, I need to scrounge some more containers.

And yes, it really works. This is what they look like come spring:
garden

Happy Growing!
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6 comments:

healingmagichands said...

What a fantastic idea. I just followed your link to the original directions and read it all. I am so onto this, you can bet that next fall I'll be doing a LOT of this!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today and commenting, you may not realize just exactly how much I needed some positive feedback. Bless you.

Tina said...

healingmagichands, thanks for dropping by!
I do so hope you'll give ws a try. You can start right now, you don't have to wait until next fall!
:)

Arikbo said...

Oh you drink a crazy amount of milk. ;) Looks like fun. Thanks for the link.

notsocrafty.com said...

Wow, you are doing great. I am impressed with volume of seeds you are wintersowing.

Lynn said...

Awesome! I better get cracking with mine! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Looks like you really know your seed stuff :)

Tina said...

Arikbo,
thanks for dropping by!
Well, my kids do, but I use a lot for cooking, ya know, like cheesecake? lol.


notsocrafty,
thanks for stopping in!
Actually, I'm slacking quite a bit this year - I usually hit at least 100. I know, I'm addicted!

Lynn,
thanks for droppin' in!
Oh, yes, do start . . . and then twidle your fingers waiting on spring. Ugh! lol.