Wednesday, March 31, 2010

WinterSown Sprouts

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Even after 7 years of Winter Sowing, I'm still amazed, every single spring, with those first ambitious sprouts. It has been freezing or below every night for the last week, 30's F during the day, and yet, here they are!
I'm doing the happy dance!

These two are always expected to be the first to win the race:

Poppies
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and Bachelor Buttons
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This is what they looked like a few short weeks ago:
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If you don't know what Winter Sowing is, you can get more info from here, WinterSown.org, and here, GardenWeb's WS Forum. There is still plenty of time to give it a try if your still getting pretty cool weather, especially with annuals. Go for it!

Happy (first WS sprouts) Growing!
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5 comments:

Deborah said...

You'll be the envy of the neighborhood with your early-blooming poppies and cornflowers. :-)

Kimberly said...

Awesome progress! I enjoy poppies...can't wait to see them in full bloom.

sarada said...

Very Nice. Seedlings look great. Is it ok to start some petunias now? our day time temperatures are going to 50 and 60s but frost date is in Mid May. Or is it too late?

Tina said...

Hi, Deborah,
thanks for dropping in!
I sure hope so! :)

Hey, Kimberly,
thanks for popping by!
I can't wait either - they are gorgeous when they're at their peak.

Hi, Sarada,
thanks for dropping by!
I'd say it's fine to start petunias in jugs now - Our last frost date is May 31, and I plop mine out in the snow in January and have excellent success with them. Go for it!

sarada said...

Thank you. I will start some (marigolds and petunias) this weekend and surely update you how they turn out.