|Winter Sown Containers in snow|
It's been too warm here in Minnesota for me to start winter sowing (which I am definitely not complaining about).
I won't start until the temps are consistently below freezing.
I don't want any of my containers sprouting prematurely.
|Preparing winter sowing containers|
Even though I won't officially kick off my winter sowing season today, I wanted to post something.
So, I thought I'd post some links to a few of my past winter sowing posts to stir up some excitement.
After you read these, you'll all be motivated to join me for some winter sowing this year!
- Winter Sowing - The first post I ever wrote about winter sowing (and one of the first posts I ever wrote for my blog) is a great "how to winter sow" tutorial. If you're a beginner or just need a quick refresher, start by reading this post here... Winter Sowing Seeds >>
- Types of Containers - There are tons of different types of containers that can be used for winter sowing. I have been winter sowing for several years now and have tried about every type of container I could think of. I share my opinions and tips about choosing the right container for winter sowing in my post... Containers For Winter Sowing >>
- Cleaning the Containers - Reusing plastic containers that otherwise would have been thrown out is one of the great things about winter sowing. Some containers can even be used a few years in a row. Last year I wrote a quick post which contains tips on how to clean your winter sowing containers. Read all about it here... Cleaning Winter Sowing Containers >>
- FREE seeds - Last year I ran a contest where I gave away FREE seeds to four lucky winners and had a blast tracking the containers sown by all who participated (385 containers sown!). It was a huge success so I am definitely going to do it again this year. I know we can beat last years count! The contest will start when I officially kick off my winter sowing season in mid-January. I will announce the start of the contest here with a blog post, on my Facebook page and on Twitter. You'll definitely want to stay tuned for that! Check out last years contest details here... Winter Sowing Kickoff and Free Seed Giveaway >>
|Spouting winter sown containers|
Who's with me?
Great... now get busy collecting, cleaning and preparing those winter sowing containers.
Oh, and don't forget to buy yourself some seed starting soil mix too.
Happy winter solstice!
|Winter sown seedlings ready to plant|