THE PERENNIALS AND HARDY ANNUALS I planted in milk-jug greenhouses last winter have finally sprouted — and how! Probably I could furnish my entire neighborhood — if not my whole county — with lettuce, spinach, Brussels sprouts, hyssop, Bachelor Buttons and more. Did you winter-sow your way to summer-beauty, too? Let me know how this outdoor method of seed-germination worked out for you:
And here’s a tip: To water winter-sown (and spring-sown) seedlings, just set them in a large pail of water. Roots of plants will absorb moisture through the drainage holes in the bottom of the containers. Bottom-watering won’t pummel or smash young seedlings the way top-watering usually does.
Unfamiliar with the art of winter-sowing? Be sure to visit these posts:
Now back to you. In the comments field below, talk to me about your winter-sowing successes (or failures). As always, I love to hear from you.
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