Last updated on December 2nd, 2011
HOW’D YOUR WINTER-SOWING GO? I hope you’ll tell us what you planted in milk-jugs over the winter, and what glories (or not) the jugs revealed for you this spring. Here are my successes (among them, ‘Bloomsdale Long-Standing’ spinach, above) and failures:
My successes: Lupin, Hollyhock, Hardy Candytuft, Larkspur, Columbine, Forget-Me-Not, Bachelor’s Button, Spinach, Swiss Chard and assorted Lettuces.
My failures: Fuschsia Magellanica, a hardy fuschia I had hoped to have for the Woodland Garden. Also, this is the third year I’ve winter-sown Delphinium without success. I think the seeds of delphinium are too old by the time I plant them in January.
Be sure to tell us about your own successes and failures with seed-starting outdoors in winter. And if you have any advice for other winter-sowers, by all means speak up!
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