Winter Sowing – Spring Update

Back in the middle of winter, I planted several milk jugs with seeds. I wasn’t sure if I would have any success with winter sowing but I wanted to try again and see if I could get some parsley, sweet peas, and butterfly bush seeds to grow in the middle of the cold temperatures. Now that the weather is starting to change, it’s time to share an update on how the experiment went. I’m excited to show that my sweet peas and parsley are looking good and ready to be transplanted into their new flower bed.

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Winter Sowing – Spring Update

Winter sowing is simply the process of planting seeds and leaving them in protected containers during the winter months so they can have the cold stratification time they need to germinate and sprout so they’ll be ready for spring planting. I planted several milk jugs with seeds and then left them alone for the cold winter months.

A few weeks ago I checked the sweet peas and decided to move them into their new bed beside the old garden gate so they could start to grow. The area doesn’t look very impressive yet, but I am looking forward to what it’s going to look like in a few weeks.

When I pulled back the duck tape and opened the milk jugs, I found that the sweet peas were up about 4 inches and ready to plant.

I then opened the jugs with the parsley and found quite a few little seedlings. I transplanted them into several small terracotta pots and am excited to watch them grow this spring.

Now I’m ready to wait and see how the little seedlings grow! Stay tuned for updates later on in the growing season.

Winter Sowing Part 1

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