Monday, January 27, 2014

Updated Wintersow Pics

We know we discussed winter sowing awhile back, but we finally got the dirt to do it. Hopefully we are not too late!! The premise is easy- if you put your seeds outside to sprout it will be more akin to how things happen in nature. Your seeds and thus seedlings (plant starts) will be more hardy come the cool weather when you first put them out. We are experimenting this year and winter sowing, starting some plants indoors and planting some directly into the ground. One of the coolest things about it is that you can recycle plastic containers (such as milk jugs and pop bottles) to start them in.







We ended up planting quite a bit this way:
Tomatoes

-Snow White Cherry
-Chocolate Cherry
-1884 Purple
-Pineapple
-Potato Leaf Type (wintersown- that is all the info they gave us)

Peppers
Jalapeno
Mexibel
Bell

Other
Tomatillo's
Marigold
Nasturtiums

Here is how they look now:




All we have left to do is get our duct tape to seal them better and write the type on to tape to the bottom - then out they go. We'll do another post closer to Spring when they start coming in!


We have never winter sown, and can't wait to see the results. Either way it turns out E had a good time:








We also planted mint for inside the house (plain pot).

Tomorrow we are going to plant an indoor herb garden with basil, parsley, cilantro, and one more but not sure yet - so when they start coming in we'll post updated pics.

Do you have any gardening projects going or are you planning and waiting impatiently for Spring?


Mom and E