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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Can't wait for spring? Try winter sowing!

Here in Portland, it's definitely time for some rainy day gardening! My back yard is a swamp! So what's a bored gardener with the winter blues to do? Plant some seeds! It's called winter sowing. To get started, read the FAQ for the winter sowing forum on Gardenweb: http://faq.gardenweb.com/faq/wtrsow/. In addition to helping overcome the winter garden blues, winter sowing lets you start more seeds, because you don't have to start them during the busy spring gardening season. I started a few things last year using this technique, and I plan to do even more this year. Now if I could just find room for a potting bench in the house...

2 comments:

Erin said...

Hey! I just started winter sowing this year as well. I am very excited about the idea, and kicking myself in the head for not thinking about it sooner!

Janet said...

Cool. I wish I could find time to do more of it. So far I've sown hollyhock and penstemon. I plan to sow some carnivorous plants in the next couple of weeks.