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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Windows For The Winter Sown

My winter sown seeds are doing quite well in their containers.  I need to get them used to being out of the containers.  I have cut windows in the side of each milk jug, but I still have them tucked in by the back steps.  I hope to get them ready to transplant in early May.  Any advice you have about this transition would be appreciated.


It is still a mystery as to what they are.  I'm hoping they make it to blooming so I can figure it out for sure.  I think they'll make a nice addition to the wildflowers along the alley.


8 comments:

  1. Just leave them outdoors and as they grow taller, fold the "lid" backwards so they can catch the sun's rays. If you grew them outdoors all winter, they're hardy stock! If you were here, we'd plant them around the middle of May. :-) Looking good!!

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  2. Your milk jug seedlings are going to be a surprise. You have harvested your lettuce and radishes I see in the previous post. Here, we just got rid of the snow, so no lettuce yet. I plan to plant veggies where I would normally have annuals. I never did veggies without their own prepared bed, so I can not wait to see the results. I see you have zone 5, where we are zone 6 in the Falls.

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  3. Sowing seeds in milk jugs is a neat idea. I think you'll have plenty of pleasant surprises when the plants bloom.

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  4. Hi Sherlock,
    I agree with Shady, just fold back the lid to move them on a bit. How exciting not knowing what they will be. Perhaps as they mature a little more, you could take a close up picture of the foliage for some identification? Take care

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  5. This window is a clever idea! Shady's advice sounds the best; I've found that winter sown seedlings are pretty tough already, so it shouldn't take them long to get acclimated in the garden.

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  6. Looks as though you have some great advice on happy plants. I am no help here. My advice would be to toss directly into the compost pile as I have little luck with seedlings. LOL. It will be fun to see what they are in time...

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  7. I'm not sure what they are. I see you got some good advice. I would add that you may want to thin them a bit so they have more room to grow.

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