I took advantage of a warm afternoon last week to winter sow some seeds.
I saved milk jugs cutting them in half with an area still attached by the handle.
I also saved a plastic container we got to take home some food from a restaurant. The clear lid makes it a great winter sow container.
I planted chocolate flower, false sunflower and gardillia. These were seeds I saved from last year or got from a friend.
A little dirt on top of the seeds and a good watering. All done outside so I don't have the mess in my kitchen like last year.
The containers have drainage holes on the bottom and ventilation on the top. I taped the milk jugs back together.
The ribbon on this milk jug is to mark it as the one with the gardillia. Last year, all my writing with a permanent marker came off with one snow fall.
I taped the lid of the take out container on too. This container has the false sunflower.
The containers will sit outside between the raised vegetable beds. I'll check them occasionally to make sure they have moisture. Otherwise, a little cold, a little sun and a little time should sprout the seeds.
I also sprinkled some lettuce seeds in one corner of a raised vegetable bed. I'm inspired by Sue at A Corner Garden to put out some lettuce seed early. She says it will come up when it is warm enough.
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