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Post  has55 on 12/2/2015, 8:48 pm

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 12/2/2015, 10:13 pm

Hmmmmm, I need to keep those clear plastic containers, eh? Good stuff! you rock
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Post  Kelejan on 12/4/2015, 12:21 am

Yes, it is possible  Last winter I used some 4 litre (about 1 gallon) clear containers, cut them in half leaving a one inch hinge, put in some soil and flower seeds, then taped them up.  I punched some holes in the upper portion, left them outside and forgot about them until spring.

I had quite a few little plants in the spring so I am trying it again this year.
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Post  has55 on 12/4/2015, 10:49 am

Kelejan wrote:Yes, it is possible  Last winter I used some 4 litre (about 1 gallon) clear containers, cut them in half leaving a one inch hinge, put in some soil and flower seeds, then taped them up.  I punched some holes in the upper portion, left them outside and forgot about them until spring.

I had quite a few little plants in the spring so I am trying it again this year.
awesome!!!! especially seeing those results from  Canada.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 12/4/2015, 4:09 pm

Kelejan, what kind of flowers were they?
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Post  Kelejan on 12/4/2015, 4:58 pm

Marie, I cannot think of the name right now, except they were annuals. A bit like how I remember cars, they were a reddish colour. Short. One flower on a single stork.  I would recognize it if I saw a picture. I have looked through my stash of flower seeds, but think I may have saved them from someone's garden.

I have a habit of saving seeds from random plants, putting them in plastic bags and forgetting to label them.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 12/4/2015, 8:17 pm



Sounds like me!  I was going thru my seed stash a few moments ago.  Took me about a half hour to remember the strange, hard, little seeds I had were from some prickly pear a friend brought to me...  (It's labeled NOW!)
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Post  MelF77 on 1/14/2016, 1:31 pm

Yes, winter sowing really does work. I have been doing it for years and it gives me something garden related to do when there is snow out. The first year I tried this, I had over 100 gallon milkjugs on my driveway. A couple years later I had some beautiful flowers that had matured nicely.
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