3.06.2008

Wintersowing

I've decided to give wintersowing a try. Garden bloggers have been talking about it for a while, and I was very intrigued by it. Tina left a link in my comments, (thanks Tina!) and I decided to give it a try - next year.
Then one day as Mom was heading out the door to do grocery shopping she asked me to 'do something about the mess in the fridge.' This translates to 'can you organize the leftover shelf so we have space for all the groceries I'm going to buy.' I got a little carried away and organized the entire fridge. In the process I found some seeds from a few years ago. Five years ago, to be exact. I started thinking, maybe I should try wintersowing. After all, what's the worst that could happen? If the seeds don't sprout, it won't be like I wasted money on them, right?
The seeds I found and planted were Chives, Parsley, Oregano, Basil, Thyme, Phacelia, and Cilantro. I decided to put them out in my garden where the dog and other critters can't get to them, and I hope they're short enough that the wind won't blow them over.
~Sarah

4 comments:

Crafty Gardener said...

Good luck with your winter sowing project. It will be interesting to see how well those seeds germinate and grow.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I can't wait to see if they sprout.

Tina said...

Yay! Good for you for at least giving the seeds a try. You might have to wait a little longer into the season for them, but I'm hoping (and betting) you'll eventually get something to germ. I can't wait to see what happens! Keep us updated. :)
Did you send for the free seed from Trudi on the wintersown site? She sent me some really awesome stuff!
Anyway, I wish you lots of luck with your jugs.

Sarah said...

I can't wait to see if they will sprout either. Since they spent 5 years in the fridge, they may not have lost as much viability as they would have if stored elsewhere.

Tina- I didn't know there was free stuff, but I'll go back and look for it. Thanks again for the link!
~Sarah