Winter Sowing – Part 1

Winter sowing (or wintersowing or WS) is a way for home gardeners to germinate seeds outdoors in mini greenhouses made from recycled containers and bottles. It’s a somewhat controlled way to mimic what nature does when seeds drop in autumn, spend winter outdoors, and germinate naturally in the spring. The technical term for this process is “cold moist stratification.”

Winter Sowing – Part 2

A step-by-step guide to success Topics in Part 1 Before you start(links open in new tab) What is winter sowing?Why winter sow?Basic principlesWhat can I grow? When should I sow? Topics in this articleA step-by-step guide(links jump to topic on this page) Prepare containersAssemble suppliesPrepare seedsPrepare soil mixFill containersPlant seedsLabel & tapePlace outsideWatch & wait READ MORE