Wednesday, February 9, 2011

This one is for Alison @ Bonney Lassie

After we finished a bottle of juice today, I knew exactly what I was going to do with the plastic jug.  Instead of tossing it into my recycling bin, I decided to sow some seeds... outdoors!!  It was 20F outside today, but that didn't stop me.  Alison @Bonney Lassie told me about winter sowing and so I had to try it for myself!  At first, I was a bit confused about the whole process, sow seeds outdoors, with snow and the frigid temperatures, really?  However, when I read the article she sent me, it all made sense.  The best part, it's so simple!  I looked at Wintersown.org's list to see which vegetable seeds were most suited for the cold weather.  I decided to go with broccoli seeds.

I followed the instructions on how to prep my container for winter sowing on The Home Garden's website.  Dave has a great explanation and demonstration, definitely check it out
This is definitely cool, I can't wait to see it sprouting!

9 comments:

  1. Great idea and a good example of recycling. It won't be long before you are having tasty meals from that!

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  2. I love how you re-used the bottle of juice, you are indeed doing good for the environment. :) Can't wait to see the sprouting broccoli on your post soon!

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  3. That is so cool! What a great idea...I can't wait to see the results. I never would have thought this was possible (especially with the snow and cold temps). Might have to give this a try too.

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  4. Hurray! So good to see this! I'm glad you are trying it.

    Do you need more seeds? You can get perennial seeds from wintersown.org as well as tomatoes. I have quite a few veggie seeds I'm willing to share too. I saved some red Lupine seeds from my own garden to, if you'd like some.

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  5. Good luck with your winter sowing. Alison have many cools idea on how to sow seeds.

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  6. This a great idea. Let us know how it turns out.

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