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'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!


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

  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!

  3. Always a good thing to recycle.

  4. 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.

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

    Do you need more seeds? You can get perennial seeds from 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.

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

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


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