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Get in the Garden!
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 6:36 PM

Christmas is over, New Year’s too, and never mind that it’s currently 28 degrees and we’ve got a thick blanket of snow on the ground. The seed catalogs have started arriving and it’s time to garden! Yes, NOW!

It’s called winter sowing and I’ve done it for many years with good results. All you need are the right seeds, some translucent plastic gallon-sized milk jugs, seed starting soil and some duct tape.

When I say the right seeds, I mean anything that self-seeds naturally or seeds that require stratification or scarification. Those “s” words sound important and they are when it comes to seed germination. Some kinds of seeds need help in order for them to break free of their hard seed coats and start growing.