Field Notes

Winter Sowing in Recycled Containers

By January 13, 2021No Comments

For year-round gardeners, the winter solstice on December 21st signals the beginning of a new season of gardening: the best
time to sow seeds which need vernalization – an extended period of cold temperatures – in order to germinate well. Since
digging outside during the coldest months is problematic, winter sowing in containers is an enjoyable way to bring more native
plants to your landscape, build a butterfly and pollinator garden or fill your cutting garden with summer-blooming perennials.
Here’s a step-by-step tutorial so you can make as many of these mini-greenhouses as you like:

2021 Winter Sowing in Recycled Containers

Our Winter Sowing in Recycled Containers Tip Sheet includes a list of suggested seeds to try for your Winter Sowing projects.

Please let us know which seeds worked/didn’t worked for you, so we can continue to finesse our local-to-Saint-Louis list!

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