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:
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!