I didn't think it would ever happen, but lo and behold - we have germination of some things in the coldframes. The only problem is - I didn't mark any of the containers, so I'm kinda guessing at what they are. OOPS. No biggie, They'll make themselves known when they get bigger. I'm really glad I built these things, because they'll really become lifesavers between now and May.
Photo below - this is gonna be some variety of lettuce, and will be thinned out in a couple of weeks. I'm pretty sure it's one of the varieties that Daphne gave to me a while back. Maybe deer tongue?
Photo below - who knows? It's gonna have to be broccoli, cabbage, or lettuce. I've really gotta remember to mark these things next time....I just get in a hurry sometimes, ya know? Especially with all of the various projects going on. Oh, and don't forget the falling part.....hehe.
Photo below - I'm pretty sure this little seedling is carrot, as I sowed several cells with them. From previous plantings, this is exactly what I remember they looked like. True leaves should begin to form in about a week or two. Once they become decent sized transplants, i'll plant them into some kind of pretty deep container.
Photo below - Austin wanted to see what wintersowing was, so I just let him plant a couple of containers. One has spinach, the other has collards. He's decided to take over the 4' x 25' box this year, and I hope it performs well for him. Of course, i'll be keeping an eye on things to make sure bugs don't destroy all of his hard work, because let's face it - they can really do some damage. EG likes finding - then killing bugs, too! Hehe....
My favorite type of container to WS in would definitely be the 2 liter drink bottles, and they are beginning to add up from our household. The homemade mix in them is 50% peat moss, and 50% perlite. No science behind it - just wanted something that would drain very well. A couple of shelves were constructed in the playhouse over the weekend, which gave me somewhere to neatly store all of the recycled containers. Man, this winter sowing thing is REALLY addictive, and i'm having a hard time controlling myself. Ha! Me likey!
Take care, and happy gardening!