Seed Swaps

Winter Sown Garden

Thursday, 20 January 2011. My first attempt at winter sowing, as opposed to a winter (in ground) garden. I purchased a large translucent container at Walmart. It will hold 24 square 3 1/2 inch square pots. Since this is my first attempt at this type of seeding, it has to be classified as an experiment. It’s all worth a try from what I’ve been reading both here on Folia and other sites. I’m using cheap potting soil from Walmart, as well, as I figure it has no (or little) fertilizers in it.

Update: March 2014: I only did the ‘winter sowing’ once and it wasn’t very successful as far as I was concerned. I will go back to sowing perennial seeds in the vegetable garden in the late fall/early winter, as that seems to work best for me. Annuals etc. will be started indoors.

Located in Elgin, Ontario, Canada, HollyBee's Winter Sown garden is an outdoor garden that currently contains 0 plants.

This is a Propagator garden that is known to be in USDA Hardiness Zone 5b. It has mainly Potting Mix soil and receives Partial Sun light.



There are no plantings in this garden yet.


Can’t wait to follow your winter sowing endeavor. It’s something I’ve been considering as well but I haven’t gotten the gumption to do it yet :)

Posted on 05 Feb 11 (over 8 years ago)

Wow! That is an impressive list of winter sown seeds! I’ve never done it but I’m planning to soon. To early here.

Posted on 06 Mar 11 (over 8 years ago)

@Perennialgirl – It’s not too early, it’s almost too late! The idea is to get them out there while it’s still winter :)

Posted on 06 Mar 11 (over 8 years ago)

That’s an amazing amount of sowing, looking forward to seeing some pics once they flower. Might get some ideas.

Posted on 21 Mar 11 (over 8 years ago)

@whitelillies – I only did a small pot of each. I’ve never done it this way before, so I thought I’d give everything a try! If it works well, I’ll do more next year! :)

Posted on 21 Mar 11 (over 8 years ago)

from now on, my winter sowing will be done directly in the vegetable garden

Posted on 17 Feb 12 (over 7 years ago)

Would you like to add a comment? Sign up for a free account, or log in if you're already a member.