• Blanket Flower Seeds

    Winter Sowing Celery and Celeriac in Zone 6b/7

    Winter sowing celery is one of the best ways I’ve found to produce large seedlings. In general, both celery and celeriac seedlings have the tendency to grow painfully slow. Even when started under grow lights indoors, it may take them quite few weeks to finally reach a size large enough for the home garden. It wasn’t until I began to implement the winter sowing method into my garden that I was finally able to get results. Even so, celery has never really been my strong point. Though my stems are large to enough to harvest and use, they come no where near to that which you see at the grocery…

  • The Beginning of the Winter Sowing Season

    It’s that time again – time to start thinking about winter sowing! Hooray! I’m so excited! In the past, I’ve only winter sowed using milk jugs and other containers. Last year, I ended up with well over 200 bottles sitting in the backyard – it was a complete mess! This year, I’ve decided to try something a little different. Instead of milk jugs, I’ll be using seed starting trays and a small low tunnel covered in plastic. Even though I’ve never seen anyone do this before, my gardening instinct tells me that this method will also be successful. Sometime next week, I hope to post about my seed starting set…