By winter sowing your seeds you will be able to get an early start on your garden come spring. Most folks wait till a couple of weeks before time to put seedlings in the ground to sow their seeds indoors.
Then they need to control light, temperature and then transplant the seedlings, if they survive damping off and the changes in temperature they still usually go through a shock and it takes them a while to overcome the shock and begin growing again. With this method of winter sowing the seeds are grown as they would grow in nature.
They will freeze and then thaw and then freeze and they will be used to the changing temps and the changing light and when it is right for them they will sprout and begin to grow seedlings that will be totally accustomed to being outdoors so that when you move them from the milk cartons to the garden they will keep right on growing with not recovery period needed.
So while others are just putting tiny seedlings into the garden yours will already be getting their growth on and be closer to producing. Our Little Acre walks you through the process of sowing your seeds in gallon milk jugs so you can get started on your winter sowing. I love this idea because right about this time of winter in when I start feeling garden withdrawals and so this gives me gardening to do.
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