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Old 02-20-2019, 06:17 PM   #31
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Looks like about what I was doing last week but instead.... made potpourri out of my excess seeds and heads
You are so crafty.

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I never thought of making potpourri. Great idea! I always just dump all my extra seeds out into the garden areas. I don't like to save them from year to year. I'd just end up with a huge stash that would never get used up.
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I've done that too.
Flung the excess to the hillside hoping they'd settle in and sprout on their own.
I either throw the stems and hulls out into the yard, mix them into the sand or (clean) clay cat litter used to help broadcast my seed mixes on larger areas (direct sowing), or put them on top of the pots of seed so that I can easily identify them in case the labels fade.
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Old 02-20-2019, 06:20 PM   #32
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Making progress.
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Making progress.
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Yay!!!
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Yay!!!


Here they are getting their winter treatment.
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I put them outside, covered them with snow, and put a screen on top of them (not pictured).
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I still have some more to sow...but I need to get more containers.

Too bad I didn't get around to planting all of the plugs that I grew last year. If I did, I would have had more plug trays to plant. Here's hoping that they all survived the winter. I would hate to lose them.
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I知 winter-sowing Prairie Dropseed that was left over from last year. I知 CM stratifying the rest of my seeds in the fridge. I知 also planning to do another round of stratification during the summer for Fall planting as well. One of my projects this summer is reducing or eliminating my suburban lawn, so I値l have a lot of area to work with this Fall.
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I知 winter-sowing Prairie Dropseed that was left over from last year. I知 CM stratifying the rest of my seeds in the fridge. I知 also planning to do another round of stratification during the summer for Fall planting as well. One of my projects this summer is reducing or eliminating my suburban lawn, so I値l have a lot of area to work with this Fall.
Sounds wonderful! Way to go!

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Cold moist stratification I would guess.

I have 2 trays left, in a couple weeks I'll get all my remaining seeds that dont need stratification sowed and outside. Mostly grasses, Elymus hystrix, Panicum oligosanthes, Eragrostis spectabilis, and Chasmanthium laxum, but also Hypericum prolificum and Chamaecrista fasciculata. Just another month until spring starts here!
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I still have some more to sow...but I need to get more containers.

Too bad I didn't get around to planting all of the plugs that I grew last year. If I did, I would have had more plug trays to plant. Here's hoping that they all survived the winter. I would hate to lose them.
My flats are all buried under so much snow that I'm not even sure exactly where they are! I haven't stepped on them yet, so that's a good thing.

I had some plants left at the end of the season last year, too. Not many, and nothing terribly exciting. I tried tucking them all close together and covering them with leaves. We shall see if that worked.
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I still have some more to sow...but I need to get more containers.

Too bad I didn't get around to planting all of the plugs that I grew last year. If I did, I would have had more plug trays to plant. Here's hoping that they all survived the winter. I would hate to lose them.
You can sow your seeds in cardboard egg cartons. No transplant shock later on...just plant pod and all when the time comes
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