Wintersowing Works! - update late Februrary 2021
This is my fourth year wintersowing. The first year I doubted it, but now I'm a convert! Last year I even tried tomatoes, which I strongly doubted, and they worked too! Remember, the seeds know when to grow. Here's what's germinated so far.
From upper left clockwise:
candytuft dwarf "fairy" mix, baby's breath "Covent Garden," blanketflower, bachelor button (tall blue)
"Robinson's Red" chysanythemum, bronze fennel (although the inner number is for marigolds, I think it's fennel), plains coreopsis, malva "Zebrina"
rocket larkspur, marigolds, NOT what it's supposed to be (#29 is supposed to be firecracker penstemon, but I'm pretty sure these are purple tansy, although just a few), bright pink phlox
strawflowers, pink aster, purple tansy, garden thyme
Purple tansy is always a show-off, germinating first and ready for transplant long before the others. The pink aster is a shock. I had one pink aster with two flowers in the Pollinator Garden, grown from some sort of Dollar Store seed mix. I saved the seeds from one, and look at how many germinated! I expected zero.
wormwood, scabiosa mix, bachelor buttons "Classic Magic, dill "Long Island Mammoth
zataar (not the taller weed), aster (single mix), bachelor button "Ultraviolet