Kim Moor, President/Editor of Wild Ones Gibson Woods Chapter (Indiana) has invited us for an online winter sowing workshop on Zoom with Dolly Foster. You will learn one of the methods for starting hundreds of native seedlings in a tiny space. Winter sowing is a great alternative to growing plants inside your home and is best for native seeds that benefit from a cold period (cold stratification). This method takes advantage of the natural temperatures and length of day to naturally stimulate germination.
Seed collection will also be covered in this workshop. Start collecting 1-gallon jugs and potting soil now. A good, well-draining, soil-less mix that does not contain water-holding polymers or fertilizer is best and is hard to find in January and February.
Listed below is a direct link to the recording of that presentation. This recording will only be available until February 11th.
Topic: Wild Ones Presents: Winter Sowing With Dolly Foster
Access Passcode: =Y98*C!N
Start the video at 00:10:10.
From Dolly’s Presentation
Here are the directions for winter sowing and some lists of plants that will benefit from winter sowing:
If you are looking for the online winter sowing resource Dolly mentioned, you can follow Winter Sowers on Facebook. It is a private group, so you will have to join.
Transmittal photo courtesy of Joe Gardner.