Here are the surviving winter sowing containers. I think I lost about 25% of them and I've got a couple of ideas why some of them never germinated.
(1.) Some of the containers sat for a couple of days with the lids on them before everybody commented to get the lids off ASAP. So, maybe they suffocated?
(2.) I planted the containers for some things too early before I knew any better. For example, the strawflower that I planted in Jan should have been planted much later, like March or April. And by the way, Poppies get on my nerves! They are all half dead and if I can get one flower out of 3-4 milk jugs I'll be jumping for joy. I don't know what I'm doing wrong.
I'm hoping to get the Cosmos and the Lupine in the ground later today but the rest need to grow a little more.
Want to see more about my winter sowing adventures? Here you go.