I can’t remember an article in Northern Gardener that has gotten the response we’ve had to Michelle Mero Riedel’s article about winter sowing, which appeared in the January/February issue. Winter sowing involves using milk jugs and pop bottles as mini-greenhouses to start perennials from seed in the winter. I tried the method last year and was impressed enough with the results to give it a go again this year.
Belinda Jensen, the KARE meteorologist and garden reporter, saw the article and did a feature on winter sowing on the Saturday morning news program. You can check the video of the piece out at the KARE Web site. Michelle taught one class on winter sowing earlier this month, which sold out in a flash, so she will be offering another class at the Minnesota State Horticultural Society offices Tuesday Monday, Feb. 23. To sign up for the class, call 651-643-3601.