Is it possible to winter sow vegetables and flowers in milk jugs and other containers?


I keep seeing articles on winter sowing in milk jugs and other containers that can be covered in more southern states. Is this possible for flowers and vegetables in Maine?


Lynne M. Holland, Horticulture and Social Media Professional

There are some plants that can be winter sown in the milk jugs in Maine.  There is a bulletin from the University of Minnesota that can give you the basics and their climate is very similar to ours.  Only certain varieties of seeds sow well this way, the research is ongoing as to which varieties do best so look for blogs and groups that focus on winter sowing.