Winter-Sowing...This is a new term to me, and actually a whole new concept. I actually originally heard about the idea from a daycare provider who is having her kids do this as a "science project" and I thought how fun it would be for us to do with the Blogger Boys!! We live in Michigan, so I love the idea of being able to start our seeds in the winter without running up our electricity bill with fancy lights-- that, let's face it...will never get used, and the seeds would be wasted!!
So what is winter-sowing!? Winter-sowing is an outdoor method of seed germination (invented by Trudi Davidoff) which requires just two things: miniature greenhouses (made from recycled milk jugs) and Mother Nature!
You can make a greenhouse from any container you like, so long as light can penetrate its walls. Many winter-sowers use recyclables, including gallon-size milk- or water- jugs, and 2-Liter pop bottles. Be sure to check out How to Make Miniature Green Houses for more info!!