by Connie Oswald Stofko
Yes, I know there’s snow on the ground and temperatures have been in the single digits here in Western New York.
But here’s a gardening task you can do outside now: plant seeds. It’s called winter sowing.
You do it by making a mini-greenhouse and using seeds that take cold temperatures. Plant the seeds in your mini-greenhouse, set it in a sheltered area (such as against a fence) and wait for spring. When the temperatures get warm enough, your seeds will sprout.
Here are some of the many plants you can start now using winter sowing:
- Squash, including zucchini