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Winter Sowing Container Count aka "Zone Wars" 2012-2013 - #4

11 years ago

This is the fourth thread in the official Winter Sowing Container Count (affectionately known as Zone Wars).

The count runs from December 21, 2012 - May 1, 2013.

Everyone is welcome to participate! To participate you simply post on this thread the number of containers you have wintersown. You can post daily, weekly, etc. Each time you post, please include your total count so far. For example:
'I sowed 5 more today for a total of 25 containers'.

How To Count Containers:
Each container, no matter the size, counts as one. However, if you feel your container is worth more than one, just use your judgment. Say, for example, you have one flat bin full of twenty cups with four different seeds. You can count it as 1, 4, or 20. The same for a lasagna pan you may plant several different types of seed in. Whatever you feel is right. We wont be peeking over your garden gate to count your containers.

How to List your Zone:
Make sure your zone is listed correctly on your member page so we can place you on the correct 'team'. You can edit your zone by clicking on Member Pages and then click Edit Your Membership Details. You are welcome to use any guide you wish to determine your zone, as well as your own experience. If you are unsure of your zone, this Gardenweb page may help: Finding Your Zone.

If your member page does not list a zone, you must include the zone in your post. For example: 'I sowed 5 more today for Zone 7 for a total of 25 containers'.

If your member pages lists you on the border of 2 zones (such as 7b/8a) you need to decide which team to join for Zone Wars, and include it in your post. Or you can revise your member page and put 7b from now until May 1. Then after May 1 change it back to 7b/8a.

To see the latest count, click on the Container Count / Zone Wars Spreadsheet.

To see previous Container Count threads, click on this list of Zone Wars Threads prepared by River_crossroads. {{gwi:345302}}

Everyone who is winter sowing is encouraged to participate.

Chatting, support, suggestions, and friendly rivalry are encouraged.

Every container counts so join the fun!!

~ Happy Sowing ~

Comments (92)

  • 11 years ago

    Zone 5 - 5 more containers, my total is now 57.

  • 11 years ago

    ~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~


    Zone Wars Summary:

    Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
    Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 436
    Zone 5 . . . . . . . . 2,889
    Zone 6 . . . . . . . . 2,371
    Zone 7 . . . . . . . . 2,076
    Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 834
    Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . 166


    Total Containers: 8,772

    Morning, winter sowers. Welcome to this year's count Tiffy! Wow you've been busy wsing for your new house, congrats. Sorry to hear you still have snow up there in the frigid north, Mnwsgal! You must be dying for Spring. It was late this year, but pretty well underway. The "early Daffodil stage" here.

    Click the Container Count / Zone Wars Spreadsheet to see the container count in detail. ~ Happy Sowing Everybody ~

    "It used to be thought that our love of plants was an impractical but pure passion. But now, in the age of environmental crisis, we're discovering that gardening is essential to human life."...Jacqueline Heriteau

    "Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."...Albert Einstein

    This post was edited by terrene on Sun, Apr 21, 13 at 9:10

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  • 11 years ago

    Please add 8 containers to zone 5, my total is now 65.

  • 11 years ago

    4 more for zone 6 please.

    Thank you!
    Dee

  • 11 years ago

    16 more containers sown for zone 5 making my total 51 . Not even half of my jugs that I saved from last year . I have lots more seed but no more potting soil.

  • 11 years ago

    10 more containers for zone 5 (75 total).

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    23 more for zone 5, with a total of 78. Thanks!

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  • 11 years ago

    I sowed 37 containers today - please add them for zone 5. My total should be now 112.

  • 11 years ago

    37 for zone 6 for a total of 86.

  • 11 years ago

    Please add 4 for Zone 8 which makes my total 289. Thanks.

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    Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
    Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 436
    Zone 5 . . . . . . . . 2,983
    Zone 6 . . . . . . . . 2,412
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    Hola, winter sowers. Kiskin you have been on a roll this week. Zone 5 still seems quite active and has pulled further ahead and remains the leader in the count. Only 10 days left in the count! C'mon zone 6 get some sowing in!

    This reminds me I still have some daylily seeds from last year to sow. Not sure if they will still sprout.

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  • 11 years ago

    6 more for zone 5 for a running total of 65. I have more containers prepped and filled for more sowing today and I found Promix at my local hardware/garden center, so bought 2 bales. Now, if the weather would only warm up so I could have some green showing, I would be much happier.

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  • 11 years ago

    6 more containers for zone 5, my total is now 118.

  • 11 years ago

    20 more for me in zone 6 -- total of 70.

    (hopefully more very soon...)

  • 11 years ago

    One more jug for a total of 16 for zone 5.

    Karen

  • 11 years ago

    30 for zone 6

  • 11 years ago

    12 more containers for zone 5, my total is now 130

  • 11 years ago

    Just did my tender annuals and tomatoes... am now at 103 total for zone 5. I think I'm done!

  • 11 years ago

    5 more for zone 5 for a total of 84 for me

  • 11 years ago

    Just 2 more for zone 5. My total is 67. I'm going to be really busy next weekend!

    Martha

  • 11 years ago

    ~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

    Zone Wars Summary:

    Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
    Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 436
    Zone 5 . . . . . . . . 3,044
    Zone 6 . . . . . . . . 2,462
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    Click the Container Count / Zone Wars Spreadsheet to see the container count in detail. ~ Happy Sowing Everybody ~

  • 11 years ago

    111 more containers in Z 4 for a total for me of 166 pots. Finally temps above 40s expected this weekend. Will start my annuals then.

  • 11 years ago

    Did 33 containers today to bring me to 343 for zone 5. Big push to get all of the annuals done next weekend!

  • 11 years ago

    I have a total of 193 for zone 6. Put some annuals and peas out today.

  • 11 years ago

    18 more for zone 5. My total is 148

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    11 more containers for me for a total of 127.

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    21 more milk jugs for me in zone 5 so my total is 72

  • 11 years ago

    Another 22 containers today for zone 5, brings my total to 365. Still have quite a few to sow on Sunday.....

  • 11 years ago

    14 more containers, please add them to zone 5. My total is 162

  • 11 years ago

    ~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

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    Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
    Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 547
    Zone 5 . . . . . . . . 3,152
    Zone 6 . . . . . . . . 2,496
    Zone 7 . . . . . . . . 2,076
    Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 838
    Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . 166

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    5 more days left in the count!

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    Get your sowing and count numbers in!

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  • 11 years ago

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    7 more containers for zone 5. My total is 169

  • 11 years ago

    11 more zone five .. tenders are done and Im done for the year..

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  • 11 years ago

    34 more containers for Z: 4 for a total of 200 containers. Will do the rest of my annuals later today.

  • 11 years ago

    Deleted double post.

    This post was edited by mnwsgal on Mon, Apr 29, 13 at 6:11

  • 11 years ago

    ~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

    Zone Wars Summary:

    Zone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 0
    Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 581
    Zone 5 . . . . . . . . 3,239
    Zone 6 . . . . . . . . 2,520
    Zone 7 . . . . . . . . 2,076
    Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 838
    Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . 166

    Total Containers: 9,420

    Happy Monday, winter sowers! Welcome to this year's count Kqcrna and Marnielee! Well it looks like zone 5 has a solid lead, even though I'm in zone 5 and thrilled to win, it's kind of boring when zone 5 holds the lead through the whole count...any big zone 6 or 7 numbers out there? 3 more days left in the count!

    ** Count Ends Wednesday May 1, 2013 **

    11:59 PM or 23:59 PDT (Pacific Daylight time)

    Get your sowing and count numbers in!

    A little OT but Silverkelt, I only have a small veggie garden this house (little full sun), and never thought to WS lettuce or spinach with HOS. I've always direct sown lettuce. What a great idea though - is it too late to WS now?

    Click the Container Count / Zone Wars Spreadsheet to see the container count in detail.
    {{gwi:345304}}{{gwi:374965}}

  • 11 years ago

    Another 40 containers between yesterday and this evening and I AM DONE!!! Didn't get all of the annuals done in time but won't get to them tomorrow, either! That takes my total to 405 for zone 5 and I'm finally seeing a couple of tiny sprouts on some agastaches and tall verbena, just in time for tomorrow night's snow storm....think I'll move the sprouted ones in to the portable greenhouse I set up on the deck, don't want to lose these like the ones at the beginning of the month...

  • 11 years ago

    5 more for me please, in zone 6. That will probably be it.

    Boy, I'm getting lousy germination this year...

    Dee

  • 11 years ago

    Okay, 15 more today and I really, REALLY am done this time! That makes my total 420 zone 5 for the season and I'm finally seeing a few sprouts! Have agastache, hyssop, Rocky Mtn blue penstemon, a 2nd type of penstemon, tall verbena, blue boy bachelor buttons and 2 different colors of annual asters. All 8 went into a temp greenhouse--not going to lose these to tonight/tomorrow's cold weather and snow!

  • 11 years ago

    11 more containers for a final total of 143.

    These last containers were mostly daylilies with one container of Mesclun mix.

  • 11 years ago

    Can we still count containers today? Not that it will make any difference in the scheme of things. But, it might motivate me to get a few more containers done. Or, maybe I should just start direct sowing some annual seeds. Decisions, decisions. Happy growing.

    Martha

  • 11 years ago

    Yes you can still count containers today, up until midnight tonight, Pacific Time. I will post a final tally tomorrow morning. Can anybody guess which zone will win?? Haha
    Today is the last day left in the count!

    ** Count Ends Tonight May 1, 2013 **

    11:59 PM or 23:59 PDT (Pacific Daylight time)

    Everybody get your sowing and count numbers in!

  • 11 years ago

    39 more containers for Z 4. Total for mnwsgal 239.

    This post was edited by mnwsgal on Wed, May 1, 13 at 14:11

  • 11 years ago

    No longer in Eastern WA, but zone 5 central Idaho.....

    My total number containers planted since 10/24 thru 4/30 is: 21

    So very "light" for me...but running out of seeds! Wasn't able to do any trading since fall 2010....yikes :(

    Vera

    Edited to add: 5 more to that total for a total of 26

    This post was edited by vera_eastern_wa on Wed, May 1, 13 at 16:56

  • 11 years ago

    ~ Container Count / Zone Wars ~

    ZONE WARS FINAL COUNT:

    Zone 5 . . . . . . . . 3,326
    Zone 6 . . . . . . . . 2,525
    Zone 7 . . . . . . . . 2,076
    Zone 8 . . . . . . . . . 838
    Zone 4 . . . . . . . . . 620
    Zone 9 . . . . . . . . . 166

    Total Containers: 9,551
    *** Zone 5 is the Winner!! *** (Big surprise! )

    Congratulations to zone 5 and much appreciation to all the counters who participated this year! River_crossroads will be posting sorted spreadsheets with the individual winner, winners in each zone, the Mile High Club (100 or more) & everyone's name sorted by number of containers.

    Hope everybody's seeds sprout and winter sowing dreams come true!

    Click the Container Count / Zone Wars Spreadsheet to see the container count in detail. ~ Happy Gardening Everybody ~

  • 11 years ago

    Special thanks to Terrene for another amazing job, to Bakemom, Lilykit & our founder & leader, Trudi!
    Thanks, everyone, for such a fun & useful winter!
    Zone Wars Winners!First Place
    Second Place
    Third Place
    Zone 5 = 3326 Zone 6 = 2525 Zone 7 = 2076
    Individual Winner!LizinElizabeth (Zone 5) = 420
    Please click on the links to view the spreadsheets,
    Everyone's name is on the first one, sorted by number of containers!
    (To find someone's name use Control-F)

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    RE: Winter Sowing Container Count aka "Zone Wars" 2012-2013 - #4

    THANK YOU TERRENE!!!!!!

    And thank you as well, River Crossroads for your follow-up. I didn't sow nearly as many containers this year as usually do, but I still had just as much fun coming here everyday to check on the progress our group was making.

    Many thanks to everyone for making the winter a little more bearable!

    :)
    Dee

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  • 11 years ago

    Zone Wars Winners!First Place
    Second Place
    Third Place
    Zone 5 = 3326 Zone 6 = 2525 Zone 7 = 2076
    Individual Winner!LizinElizabeth (Zone 5) = 420
    Please click on the links to view the spreadsheets,
    Everyone's name is on the first one, sorted by number of containers!
    (To find someone's name use Control-F)

    Zone Wars Winners

    Individual Winners

    Mile High Club

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