I remember reading about winter sowing last year, and decided I'd try it this year. While at a nursery a couple of days ago I asked several people working there if they knew anything about it. They had no idea what I was talking about. So, I found two great sites with lots of information. The first one is the Winter Sowing forum on Garden Web. There were lots of very helpful people there that answered my questions.
I also found another great site Winter Sown.org. The directions seem pretty clear and simple. I have plenty of seeds as I mentioned in my previous post, might as well try it. I'm in zone 7 (or 8) depending on what chart you look at. According to the replies to my post on the winter sowing post I can start hollyhocks and larkspur now. I'm going to try columbine too, just to see what happens.
A few of my supplies: seed starting soil, covered foil pan, seeds and water.
They really were easy to do. A bit messy, I probably wouldn't do it on my kitchen counter next time. I went a little crazy with the water and it overflowed everywhere. Oh, well.
Here are the finished products. Hopefully squirrels or raccoons won't make a mess out of them. I'm going to try to do a few more in March. I'll update on here occasionally to show if anything happens. Hopefully something will.
If anyone else has had good results or experiences with winter sowing I'd love to hear any advice you might have.