Too Warm For Winter Sowing?

Too Warm For Winter Sowing?

I live in the DFW area. Even in the depths of winter we have days when it gets fairly sunny, and heats the insides of cars up with no problem.

It might make the seeds germinate TOO early. Any insights on whether this is a problem?

Is winter sowing a waste of time in slightly warmer climates? Our Februarys are often filled with many warm days, only to have a hard freeze stop by just for fun.

Editor's reply: I would still be inclined to give this method a go.

You don't have a lot to lose to be honest, just a few seeds and some of your time.

At worst, you'll end up with nothing usable. At best, you'll have a big head-start and be planting strong seedlings in springtime.

Be sure to let us know how it goes for you using the Comments link below, and good luck!

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Did it!
by: Twyla

Thanks for your answer! I went ahead and started several different types of tomatoes in milk jugs. They've sprouted and since they have we've had a couple of cold snaps, hovering right around freezing, but no hard freezes. They seem to be fine! It looks as if they just sort of "stop". No growth, but no signs of faintheartedness either.

I don't think I'm ever going to seed start another way!

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