You Can Grow Seeds Outdoors This Winter – Learn How!

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Winter sowing is an option for gardeners who want to grow plants from seeds but lack indoor growing space. Using repurposed containers, seeds can be started outside but still protected from colder winter temperatures. This is a low-cost option for gardeners.

Want to learn more about winter sowing? Check out this website which includes a video and links to more resources.

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center, will host a “Winter Seed Sowing in Repurposed Pots” workshop on Thursday, January 11, 2024. The workshop will include information on what plants can be started with this method and how to winter sow. Participants who provide a recycled container will have the opportunity to plant some seeds to take home.

hands planting seeds inside a repurposed pot

This workshop will be presented by Shirlie Pinkham, an NC State Extension Master Gardener of Forsyth County.

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center, is collaborating with the Miracle Grounds Farm at Crossnore Communities for Children to bring you this workshop. The workshop will be held at the Miracle Grounds Farm location – 1001 Reynolda Rd NW, Winston-Salem, NC 27104. Registered participants will receive driving directions.

Note: the workshop will be held at the Miracle Grounds Farm greenhouse – please dress in layers, including wearing comfortable shoes and gardening clothes if you are planning to participate in the hands-on portion of the class. The event will be cancelled in the case of inclement weather.

Registration is required and opens 2 weeks prior to the program date. Register on Eventbrite.

Questions about this workshop? Contact Leslie Rose, Extension Horticulture Agent at or 336-703-2868.