That's the total number of containers sown so far. Last year I sowed a total of 712 according to the official tally keeper on the wintersowing forum. I didn't count them myself.
Last night I sowed 136 2-liter containers.
This morning, I started at 7am sowing the 224 quart pansy containers. Eight containers of 28 varieties are now in the hoophouse.
I also sowed 120 9-ounce cups of Rudbeckia hirta, from the yellow flowers I collected. I'm doing this to test something. I put a pinch of seeds in each cup. I'm hoping to be able to divide these cups into two or three containers once they've germinated. There just might be a plant sale in my future.
I also moved 30 small fig cuttings into the coldframe. These were tip cuttings I thought were too small for sand box storage container currently residing under the kitchen porch. The rooted gardenias also went into the hoophouse. It's supposed to be extremely, unseasonably cold for the next 2 weeks as a historic cold snap is coming down from Canada affecting most of the South. I don't want to lose these cuttings.
With everything closed up tight for the next few weeks while seeds start to germinate, I'll keep a close eye on the temperature. I'm thinking I will need to cut a few vent holes in the sides of the hoophouse to keep the temperatures from swinging so wildly on sunny days. Last year, I didn't monitor the actual temperature and everything worked out just fine, so maybe I'm worried about nothing.
All done for the morning, I need to clean the basement, but I have to work from 11-8 today. Maybe I'll save that for tomorrow morning.
It's currently 27 degrees, clear and sunny. The hoophouse is at 35 degrees and rising. As I said, Game ON!