"Winter Sowing is an easy method of sowing seeds OUTDOORS anytime from December to the end of March.  Take an empty gallon milk jug and cut 3/4 of the way around, (Keeping the handle attached); cut 4-5 drainage holes in the bottom: fill with potting soil (not seed starter mix), plant seeds as directed by seed packet; water well; tape container closed; mark it with a paint pen; put outside.  Do not cap.  Wait for the magic to happen!! Type 'winter sowing' in your search engine for more information and a Youtube video.  Two websites to check out for further information are:
www.wintersown.org     www.agardenfor the house.com (Winter-sowing 101)      "