Thursday, January 25, 2007
Page gardening, part II
Recently purchased: excuse the blobby nature, I nabbed it from the web.
I'd been contemplating a coldframe greenhouse since I read this book a few years ago. (I read the book as a citydweller in a very cold climate so it shows how elaborate my January gardening plans tend to get.) Well, this is the year! After what seemed like an unending search for a simple structure, I found a manufacturer within a half hour from our house. And they'll ship the whole dang thing. Buy local!
SO. Yes, I would be more ahead of the game had I purchased this thing last fall, but hey, life has a way of getting in the way of one's dreams. A 14'x20' coldframe will soon be erected behind the icehouse (Tom's tractor shed). It'll face south, and have (8)3'x6' and (1)2'x14' raised beds in it. I will use it mainly for cold-season stuff all winter, and will put mainly root crops and some perennial veggies in it during the regular growing season.
I'm beyond excited. I am giddy!