Oh, spring fever has me in its grip! Unfortunately, next week is supposed to be cold and snowy…
I couldn’t help it, I had Brandon help me get my cold frame out of the garage. I’m probably a month early on this, but hey, you might as well see what happens! I’ve set it out to gather some heat from the sun, and thaw the dirt in a few flower pots.
If you’re not familiar with cold frames, northern gardeners use them to start plants early or harden up seedlings before transplanting. I remember my dad made them years ago. I provided the windows and my sister built one for each of us.
The window lid raises up or the window can open for ventilation. I have some rigid foam I could add for insulation. I also placed some brick inside to absorb the heat during the day to release it at night. I’ll probably add some jugs of water for the same purpose. Next week, I may cover it at night with a heavy blanket.
All I’ve done is to plant a few lettuce seeds, just to see if I can get them going this early. It’s an easy experiment with little cost. This time of year makes me want to see growing things, maybe this will do it!
I get to celebrate anyway, my driveway is all dried up! No muddy shoes or muck boots! That’s sooooo nice! Plus I heard my first sandhill crane of the year! Yahoo!
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