Sunday, April 11, 2010
Meet Our Coldframe
And I call it our coldframe because it's not heated, so to me it's not a greenhouse.
But it works for our purposes.
Kim started lettuce, radishes and carrots in there a few months ago.
I'm hoping we can get more use out of it by installing some beds and growing some cold crops during the fall/winter season. That's my plan anyway, we'll see what happens.
Our biggest use for it now is for our seedlings. The tomatoes love the heat and sun it provides.
Kim installed an auto vent so the window will open when it heats up too much during the day. At night when the temp falls too low we haul all the tender plants into the house.
My various seedlings are doing pretty well this year. I'm happy with them.
The Empress clematis I bought earlier this year has already bloomed in the coldframe. Love that flower.
And thanks to whichever blogger it was that suggested overwintering geraniums. Two of mine from last year have sprouted and are looking great.