Posts tagged cold frame

Spring Gardening

Spring weather makes gardeners want to scratch in the dirt!  Although the weather in our area is still a little unstable, there are quiet a few gardening projects you can do while enjoying the outdoors.   

Building cold frames can definitely give you a headstart in the garden.  Plants can be protected from a sudden cold snap.  We have lots of storm windows that would be perfect for a cold frame.  Get your window, then build your frame to fit it.

https://buildingblocksintupelo.wordpress.com/2008/12/11/gardening-with-cold-frames/

Something you can do all year and reap the rewards with better soil is composting. https://buildingblocksintupelo.wordpress.com/2010/01/22/a-compost-bin-sure/

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Gardening in Zone 7

Once the holidays are over do you dream of gardening?  Here in our Zone 7 there are lots of days we can be outside to prepare beds and garden structures even in the dead of winter.  Constructing seed starting frames, cold frames, hotbeds, hoophouses, and greenhouses are great projects.  Here are two links from last year’s gardening section on seed starting plans and cold frame ideas.  For greenhouses and more  look in our Gardens and Structures category. 

https://buildingblocksintupelo.wordpress.com/2008/12/16/still-dreaming-of-spring/

https://buildingblocksintupelo.wordpress.com/2008/12/11/gardening-with-cold-frames/

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Six more weeks of winter

Back in December, I was whining about the weather, wanting spring to hurry.  Well, now is the time to start thinking about seed starting, cold frames, and gardening.  Check our December archive for great articles.

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Gardening with cold frames

cold-frameHas this gloomy weather got you gardeners longing for Spring?   Here is a great article from Mother Earth News about cold frames.  Building Blocks has the windows or shower doors you’ll need for this project.

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