Johhny Electriglide wrote:
I had built cold frames for my exterior gardens and luckily got the tops on in time for the biggest hail seen in these parts in history. That FarmTek plastic is Tuff!! So with the plentiful rain the rhubarb, onions, and zucchinis are really big. Neighbors love our zucchini presents. Zucchini in solar oven bread, and homemade spaghetti sauce, and fried in olive oil.
The Earthship has been providing year around tomatoes, red and yellow, pepper medleys blackish purple, gold, red, yellow, and green with combos. Carrots starting to come into the sun, with butternut squash and beets.
The butternuts outside(in cold frame) are 4" babies so far. Plenty of rainwater catchment to water everything. Outside and inside composters are doing well. Redworms are thriving along with the new addition of nightcrawlers to the Earthship gardens.
The home made cold frames were the best investment this year. Last year I lost all my outside plants to an early freeze. Basically it extends this short 9,000' growing season by close to two months(it can be as little as 2 1/2 mos.).
Onions and zucchini! I'm jealous.
Can you explain what a cold frame is?
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much. - Mother Theresa