This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Friday, February 11, 2011

a balmy day in the cold frame

cold frame note cold frame and outside  temp

Today at 1:45 pm the temperature inside my cold frame hit a high of 44.1*F (6.7*C)!!! Outside high was only 26*F (-3.3*C). Grow spinach, grow.

Yesterday, I wrote myself a note on my kitchen black board to remember to pull the tarp off my frame in the morning and replace it in the evening. I followed the note today. The sun is still having trouble emerging from behind the neighboring house much of the day. But at 12:00 it hits the cold frame, and from then on the frame gets full sun.

I forgot to put some snow inside the cold frame to water the plants. A task for tomorrow.


Blogger buffalo said...

OK...I now officially want my own cold frame. Wow!

February 11, 2011 11:25 PM

Blogger Randy Emmitt said...


Snow to water it. sounds great. The hose probably does not work.

I'm giving away kale, mustard greens and rape, the cold frame is rocking can't eat it all. We also have lettuce and spinach.

February 11, 2011 11:45 PM


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