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.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

cold frame seedlings

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I had a zoom lens on my camera, so these photos show only parts of my cold frame. Its filling fast. My dad says the orchids don't belong in a vegetable cold frame. Maybe not, but they seem to be enjoying it. They've suffered from the long dry dark winter inside and my neglect.


Blogger themanicgardener said...

THAT is an impressive cold frame.

April 13, 2011 11:31 PM

Blogger meemsnyc said...

Wow, it looks amazing! I wish my seedlings looked as great!

April 14, 2011 2:22 AM

Blogger Green Zebra Market Garden said...

Looking good!

I wish I could figure out how to build my own cold frame for minimal money (and without any power tools). I built one last year out of old windows and cinder blocks that worked pretty well, but it was kind of ugly looking...and the windows kept getting cracked and the glass eventually broke.

April 14, 2011 8:43 AM

Anonymous Mary S. from Toronto said...


April 14, 2011 9:51 AM

Blogger Potted Farm said...

That looks like a big cold frame. I'm jealous. Did your dad mention why the orchids wouldn't belong in there? I would think they'd enjoy it!

April 14, 2011 11:21 AM

Blogger Head Gardener said...

Spectacular cold frame activity. Impressive.

April 17, 2011 9:48 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

whats a cold frame??

April 20, 2011 9:43 PM

Anonymous Todd@Big Blog Of Gardening said...

I used to live in Boston and moved to Pennsylvania in 2004. What an astounding change in gardening habits! We warm up about two weeks earlier here, and while that doesn't seem like much, it makes a huge difference in the growing season.

April 27, 2011 2:10 PM


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