Primary Earth-friendly Gardening Tenents:

*Tolerate minimal damage to plants and lawn from pests. *Build and maintain healthy soil by using compost and natural soil amendments. *Use chemicals as a last resort. *Use native plants when possible. They are adapted to the climate, soil and area pests. *Attract Beneficial Insects to increase pollination and decrease harmful pests. *Conserve water by using responsible watering methods.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Project: Coldframes

This is my first use of cold frames and they are FABulous! This photo was taken less than a week ago and now some of the squash have flowered!

We found these from a guy on Craigslist - his selling price was much less than we would have paid to build them, and they are built using reclaimed windows and other wood as available. The hardware is new, but the handles on the lid are reclaimed latches.