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, September 30, 2009

Cold Frames

I found these cold frames on Craigslist for $40-$50 a piece. They are constructed out of salvage windows and have worked wonderfully. Every year I start my seeds indoors under grow lights and as soon as the weather permits I transfer them out to the cold frames. Squash particularly do well in the cold frames and when I move them out they are already putting on their first fruits. I do prop the cold frame lids during the day to allow pollination,

The cold frames have also been wonderful for early and late season greens. I simply keep a garden box of greens in the cold frame for year round salads!