Thursday, March 18, 2010

Jumpstarting Our Garden

GiGi has a frame we bring into the kitchen about this time every year. I started some pepper and tomatoe seeds wendesday. We're still waiting on some seeds to come in to finish up. The frame has florescent lighting to help things grow.

Just a couple of weeks ago we had a foot of snow on the ground and the temps were dropping down to below zero. It's hard to believe since the last three days it has been in the lower 60's. Seems like we went from a foot of snow to 6 inches of mud overnight. But the warm weather sure has given me spring fever. Mother Nature is a most unpredictable ol gal, but I'll take what she's dishin out right now.

I'm getting ready to make a cover for the raised stand that I showed you earlier. I'll use plexiglass to turn it into a cold frame. Got the plans in my head, just haven't turned it into the real thing yet. I'll put some pictures up when I get it done. X.


  1. Mother Nature sure has been unpredictable. We're pretty much like you...a snowstorm two weeks ago and now we're hitting the 70's. You know, I like that idea for your plants.

  2. GiGi gets credit for this stand, she had it when we started seeing each other. She's into growing stuff as much or more than I am. X.

  3. I love this stand! Great job! Looking forward to seeing the other one with plexiglass. You two are very creative!


  4. Around here, the rule of thumb is not to plant anything until Memorial Day. With a cold that's something to consider. I think it's so neat that you all do this.