Cold Frames and Hot Beds Difference

Some great info on the difference between Cold Frames and hot Beds from the http://www.savvygardener.com/Features/cold_frames-hotbeds.html   To get the most out of a garden, you can extend the growing season by sheltering plants from cold weather both in early spring and during the fall. Very ambitious gardeners harvest greens and other cool-weather crops all winter […] Read more »

Make Your Own Coldframe for winter gardening

This has given me a few ideas of my own, one of the pictures in this article shows using hay bails which could then be ploughed in your soil come spring when your done with your cold-frame A cold-frame is one of the easiest ways to extend your growing and harvest season.  A coldframe—simply an […] Read more »

Winter Gardening in Utah and Idaho

This is something I really need to consider, two reasons I usually have a lot of vegetables left when it starts freezing and I’ve ran out of bottles to can what’s left.  (Why do they call it canning when you use bottles) and I’ve ran out of freezer space, I guess that’s 3 reasons. Cool weather vegetables […] Read more »

The Fundamentals of Root Cellaring

Root cellars are as useful today as ever. In fact, root cellars in all forms are very up-to-date, what with the costs of food and its processing getting higher every year. As we see it, root cellars are right up there with wood heat, bicycles and backyard gardens as a simple, low-technology way of living […] Read more »