Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Traveling Gardener, Again

      I drove down to my Daughter Barb's house yesterday to help plant the third and last cold frame.  We did that, apparently too quickly, as we had some time to discuss the timbers that had been collected in anticipation of the greenhouse project.  Though the greenhouse isn't about to happen yet, those timbers and the stored glass might just come in handy.
      We started lining up the timbers as support, and Barb and Rob grabbed the tiller to chew up a new garden bed.

A new project, 11/12/11

Making progress

All that is needed is a couple of end pieces

And at Em's house, guess what

      This sure looks like more raw material for a cold frame, a straw bale cold frame.  There are nine good straw bales.  We will need one at each end, leaving seven.  The bales are about three feet long.  Looks like another twenty foot cold frame in the making.  But it is a project for another day.  Actually another week as we won't get around to it till Thanksgiving week.  In the meantime, I am digging some of the small veggies from my park garden to develop good root systems in anticipation of a new cold frame project.


  1. Looks great. I wish I had room for some cold frames. Around here you have to cut a ton of trees to build anything.

  2. Jennifer@threedogsinagarden
    Hi George, I am still out puttering around in the garden as well. I look forward to seeing how your cold frame project progresses. I know a lot about flowers, but cold frames and vegetables are new to me.

  3. Hi Jennifer, I like flowers too, and planted a bed in front of the veggie garden for the beauty of the flowers and to attract beneficial insects and butterflies. Please take a look at as well as review March postings for spring flowers. Thanks for stopping by. George