|Project by justjoel||posted 03-14-2013 02:11 PM||2508 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
So, last year I made a cold frame from a discarded skylight, and used it to some success. But it wasn’t very big and I was actually worried that it was too warm during the day, what with the double-paned Plexiglas – so I made a new one this year.
Pretty standard design, but I thought to gain some height by digging down some (and maybe insulation if not actual thermal heat from only going down a foot at the most). Good plan, but then I thought it should be angled some, so I propped up the back end and ran into cave-in problems. So I then had to shore up the sides and back with various wood scraps and bricks. If we have a major rain, or more snow and it melts too fast, I think I’ll be in trouble. Next time I’ll just sink in the front end and be done with it.
I’ll be transferring the onions, leeks, broccoli, and artichokes here in a day or so.
-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell