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Hotchkiss, Colorado, US
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Cold Temperate





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Growing in Cold Frames #2

Project: Living Rhythm Farm

Posted by Aaron Jerad over 10 years ago

The next chapter on my first cold frame growing.

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I decided to try an experimental no-dig planting method for these cold frames: scatter the seeds on the ground and cover with a mix of compost and sand.

 

 

 

 

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Sunny/warm days required venting of the cold frame and the reemay.

 

 

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By the beginning of April I stopped using the reemay in the second cold-frame because it is made of opaque plastic and heats up less. The glass cold-frame with insulation would over-heat so it needed to be vented daily. Leaving the reemay in place keep the cold loving greens from getting too much sun.

 

 

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6 weeks later and we have been eating greens 3 meals a day!

A nice surprise was loads of dill that had self seeded from last year. They fill in the space and are providing light "over story" of shade as the days get hotter.

 

 

 

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Happy greens, all hand-watered with rain water and snow melt caught in a barrel off the chicken coop.

 

 

 

 

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Chief Phillip 'Cloudpiler' Landis
Chief Phillip 'Cloudpiler' Landis : Great pictures! I've just put up the frames for our hoophouse. With rocket mass heat, I hope to grow salad all winter as well. Thanks for the plant list!
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Aaron Jerad
Aaron Jerad : Thanks! ... and good luck!
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