When I'm thinking of building a garden project, the first book I turn to for ideas and inspiration is Classic Garden Structures by Jan and Michael Gertley. I've read and leafed through many books on making and building objects for the garden but this one remains my favorite. Beyond their inherent usefulness, all of the [...]
Many people try to start some seeds and grow them on in a window sill. Unless you happen to have a really deep window sill in a south facing window, growing seedlings in this manner rarely proves satisfactory. The seedlings don't get enough light and grow pale and leggy. You can grow far more seedlings [...]
Here are plans for another cold frame. This one is from Canadian Gardening Magazine and comes with a very helpful chart of which vegetables and herbs would benefit from being grown in a cold frame in either the spring or fall.
Just came across the November/December 2002 issue of Organic Gardening, and on pages 34-35 they had plans for the mother of all coldframes. (Unfortunately, I couldn't find the plans on the Organic Gardening website, so you'll have to find the issue at a library and photocopy it.) The author, David Wann, and his neighbor designed [...]