Thursday, April 23, 2009

Coming Soon....

Coming soon to a garden near me...... a cold frame!!!!
We picked up these three 25" x 40" windows at the recycling center yesterday. Today we got lumber and worked on it. Finished photos to come tomorrow when we get it out into the yard.
While I was washing the windows for the cold frame, my husband made me a soil blocker out of scrap wood. I've been looking for more black six-packs to start seeds in but unable to find them without buying trays. I don't need trays since salad boxes work great for that. So the soil blocker is the solution to not buying more peat or black plastic pots.
The immediate need was a place to plant sesame seeds sprouted in a wet paper towel. My first set of sesame seeds never sprouted so I got fresh ones from the store. The fresh ones sprouted. However, I ordered sesame seeds for planting yesterday because I hadn't checked them in a few days. I'll have to seed the ones that come in the mail and compare them.
Here are my first two soil blocks.


Cheryl said...

I think you'll love the soil blocks. For me it's the equivalent of a seed germinator. If the seeds don't germinate, I just crumble the soil back into the potting mix. (You've got a talented husband)

I was lucky enough to find four windows in the alley. The only thing I've done so far is to make a square out of them and put a storm window on top. It's serving as a temporary greenhouse. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with yours.

Dan said...

Those windows look promising, can't wait to see your frame. I don't know why I didn't start a cold frame years ago. They are an amazing garden tool.