Gardener’s Journal – 2/13/11

February 14, 2011 at 2:55 pm Leave a comment

“Installing” cold frame

Today it warmed up slightly, and I had dug out the snow covering the site for the new cold frame a couple of days ago, so it was nicely thawed and grass was visible.  Torri and I dragged the 2 x (2cuft) bags of Gardener’s Gold Soil Amendment and 1 x (2 cuft) bag of Potting Soil down the hill on a couple of sleds.  Then we aerated the sod and covered the ground with two layers of fabric weedblock.  Unfortunately, the bagged compost had frozen somewhat in the garage, but we managed to get it into the cold frame without incident.  (The cold frame is made from polycarbonate, which is supposed to be very strong, but seems a little flimsy – no complaints yet though).  Anyhow, I then put the outdoor thermometer into the frame to see what kind of temperatures it will reach when the sun comes out and how warm it keeps during the night.  It is supposed to warm up dramatically in the few days, so that will help with seed germination, when I get to that later this week.

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