Tuesday, April 10, 2012
A Cool Easter Gift From Lo
For years and years, I have wanted a cold frame with which to extend our growing season. On Easter Sunday, my wish came true (insert choir of angels)! This weekend Lo whipped together this perfect little guy from some old cedar boards and a wooden window. The cedar had served for many years as the Boy's sandbox; the window we recently purchased at a flea market.
I decided to give my newest acquisition a test drive and plant out the mesclun and spinach ... I figured these cool weather lovers wouldn't mind so much... And besides, I was too excited to wait. I'm hoping they'll be fine out there. So far so good; they've survived one night... eep!
The beauty of this little cold frame is that it is lightweight enough for me to pick up and move around. Once the plants are established, I'll just lift it off and let the plants enjoy some fresh air. So cool (or should I say "cold"), hee.
There's nothing like a useful, handmade, gardening-related gift to get me smiling. Thank you so much Lo. I love you (and it) tons and tons!
Edited to Add: As these old windows may be painted with leaded paint, it is imperative to apply a clear coat to prevent the paint from flaking off into the soil (especially around edibles). Thanks for that reminder Catie.