GROW: The Book
Tried to respond to BMaverick's excellent post, but something won't let me, so doing it manually:
He said "I'm good at finding FREE stuff on Craigslist. The next town over has 3ftx4ftx42in crates that they can't even give away fast enough. We took our 6x12 trailer and loaded as many as possible (12)
All we had to do was add a few 3/8ths holes in the bottom and stain the crates into raised bed planters. We gave two to the neighbors who are great grand parents and can no longer stoop over to work a garden. They have tomatoes, rhubarb and pepper plants in them.
Being up north now, I hope to take some of these crates to make cold-frames. It's a northern thing in the fall as a sunken in the earth greenhouse of sorts. Just add windows with hinges as the lid for sunlight.
In the summertime, a cold-frame can be used as a food dehydrator too just like our SunOven."
We too have a few of these crates tho a few inches smaller. I'm having to put the BABY trees in their ever-larger 10 gallon pots, as without any machines I'm having myself to DIG holes so the poor trees can start doing their thing. -
Need to also find lots & LOTS of straw to assure they overwinter alright. - But first we need to buy another TRUCK to haul things around. If only money could be grown in the garden, lol
Made a Cold-frame out of Cinderblocks, with a wooden top, but still need to find some FREE windows.
Can barely type in the comment box. It's slower than molasses on a cold winter's day the past four days.