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This season started with a very long, cold spring; the longest we have known since we started growing. The plants took a while to catch up through the summer and autumn arrived earlier than normal which was quite unexpected. We have been surprised to learn how windy the garden can be, a little micro climate of its own. We are researching natural wind breaks for future planting and hope to plant trees and shrubs that can also be useful crops for us. It is also the first time we have had to…

This season started with a very long, cold spring; the longest we have known since we started growing. The plants took a while to catch up through the summer and autumn arrived earlier than normal which was quite unexpected. We have been surprised to learn how windy the garden can be, a little micro climate of its own. We are researching natural wind breaks for future planting and hope to plant trees and shrubs that can also be useful crops for us. It is also the first time we have had to…

Screens for raised beds to keep out critters in the summer. Drape plastic over in spring and fall to extend growing season.

Screens for raised beds to keep out critters in the summer. Drape plastic over in spring and fall to extend growing season. like the screen idea!

Screens for raised beds to keep out critters in the summer.

Screens for raised beds to keep out critters in the summer. Drape plastic over in spring and fall to extend growing season.

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“Cold Inside, Fuerteventura, January 2015 by Maxim Leurentop ”

This season started with a very long, cold spring; the longest we have known since we started growing. The plants took a while to catch up through the summer and autumn arrived earlier than normal which was quite unexpected. We have been surprised to learn how windy the garden can be, a little micro climate of its own. We are researching natural wind breaks for future planting and hope to plant trees and shrubs that can also be useful crops for us. It is also the first time we have had to…

This season started with a very long, cold spring; the longest we have known since we started growing. The plants took a while to catch up through the summer and autumn arrived earlier than normal which was quite unexpected. We have been surprised to learn how windy the garden can be, a little micro climate of its own. We are researching natural wind breaks for future planting and hope to plant trees and shrubs that can also be useful crops for us. It is also the first time we have had to…

Old window reuse. The Back Porch in Harrison Hot Springs, BC Canada. Image source: homedezine.blogspot.com

Green house made from old window panes. I see this idea all over the place, and though I doubt I would get to a project like this or even find this many windows to repurpose, I am in awe. Perhaps one day when my priorities shift.

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Build an Amish cold frame - so much lighter than windows

Kitchen garden inspiration - build an Amish cold frame. I love this clever design. No plans available (our Amish friends didn't even use plans to build our sheep barn), but there are 10 photos in this post showing construction details.

If I ever had my own house, then this would be in the backyard!

I designed this mini greenhouse for the bottom of the garden because we couldn& find any that would fit the depth of the border. The plants are thriving in there now.

A raised garden bed with a green house cover! It can extend your growing season.

DIY Greenhouses - Recyle Old Material for Plants -

Hake a Mini Green house. Inexpensive Mini-Greenhouse You can build this raised garden bed mini-greenhouse to extend your growing season with used railroad ties for the base and some scrap wood and sheet plastic for the cover.

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