Do you like the idea of being able to extend your growing season? What about having a great space to start seeds a little earlier? Then you need a greenhouse. They are a great addition to any homestead. Any expense you accrue in building one can quickly be made back with the extra product they […]
Who could say no to digging through dusty barns to salvage old windows and putting in lots of hard work and love into building a one of a kind greenhouse? We couldn’t, we learned a lot about construction, patience, perseverance and our young marriage. It was a lot of fun and this growing season, we’re […]
Winter is here, snow and ice have finished the garden season. Too soon if you ask me. In the winter months there is often this longing for a warmer place. A gardener wants to go south, but who wants to move? Well you can, even without moving. Just move a portion of your garden south. […]
We hosted a caterpillar tunnel workshop on our farm. What’s a caterpillar tunnel? It’s an inexpensive, easy-to-build hoophouse that you can use to grow greens in the winter or extend your season for warm-loving crops (like tomatoes and peppers). We include a summary of materials used and our costs.
We are short on space in our house, but I wanted to start some seedlings for our garden. When I told Jeremy what my plan was, he decided to give me my own little greenhouse. I love it! This little greenhouse cost less than $75 and only took about 3 hours to put together! It […]
Sure, in zone 3 climate, with temperatures going down to -40, we do need a heating system in place. But with good insulation (top thing #1) and lots of thermal mass (top thing #2) it turns out to be more like a back up heating that is needed for winter vegetable growing. Are you surprised?