Monthly Archives: January 2014

How To Build A Cold Frame For Growing Winter Vegetables

I finally went and did it. I decided to move some of my plants outside rather than let my indoor grow room overtake the house. So the kale, broccoli and lettuce are out the door.
Having made that decision brought up another challenge. Where to put them. The greenhouse is full. So I decided to build a cold frame to put them in. In this video I will take you through the step by step process in building your own.

 

My Thoughts About The Mittleider Gardening Method

There is a lot of buzz on the internet about this gardening method. There are even a few debates going on over at youtube and it’s even getting hostile on the gardening forums.
So I thought it was my turn to give my opinions on it.

 

Harbor Freight 10 x 12 Greenhouse Modifications

After purchasing the 10 x 12 Harbor Freight Greenhouse, It became evident there were other modifications that needed to be done.
Scouring the internet revealed a plethora of people complaining about how flimsy it was. I neglected to act right away, which became my worst nightmare.

After about 2 weeks, we had a slight wind and it knocked 2 of the panels off.
Not thinking this was a big deal, I put them back on and added a few extra clips. 1 month later, we had a fairly big wind storm.
The next morning I went out to find that half of my panels were blown off and two of them were snapped right in half.
I knew it was now time to act.
I order twice as many clips as the greenhouse came with.
I secured the panels using every clip I had thinking I was finished.
Well, I wasn’t. Just a few weeks later we had a major windstorm. I’m talking a blowout.
This time, not only did most of my panels blow off, It twisted the greenhouse sideways and collapsed it right to the ground.
I was furious.
So I set out on a mission to solve the problems.
This video will show my modifications.