We have began to grow lettuce, it is spending the spring in our cold frame. The pansies growing along side it in the cold frame are in full bloom. The lid of this cold frame (manufactured by Solar Innovations, Inc.) automatically opens, providing ideal ventilation and temperature for the plants.
The cold frame beds have been fully planted now. There are three beds filled with soil where seedlings and seeds were planted. The radishes have sprouted under just a week and the tips of the beets are emerging. Containers are planted in the last cold frame. Lettuce, flowers, and brocolli are growing in this cold frame. Seeds are also being started for May transplant into the garden.
Normally grown in a hanging basket, purple heart can also work as ground cover. It is a quick growing plant and with a spreads through the habit quickly. The plant requires little care, water, warmth, or sunlight. It also possesses a great resistance to pests.
Our team members are working hard to complete the new Cold Frame Greenhouse before the spring thaw. Cold frames allow gardeners to extend their growing season into early spring and late fall. If you’re interested in cold frames by Solar Innovations, Inc., click here and check back soon for completed pictures for our cold frame greenhouse.