The past few years spring and summer temperatures in the San Francisco bay area which Sunset magazine calls a coastal zone 7 climate, have been cooler than ever.
Our garden tomatoes simply do not want to grow like they do in our warmer inland climates,
I have tried containers, and the fog descends like death eaters in the night leaving a handful of scrawny little cherry tomatoes, that no respecting house- elf would bring into the house.
|6'x9' cold frame|
You know when you cannot have something you used to have, you want it even more!? Well, I was bound and determined to HAVE a bounty of tomatoes!!!
A green house seemed excessive, and doing nothing clearly wasn't working, So I started looking at cold frames on the internet, and realized we had enough scrap wood left over from other home project that we could build a cold frame,
|Frame of seeding bench|
AND my partner decided to build me a garden seeding bench! Here are a few picture of our results,
Two weeks after our afternoon construction projects were completed, we are excited to have have seedling veggies and herbs which. I hope to share news of a robust tomatoe harvest sometime soon!
What things have you re-purposed around the house to create something that your or someone else enjoys?
What things can we creatively reuse on a larger scale to help our communities?
I look forward to seeing your pictures !
Labels: death eaters, home garden, house elf, san francisco, sunset magazine