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Saturday, April 18, 2009
When the storm door fell off its hinges, I decided to use it to make a cold frame. Tom made the wooden part of the frame last winter. Then we put the cold frame door over the frame to cover it. I planted mache in it, and when I arrived in early March, the mache was doing fine, despite not having been watered all winter and having been covered with the door. I think soil moisture just wicked in from outside the box.
I harvested a lot of the mache and put some seedlings in pots in the frame in March and covered it with Agribon instead of glass. Agribon is a spun-bonded row cover that allows moisture and air to pass through, while providing some insulation from the cold.