Cold Frames for Cold Lovers

A posting about frigidity? Sort of. Really it’s more about the not-secret lives of plants: some like it hot, others do not. So we have certain seeds starting in a small section of the tropics partitioned off from the rest of Vancouver through a translucent medium, and others, the cold tolerant, perhaps -philic, are germinating in our cold frames – an environmental step up from the grim and callous outdoors, yet by no means sultry and steamy like our greenhouse digs.

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Like a good stitch, sown tightly
The Lt and his new recruits
Coldframes: up-cycling at its best.
Taking care of the little ones.

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Today’s Progress

We’re going full-tilt right now, appreciating the alternating sun-rain Vancouver spring. A little heat here, a little water there and everyone’s happy.

Pandora 2 is an official polyculture after today’s combination of transplants and direct seeding:

  • Beets
  • Fennel
  • Carrots
  • Collard greens
  • Swiss chard 
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Red onions
  • Lacinato kale
  • Dill
  • English Cukes
  • And a few ornamentals for the aesthetically and entomologically inclined 
Interns Galen and Michelle and the neighbourhood garden inspector. Progress Report: top notch spacing!

Make sure to pick up a copy of the Vancouver Courier this Friday, June 1st. Rumor has it our Head Farmer, C Dumont, is waxing poetically about the virtues of vegetables and the (r)evolution of urban mindscapes.

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