from the employee owners at Gardener's Supply Co.

New Cold Frame Yields Early Harvests


Crops thriving in the Elevated Grow Shelter, our newest cold frame.

Our newest cold frame and elevated rasied bed

When I planted, winter was still in the air — and on the ground.

Back in late April, I planted seeds in a 4′ x 4′ Elevated Grow Shelter. In mid-June, it’s just bursting with life. I love all the different textures and shades of green in such a compact space.

Using seeds shared by co-worker Leslie Ward, I planted many early season crops, including Red Cardinal spinach, Wildfire lettuce mix, red Russian kale, Swiss chard and bok choy. She enthusiastically shared them with me; now I’m sharing the harvests with other employees and the local food shelf.

It’s amazing to me that all of this life/sustenance/nutrition thrives in 16 square feet — and it was planted while there was still snow on the ground.

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