Winter Gardening & Breaking News

Just when I thought I needed the hubs to stub in a closet in the new house strictly for all the hats we wear is when I realized that we change them so often through the day, we might as well just carry them around with us.  With that said, I have some new news to share.  What are we up to now you ask? When we bought our property, I immediately had this vision of the field covered in flowers.  That vision turned into a urge I couldn’t resist.  Hence the birth of Honeybloom Farms.  To learn more about that you will have to jump over to Honeybloom Farms or check out Honeybloom Farms on Instagram and Facebook because this blog is dedicated to my many other hats. Please check it out as I am super excited for this new journey!

While getting Honeybloom Farms going has filled the majority of my spare time, I still managed to squeeze in a little project. Winter came in early and hard this year giving me gardening fever in January so I thought I would try cold frame gardening. If you follow my blog you know last year I scored some vintage windows that I wanted to re-purpose. The hubs has been pretty busy building our house so I was on my own for building this & I’m actually impressed how it turned out.

All I had to buy for this project was plywood and hinges. I used old milk jugs and painted them black and filled them with water so the water would absorb heat during the day and help regulate the temperature at night. Mesh wire, which I also had laying around, was placed in the bottom to prevent any critters from digging in. I put the cold frame on the South side of the barn in order to utilize the sunlight and left it alone for a few days so the ground would de-thaw some before filling it with fresh soil and plants. Luckily, while I was wondering through the woods I found some wild onions and transplanted them along with sowing lettuce and arugula seeds.

So far so good. This picture was taken during an ice storm with single digit temperatures and as you can see it’s about 30 degrees inside the cold frame and we have seedlings popping up.  I would definitely recommend cold frame gardening! Even if you aren’t that handy, it is a simple project and allows you to bring a little bit of spring into winter alleviating those winter blues.

Unfortunately that’s about all I have to share you this time. If you want to try and keep up with me you can always follow Midwest Gypsy on Instagram and now you can follow along on my newest adventure Honeybloom Farms. You will also find Honeybloom Farms on Instagram and Facebook.

till next time…

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