Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Winter Garden

Even in the central desert of Arizona gardens tend to freeze in the winter. Some plants will make it through with no problem...but if you want a winter vegetable have to protect it from the frost. This winter my DH put together a "green house".
He selected an area of the backyard that would get the most direct sun during the day. DH fashioned a frame made out of PVC pipe, taped together (not glued, this way it can be taken apart) 2 large pieces of heavy gage plastic are clamped in place.
When the sun is out, and it is nice and warm...we open the green house to let the sunshine, rain and the bees into the garden...hey bees are a good do you think all the vegetables and flowers get pollinated?!? On the nights the weather forecast is close to freezing...we pull the plastic back over the greenhouse and clamp it down.
The whole project worked out great! This was our first attempt at broccoli... it taste wonderful!
There is no comparison to the tomatoes you get at the grocery store and the ones you grown in a garden...these are full of flavor!
This little guy zipps around the back year "beeping" at us...he sat still long enough for me to get a picture.
Another Oh By the Way...
If you are looking for some excitement this Friday the 29th of January, I will be teaching my Heritage Scrapbook Workshop 4:30 to 6:30 at Mystic Paper...give them a call to sign up!


Little Black Scrap Cat said...

We cleared a spot for our winter garden but failed to get anything planted this year. But - we are ready for our spring planting! LOVE the fresh veggies! Thanks for the great idea for the greenhouse next winter!!

Lindsey said...

I really want to learn how to garden.....yours looks wonderful and so rewarding!