On a previous post i showed how i made a cold frame and thought you all may like to see how surprisingly successful it has proved to be.
I think the main reason for the success is the constant temperature the frame provides and the fact no slugs etc can get to any of the emerging sweet tasting seedlings.
The above photo shows the emerging dill on left hand row Lettuce middle and onions on right.
The seeds were planted on the 31/7 so their now 3 weeks old and the lettuce are ready for transplanting.
Percentage of seeds that have germinated is very high.
The photo below shows where i planted lettuce seeds at the same time but not protected and only 3 seeds germinated.(hardly can be seen)
So yes I'm very, very happy with the cold frame that I've started building another one.
Different types of rabbit guards were also quickly thrown together with what i could find in the shed, chicken wire , shade cloth and poly plastic (off cuts from poly house) and stapled together to make guards. These seem to be doing their job so far!!
New Cabbage seedlings
Little wire tunnels with shade cloth on top to hide seedlings from rabbits,seems to work!!
And a little bit of wire art just for fun!!! thats a little cabbage seedling hiding under my new chook!!
Hope you all had a great weekend !!!