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October 07, 2009


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Have you seen this book? Totally revolutionized my understanding of what can be grown here. He uses a double cold frame method that I'm hoping to try next year.


ps- love your blog, I found it while googling zone 3 gardening :)


Hello. I love this post because I can totally relate to it. I always tell my clients to do as I say, not as I do in my own garden....

Paula H

Did you make it to Lake Bonavista during the garden tour? The gardener had an amazing (read in my wildest dreams amazing!)greenhouse/cold frame set up ever. I think that he even sells some of his plants o the public! Oh, to have the time...

Paula H

I also meant to say, I too have a corner such as this-it is the "adventure garden"!

Calgary Garden Coach

Thanks for the book tip, Claire! I haven't seen that one before but it looks like a good one. Of course, the things it says about year-round gardening will have to be taken with a grain of salt, since the book was written in Maine! But cold frames can definitely extend the growing season in Calgary for a few months. I'm going to check this book out before I make my final cold frame design this winter. Thanks again!

Calgary Garden Coach

Isn't it true, Noelle?! I have good intentions, just limited time! So perhaps I should tell clients: "Do as I say I will do, not as I do"!!

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