It’s just a few weeks away from being warm enough to plant my little seedlings in the actual ground :) Because of our short growing season, most seeds need to be started indoors, but I quickly run out of room and have to shuffle plants onto the porch. The porch is sheltered completely on the north and west and partially on the east, so they do fairly well there. Even so, because daytime temps are 40’s and 50’s and nighttime temps frequently dip into the 30’s, they need some protection from wind and cold -- occasionally even snow!
My old method was a frame made from PVC pipe, covered in plastic. It worked great, for the most part, but it was hard to cover in case of cold weather or snow and not portable.
This spring, I have a new method to house the little plants until they can go into the garden.. I first saw these on Pinterest. . . here’s my version:
Just clear plastic storage boxes from Target, but they are working out so much better!! I group the plants in them according to their cold tolerance. That way I can pick up a box and pop in the house when it’s too cold for them. It’s also easier to move plants around to find them more (or less) sun exposure.
The lids were all off the day these photos were taken, but they do add a lot of protection from wind and cold… like today, when the high was 39 degrees!
I can’t wait until they are all planted!!