Thursday, February 13, 2014

Cold Weather Gardening. It can be done!

Cold Weather Gardening. It can be done!

Successful gardening results from an understanding of what plants need in order to grow and thrive; and then, supplying it. By utilizing your resources effectively and efficiently, you can put put food and medicine on the table at will; year round.

It can be done! Cold weather and year round gardening of vegetables and medicine can be a realistic achievement. It takes a bit of understanding of what plants need in order to thrive(warmth, light, food), a little bit of labor on your part to gather resources, create a strategy, and then apply them correctly. The fruits of your own labor can be harvested by you!

The geodesic dome is one of the most effective and efficient architectural designs of the 21st century. Buckminster Fuller had humanitarian and environmental premises in mind when he showed the world the value of this contemporary structure; Modern practitioners continue to modify it in amazing ways to be more and more of a valuable design for both humanity and the biosphere in general.  Check out the tutorial on how to build this very effective greenhouse for cold weather gardening year round.

Geodesic dome greenhouse for cold weather, courtesy of  Collin Dunn and Treehugger.com

Another great and inexpensive idea for cold weather gardening year round is the Wallipini greenhouse. This design involves digging 6' to 8' under ground and utilizing the earths natural geothermal properties of consistent temperature to maintain a year round greenhouse. Learn how to build one here.