- Harvest greens that normally survive around the freezing mark, but that may not endure much more. Parsley, radish, kale, spinach and other greens survive until hit by a truly hard frost. Make salad, tabouli, soup, and pesto while the supplies last.
|Parsley stays fresh until it's exposed to serious frost.|
|A ready-made cold frame is nice, but plastic works as well.|
|Straw is makes for excellent insulation.|
4. Protect young trees and shrubs accustomed to warmer climate zones by surrounding them with chicken wire, stuffing them with dried leaves or straw, and surrounding them with landscape fabric or burlap.
|Don't let the death of young trees haunt you: encircle them with straw and landscape fabric!|
|Rosemary and sage hang from this magnificent plant stand, built by my husband. |
Soon, it will be covered with seedlings. Using it to dry herbs extends its purpose and adds life to this basement work room.
A clear window feeder is a life saver for birds, and source of happiness for birdwatchers.
|Water is vital to birds and other wildlife. A heater in this birdbath ensures at least one good source of water.|