Experiments

Cold Frames Need Insulation/Wind Protection: Measuring the Benefits of a Cold Frame

I somehow failed to take and upload any pictures of my cold frame in operation, so here have a stock photo of a similar one. Mine, however, was placed high up on our ‘fortress’ raised bed, exposed to winds. Cold frames have a long history as an agricultural tool to expand the growing season, in …

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The First Experiment: Site Preparation for Native Prairie on Clay Subsoil

Saturday morning, I raced the Ken Woods Road Race, with my sister, riding 84 miles in an hour and half, about twice as long as any other ride I have done this year. Despite my complete exhaustion, when we got to our family’s farm in southeastern Minnesota later in the day, I began a project …

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