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« on: July 12, 2013 10:10:14 PM »

I wanted to start some seeds, but I've had my fill of heartbreak. Going outside and finding my pots emptied by a cat, or scratching chicken, my plant eaten by a goat or rabbit. SO I needed some where to put my starts.  It's too hot for them to be under glass in a traditional cold frame.  It needed to be something light enough for me to be able to move it around, heavy enough to not be bumped around or knocked over by a varmint or goat, and have a cover to keep animals out.  Then I noticed an old clear tub that was holding a load of rabbit feeders.....  It was clear to let the sun in, light.... actually too light....  SO I mixed up an old sack of concrete and smoothing about 2 - 3" in the bottom.  Now I needed a cover....  I looked around and found some left over 1/2" by 1/2" cage wire.  I cut out a rectangle that was as large as the box opening, plus 5 squares.  (I was too tired to use dikes to cut each wire individually, so I cheated and used a metal cutting blade on my circular saw)  After I had my rectangle cut out I laid the wire on top of the box and cut a square out of the corners hanging over the edge of the box (I used the dikes for this part).  I bent the wire on the edge of the milking stand (any board would do) and held the two edges together with J clips to make a corner like a shoe box lid.  It fits nice and snug over the box.  I loved it so much I made another one.  As of this morning I have TWENTY THREE tomato starts from seed!!!!! Cheesy  YAY!!!





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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2013 11:18:03 PM »

What a great idea!!! I love the mobility. Great idea!!!
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2013 03:22:20 PM »

That's a really good idea!!  Grin
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