Winter Gardening

I have excitedly been waiting on the proof of concept of the cold house for several weeks.  Happy day!

We have sprouting spinach, lettuces and radish on 12/8/11, in zone 4.  The combination of hardy veg and two layers of insulation (the green house and cold hoops inside) create a micro climate which actually rains inside!  I’m so thrilled I can’t even express it!

 

In other news, I’m making more laundry detergent

Here’s how too do it:

  • 1 large bar of soap, grated
  • 2 quarts of water in a LARGE pan, boiling

Disolve the soap in the water  by boiling it.

  • Add another 2 quarts of water to the boiling water and heat that up too.
  • 2 cups Washing Soda
  • 3 cups Borax
  • Add 4 more quarts of cold water

——If you want, you can stop here.  Alternate ingredients

  • 2 TBSP Glycerine
  • 1 TBSP Emulsifyer – I use a product called Ecomulse
  • Scent if you wish

Pull out your immersion blender and go to town on it.  Let it cool overnight.  Blend again.  Wait another 12 hours and blend.  I do this for 2 days.  I then pour it into cleaned out bleach containers – they pour better. 

Happy Laundry!

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Mom, canner, reader, sci-fi geek, she who loves car seats
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