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    Perpetual Green Gardens - "Zone 4" magazine had a long article in their Winter 2012 edition, about the Ott-Kimm Conservatory in MT - which uses no electricity, yet through geothermal and other planning, achieves a Zone 8 for plants - he grows figs, peaches, dogwood. Greenhouse is sunk 5 feet into the ground.... I'd love to try something like this!

    wilipini underground greenhouse in zone 4b, going to grow citrus

    Greenhouse

    Sugar snap peas in January, zone 4, unheated greenhouse.

    Zone 4, unheated greenhouse, January lettuce.

    Simple Ideas That Are Borderline Genius – 32 Pics

    Gardening inside a hoop house is like moving part of your land hundreds of miles south, all for a small investment in materials and time. It’s proof that a bit of simple technology can definitely go a long way.

    Starting Seeds with a 2-liter bottle! {diy greenhouse}

    Someday ~ Barn Greenhouse - FREE plans! This looks like a relatively quick build!

    Build a $300 underground greenhouse for year-round gardening - article, video, links to resources. I want this!!

    Pretty greenhouse

    Garden plan art. How cute!

    Androsace lanuginosa (Rock Jasmine) - This groundcover from the Indian Himalayas only grows to 4" tall, but it bears very fragrant light pink blooms from July til September and its woolly leaves will be evergreen through at least zone 5. It needs very poor soil (even growing on a stone wall) and, given its cold region origins, also needs summer afternoon protection where it gets especially hot.

    I grow all these and then some!

    Growing Garlic/Best advice ever on garlic growing

    How to Grow Cherries

    Bottles uses the sun rays to heat and create a "Hot Bed" so you can grow plants that you normally can't in your zone. Huh. Wonder if this really works?

    Tips for Growing Tomatoes epsom salts

    Planning the garden in the fall can help you grow a beautiful garden on a budget (or free!)

    A guide to hardy plants for multiple zones with tips and ideas for a successful perennial garden.