that's what it was called when it grew early spring plants. The structure partially underground was covered with hinged glass doors so the sun's warmth could coax the garden plants into early growth. On warm days the doors were thrown wide for "toughening" the plants. During nights of frost and ice the doors stayed closed.
The ground was composted and enriched naturally. The tomatoes and peppers were started on Lincoln's birthday and the potatoes must be in the ground by St. Patrick's Day. So many rules that worked...sometimes.
I must remove the weeds after trimming overhead limbs and enrich and rework the soil into a nice loose soil.
I think I will grow worms in this...fish bait, earth worms, creepy squiggly worms that people string on fish hooks to catch wonderful tasting fish with...yes, worms! We have night crawlers and red worms now I just have to build them a cozy nest with rich soil they will enjoy staying in.
We all enjoy fishing and this location for the bait will be handy.
Raising rabbits and worms to sell were part of the money I earned growing up. Wasn't easy but always sold out. Hopefully I will have a new successful worm village by next spring.