It may sound crazy to be thinking of such things with a blizzard breathing down our collective necks in my parts, but I always try to think ahead.
Some background: We currently garden in containers. Eventually, I plan to build a small greenhouse with raised beds, but I have no idea when that will happen. Also, while I don't necessarily mind planting store-bought plants, I also want to cultivate the skill of planting from seeds. As anyone who has ever gardened in West Virginia knows, our productive growing season is comparatively short in these parts, so I need to be able to start seeds indoors, then transfer outside to the larger containers after the last frost. Here's my dilemma: I have a plethora of pets, who enjoy eating indoor plants, especially the cats (they try to eat fake plants even).
So, what I need is some sort of enclosure that can sit on my window seat in the sun that will protect my fledglings from hungry feline maws, yet still let the sunlight in. Preferably, I'm looking for something I can just buy or jerry-rig easily from purchased items. In other words, I've already considered building an ugly rig from wood or PVC and covering it with chicken wire, but I'm trying to avoid that. Any ideas?
P.S.-- I'm cross-posting this in several places, including Facebook, in an effort to get a nice cross-section of ideas. Feel free to utilize the comments section below.
UPDATE: Upon posting this question, I was pointed toward these
by a one of my Fraternity brothers on Facebook. I may be going this route, unless one of you fine folks can come up with something better.