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Im doing some autoCAD tonight drawing up plans for my small BoL, built totally to be self-sustaining.

WHat got me to thinking was the Basement Windows. (Its only 1 floor, but split level, half above frost half below, slope shed roof)


As a security measure, above ground, people say to plant thorny stuff around the windows. ok.. np

But for the basement windows, at ground /frost level, why not plant something edible? SOmething that can be harvested from... ground level, as in, reaching out the basement window and pluck it. (Collect food without even going outside, less vulnerable, increased greyness)


SO im thinking ground Vines, gourds, tunips, potatos, carrots, strawberries, whatever...etc.

Keep in mind many of these type of veggys fall victim to rabbits and the like. SO snares would also be feasible.



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This is an interesting and potentially practical approach to tucking more consumables into your yard. I can't think of other things to plant that would be in easy reach; I know strawberries would not be my first choice around here because slugs devour them unless they are in raised beds, but that may not be the case in your area.


If you wanted something that was thorny but still useful, Rugosa roses could be a good choice - they are often used to form hedges, but they also form the best rose hips, which are exceptionally high in vitamin C and can be added to jams/jellies or made into tea.


Another use for window wells, according to some - cold storage:


Just thought I'd pass it along!

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You can buy covers for basement windows that are made out of plastic&look sorta like 1/2 a tiny quanset hut-used to date a girl who grew houseplants under them in her basement windows;worked real good.

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