Cold Frame

 coldframeOn the docket today: building cold frames with Maman, who is bringing up some extra windows for the purpose. For those of you who, unlike me, haven’t been fiendishly googling them for the past two weeks, a cold frame is like a miniature greenhouse, slanted into the sun. They’re good for incubating seeds, rooting clippings, and (perhaps most exciting?) allowing tender lettuces to be grown steps from the back door long after the first frosts come fall. Getting ready for spring!

drawing (and excellent instructions!) from here

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2 thoughts on “Cold Frame

  1. You can often pick up free windows from your local glazing company. They often re-glaze a whole house, even if some of the windows are in good order. They also often have 7”x1” soffit boards, which are fantastic for making the cold frame sides.

    Good luck with your garden efforts and the fruits of your labours.

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