Extend the growing season with a cold frame you can build yourself using salvaged windows and rot-resistant planks. | Photo: Matthew Benson | thisoldhouse.com Green Houses, Gardens Ideas, Old House, Old Windows, Greenhouses, Cold Frames, Herbs Garden, Old Doors, Small Greenhouse
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Alaska-style coldframe Get an early start on your plantings with an Alaskan-style coldframe. This one is built with pressure-treated 2-by-4s and fiberglass sheeting. Pulley-drawn cords make it easier to open for ventilation
Cold frames for fall use. Cold frames are a simple way to extend the growing season. They are basically a box with a covering to let light and heat in during the fall and winter months. It functions as a miniature greenhouse to extend the growing season. The length and width of the box can be adapted to any glass source and garden size, so it might make sense to find your top first and then cut lumber to accommodate the size of the light.
DIY Cold Frame ... Salvaged windows make a practical frame to raise plants in cold winter months. With a little DIY-ingenuity, use reclaimed wood to complete the sides and keep your costs down & keep your garden growing. Learn to make a simple cold frame @ www.bhg.com/... | The Micro Gardener