Reblog: Another Cold Frame Idea

April 28, 2013

http://soulsbyfarm.org/2013/04/28/build-your-own-cold-frame-the-super-easy-way/

Build your own Cold Frame – the super-easy way

April 28, 2013 by Soulsby Farm – A Very Small Farm

Want to start your growing season early? Maybe extend in into the winter months? Then build a cold frame or sometimes called a mini greenhouse. A cold frame is 4 walls that secure heat and protect plants from the elements and a top that allows light through.

straw bale cold frame

Step 1) Find a good location that gets lots of sunlight and faces south. Step 2) Build the walls. I used straw bales. They’re great at holding in heat and no tools are needed.

cold frame 1

Step 3) Use some old windows to put on top. I used some storm windows I found in the trash at a local church.

cold frame2

Step 4) Fill with plant trays full of seeds. Step 5) Keep an eye on temperature, moisture and airflow. Open up the lid a few inches to circulate fresh air in. Step 6) Acclimate your seedlings by taking the lid off when they get bigger.

Happy Planting!

cold frame straw3

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One Response to “Reblog: Another Cold Frame Idea”

  1. I really like the straw bale cold frame idea. 🙂

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