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  • COLD FRAMES, DOME GREENHOUSES

    Posted on April 4th, 2011 Pam 2 comments

    My Nephew, Chris helped me design and build this cold frame/greenhouse. It is so neat!!!!
    Thanks so much Chris for helping me, I couldn’t have done it without your help. You taught me so much!!!

    This cold frame/greenhouse helps keep plants warm and when they are in this greenhouse they grow very fast!! These can be used in the Spring or Fall to keep plants safe from frost. It can be covered with a blanket in the evening to keep the heat inside and the cold outside.
    The greenhouses are about 3′ X 4′ and will hold 6 flats of plants.

    Here are a few pictures of the cold frame/greenhouse.

    This is a picture from the side. The back has a vent door (Chris' invention), the front has plastic long enough to secure it with a board.

    This is a view from the front, I have used a board to keep the plastic down.

    This is a picture of the vent in the back of the cold frame. Here it is open for ventilation.

    This shows the back, closed with a board over the plastic.

    This is a picture inside, showing there is space for six flats.

    Another picture to show the inside. The inside is 12 square feet. This also shows the plastic is just rolled back to let a little heat out.

    This is a picture of it standing on one end. In this picture you can see the four braces on each corner. These braces have holes drilled in them so the cold frame can be staked down (Chris' invention).

     

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    • It always makes so much more sense now that I see pictures. I like how simple yet functional they are. I think next year I might try planting my own seeds.

    • Thanks for the comment Devin, I hoped the pictures would explain the purpose, plus a little about the building process. I will also use mine in the Fall to extend the season by protecting plants from frost. Good luck starting your own seeds, it is very gratifying when gardening from ‘start’ to finish.


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