Monday, February 16, 2009

DIY: Build a Cold Frame

In the northern half of the United States, it's hard to grow vegetables and flowers from seed because the growing season simply isn't long enough.  When I've tried it, it seems like my plants are just behind the curve all summer long.  A cold frame is a great way to get a head start on the growing season. 

Here are some plans for an easy and adaptable plant nursery.  Simply find an old storm window, available at most second hand stores (or you may have an old one hanging out in your garage), and adapt the frame to its size. In fact, the instructions are written so that the frame can be built to match any size window.

The frame is also multi-level. The top section has the proper angled top, but the sections below, just add on to grow with your plants.

Note: plans cost $3.95.

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