Build A Cheap DIY Cold Frame From Hay Bales

Stacked bales of straw

If you’re an avid gardener and want to extend your growing season, you might be thinking about building a cold frame. Cold frames can be purchased or made from all sorts of reclaimed materials. A particularly easy cold frame design is a hay bale cold frame. Read on to learn how to make a cheap cold frame. What is a Cold Frame? A cold frame is in essence a small greenhouse. It may be a temporary or permanent structure in the garden. The goal of a cold frame is twofold. The first reason for a cold frame is to harden off plants. It can be somewhat challenging to shuttle new plants from a protected area outside to harden them off prior to transplant. A cold frame will protect the seedlings from wind and sun allowing them to slowly acclimate to outdoor conditions. Cold frames can also be used to grow […]

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