How To Make A Cheap Cold Frame To Extend The Season

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As autumn begins to advance its chilly arms, devoted gardeners are trying to extend the growing season. A cheap cold frame is an excellent way to keep plants warm and protect them from sudden frost. Making an inexpensive cold frame may be done with a variety of materials. It doesn’t have to be fancy provided it has a frame and some sort of cover to keep solar heat inside. With a little know how, you can even make a free cold frame from found or repurposed items. Cold frames are simple structures that will keep semi-hardy plants safe in cool weather. There are kits available for purchase, but it is fairly easy to knock together a cheap DIY cold frame. A wood frame is the most common and may be constructed out of a free pallet or scrap wood. The unit may also be positioned over a raised bed created […]

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