Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Cold Frame Completed

Here's a photo of our cold frame that has finally been completed. We started it at the end of last season and just finished it this March. I'm a little late posting it up here. Anyway, the goal is to grow lettuces and other greens in here. Hopefully it will allow us to extend our harvest season as well. I don't have much experience with it yet but am optimistic. We built the frame with non-treated cedar wood and the top is constructed with two layers of heavy plastic with an air space between.

Here's a photo of Tim finishing the hinges. The frame is South facing and is angled to absorb as much winter sun as possible.

For more info on building & growing in a cold frame see "Four-Season Harvest" by Eliot Coleman and Barbara Damrosch. It's a wonderfully insightful book to read. Very inspiring!
I currently have some seeds in the frame that are starting to sprout and a thermometer to measure soil temperature.

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