Cold Frame Jump Start, Grow Baby Grow…

Lets talk cold framing for a minute…. If this is new to you, let me explain it and the process in some detail. It is something I want to encourage, and I am going to also suggest/post a book that will help you become more successful with this type of gardening…

Cold frame is a wooden box, often insulated, placed into the ground, covered with a glass/plastic lid. A great way to use old windows in a up-cycle project. Using an old crate, old windows and some jugs filled with salt water, I created a cold frame to grow food into the first months of winter.

Depending on your zone, I am going to include a few you might be able to grow and you can call your local extension office for a complete list and time of year including starts time. But veggies like broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, carrots, beets, kale and the list goes on… Here are a couple photos…

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I added one gallon plastic jugs to the inside of my cold frame, filled with salt water, painted black, they absorb the suns warmth during the day and keep the box warmer during the night.

Niki Jabber has covered this subject so well, and she has published a book on the subject. A valuable homesteading tool…

What do you think?

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