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How to Build a Cold Frame

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Fine Gardening - Issue 136

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Learn how to build a cold frame in this slideshow based on the article “How to Build a Cold Frame” by Rob Wotzak featured in Fine Gardening┬áissue 136. A cold frame is used during the winter as a mini-greenhouse, and keeps the worst of the cold off of your plants while allowing sunshine in to help them grow throughout the winter. Although not all plants will thrive in a cold frame, many cold-hardy varieties such as lettuces, cabbages, kale, and turnips will continue to thrive all winter long. With a cold frame, you can have fresh produce from your own garden throughout the winter months.

See Rob’s process as he planned and built his own cold frame, and get some great tips for making your own. Do you have your own cold frame? We’d love to feature your work in our Garden Photo of the Day blog. Send a few…

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    LauraWilliams 01/15/2019


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    DeweyMessier 01/16/2019

    Very nice!!

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    BenjaminShaw 01/17/2019

    So beautiful!

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    DanielTaylorr 02/02/2019

    Great job!

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