As the fall season draws to a close, gardeners turn to season extension techniques to maintain crops right through the winter. Cold frames are effective at insulating the winter garden against a killing frost.
Here is an affordable way to build your own cold frame for starting seeds.
We recently published a post on cold frames you can make with repurposed materials, but none of the ones we listed are quite like the one my husband built over the weekend, so I want to show you how we built a cold frame from straw bales, old glass doors and some scrap wood!
Extending your garden growing season with cold frames does not have to be expensive. Use recycled materials like wood and old windows. Here are a few examples to get you thinking.
Gardening in Maine is tough. Our season is definitely coming to an end, with only kale, gourds and some herbs hanging on. The sunflowers suffered a cold snap and have drooped. The zinnias are the only flowers still showing life. The autumn foliage here in the northeast is the most beautiful in the country, but […]
Thinking about the garden yet? Now is the time to start planning and looking for things to procure for free or cheap. Things like lumber, old shower doors or windows, sheer curtains, and cardboard and newspaper can be put to good use in the garden–when you know how.