Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
My coldframe was easy! Toplef10My coldframe was easy! 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

My coldframe was easy! I22gcj10My coldframe was easy! 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
My coldframe was easy! Toplef10My coldframe was easy! 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

My coldframe was easy! I22gcj10My coldframe was easy! 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Square Foot Gardening Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Linseed Oil
by yolos Yesterday at 6:43 pm

» Wood Chips-->Pine
by sanderson Yesterday at 6:24 pm

» What are these fruits?
by bijan Yesterday at 2:50 pm

» What kind of fruit is this? Persimmon
by bijan Yesterday at 8:31 am

» California's Drought
by Kelejan Yesterday at 12:33 am

» Is this golden rod which the golden rod honey comes from?
by markqz 9/21/2021, 11:53 pm

» Message from Sanderson
by sanderson 9/21/2021, 2:43 pm

» California - What are you doing this month?
by Yardslave 9/21/2021, 2:23 pm

» Starbucks for coffee grounds!
by OhioGardener 9/21/2021, 8:55 am

» CANADIAN REGION:What are you doing July to December 2021
by Kelejan 9/21/2021, 8:05 am

» N&C Midwest—September 2021
by MrBooker 9/21/2021, 5:57 am

» Hi from Lillington, NC
by sanderson 9/21/2021, 1:29 am

» OhioGardener SFG
by sanderson 9/21/2021, 1:25 am

» My name is boffer, and I'm a juicer.
by sanderson 9/21/2021, 1:23 am

» Why five sources for your compost? One explanation.
by OhioGardener 9/20/2021, 10:06 am

» 2021 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by OhioGardener 9/18/2021, 8:19 pm

» Patio Tomatoes at the Kitchen Door
by OhioGardener 9/16/2021, 8:05 pm

» Help identify seeds
by OhioGardener 9/16/2021, 7:59 pm

» Mulch question
by MrBooker 9/16/2021, 6:37 am

» Fallen Apples
by Kelejan 9/16/2021, 3:48 am

» Mark's first SFG
by markqz 9/14/2021, 11:28 pm

» Organic Management of Fall Garden Pests
by OhioGardener 9/14/2021, 8:38 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising 9/12/2021, 11:54 am

» Chick N Poo Compost
by OhioGardener 9/9/2021, 4:59 pm

» What Have You Picked From Your Garden Today
by donnainzone5 9/9/2021, 12:41 pm

» Composting information
by Bart 9/9/2021, 11:13 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by OhioGardener 9/7/2021, 7:19 pm

» What's everyone planting?
by sanderson 9/7/2021, 1:24 pm

» Worm On Tomato?
by sanderson 9/7/2021, 1:21 pm

» Canning Humor
by sanderson 9/6/2021, 11:36 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

My coldframe was easy!

4 posters

Go down

My coldframe was easy! Empty My coldframe was easy!

Post  quiltbea 4/16/2011, 1:10 pm

If I can make a coldframe, anyone can.

I started with a 12' piece of lumber 2" x 12" in widths and had Home Depot cut it into two 4' and two 2' lengths.
Bought two sets of corner braces (4 to a set, screws included) to hold it together. Actually, my son screwed them together for me while I was out grocery shopping. I think I'll keep him.
My coldframe was easy! Coldfr10
I set it out on a raised bed without lumber behind my SFG. I slanted it a bit by digging out the soil along the side sections and the front of the frame and piling the soil up in the back (North is the long side on the left) so there's a slight slant.
My coldframe was easy! Coldfr11
I wasn't able to find any old window frames around and its too early for yard sales here, so I bought two 6' poles (1x2s) and had them cut into 4' and 2' lengths for my lid and screwed them together at the corners to match the shape of my coldframe base.
My coldframe was easy! Coldfr12
Screwed in corner braces on those.
Covered with vinyl plastic I had handy and tacked it into place, stretching it as much as I could for smoothness.
My coldframe was easy! Coldfr13
I allowed extra plastic to hang down around all sides. This will be my draft prevention with it hanging down a few inches.
My coldframe was easy! Coldfr14
Here it is finished and in place.
I had a few bricks holding down the loose plastic on top before I made the lid, which I will keep handy for windy days or nites. They fit firmly on the corners.

I've already got 2 lettuce varieties sowed inside and will use this to help harden off seedlings and then to start new spinach or lettuce as needed for replacements in my SFG. Believe me, it was easy.

I've already tried putting the bricks on the frame base in back and laying the lid on top of the bricks. It provides a way for hot air to escape, so that works. Or I can remove the lid entirely on a warm day.

As I said, if I can do it, an achy woman of 69. anyone can build one.
quiltbea
quiltbea

Female Posts : 4712
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 79
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

Back to top Go down

My coldframe was easy! Empty Re: My coldframe was easy!

Post  Blackrose 4/16/2011, 1:36 pm

Well done quiltbea. You give me hope that I too can build one of these. way to go

What kind of plastic is that? It looks quite thick.
Blackrose
Blackrose

Female Posts : 710
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 48
Location : Aurora, Ontario, Zone 5a

Back to top Go down

My coldframe was easy! Empty Re: My coldframe was easy!

Post  quiltbea 4/16/2011, 2:27 pm

The plastic I got from Walmart's fabric Dept and its a heavier gauge. It might be 12-gauge, they weren't sure themselves, and I think it comes in 56" widths.
I didn't want a thin one that would tear easily.
I use this kind on my A-frame, this is it's 2nd yr and also to toss over my 4 ft beds to warm them up in the spring so this heavier gauge can take wear and tear.
quiltbea
quiltbea

Female Posts : 4712
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 79
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

Back to top Go down

My coldframe was easy! Empty Re: My coldframe was easy!

Post  middlemamma 4/16/2011, 3:26 pm

That is awesome quiltbea!

Good job!

bounce
middlemamma
middlemamma
 
 

Female Posts : 2260
Join date : 2010-04-25
Location : Idaho Panhandle

Back to top Go down

My coldframe was easy! Empty Re: My coldframe was easy!

Post  dizzygardener 4/18/2011, 2:00 pm

Awesome! I'm going to have to try this for the fall. Thanks. Very Happy
dizzygardener
dizzygardener

Female Posts : 668
Join date : 2011-01-26
Location : WNC 6b

Back to top Go down

My coldframe was easy! Empty Re: My coldframe was easy!

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum