Monthly Archives: March 2014

Cold frames


Dean has remade bits of the greenhouse into a cold frame, so we can extend our growing season for a couple of months a year.  The greenhouse was really just a big cold frame anyway, as it didn’t have any heating.

This works very well, but we had a battle with the mice who ate all the peas that were just sprouting.  So Dean made a seedling box with a mesh bottom and a lid from another pane of the greenhouse that fits in the cold frame.  So far so good.

I think we’ll make another couple of these for the herb garden.