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Post  camprn on 2/21/2012, 5:34 pm

Ooooh, an automatic venting thingy. I like that! How many folks in the North East are planning on using a cold frame or a hot bed? I am planning on a cold frame.

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Post  quiltbea on 2/22/2012, 10:24 am

I built my A-frame in 2010 and my coldframe last spring so I intend to use both.





Above: My coldframe has plastic over a wooden frame for its top. When I find an old window, I'll replace it or maybe even dig deep in my pocket for some plexi-glas this spring. I was hoping to keep it frugal but when it rains, the plastic stretches and I have to empty the water. Nonetheless, its better than nothing at all. I had lettuce and greens all last season.
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Post  camprn on 2/27/2012, 6:33 pm

Super simple cold frame. Just add another box and a cover, then plant that lettuce! I am going to do this. I just picked up some old double hung windows that were bound for the dump.
http://www.waldeneffect.org/howtoplantlettuce/

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Re: Cold Frames and Hot Beds

Post  CindiLou on 4/21/2012, 4:52 pm

Oh Oh..hubby says he will build me a couple this summer fall testing!
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Post  camprn on 4/21/2012, 5:32 pm

OMG! CindiLou, High-Five!

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Post  CindiLou on 4/21/2012, 8:44 pm

But you know..doing all this..the little greenhouse....hoops..those greenhouse..
I think he will put off longer my big greenhouse
OH I think he has a plan
He is so smart he is outsmarting himself
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Re: Cold Frames and Hot Beds

Post  Cincinnati on 4/22/2012, 9:40 pm

@camprn wrote:Here is another nifty one from Mother Earth News....

I see a built in irrigation system. Is that a soaker hose or drip line or ???

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Post  camprn on 4/22/2012, 9:47 pm

@Cincinnati wrote:
@camprn wrote:Here is another nifty one from Mother Earth News....

I see a built in irrigation system. Is that a soaker hose or drip line or ???
I think it's a soaker hose. did you click on the link... Very Happy

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Post  Cincinnati on 4/22/2012, 9:59 pm

@camprn wrote:I think it's a soaker hose. did you click on the link... Very Happy

Yes but it didn't load before I posted that last reply. I thought this was your raised bed / cold frame.

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Post  camprn on 4/22/2012, 10:21 pm

Nope it was in Mother Earth News. That's why I posted the link to the article. Very Happy

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Post  camprn on 12/22/2012, 5:46 pm


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