Square Foot Gardening Forum

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.


Display results as :


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» last chance to pre-order baker seeds-rare seed catalog
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:36 pm

» Second Year SFG in Canada
by CapeCoddess Today at 7:09 pm

» CANADIAN REGION:What are you doing in October 2016
by Kelejan Today at 6:06 pm

» Microbes...you gotta see this one !!!
by newbeone Today at 3:54 pm

» What's eating my plants
by donnainzone5 Today at 12:30 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by AtlantaMarie Today at 12:26 pm

» Straw Bales with Seeds?
by donnainzone5 Today at 12:26 pm

» Bountea Compost Tea - Got it!!!
by AtlantaMarie Today at 12:25 pm

» Shallots, Prisma
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:59 am

» N&C Midwest: October Happenings!
by llama momma Today at 5:35 am

» Asia Region -Showcase of Gardens - Show Us Yours
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:16 pm

» Peas and cucumbers: Trellis position and plant spacing
by yolos Yesterday at 8:32 pm

» California's Drought
by Kelejan Yesterday at 7:37 pm

» Garlic
by recoush Yesterday at 5:15 pm

» Mason bees
by recoush Yesterday at 5:08 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 4:51 pm

» Hello from central Massachusetts!
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 10:52 am

» Indian Solar Gardening Calendar
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:50 am

» New England October, 2016
by Scorpio Rising 10/20/2016, 8:56 pm

» leggy potatoes plants were started too early in the hous
by Scorpio Rising 10/20/2016, 8:38 pm

» Thin Crust Pizza
by No_Such_Reality 10/19/2016, 11:34 pm

» Our Newest Regional Hosts!
by Scorpio Rising 10/19/2016, 8:10 pm

» November Planting in SoCal, time to keep working it and bragging rights time!
by No_Such_Reality 10/19/2016, 10:27 am

» Winter Hobbies and Crafts
by Scorpio Rising 10/18/2016, 7:48 pm

» Cucumber plant visitor
by Scorpio Rising 10/18/2016, 7:31 pm

» Hello all
by Scorpio Rising 10/18/2016, 7:16 pm

» The Most Annoying Pest In The Yard
by Scorpio Rising 10/18/2016, 6:45 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by sanderson 10/18/2016, 4:32 pm

» 2016 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos 10/18/2016, 11:17 am

» Tryst with my first DIY SFG in India
by rajmahendra 10/18/2016, 7:50 am


Search SFG Forum

Yet another Cold Frame

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Yet another Cold Frame

Post  Lavender Debs on 1/19/2011, 7:57 pm

Just before I went down with the flu, Ray was out putting a project together for me. Today (Wednesday the 19th) was the first time I was able to get out and see it. He made it of PVC and plastic with a board on each side for support. Ray says that the next one that he makes will have PVC attachments inside the box to snap the tubes into. The poor thing has been through a couple of wind storms but looks pretty good to me. I think it needs a tuck and a trim but salad should come to the table soon.

Front view. It fits right into a 2 foot wide SFG but he assures me that it will be fine in the 4x4.

The lid. Humm, going to need a way to prop this open on warm days.

From the side it looks like a pup tent. For the next one I'll get shots of it being put together but this time I was too bleckey.

Next nice day I'm gonna give it a trim and lots of seed.

Deborah.... just so happy to feel good enough to get out for a bit today.

Lavender Debs

Posts : 2054
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 59
Location : Everett, WA USA

View user profile http://songs-of-coming-rain.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Yet another Cold Frame

Post  Furbalsmom on 1/19/2011, 8:12 pm

So glad you are feeling a bit better.

What a wonderful guy to create and build the tent style cold frame for your garden.

Looking forward to seeing how it works for you. Those of us in the PNW need all the help we can get in order to plant early in this cold, wet, climate. Though the sun did shine for about 20 minutes today. sunny


Female Posts : 3141
Join date : 2010-06-10
Age : 69
Location : Coastal Oregon, Zone 9a, Heat Zone 2 :(

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Yet another Cold Frame

Post  quiltbea on 1/20/2011, 12:07 am

That's a great little coldframe. How lucky are you to have one.

I plan to build one myself this spring from 1x2x12s to finish as a 4' by 2' or 3' rectangle. I'll place it right over the furthest berm between my new asparagus bed and my 6 alpine strawberries. If I can't find an old window at a garage sale, I'll make a top frame from 1x2" poles and tack clear plastic over it. With hinges on the backside, it should work out well. That's the plan anyway. It looks good on paper.

I really want a coldframe besides my A-frame for my garden this year. The coldframe will be a good place to grow my cold-weather greens right up into winter, like mizuna, claytonia, arugula and such. Its another experiment for me to try.

I'll take pics as it proceeds for others to see if it will be something to work for them.


Female Posts : 4613
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 74
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Yet another Cold Frame

Post  Ha-v-v on 1/20/2011, 6:37 am

It looks lovely !! Glad you were able to get outside and feeling better. I too cant wait to hear the progress of the salad Smile


Female Posts : 1123
Join date : 2010-03-12
Age : 56
Location : Southwest Ms. Zone 8A (I like to think I get a little bit of Zone 9 too )

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Yet another Cold Frame

Post  Sponsored content Today at 9:23 pm

Sponsored content

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

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