Cold Frame advice

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Broadhaven

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Cold Frame advice
« on: February 04, 2010, 15:24 »
After my first season of growing last year it became apparant I needed a cold frame as it was hard work taking all my seeds out of the greenhouse and then putting them back in the evening.
I went to Tatton Show last year and came across these:
http://www.garden-products.co.uk/customer/product.php?productid=21832

Do you think it will be ok as a cold frame? I liked the idea of shelves so I can have more space.

Thanks

Polly
« Last Edit: February 04, 2010, 21:30 by Ice »

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mumofstig

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Re: Cold Frame advise
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2010, 15:37 »
why not if you can afford it..........they are quite easy/cheap to make though...just a thought :)
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Re: Cold Frame advise
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2010, 15:58 »
It's easy to make a cold frame out of an old box/drawer with a bit of plastic on top.
I made two out of pallet wood and window frames.
They are very handy and well worth having.
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Re: Cold Frame advise
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2010, 16:26 »
Lidel did a similar one last yr but it was made out of plastic, I think it was 19.99 I got one and it was good.
Catherine

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Re: Cold Frame advise
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2010, 16:34 »
D T Brown have a simple alli/polycarb one for 30  :)

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Re: Cold Frame advise
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2010, 18:24 »
my grandad made his cold frames out of old bits of timber and window frames. thinkin back they were very good he had cucumbers etc in his, am going back 40yrs now.

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Re: Cold Frame advise
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2010, 21:24 »
Thanks for your replies. Been on youtube and seen a few ideas. My hubby made the bench in the greenhouse,  guess he can tackle a cold frame.

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Re: Cold Frame advice
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2010, 14:38 »
There's some good stuff here and a pic of one of my creations: http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=12237.0

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Re: Cold Frame advice
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2010, 15:27 »
If its in the garden you might want something a bit nice go for the one you have posted about of get something nice made up.  I made a couple up last year for the side of the shed at the plot and someone asked how much i paid for them to be made  :D 
Thanks
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Re: Cold Frame advice
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2010, 12:13 »
Should I build myself a cold frame or will I be OK using this walk in greehouse instead
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