Cold Frame Completed


Following on from this post.  We retrieved our jigsaw on Tuesday and were able to cut the polycarbonate sheeting for the final step of the cold frame.

Once the pieces of polycarbonate sheeting were cut to size, it was relatively easy to screw them to the timber frame.  The only thing left to do was to fill the post holes and level the ground.

Finished and ready for use.  You may be able to see the tray of basil seedlings near the left-hand end of the structure.

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Another view of the cold frame as part of the wider vegetable garden layout.

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Since our winters are really quite mild, this is really only necessary for overnight protection.  I will need to make sure I open it up everyday or otherwise the basil will be cooked by the end of the week.


2 thoughts on “Cold Frame Completed

  1. I want one of these. I am sure my hubby made one years ago but who knows where it is now. Your posts have reminded me to tell him we need another one for winter. We have the odd frost here now unlike years ago when they were more frequent. Winter is warmer here on the Downs now.

    • Yes, it is generally warmer here, too. I suppose I am being a bit precious wanting to grow basil in winter but it is worth a try. We had friends who lived on the outskirts of Toowoomba in the early 1980s and one year they had 97 consecutive days of frost!!

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