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Offline mamapoppybee

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cold frames
« on: January 25, 2016, 03:12:29 pm »


I may be getting a bit eager but thought I would try a make shift cold frame and start some greens. Laid some old shower doors over my raised cinder beds then a cap from some old and scrap lumber an seems to be holding decent temps. Planted with an assortment of lettuce, kale, radish, and scallions all from seed. Hoping to cut the salad bill.

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Re: cold frames
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2016, 03:25:30 pm »
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I made a cold frame for my wife once, but then commandeered it and turned it into a solar wax melter. :laugh:
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Re: cold frames
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2016, 08:36:42 am »
Down side to a cold frame is having to use watering can because hose is frozen.... get to toting little missy!

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Re: cold frames
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2016, 09:23:11 am »
Use a vacuum breaker on the hose bib and walk the water out of the hose by rising the hose starting at the tap and walking to the end of the hose. With no water in the hose to freeze the next day turn on the hose, let the water run thru for a 45 seconds to defrost the hose.
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Re: cold frames
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2016, 05:02:49 pm »
All is going well I have sprouts! Soon I'll be eating lettuce, kale, pack choi, radish, and scallions all posing up! Planted out so.e pea pod seeds today. Was an amazing day to be out planting.

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Re: cold frames
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2016, 09:36:34 am »
Don't you love it when a plan comes together?  Watch out for rabbits!


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Re: cold frames
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2016, 10:18:24 am »
Nice job Mama!