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2/14/09 6:53 A

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I agree - I do think there will be many folks planting gardens this year. It might be because of the economy but they will get hooked! Fresh

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2/13/09 7:37 P

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There's a place locally that has old windows for free on the roadside. Will have to start there and see how big a window I can get or maybe two small side my side on the frame.

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2/13/09 5:12 P

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See lots of people doing cold frames this year. Must be the economy, everyone growing gardens all the sudden.

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2/13/09 9:32 A

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Windstorm tore down my greenhouse - so I'm planning to put in a couple coldframes myself. Should be good season extenders - for me probably more useful than the greenhouse was - and not quite as susceptible to the wind! I do have a couple of old storm doors to use for the tops.

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2/12/09 9:34 P

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Yes, that's a cold frame. I found out the hard way that cold frames can get very HOT if you don't prop them during the day. Cooked all my seedlings one year.

My neighbor simply makes a "frame" out of straw or hay bales and puts an old storm door (glass in both top and bottom) over the top as a cover. Seems to work very well.

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DEECAFFEINATED's Photo DEECAFFEINATED Posts: 3,227
2/11/09 4:39 P

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Yes, I was out again and ran into another local and she said she has a cold frame and it looked like what I've been calling a baby greenhouse.

Now that I know what it's called I found this.

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SUNNY332's Photo SUNNY332 Posts: 29,039
2/10/09 7:45 P

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It sure does. I was thinking maybe a grow light inmy sunroom to start some seeds this year. They are pretty expensive (200+ dollars) so will check into this.

Thanks for posting. Sunny

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2/10/09 3:56 P

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sounds similar to a cold frame? Interesting.

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I have a portable one and I love it. I just googled greenhouses and then picked one that fit my needs. The bottom is open with four sides and then the top has two zippers so I can open and let the day in and close off at night to protect. I think it is made out of a light weight nylon. Kind of looks like a long pup tent. We also have a deer problem and this helps me with that. I think I spent about 100 and it was well worth my $$$$$$$$$. I first saw one on Martha and that is what started my search.

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2/10/09 2:35 P

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Are any of you using this sort of thing:

Around here many have a glass door on top of a four sided box about 18" high x 5' wide x 3' deep and it makes like a small green house. The glass door lifts to get air on warmer days and I think harden plants. I'd love to build or get one of those. I think it needs to be on the south side of the house though and that's my front beds.

There's also a place locally that sells something like a tent about 2' high dome of what looks like pcv pipe that gets covered with heavy plastic.

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