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Cold frames protect tender plants from frosts and allow for early propagation.
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June 23, 2013
Jason Scanlan wrote:
What kind of materials are used below the plants?
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This looks like a fine gravel laid on top of landscape fabric for drainage.
    Bookmark   July 14, 2013 at 5:17PM
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Okay. Thank you.
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While touring estates and public gardens in England, I had the opportunity to visit Heligan in Cornwall and took this photo just before crews moved the healthy squash starts into prepared beds in the walled kitchen garden. This cold frame has a gravel base so it's used almost exclusively for transplanting purposes. Propagation is done in the heated greenhouse, where conditions can be kept sterile.If you propagate with a light stand indoors, trays full of seedlings can be moved to a cold frame for about a week before transplanting once the threat of frost has passed.
A cold frame also extends the harvest and leaves extra room inside the greenhouse. It is also invaluable for hardening off seedlings next month as you get them ready to be transplanted into the garden.

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While touring estates and public gardens in England, I had the opportunity to visit Heligan in Cornwall and took this photo just before crews moved the healthy squash starts into prepared beds in the walled kitchen garden. This cold frame has a gravel base so it's used almost exclusively for transplanting purposes. Propagation is done in the heated greenhouse, where conditions can be kept sterile. If you propagate with a light stand indoors, trays full of seedlings can be moved to a cold frame for about a week before transplanting once the threat of frost has passed.
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January 29, 2014
everything, great idea for frost
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This cold frame has a gravel base so it's used almost exclusively for transplanting purposes. Propagation is done in the heated greenhouse, where conditions can be kept sterile. If you propagate with a light stand indoors, trays full of seedlings can be moved to a cold frame for about a week before transplanting once the threat of frost has passed.
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Cold Frame Components This is the gold standard of cold frames (photographed in London at the Chelsea Flower Show). Made of powder-coated aluminum by Alitex, one of England's premier greenhouse manufacturers, it's built to last for generations with a mortared brick base. If you have a greenhouse, a cold frame sited to take advantage of sunlight on a south-facing wall is ideal for hardening off seedlings before transplant. Pots or trays can be placed inside, with the glass top supported by metal rods during the day and closed at night for protection.
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Cold frames for starting vegetables for the garden. These have a gravel bottom, so they're clearly intended for hardening transplants.
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"This cold frame has a gravel base so it's used almost exclusively for transplanting purposes. Propagation is done in the heated greenhouse, where conditions can be kept sterile."
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Winter Gardening Edible Gardening Cool-Season Crops Gardening Extend Your Growing Season With a Cold Frame in the Garden If the sun's shining, it might be time to sow seeds under glass to transplant or harvest Follow Charlotte Albers Right now I'm reading Gertrude Jekyll's Wood and Garden (1899), still so... More » 2 Bookmark Email Embed Click "Embed" to display an article on your own website or blog. My grandmother had a cold frame. It was a long rectangular box angled to catch the sun with a sliding glass top, located along the south wall of the garage. At the time I didn't know what it was, but now I've built one of my own, just outside my kitchen, made of weather-resistant cedar, Plexiglas and an automatic opener device that levers the top up when temperatures reach about 50 degrees. Here in Vermont, it's too cold and the days are too short in December to think about cold frame propagation, but I can still organize my shopping list as seed catalogs have started to arrive in my mailbox. Sometime in late January I'll begin to test the soil to see if it's ready for some arugula. If you're gardening in a warmer zone, you'll be able to sow seeds a little earlier as weather allows. Gardening under glass is nothing new. From bio-domes to conservatories to commercial greenhouses, large-scale plant propagation happens year-round in heated facilities designed to maximize the sun's energy. The lucky homeowner with a greenhouse can overwinter tender plants and start new plants for setting out once frost has passed. But cold frames offer an affordable alternative to a greenhouse. They're easy to build as a DIY project with recycled bricks, lumber and old windows, or cobbled together with other repurposed materials, and can be found as kits or even bought from manufacturers and professionally installed. by Paintbox Garden Add to ideabook by Paintbox Garden by Paintbox Garden Cold Frame Components This is the gold standard of cold frames (photographed in London at the Chelsea Flower Show). Made of powder-coated aluminum by Alitex, one of England's premier greenhouse manufacturers, it's built to last for generations with a mortared brick base. If you have a greenhouse, a cold frame sited to take advantage of sunlight on a south-facing wall is ideal for hardening off seedlings before transplant. Pots or trays can be placed inside, with the glass top supported by metal rods during the day and closed at night for protection. by Paintbox Garden Add to ideabook by Paintbox Garden by Paintbox Garden While touring estates and public gardens in England, I had the opportunity to visit Heligan in Cornwall and took this photo just before crews moved the healthy squash starts into prepared beds in the walled kitchen garden. This cold frame has a gravel base so it's used almost exclusively for transplanting purposes. Propagation is done in the heated greenhouse, where conditions can be kept sterile. If you propagate with a light stand indoors, trays full of seedlings can be moved to a cold frame for about a week before transplanting once the threat of frost has passed.
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