Weekend DIY Project: How to Build a Cold Frame

Use these step-by-step instructions to build a cold frame and extend your growing season.

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 If self-sufficiency is one of your goals and gardening is one of your passions, building a cold frame is a great way to take a step forward in both areas. You can extend your growing season to harvest more fresh food more months of the year, and also have a new place to start seeds and harden off seedlings instead of buying plants in pots each spring. This project, taken from “DIY Projects for the Self-Sufficient Homeowner,” is one of many step-by-step plans in the book that can help you put your DIY skills to use creating a more self-reliant home and lifestyle.
Build A Cold Frame Step 7
In Step Seven you attach the Plexiglass cover.
Build A Cold Frame Step 5
In Step Five you make the lid frame.
Build A Cold Frame Step 4
In Step Four you reinforce the joints of the cold frame.

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