Build a Cold Frame for All Seasons

Use this all-season cold frame to shelter and raise spring seedlings, summer lettuce, winter kale—even a few baby chicks!



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You can sum up the virtues of this innovative cold frame in one word: security.
PHOTO: WILLIAM WALDRON
Cold Frame 2nd Position
2nd Position: Glass and reflecting covers slightly open, about 30 degrees, an angle best for spring and fall.
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Cold Frame 3rd Position
3rd Position: Glass and reflecting covers up high, at about a 60-degree angle—great for absorbing winter sun.
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Cold Frame 1st Position
1st Position: Glass cover down.
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Cold Frame 4th Position
4th Position: Both covers off.
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Cold Frame Construction Detail
Construction schematic of MOTHER's cold frame.
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Cold Frame 5th Position
5th Position: Both covers down, for extra insulation.
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