Year Round Benefits of a Cold Frame
If you have ever wished you could get your tomatoes and flowers started early, or get a jump start on your herb garden, now you can by using a cold frame. What is a cold frame you might ask? It is, quite literally, a personal greenhouse with a transparent top, which allows the sun to get in while protecting young tender seedlings from the cold, end of winter weather. A cold frame makes a perfect addition to any garden whether it is a professional garden shop or an individual who just wants fresh veggies as soon as possible, or year round.
No doubt, every gardener has dreams of raising crops in California type weather but not everyone lives in California or has access to that type of Mediterranean climate. For most people, there are only three seasons that can support plants in the tender growth stage, which leaves as much as three months where all you can do is look out the window at the snow covered place where your garden used to be. Or, you can be the envy of your neighborhood by turning that snow patch into a small greenhouse by using Common Sense Cold Frames.
The Common Sense Cold Frame just makes sense for anyone with a bit of a green thumb or even for those who are highly experienced in gardening. Even professional gardeners who have a garden at home find huge benefits from using cold frames in that they can now grow fresh vegetables, herbs and even flowers, year round. For your most delicate and tender seedlings, the cold frame is a 24-hour a day babysitter even in the harshest of winters. Picture if you will, a greenhouse and how it is constructed. Now, picture this same greenhouse constructed in miniature form in a size that is easy to move to the perfect location.
The common sense cold frame is constructed with a top that is transparent and sloped so that you can position it to capitalize on every available ray of sunlight. The cold frame is also constructed using rot-resistant material so that you will get many years of use. They are box-shaped structures that will create a controlled climate, which is perfect for all your plants needs, even throughout the cold winter nights. Because of their controlled climate, they will save you a lot of money and eventually pay for themselves by ensuring that plants stay safe and healthy. No matter what kind of gardener you consider yourself to be, a cold frame can be the perfect addition to your gardening efforts.
Even if all you want is something to get your seedlings started early, the common sense cold frame is still the perfect choice for an early spring planting of well established plants or even to extend the growing season well into fall. Serious gardeners will be able to extend the growing by as much as a month in the spring and a month in the fall and even all winter long and allow family to enjoy fresh food year round.