Monday, March 28, 2011

Cold frame

Libby, preparing to plant cabbage and pepper seeds.
Our garden experiment this year involves starting plants in a cold frame. Previous years we've tried planting seeds and starting them, with minimal success, inside in the windowsill. 

This year, Logan constructed a wood and plexiglass cold frame. The cold frame sits under the deck, on the south side of the house. It is designed to capture heat, much like a mini-greenhouse.

Libby started a variety of seeds in her cold frame. In a couple of months, when the temperature outside is warmer, she plans to transplant the young plants to our garden.


  1. Hmmmm, it'll be interesting to see if this works! Please keep us posted!

  2. A cold frame sounds like a great idea! Will there be progress shots in the future?