Something for the garden

I am very tempted to say this cost me nothing to make. The reality of course is that it didn’t, as all the bits and pieces used came from some project or other, although the lid of the cold frame was donated so that actually was free. The rest of the wood, screws, hinges and paint were all things that were in the garage or the woodshed, so not quite free but  not far off.


I made it just before the start of the growing season and am happy to report that it has already started plenty of salads as well as the aubergines, squashes and melons that are now in various stages of growth in the beds.


It took me two days to finish, the main time was taken in waiting for the paint to dry.


Five minutes research on the world wide winifred gave me a design, the rest was fairly simple.


If I can do it, truly ANYONE can do it.


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4 Responses to Something for the garden

  1. Nikki says:

    I really like your cold frame, Chris! Charming and functional is a good combination. I could use one in my garden, since Oregon has typically cold and wet springs, but I just don’t have the space for one.

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    • Why thank you Ma’am. Space is one thing I do have luckily, along also with cold and wet springs. And summers. And autumns.


      • Nikki says:

        I’m a native Oregonian, so I’m familiar with those kinds of conditions. This summer, however, has been unusually hot…. 40+ straight days with no rain, and we’re expecting the next three days to have temperatures in excess of 105 F. I’m afraid my tomatoes are developing tougher skins than normal, but that’s the way gardening goes.

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      • It certainly is. Apparently in north west France its doing nothing but rain, in the middle of summer, which isn’t great and risks a lot of mildew problems for the toms. We shall see.


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