cold frame

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cold frame

An unheated outdoor structure consisting of a wooden or concrete frame and a top of glass or clear plastic, used for protecting and acclimatizing seedlings and plants.

cold frame

(Horticulture) an unheated wooden frame with a glass top, used to protect young plants from the cold

cold′ frame`

a boxlike structure, usu. faced with glass, placed over a flower bed to protect plants, esp. seedlings.

Cold frame

An outdoor shelter for young plants that is covered with glass or, at night, with canvas. Its purpose was to help plants make a successful transition from a Hotbed or the house to an unprotected garden.
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Noun1.Cold frame - protective covering consisting of a wooden frame with a glass top in which small plants are protected from the coldcold frame - protective covering consisting of a wooden frame with a glass top in which small plants are protected from the cold
protective cover, protective covering, protection - a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors"
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A HUMBLE COLD FRAME offers a great way to produce nutritious, homegrown food outside of the prime growing season, without investing in a full-size greenhouse.
But don't despair, you can knock together a cold frame - a mini version - for next to nothing.
An alternative to a greenhouse is a cold frame - this is a box with a glass or plastic sloping roof that is used to protect plants.
The following eight cold frame plans are all easy and inexpensive to assemble using repurposed materials, so you can build as many as your vegetable garden will hold.
In the frame Sow spring flowering forget-menots, primulas, pansies, bellis daisies, violas and wallflowers in a cold frame to have plants that are ready for planting out when September arrives.
Tip #1 - Use a cold frame to help keep the soil and plants at higher temperatures.
WHAT YOU NEED: Packet of sweet pea seeds - there are lots of different colours to choose from Seed compost 9cm plant pots Plant label A clear polythene bag An unheated greenhouse or cold frame Fill the pot with seed compost almost to the top.
You can use an old window sash of any dimension to build a cold frame and start seed earlier in the season.
Think of a cold frame as a rustic cabin for vegetables.
Below that is a cold frame made with straw bales topped with salvaged windows.
And why should they, when they can create their own microclimate in an inexpensive cold frame.
They ripped up plants, tore apart a scarecrow and stole a wheelbarrow and cold frame from the site at Kingsway, which is managed by Burlish Park Primary School, in Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire.