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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.
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cold frame

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

a boxlike structure, usu. faced with glass, placed over a flower bed to protect plants, esp. seedlings.
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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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The garden also features a glass vinehouse, coldframes and a traditional gardener's bothy or store.
The Hoe Garden Nursery of 1954, commissioned in Plymouth, shows peeling paint on tired coldframes and plants sitting about to be used in municipal gardens.
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(3) Use warm, slightly soapy water to clean the glazing on the inside of greenhouses and coldframes. Once up, the plants will need every bit of daylight.
Developing a nursery for container- and field-grown nursery crops involves land leveling, road construction and design, irrigation, and land drainage, along with potting areas, greenhouses, coldframes, hotbeds, shadehouses, and overwintering houses.
Greenhouses and coldframes are built with the specific intention of growing plants.
If frost is forecast, cover coldframes with bubble plastic or a piece of old carpet or blanket overnight, to protect young plants.
That variety is normally grown only in sheltered places, coldframes or with care in greenhouses because it is summerdormant.
"I walked off towards the coldframes and shouted over my shoulder, 'Bring the barrow.
In coldframes or greenhouse, sow lettuce, spinach and other cold-tolerant greens.