14 November 2014

Cold Frames made of re-purposed home windows

When we had to have our house's windows replaced with new ones last year, I asked that all the old windows be left with us so they could be re-purposed into mini cold frames.

We put them up the day before these 20-degree temperatures arrived and I wanted to give them a few days/nights trial run to see how well they did. Success!


Jon drilled little holes in the frames and ran wire through the holes to make a secure tie that even these recent, awful winds have not messed with.

The little windows at the ends blew down one night but the plants didn't suffer any damage.



We've watered once just by slipping the hose in with a water flow diffuser/bubbler attached so it would flow down into the soil.

The other greens in the garden? Mixed results. The Kale has freezer burn, the Mache and Arugula are doing fine.

Dinosour kale without protection 

Arugula - unfazed by freezing temperatures and blooming!










Mache - unprotected and undisturbed by the freeze

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