Fall Gardening with Cold Frames

As much as I have been whining about having so much to do in the garden, a person would think I wouldn’t be doing anything to extend the growing season…but I am.

Well actually my hubby is….

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He designed a cold frame of sorts for me.

We have never used a cold frame or grown any type of fall garden but we decided to give it a try this year.  I eat LOTS of lettuce and I’m  hoping to extend the season.  He built two frames like the one in the picture and covered them with a heavy weight plastic.  I hope it works.

He designed them so I can easily lift off the frame to harvest.  I am hoping we’ll be able to use them in the spring too.

If anyone has any advice about gardening into the fall please feel free to pass it along as I am a newbie.

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2 thoughts on “Fall Gardening with Cold Frames

  1. Ann

    That is so neat. I can hardly wait to hear about your new adventures in fall gardening. I might just have to try up here in MN. Besides lettuce, what else do you think you will grow? And will you start with seeds? Very exciting.

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