Cold Frame

Anyone provide basic design reqiurements for a d-i-y-winter cold frame
Choice of materials, features etc
-- John Mulligan
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Time for a trip to your public library, or a google search. Books have already been written. No need for anyone here to write another one.
If you a find a design that involves glass, or using old windows, ***AND*** you have baseball-playing kids on the property, think "plexiglass" or something similar.
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One that served me well for many years had 2x2 corner posts, scavenged plywood sides, and a 1x1 framed lid fitted with double poly. Painted the outside black and the inside white. Add an automatic vent closer for the lid.
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On Sep 10, 12:25 pm, John Mulligan <John.Mulligan.

Plastic glazing is more likely to stay in one piece than glass. Recycled materials work as well as new. Protect from freezing overnight. Locating the frame on a southerly side of your house helps. Keep a blanket handy to throw over the sash during overnight cold snaps.
Hay bales are excellent insulation and can be stacked around the cold frame. You can in fact build a cold frame by arranging bales in an open square and laying an old window sash over top.
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On Sep 10, 12:25 pm, John Mulligan <John.Mulligan.

I suggest you go to this article about building mini-greenhouses for ideas: http://raised-garden-bed.com/Chapt12.html
Cheers, Johnny
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