All About Cold Frames- How to Build And Use One. Cold Frames can be so useful! Today I explain all the things to consider when building a cold frame and how to use it once it is made. Thay are a good place to start seeds, protect or harden off young plants in spring, extend the growing season in fall, grow greens and herbs in them all winter, or use it as a solar dehydrator in summer. Be warned though, you might just find them so helpful that you end up with a fleet of them :)
Quick list of plants that can endure cold temperatures, once established:
Tender Hardy Cool Weather Crops (to about 25 degrees F, -4 C)
Cabbage, Broccoli, Chicory, (some) Lettuce, (some) Mustard, Pac Choy, Peas.
Hearty Cool weather Crops (to about 15 degrees F, -10C)
Arugula, Tat Soi, (some) Beets, (some) Mustard, (some) Lettuces, Radishes, Turnips, Cilantro, Endive, (Russian) Kale, Parsley, Kohlrabi, Celery, (Flat) Spinach, (colored) Chard.
Very Hearty Cold weather Crops (temps vary)
Collards, Leeks, (some) Beets, Carrots, Brussels sprouts, (green) Chard, Tat Soi, (curled) Spinach, (some) Kale, Parsnips, Chives.
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