Mother Earth Living


Make a Cold Frame for Herbs

Appearing in guises from fancy to very plain, cold frames help you grow more herbs and extend your season.



Hay bales topped by old storm windows work as cold frames made from what is on hand.
Photo by Paul Gardener
Corrugated fiberglass can make a suitable topping for your cold frame.
Photo by David Liebman
On warm days, prop open your cold frame to allow ventilation and invite pollinators in.
A low plastic tunnel can protect seedlings. This 12-foot Flip-Top Cold Frame by FarmTek is $539.
Photo by Hank Will
On warm days, prop open your cold frame to allow ventilation and invite pollinators in.
Photo by Ottmar Bierwagen

















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