Posted: 07/01/2015 at 17:29
Hello all Coldframe now outside and lots of pics for you
Here is how it looked to start with well it took two pallets to make this
This was back in March one of the first few pallets that I started to take apart, this is all the planks of wood from it
I just got side tracked and started on the pallet potting table a strawberry planter and a bench and some other bits
Then it was time to start the coldframe, this is a pic of the back and front that I had put together, I pinched the thick planks from another pallet that I took apart - 5 boards high for the back panel and 3 boards high for the front
Made some of it outside and some indoors
This pic shows the main part of the coldframe put together, was tricky sawing the slopping bits of wood - hard for the saw to go a different way to what it does normally and to keep the plank still
I attached the lid with two hinges on the back and the two handles to open it. Gave it a bit of paint Cuprinol country cream on inside and smelly clear ish Sadolin paint on the outside so I could keep the wood effect of the pallet look
Here it is now outside in its place next to the plastic greenhouse, raspberry canes in the pots and peach tree behind
The lid is a thick bit of Perspex that I had, brought the bits of wood around the lid, with help got a slot cut along the wood with a router - I had a go very powerful machine which then the Perspex could be put into
I had to make the coldframe around the size of the lid
Bit of ventilation using the two bits of sawn off wood
Here is the inside - I painted it country cream hope it will bounce light around my seedlings, filled with two bags of horticultural sand
This is the coldframe today I have put in my sweet pea seedlings in and I am trying to store my dahlia tubers so they are in the crate
Fruitcake is the run big enough for the chickens you will be getting?
Have you all been planning what you will be growing this year?
When is it you start seed sowing? who is one that sows direct and who sows in trays/pots?
I mainly sow in trays but if I get the allotment want to sow direct more