Posted: 02/06/2012 at 22:04
The results you can get in greenhouses are amazing, but I don't have the space, money, energy for a greenhouse, especially to heat, power, and maintain it!
Instead I have 2 home made cold frames which work like a treat. I still get the some slugs etc but not that makes that much difference.
My seeds start off on my kitchen window sill in a propagator them move to the 2nd and 3rd frame as they get bigger.
These frames have done loads! It's possible to cram loads of stuff in there, particulary if we have mild winters. I'm planting out lobelia that was grown from seed.
I'm a cold frame fan especially if someone hasn't got a large amount of space and money to get a greenhouse.