A cold frame is a very useful piece of garden kit – it can be used for sowing seeds, hardening off young seedlings in spring, taking cuttings, growing early and late crops such as winter salad and shielding plants such as succulents and alpines from winter wet.
Discover how to use a cold frame in spring.
You can make your own cold frame cheaply and easily. Here, we have used a standard 100cm x 120cm pallet to create the base and an old window, 115cm x 130cm to make the top.
You will need
- Power tool
- Metal braces
- Old window
- Block of wood