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How to Have Your Salad and the Locavore Lifestyle Too with a Cold Frame Greenhouse

Solexx-cold-Frame-300x196 in  and gardeningtipsThe crispness of the air is a signal that gardening season is coming to a close.  Some plants thrive in hot weather such as tomatoes and peppers while others falter when hotter weather is present.  These cool season plants or cole crops include kale, lettuces, spinach, peas, cauliflower, and broccoli to name a few.  Typically the cooler the temperature the better these cole crops like it but…Freezing temperatures can be the down fall for these plants.  The solution to this temperature dilemma and the never-ending question of how to extend the growing season is the use of a cold frame greenhouse.

How a cold frame works is very similar to how a greenhouse works.  Both utilize solar radiation to create heat in an enclosed space.  But unlike a greenhouse a cold frame can utilize soil temperature along with solar radiation to keep things warm.  And temperature can be regulated by simply opening up the window during the day and closing at night.

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