Cold-frames sentence example
Of those that are liable to suffer injury in winter, as the Brompton and Queen Stocks, a portion should be potted and wintered in cold frames ventilated as freely as the weather will permit.
Continue the propagation of herbaceous plants, taking off the layers of carnations, picotees, pansies and chrysanthemums, by the end of the month; choice carnations and picotees may be potted and wintered in cold frames if the season is wet and ungenial.
Due attention must be paid to shifting well-rooted plants into larger pots; and, if space is desired, many kinds of hardier plants can be safely put out in cold frames.
All vegetable roots not designed to be left in the ground during the winter should be dug up, such as beets, carrots, parsnips, sweet potatoes, &c. The cabbage, cauliflower and lettuce plants grown from seed sown last month should be pricked out in cold frames.
Remove the snow that accumulates on cold frames or other glass structures, particularly if the soil which the glass covers was not frozen before the snow fell; it may remain on the sashes longer if the plants are frozen in, since they are dormant, and would not be injured if deprived of light for eight or ten days.Advertisement
Increase by division of the creeping root-stock, or seed sown in cold frames as soon as ripe.
Just as with straw bale homes, straw bale cold frames use the mass of the insulating straw walls to buffer the temperature difference between outside and inside.
Typically cold frames are placed in an area that gets a fair amount of sunlight each day so the plants can thrive.
It is also advisable to make several individual cold frames instead of one large one because the completed frame may be too heavy to easily move.
Such cold frames harnessed two natural elements, manure and solar power, to create warm temperatures that withstood cold New England winters.Advertisement