A Cold Frame is usually made of timber with a lid of glass and is used to help seeds germinate when it is still cold outside and a little warmth and protection is needed.
I found an old window and also some off cuts of timber in our shed. The window is about 60cm x 65 cm, not to big so i can move the cold frame around the garden as needed without straining my back.
I measured the timber to size and used a power drill to put together(12 screws), I then placed the window on top of the frame and used two hinges to attach it.
Next i used some silicon around the glass panes to keep them secure.
A light sand and then 2 coats of paint on the window frame and it was ready to be used.
Thanks to Phoebe for the link to these fantastic Italian seeds, great value, you get heaps of seeds in a larger than normal foil pack which makes it easier to use and store.
So i planted lettuce, dill and onions.
The important thing to remember , on a sunny day the lid needs to be lifted or the emerging seedlings will get burnt and then in the late afternoon lid needs to be closed.
While I was waiting for the paint to dry i sanded my garage sale "find" with a great little electric power tool called a mouse.
Now while i was busy Bob was working on his new project!
Restoring an old stone building, was probably used to store milk, butter and meat many many years ago!!
Hope you all had a good weekend!! Ciao!! 4 weeks to go!!!!