Cold Frame from an Old Window

Filed under: Gardening — Savvy Housekeeper at 8:58 am on Monday, February 1, 2010

savvyhousekeeping cold rame recycled window

Every January, we get a burst of good weather for a few days and it feels like spring all of a sudden. And even though I know it’s not gardening time, it is so tempting to plant. (I weeded instead.)

But you can start seedlings around now, either indoors or in a cold frame like this one from Instructables, which is recycled from an old window. The window acts like a little greenhouse to protect the seedlings from the cold. (Via


Comment by Rob

February 2, 2010 @ 4:23 pm

I make bell cloche’s out of 2 litre pop bottles. But this year I have invested in a green house!

Comment by WolfSong

February 4, 2010 @ 6:35 am

Oh! So nice to see green grass. I know there is grass in my yard somewhere…under 3 feet of snow. *sigh* Another 6 weeks, and I can start my seedling indoors.

A greenhouse would make me so happy…somewhere I have plans to build one, but need more land first.

Comment by Savvy Housekeeper

February 4, 2010 @ 9:08 am

I too would love a green house, although I guess I don’t have as much of a need here in California…

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