This forum really gives a gardener alot of new ideas! I have been planting in cold frames for many years but this year I think I made some big improvements! My cold frames become small gardens after I replant some of the seeds I starten in them! I m a gardner that likes to mix seeds and when they satrt i move them but leave some to grow all summer! i usually put a window or double lastic as a cover and take it off during a rain! Ths past week I dug several out that I used last year. There were some weeds so what I would do is dig the frame out about a foot deep! I would take the top 6 inches and start a compost with it to get rid of the weeds. the bottom 6 inches I would strain and put into a cold frame I just dug out! I added leaves rabbit manure and shredded paper and covered it with the strained dirt plus a little blood meal on the leaves along with some urea to generate extra heat! The top three or more inches was strained garden dirt mixed with the pine shavings! Tamped it down and added the seeds, lettuce cabbage brussel spouts and even had a bed with onion seeds and alsakan peas! I am going too make sever more cold frames this weekend! the strained garden soil with the pine shavings seems like it will not cake and looks great! I like to garden so much that extending my garden a month or more excites me! The cold frame will be my summer raised bed why not? Cabbage and broccoli seem tor really look healthy in a cold frame more than in a greenhouse! I also always add a dozen onion sets to everything I make outside! I wish I had 10 acres!
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