2 acre farm: Cold Frame

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Cold Frame

I have been dreaming of a passive solar greenhouse for a while now. I think the idea of a self sustaining greenhouse that would allow me to grow produce through winter would be wonderful. Problem is stuff costs money. So I decided to make a cold frame based on the same principles.

I will be using some old windows, scrap lumber, and left over insulation. I am going to build it at the base of our barn which has a block foundation and wall. I will paint the wall dark and cover it in some solar pool blanket I have access to. This wall and blanket will hopefully absorb and hold enough heat to keep my cold frame/mini greenhouse warm enough to grow greens. We will see. Pictures of the project will be coming as I progress.

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1 Comments:

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November 8, 2009 at 8:15 AM  

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