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Winter is approaching FAST! If you want to save money by growing food over the long winter months this is a really easy way to build cold frames with no tools… Straw bales + old windows = instant cold frame.
Essentially, a cold frame is a mini-greenhouse.
You can harvest vegetables that are tolerant to the cold year-round by growing plants in a cold frame.
I have heard that temperatures can even dip as low as -20 degrees F, if done correctly!
A cold frame allows you to start earlier in the Spring and continue later in the Fall, which is great news for us gardeners.
You can also start seedlings that you can later transplant into the garden when the weather warms up.
So get started now and extend your season, you never know when you will need your survival garden!