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Extend Your Gardening Season with a DIY Cold Frame

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I am a vegetable-growing novice but there is one thing that I do know – August still provides plenty of time to plant a plentiful harvest, especially if you get down with your handy self and take a little time to construct a cold frame. Simply put, a cold frame is a structure that traps heat from the sun and allows you to grow warm weather crops even as autumn approaches and the temperature begins to dip. Cold frames extend your growing period by two to three weeks at each end of the season. You can use a cold frame in August and continue your garden into the fall, or you can also use it in early spring when the…

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