Monthly Archives: October 2013

Get your cold frame ready

Cari Ortolani,

It’s that time of the year to start thinking about using your cold frame. Last week, with the help of my students, we assembled my larger cold frame by placing it on top of an existing raised bed. The 4’x 8’ structure is covered with double plated glass, and insulated with 2” Styrofoam, which protects my tender vegetation even when the temperature dips into the single digits. Be cautious not to use old windows with lead paint.
My other 3 smaller cold frames are against the foundation on the south facing wall and covered with heavy, clear glass or Plexiglas.

Protect your crops; don’t wait too long,
Nick Mancini, The Organic Italian

P. S. Had a successful book signing this past Saturday with over 80 friends and colleagues on hand.

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