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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #1
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Default Seeking cold frame

A gardener from Sweden , sarabackmo.com has a video on growing winter spinach on her website.

I have never seen anything like her cold frame sold on the big US websites. Wondering if someone has spotted these, or can translate if she mentions anything relative to the manufacturer.

She has a few super cute videos on other plant topics too. I hope to view later.

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I don't find a cold frame. Do you have a link? I see a raised bed and a homemade green house/sun room and a poly hoop-house.
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I don't find a cold frame. Do you have a link? I see a raised bed and a homemade green house/sun room and a poly hoop-house.
You have to hunt around in her video collection. I think it’s this one:

https://youtu.be/BQy0MGXVfTI
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Thanks for the link to that page. The snails ate all the seedlings of wintering salads for me. I have half the tunnel empty. When I go to the garden, I will sow new salads on the frozen ground. It will be an interesting experiment for me.
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I posted on her FB page to find out where she buys these plastic frames. They do look interesting. Maybe I can reach out to Greenhouse Megastore to offer them

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They don't come cheap, but you can find them here:


https://www.harrodhorticultural.com/...s-pid7957.html
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They look nice, but protect against weather conditions (probably from wind, hail, etc.) and pests. Probably not before freezing, it would have to be made of glass or polycarbonate.
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What about clear storage bins of suitable sizes? It can offer similar protection.

You can cut an opening on the bottom, flip it over and use the lids as a cover if you want to.
They may not have UV protection, but you can easily use them for a few years.

https://www.amazon.com/Plastic-Stora...0649487&sr=8-3
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You have to hunt around in her video collection. I think it’s this one:

https://youtu.be/BQy0MGXVfTI
Thanks! Those are interesting.
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Great detective work! Yes, that is the the video.
Nice and easy to move, and has a tie down feature. I would pay the price if it were local, but not international shipping.
I clicked on the link for the manufacturer, accepted cookies, but couldn't get past "Welcome International Customers".
Greenhouse Megastore, Johnnys (being in Maine) hope someone signs on to sell. They did look a bit like totes, but more like a mini igloo to me.

Lisa

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Great detective work! Yes, that is the the video.
Nice and easy to move, and has a tie down feature. I would pay the price if it were local, but not international shipping.
I clicked on the link for the manufacturer, accepted cookies, but couldn't get past "Welcome International Customers".
Greenhouse Megastore, Johnnys (being in Maine) hope someone signs on to sell. They did look a bit like totes, but more like a mini igloo to me.

Lisa
I sent an email to Greenhouse Megastore. I encourage you to do the same and other suppliers that you use.
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