What is a Cold Frame Greenhouse?

So you've heard that term "cold frame greenhouse" thrown around and it's finally time to figure out what it means!

A greenhouse with a "cold frame" is a transparent-roofed enclosure. Cold frame greenhouses are built low to the ground so they can be used to protect plants from adverse weather in cold or wet climates.

Cold frame greenhouses are sort of a mini-greenhouse box that is used to trap heat coming in through the transparent top surface used to extend the growing season. Traditionally cold frames are used in addition to a greenhouse to "harden off" plants before final planting outside.

Cultivation With a Cold Frame Greenhouse

  1. Germinate in a temperature-controlled greenhouse
  2. Move plants to the cold frame to "harden off"
  3. Move them again for final planting outside

Rather than buying a cold frame greenhouse from Home Depot, or attempting a DIY cold frame greenhouse, you can save time, money, and hassle by giving Hortitech a call. We have many affordable greenhouse options to fit your needs and offer long term product support.

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