Introduction: Making a Cold Frame With Recycled Items
Step 1: Collect Materials
We are going to use a recycled plastic barrel, recycled window, garden hose, jig saw, knife, shovel, string, and a bale of hay.
Step 2: Barrel Is Cut
Cut the barrel into thirds with the jig saw. We are using the end cuts to mix earth plasters in.
Step 3: Barrel in Ground W/ Hose Applied
Dug a hole and put the center portion of the barrel in the ground at a slight tilt to match the lower sun in the winter. Then we cut the hose to the correct length and cut a slit down the length of the hose so that it would sit snugly on the rim of the barrel.
Step 4: Straw Insulation Applied
Broke the bale of hay in to flakes, then we then placed them around the barrel. We fastened them with a piece of string tied tightly around the hay.
Step 5: TaDa
We placed the recycled window over the barrel to collect and concentrate the suns energy.
Step 6: It's Working
Here is our first baby salad greens.