Wooden Coldframes

Cold Frame Hinge

Lichfield Double Coldframe

Big brother to our single coldframe, the double coldframe is ideal for growing on young plants or providing a protected environment for tender plants. Each lid has a centre prop to give extra ventilation when needed. All the screws and washers used for the props are brass.
Made from solid Scandinavian pine or Cedar. The hinges and handle are designed to give extra rigidity to the structure.
It is finished, in the case of the pine, with a high quality, water repellent preservative in either clear or golden brown. With care, this cold frame will last for many years.
An attractive and useful addition to any garden.
Dimensions: 180x75x45cm(h)
Product Name
Quantity & Finish
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Double Coldframe (Pine)
180x75x45cm (High)
Brown or Clear
Double  Coldframe (Cedar)
180x75x45cm (High)
Delivery approximately 30 days Postage and Packaging is included for the Uk Mainland.
We also offer a bespoke service, so if you would like this or any of our own wooden products made to your own preferred measurements please contact us and we will be pleased to help.
If you live in the Channel Islands, Highlands and Islands or Ireland please ring 01952 541170 or email sales@thelichfieldplantercompany.co.uk for a quote for delivery.

Cold frames

Exposure to the sun giving higher temperatures in the cold frame. Lettuce and green vegetables will flourish in these conditions. This is  the growing season typically from late August until December.
This is the harshest growing season, so you should plant the hardiest plants. Salad greens such as arugula, spinach, mache, and lettuces will be  the most successful. Spinach will continue to produce beyond the first harvest, but other salad greens will require a more intensive seed sowing rotation. Generally, sewing seeds in January should give you a March harvest.   Spring
This is the time to plant your salad plants to  bring them on for your vegetable plot, to get you an early start. You should start your vegetable plot plants about five weeks before the last frost.
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Cold frames

A year round harvest
Growing in a cold frame will take a little time to perfect, but successful growing seasons are not hard to come by. The winter will be the most difficult season to produce a successful crop since the temperatures are the coldest, days are

Cold frames

shortest and the angle of the sun is the lowest so the cold frame will be much cooler. Good timing and careful practice, while learning from previous years  experience will yield a successful harvest. In very cold conditions adding heating would turn your cold frame into a heat box but that would require electricity. While maintaining a  warm environment is essential it is equally important to make sure it does not get too warm. This can be done by just leaving the lids ajar.
Autumn will be the season when you get your most plentiful crop from your cold frame because the earth is still warm from the summer sun. The spring is a good time to put your potted plants in the. The earth will still be cold from the winter so putting your planters, with their sprouting summer plants will be very beneficial.
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