A cold frame is often used during spring. You are able to plant your seeds in the cold frame during February and March. Then by June and July you will have fresh vegetables. You can easily grow three different types of vegetables in the small cold frame without interfering with each other. So that each vegetable can receive the heat and sun that they need to grow and germinate, planting rows evenly would be smart.
It’s almost impossible for any of your seeds to rot, since it is a raised bed. However they have a chance of rotting if during a storm you leave the lid open. In February, you should be able to plant lettuce and spinach and never have to move them. Germination is not a long process; it usually takes about ten to fourteen days.
As you are getting ready to harvest some of your first plantings in the cold frame, and like to start in January and February, your seedlings in the house will be ready for planting in the cold frame. While the outdoor garden is being tilled and readied, cabbage, eggplant, and tomatoes are some of the best grown inside plants for in a cold frame.
Heavy frosts are sure to kill tender vegetables, for example, tomatoes, peppers, melons, and cucumbers. Six weeks before you plant your outdoor garden, they can be started in the cold frame. Something easily done is using peat pots to put your seeds in the soil in the cold frame.
In the early fall months, and even late spring, transplanting some of your favorite vegetables that are susceptible, in the colder temperatures, to die from your outdoor large gardens. You may also start planting new seeds in the cold frame. One thing to keep in mind is that is you decide to transplant, large shovelfuls of dirt all around the plant so you don’t shock the plant will be needed. You will also need to remember that is very important when you transplant, the plant and the cold frame must both be the same size. You definitely won’t be able to fit you large tomato plants in if you have a short or a small cold frame.
Some plants that seem to very well however, are carrots and radishes. A good idea would be to do some research and get accurate information on the vegetable that you want to plant. You would probably most likely not want to buy one that will die anyways. As a gardener this is a very good idea, you will be very happy how seedlings grow in a cold frame. Cold frames seem to be very helpful, and I considering buying one myself for my inside plants.