Cold Frames

I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels like they are running out of windowsill come the middle of March.  Raising lots of seedlings at once can be a tricky business and cold frames are the affordable solution.  Cold frames are a great resource for starting off hardier seedlings and hardening off more tender seedlings as the season progresses.   Some of the light weight frames featured here can be moved around the plot to warm up soil and start early sowings.  

I’ve put together here a great selection of cold frames (all available from Crocus) for you in a range of sytles and prices.  Last year I bought a 3 tier growhouse, it served its purpose well and while I’m still pining for a greenhouse it actually did fulfil a very real need without breaking the bank.  It is a cold frame that looks really attractive in the garden, especially compared to some of my home made efforts!  



This practical and durable hardwood cold frame features tough and super insulating twin-wall polycarbonate glazing.  If you have cold and wet soil it’s a great coldframe for overwintering broadbeans and garlic. 40cm high x 100cm wide x 60cm deep.  It has been reduced from £69.99 to £34.99, a great bargain.  






This steel frame model with double lids is spacious and practical.  It costs £79.99  It is very roomy, ideal for warming up soil prior to direct sowings.  It measures 50.2cm (front 31.7cm) x width 120 cm x depth 61cm.





This really is a super little two-tier growhouse, handy for hardening off and keeping cuttings in optimum condition. Made from highly durable FSC eucalyptus and superior toughened glass. Cold frame measurements: 60cm wide (side to side) x 60cm depth (front to back) x 80cm high  It costs £199.99.  





This three tier growhouse is a personal favourite.  Made from a rigid, solid wood frame with twin-wall polycarbonate glazing it arrives flatpack but is simple to assemble, the two shelves are removable.  We think it is a super bargain at only £99.99.






This is the big daddy of coldframes, but you are unlikely to run out of room!  Made from FSC eucalyptus timber and toughened glass, it costs £349


Check out the complete range of winter protection products and mini-greenhouses HERE from Crocus.

You might also be interested in our article on the polycarbonate greenhouse.

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