Featuring your raised garden with cold frames is very effective to adjust the temperature of your garden bed, so the garden will get a greater control over plant growth. Building cold frames is quite challenging, but you can start this project by making cold frame plans to make sure that everything goes as you desire.
When making the plans, you have to decide the spot where you will install your cold frame. This will help you determine the dimensions of your cold frame depending on the gardening needs. Cold frames should have height at least 8 inches and the width should be at least 6 inches. After that, you can measure and mark one top end, one bottom end and two sides of the wood for the cold frame using a measuring tape. This will help you determine the dimensions of wood needed for making the cold frame plans to fit with the area where it will be installed.
You need to also find the center of each end of the cold frame to make a mark. It will be used to pound wooden stakes keeping the sides of the cold frame from bending out due to the weight of the soil. Take the measurement of the cold frame when you start hunting for old windows. Make sure that the window frame will fit with the cold frame. You can use discarded windows or curb-sides to save your budget in this project. After finding the windows, you can use the measurement you have taken to start making the cold frame.
Making your own cold frame plans will help you make your cold frame easier. So, you can prepare everything well by making the plans to make sure that the measurements of your cold frame will be just right as it should be.