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How to Build a Hot Frame

A hot frame has a heat source to get young seedlings started quickly. The added warmth keeps the plants from freezing at night until the threat of frost has passed.

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  • recycled door or window with glass panes
  • 6 bales of straw
  • topsoil
  • starter seedlings
  • water
  • fresh manure


  • shade cloth
  • shovel
  • hard rake
  • garden hose
  • tape measure
  • maximum-minimum thermometer