Last year, I put my conservatory to utilize and ended up caring it. I likewise built a couple of momentary raised beds due to the fact that a few of my veggies weren’t growing very well.
This spring, I was planning on developing some additional conservatories and raised beds.
Rather than constructing these as separate pieces, I planned to include a cold frame right into the raised bed by developing a top for it.
I wanted something quick to assemble and easy to store.
Drill hole for wire frame.
Now that I have the greenhouse, I don’t require as numerous conservatories as I was initially planning.
But I still wanted to include a couple of conservatories inside the greenhouse.
This will provide my warm weather vegetables an extra layer of security versus the cold spring nights.
My partner built packages for me, and assisted me create a concept for the cold frame tops.
We were going to try something with PVC piping, but it was too stiff to flex over the narrow box.
We had some heavy wire in the garage, so we decided to see if that would work.
We drilled holes in the top of each side of the wood frame to hold the wire in place.
Then we arched the wire over package and put it into the holes.
As soon as the frame was done, I simply covered the wire arches in plastic.
I utilized small metal clamps to hold the plastic in location.
The metal pieces are easy to appear and out of the frame whenever I need to.
Protecting the plastic over the conservatory-.
These metal arches will double as row covers when the plastic comes off.
The best part is that the conservatory tops didn’t cost me anything, I reused products we currently had.
It was good that I didn’t need to worry about constructing a tough top for these conservatories.
If I was going to utilize them outside, I would have secured the plastic to the metal frame better.
I also would have weighed the plastic down around the bottom. For now, these work terrific for what I require.