Building the FarmTek Cold Frame Part 1


| 1/14/2009 9:10:00 AM


FarmTek ClearSpan cold frame: finished framing.

Read part 2 here.

After enjoying a delicious winter salad fresh from a friend’s garden around a week ago, Kate and I decided to bite the bullet and install our first cold frame here in Kansas. I nosed around the barn some, but discovered that we didn’t have the bits and pieces to make a nice looking, easy to use and easy to move cold frame. As luck would have it, the FarmTek catalog was on top of one of the piles on my desk … seeing it motivated me to search for cold frames on the FarmTek website.

FarmTek ClearSpan cold frame instruction booklet.

After a bit of research, and discussion, Kate and I settled on one of FarmTek’s Flip-Top ClearSpan cold frames because it comes with everything included in a kit … even the baseboards. The FarmTek Flip-Top consists of a semi-rigid mini-hoop house attached to a frame that's built of 50 year lifespan lumber. I like this lumber because it is made with recycled plastic. We chose the 4 foot by 12 foot model and placed the order.



Clear instructions and diagrams make assembling the FarmTek cold frame easy.

Dennis Von Feldt
2/18/2012 2:48:25 PM

Hi Mark: I grew up in Gorham, KS (Russell County) and now lie in New Hampshire. I'm thinking of ordering 1 FarmTek cold frame and then replicating it for additional cold frames (I'll need several of them. Any additional advice you can offer?


Hank Will_2
1/15/2009 9:10:42 AM

No problem, Mark. The FarmTek cold frame is really well thought out and nice looking. We will let you know how much luck we have growing winter greens in it.


mark123_2
1/15/2009 3:04:42 AM

Thanks for introducing new thing to me.Very nice blog.I enjoyed well while reading.