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  • March 21, 2011 - The first day of spring. This year it also was the first day that felt like spring. In addition to a normal greenhouse, i like to work with a cold frame, so i built one of cheap materials. Cold frames are excellent for sowing seeds of plants that later are planted in the open, such as cabbage and salad. Cold frames also allow vegetables to be grown earlier in spring and later in autumn. The height of my cold frame is such that it can accommodate pepper plants. To start with, i planted a species of potatoes that grow very fast. Having them in a cold frame they are protected against frost and harvest will be three weeks earlier. By that time, the potatoes of last year won't taste very well anymore and are are depleted from vitamins.


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