Cold Frames and Green Housing in Colorado
Green housing in the Colorado High Country. Cold frames are 100 % solar heated. Greenhouses are heated with natural gas, electric, propane. Raising plants in Cold Frames relying on 100% solar heat, no carbon footprint and plants are hardy and high altitude adjusted. This is called localtarain or localvore which means produced locally and consumed locally. Cold framing season starts in March 17th (Saint. Patrick’s Day) and ends around November 2nd (All Saints Day). Build a cold frame in full sun. Cold frames cam is simple plastic and wooden boxes, or large commercial size structures. Monumental crystal palace green houses date back to the Iron Age in the 1800’s in Europe where gardening was an obsession and still is.