This beautiful elevated bed includes a matching cold frame top to protect plants from harsh weather, making it perfect for starting seeds, hardening off transplants, and growing greens and other cool-season crops. The 2' x 8' elevated bed is easy to plant, tend and harvest without kneeling or bending. There's a false floor made of cedar slats, set 10" down from the top so there's plenty of root space for vegetables and flowers. Excess water drains through slats; vents in the sides allow air to circulate and excess moisture to evaporate. The cold frame top is made with polycarbonate panels that diffuse light so plants don't "cook," and there are adjustable braces to hold panels at various intervals for ventilation.
I ordered the first of April, so in Colorado we still had a month of very cold nights. I have been able to start petunias, sunflowers, zinnias and herbs in the unit. On the very cold nights I secure a blanket and sheet over the top to hold in the day heat. I will use it to start fall crops. I also plan on wintering cold crops as well, it will get a homemade quilt with plastic windows.
I did have a few glitches with the products advertising and not getting what was shown. The hinges that are shown to hold the windows in place are not available. After many conversations with the more than friendly costumer service department we were able to work it out with 100 percent satisfaction. They really do provide you with a solution to make you want to do business again. I have used this company for 10 years.
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Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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