Factory Second Ultimate Cold Frame
Item # 8587234
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Note: We are offering this cold frame at a reduced price because it did not pass our quality inspection. Due to a manufacturing error, the ties that are intended to hold the rolled-up doors and vents were improperly attached. Therefore, there is no way to secure the rolled-up greenhouse cover panels to allow ventilation. This defect will not affect the functionality of the unit as a season-extending cold frame to protect plants against chilly temperatures; however, because the vents won't stay rolled up, you'll need to remove the entire cold frame in warm weather. No grommets for stakes. To secure cold frame to the ground, you must push stakes through fabric. Sold as is.
Nurture plants in a warm, stable environment during wet and windy spring weather. Start seeds earlier, harden off indoor-growing seedlings, and extend the growing season into fall, too. This cold frame is a generous 71" L x 56" W with a peaked 36" roof that gives plants plenty of headroom. There's a large access door with two-way zipper on each side, and a roll-up vent at each end for good air circulation. Rustproof powder-coated steel frame and polyethylene cover. Insect netting covers doors and vents. Includes anchoring stakes. Raised bed not included.
Reviewed by 4 customers
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I have had a "first quality" one for a few years and have really liked it. I figure I can work around the "seconds" issues. It is great for late season protection as well as protecting early plantings.
I got this to cover a very small goldfish pond for the winter. The pond has an aquarium heater in it.
This cold frame was well worth it due to the price the factory defaults do not greatly impair the functionality. The design fits well over my raised beds which were 4 by eights. I found that the bedding frame holds the frame down.
While I think a factory second should have a larger price reduction than $20, this is simply the best product on the market for winter gardening. That is kinda sad, so I implore someone to make an improved version that I'd happily pay more than double for--IF it was sturdier, better made, etc.