2007 - Volume #31, Issue #6, Page #35[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Low Cost "Cold Frame" Doubles As Greenhouse
"Historically, cold frames have been used to prevent frost from damaging high value plants in the field. Often, lightweight poly was temporarily draped over inexpensive frames - thus the term cold frame," explains director Gary Baze. "Our cold frames are built so well many growers are using these inexpensive structures as commercial greenhouses.
"All our GPS cold frames have a Gothic arch roof design," says Baze. Besides shedding snow, the arch reduces condensation build-up and water dripping inside. The taller than usual design also creates a high tunnel effect - more air volume produces better growing conditions.
"The frame simply slips together," Baze says. "It's very simple to put up yourself."
The company's website includes step-by-step photos of putting up a cold frame. The frame is made of square tubing, which is stronger than round pipes common in many cold frames.
The cold frames are manufactured in three U.S. plants and shipped by common carrier.
GPS's Windjammer Series 5000 structures come in widths from 16 to 35 ft. and lengths of whatever the grower requires. Kits start at about $5,000 and have a 1-year workmanship warranty.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Gary Baze, Golden Pacific Structures, 313 Jesse Way, Redlands, California 92374 (ph 909 583-7955; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.gpstructures.com).
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