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Plastic Tub for Cold Frame?

 
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Does anyone have any experience with using a plastic tub (like a rubbermaid or sterilite) for a cold frame? I plan on starting a larger number of plants indoors but would rather not be dependent on electricity for starting seeds and wouldn't mind saving the space. Yay or nay?

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An insulating layer would be helpful, depending on your climate. With an insulating layer, your rig should work fine.
 
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Even with the top skewed, I wonder if there is a danger of it getting too hot on a sunny day.
 
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Cj Verde wrote:Even with the top skewed, I wonder if there is a danger of it getting too hot on a sunny day.



There is. It can also get brittle in the cold and blow away in the wind.

But they are relatively cheap and will get the job done. I like the old shower doors or storm windows setting over hay bales better.
 
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