Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Piece O'Crap Coldframe
This year, in honor of the shiny new patio I decided to "upgrade" to a purchased, more attractive and theoretically more functional model. I purchased the cold frame above. It has been a huge waste of money. I am two days into the first spring wind storm and already the frame is falling apart. Now one could argue that perhaps it was never meant for 40-50 mph winds. Fair enough. Shouldn't one still be able to expect a frame that the lid closes squarely and tightly on? Also, a means to anchor it other than the tiny wire I am supposed to hook over the tiny screw might be nice.
Because the frame is so ill fitting, I don't have nearly the insulation value of previous ugly frames, which means a lot more careful watching of the weather and will likely mean a lot more hauling plants back inside. What a disappointment.