Cold Frame Glazing Supplies
If you’re a keen gardener, you’ll know how tricky it is to protect seedlings and sprouts from the elements, especially in colder weather. A cold frame is an ideal solution, helping your shoots survive to full growth. Like a mini greenhouse, they work by keeping the seeds safe and warm as they begin to grow so a weather resistant material is imperative to ensure they’re kept secure. Using plexiglass, perspex glass or acrylic glass instead of glass is most cost effective while also being more durable and weather resistant.
As these materials are UV stable, your plants are protected from the sun and the strong material protects against winds that could uproot seeds from the ground. Opting for glass may let too much sunlight through and you also have the worry of it shattering or smashing in harsh weather conditions. Plastic glazing is also extremely insulating, keeping the inside warm during colder months to create the ideal environment for growth. Perspex glass is also very lightweight and easy to manoeuvre should you need to move your cold frame to another area within your garden, another solid benefit it holds over glass structures which can be heavy and awkward to pick up.