Common household remedies request
I'm told that up here the time to plant in cold frames is the equinox, which is a little less than two weeks away.
So what's the absolute cheapest and laziest way to make a cold frame?
I don't have any woodworking tools (like a saw) and don't want to buy them right now. But I've got a ton of old windows and lots of scraps of this and that, like insulation board and dry wall and scraps of wood and planks and the odd piece of furniture I haven't chopped up yet for firewood (kidding!) Better for me this year to get something going and do something fancier if it all works out.
I do have an excellent sunny spot with room for several cold frames; I was thinking greens, and my root vegetables like carrots and radishes. But one must transplant the seedlings out of the cold frame, and I've heard that peat isn't really degradable (eggshells being proposed as an alternative). So what's the technique for seedlings?