Thanks for explaining what a cold frame is and how to go about building one. I will look on youtube for winter gardens, green house and hoop house. With the snow we had in area last winter, I will really have to think where to put a cold frame. Some weeks it took me many days until I could get to some spots in my yard. The snow was piled that high, that it took a lot of digging and we do get drifts sometimes when it snows. My possum friend was back last night on my back deck.
I tried to get a picture of him, but the lighting wasnít good enough for my camera.
Your ideas are interesting,
I had the same problems with the basil that I tried to grow last winter inside. Although the basil did grow, the taste wasnít the same as outside basil and the leaves were also lighter green. I also am doing another experiment outside with basil. I have one plant that I had inside last winter in a pot and although that basil outside is growing better than when it was inside, it is nothing like the basil plants that are in the ground. I have basil planted in between different perennial flowers and they are doing well. From what I have gathered about gardening, plants do better when they are placed in the ground. I have many house plants and they do well in many locations inside. If I could only get basil and oregano to do that well. I guess I have a lot to learn about them.
Best of luck with your gardening.