Luckily the side of my house that has the garden was sheltered from the snow but this has got me wondering about building cold frames for the garden.
Actual cold frames can be pretty expensive so I was thinking of using window well covers like the one on the left. These are wedged shaped and are meant to go over a basement window so it doesn't have a back. This would be fine for me since my garden is against my home's foundation, but for others you'd need to close off the back or use two back-to-back.
Another idea that came to me would be too get a clear plastic storage bin of the "Rubbermaid" type. These are less expensive than the other options but the plastic isn't very clear; though greenhouses that use 6 mil plastic vapour barrier have the same level of clarity and the plants seem to do fine in those. Anybody have some experience with coldframes that can chime in?