Hey Kaotic, nice to see you. the wooden frame is for when the rains come. We cover the plants with a tarp that is attached to the fence. Mr rb does that every year. One year we had big winds and big rain, it was amazing trying to cover it, but luckily for us we had a retired navy guy here that knew how to batten down the hatches... One of the plants broke off at the ground that year. I put it in water and trimmed it the next morning.. That was a wild night.. Hope we don't do that again. That Green lotus is huge.. I am going to take a bud to dry... she is solid cloudy and i don't think i want any amber on her. That is my recreational bud. the rest if medicine... I want my recreational bud. lol. Thank you for coming by. always nice to see you.