Old school windows belly green house

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Project by Bye posted 01-17-2013 03:28 AM 2196 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I took some windows from a friend from the old school that was torn down flipped them to open out and ruff framed them to make a green house. The only problem is that I have to lay on my belly to work the soil but I have found that actually is a great way to go using an exercise mat. I plan to scrape and paint them and put a 6 foot florescent grow light in the top soon.

-- "A little dirt don't hurt in the stew as long as the chemicals you use are few."

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hardiness zone 8a

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posted 01-17-2013 05:10 AM

Welcome to GardenTenders Tim. Got to love repurposing donated materials into an item like this. Just a thought, have you looked at turning the windows upside down so you can reach in from the top to tend the plants?

-- My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant's point of view. ~H. Fred Ale

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posted 01-17-2013 05:36 AM

Neat use of the abandoned windows. They might be useful on top of a raised garden as well.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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posted 01-17-2013 11:05 AM

I like it; I like it!!!

it’s too bad the whole thing can’t lean backwards out of the way but it’s probably too heavy.. and what better way to connect with the earth than on your belly :D

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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posted 01-19-2013 07:25 AM

A very compact and useful way to extend your season. I agree with Jroot, is there anyway to put it on a raised bed so that it might be a bit easier to use?

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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hardiness zone 9a

posted 02-04-2013 11:13 AM

It’s a great idea! Re-cycled wood makes it even better!

-- Type-0's are normal for me! St Augustine Florida

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