Old school windows belly green house

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Project by Bye posted 582 days ago 1185 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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140 posts in 1636 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 582 days ago

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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hardiness zone 5a

posted 582 days ago

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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14682 posts in 2597 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 582 days ago

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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4296 posts in 1860 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 580 days ago

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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89 posts in 582 days
hardiness zone 9a

posted 564 days ago

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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