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Small Greenhouse Made From Old Antique Windows

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We have a pretty long growing season here in South Carolina, but I wanted to be able to get a jumpstart on lettuce, broccoli, spinach and other early vegetables. We decided to use some antique windows that we had to create a basic greenhouse. We built a frame with an angled top, on the back of my workshop. We chose cypress lumber because it will last in the elements for a long time. Once the "box" was built, we hinged four windows across the top that open and close for access. We also ran a water line down to my shop and attached a hose, which makes it very convenient to water my seedlings. There isn't anything fancy, just simply using the warmth of the sun to provide an environment that is protected from late frosts. The greenhouse does not get direct morning or afternoon sun.
Time: 3 Hours Difficulty: Moderate
  • small greenhouse made from old antique windows, diy, gardening, repurposing upcycling, woodworking projects
  • small greenhouse made from old antique windows, diy, gardening, repurposing upcycling, woodworking projects

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  • DeeDee Buff
    DeeDee Buff Ringgold, GA

    I want to save my ferns and elephant ears through the winter, will this type greenhouse work? We are in NW Georgia. Thx

    • M. A.
      M. A. Elkhart, IN

      If you needed just a little heat, perhaps a hanging mechanics style light. An incandesent bulb generates a suprising amount of heat.

  • Isabel
    Isabel Mexico

    Thanks it's a great idea . I need something like this one

  • Fred
    Fred San Diego, CA

    Lovin it ! Clever use of space and old windows.

  • Chrissy Chrissy chris
    Chrissy Chrissy chris Mountain View, CA

    Fred, you look a bit like Paul James, the garden guy.

  • Nancy Bartoe Staley

    That is not s greenhouse that is what is know as a coldframe or a hotbox. It is a great way to start seedlings . Most people line it with straw and fill it with manure in the fall. Then put their seed in around February here in zone 6a. In the south

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