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Low-Cost Greenhouse Made Out Of Discarded Sliding Glass Doors
I made my own low-cost greenhouse out of discarded sliding glass doors that I got from someone who had bought them as surplus but then discovered that the rollers were rusted out. The greenhouse measures 10 ft. wide by 19 ft. long and is attached to our house. I used nine glass doors for the roof, setting them inside 4 by 4 framing, and four glass doors for the sides. The side windows are hinged at the bottom so they can be opened and then held in place with lengths of chain. The rest of the greenhouse is made from 1/4-in. thick wall board.
  The greenhouse has a dirt floor which I cover with an 8-in. thick layer of leaf mold. Works great for growing flowers, strawberries, collards. broccoli, and cabbage. (E.A. Arldt, FM 2104 120 Cooke St., Paige, Texas 78659 ph 512 253-6518)

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2002 - Volume #26, Issue #3