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Greenhouse "Grow Wheel"
Earl Mansfield needs to start about 1,500 plants every spring but his small greenhouse only had room to plant a little more than 500.
  So he started thinking about how he could get more plants into the greenhouse that he built himself from thermo pane windows out of an old high-rise building.
  He hit on the idea of a “grow wheel” – a rotating reel of plants that looks like a combine reel.
  Powered by a 1/3-hp. electric motor that drives a hydro transmission from a junked lawn mower, it’s set to rotate for 45 seconds at set intervals. A section of field spray nozzles mounted on an overhead boom mists the plants as the reel turns.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Earl Mansfield, 53232 TR 159, West Lafayette, Ohio 43845 (ph 740 545-7723).

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2013 - Volume #37, Issue #3