April 12, 2011

DIY recycled greenhouse - I bet you haven't seen this one yet




Need a small greenhouse, friendly on your budget? Think of recycling plastic bottles and few pieces of wood to build the frame. You want blue one? Collect blue bottles. I think I would go for transparent non-color. YOU?


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14 comments:

Darla said...

I think these are adorable and very unique and no I have not seen this type of greenhouse!

Christine @ The Gardening Blog said...

I'd go for the blue one - because I have plenty of those bottles!

NellJean said...

That is an innovative way to use up plastic bottles. Colored bottles on the west end would help with that hot afternoon sun. I wonder how long they last in the sunshine?

I wish we could fit bottles into our greenhouse frame instead of the more expensive polycarb panels we're having to replace after the storms and hail.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Those are amazing. What imagination to have thought up the use of plastic jugs to make greenhouses from. You are right I have never saw this one before.

Donna said...

I love it..very ingenious and earth friendly..wow

Matt said...

Wow! That is a stunning idea! I wonder how effective it is.

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

Brilliant, and surprisingly beautiful too! If I'd gone this route, I might have my greenhouse installed by now. Such a clever idea.

The Sage Butterfly said...

Brilliant!!! What an incredible idea! I went to the REAP site and printed off the building instructions. I do not think our HOA would allow it, but at least I will have it for future reference and to share with friends.

Marcia Bales said...

I love the look of the recycled greenhouse - and better yet, it keeps the plastic out of the landfill, but what happens when the sun makes them brittle? Over time UV will cause the plastic to break up. Is there some kind of coating you put on it? I am continually trying to find a use for the plastic bottles that wash up on our beach, but always worry about that.

Ewa said...

Marcia, thats a very good question. I have no idea. If you find out will you share with us?
I assume, you exchange bottles, but I think it will take many years before you have to do it.

Honey said...

Hmmmmm....I think I may have to start drinking bottled water! :) I know I'll be posting to craigslist looking for some! That's an amazing greenhouse, beautiful eco usable art!

Honey

Brian said...

Wow! That is creative. The creator/builder should consider inverting a few bottles on top cut into funnels for rainwater collection and using the outside layer for bottle planting! Just cut a flap in the side fill it with some nice composted soil and drop a seed in each bottle. they you could grow plants on the external wall in appropriate seasons! Now that would take it to the next level.

Lynne M-S said...

What a fantastic idea! But -- I'm imagining the storage problem of all the bottles waiting to be used. Did you really buy all those water bottles, or did you collect what you needed from the local recycling centre?

Charlene Robertson said...

Yeah, it's pretty bit how does it keep the heat in?

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