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Inside the Greenhouse


Inside the Greenhouse, facing South West.

Inside the Greenhouse, facing South West.

I’ve had some questions about the inside area of the Greenhouse, so I thought I would post some pictures. The photo above was taken at night, in February, just after a mild snowstorm. The roof looks really neat after it snows, but as soon as the sun rises in the morning, it all melts off.

The yellow shelves are about by 4 ft by 7 ft each, large enough for me to lay down flat. They are meant to hold an inch of water, and I figure I can place over 1,000  plants on them alone. Three of them are visable in the picture above.

Testing the Design, during Construction

Testing the Design, during Construction

I was pretty sure this concept would work, so I didn’t make a prototype, I just built the tables, and tested the design when I was done. If I could change one thing, I would add a way to adjust the height of the tables. The tables should not be level, as I would like the water to drain out when needed. After I tested the concept, and the water did not leak out, I added a drain, and some plumbing.

Facing North-East

Facing North-East

On the North East side, I cut the shelf off half way across the width of the greenhouse to make a space to store my garden tools.

Around November, I hung up some Christmas lights, and soon found out they make the perfect night light. I keep them on all day and night, as they don’t use much power. I belive they give off just enought light to be seen by my Amish neighbors. The lights look really neat outside at night, when the colors shine through the snow.

I can’t wait to post a picture of the shelves covered in little plants….

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