Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Mini-Greenhouse

A couple of years ago, some strong straight-line winds damaged this storm door so that we could not use it as a door anymore.  I did not even know that Dan had saved it until he came up with this neat contraption.

It is a little greenhouse!  Dan was able to plant a few things in here quite early, when it was still cold.  The sun heated it up quite nicely (you can see a round thermometer in there). 

He attached a chain to the door handle and you can hook it onto the fence, if you want to leave the door raised.  It is quite clever and another great example of recycling.  Of course, it is also very thrifty!  Our ancestors who were farmers did this sort of thing all the time.  Waste not, want not.

Pictured above are the new baby crops of Kale, Swiss Chard, Cabbage, and Roma Tomatoes.  

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