How to build a bottle greenhouse

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BobE

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How to build a bottle greenhouse
« on: June 19, 2013, 19:51 »

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allotmentann

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Re: How to build a bottle greenhouse
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2013, 19:55 »
A fellow allotmenteer has been collecting bottles for over a year to build one, it will be interesting to see the finished product! :)

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Re: How to build a bottle greenhouse
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2013, 20:23 »
I've made two panels so far, currently using them to cover my grapes and keep them warm and bird free
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Re: How to build a bottle greenhouse
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2013, 14:11 »
I must admit to being a little intrigued by this. Good use of old bottles but asking myself the same question as BobE on how long they would last however they are cheap to replace  :lol:

Might have a go at a small cold frame sized one.
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Re: How to build a bottle greenhouse
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2013, 14:22 »
My plot neighbour has built one this winter - not been in yet but looks impressive!

Cadalot - I see yours has canes through the centre - that's a different system to the one he has used, which has them all tied in with wire.

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Re: How to build a bottle greenhouse
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2013, 15:44 »
I had seen both methods and the wires seem a good idea of you are using large bottle size timbers to build the frame of your greenhouse, but mine are made of large roofing battens and I intended to start with a couple of frames to use as fox resistant cloches with netting on the gable ends, and then I got the grapes and thought they would be of better use there.

Now collecting bottles for the next frame and the frames are 1.2m x 1.2m and my beds are 1.2 x 2.4 I can knock these up and find uses for them even if its ultimately to make a bed size greenhouse using 8 frames

The other thing I though of was perhaps using them as shorter wind breaks.
 

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Re: How to build a bottle greenhouse
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2013, 21:19 »
I've got a lean-to bottle greenhouse been up 4 years now, everything as sound as when it went up.  Bottles looking very slightly greenish where they slot together.  I didn't think of Candalots solding iron technique for finishing off though!  Mines much more rough and ready, used canes stuck into the ground  ::)  I stick up a row every time I have enough bottles and just keep extending! I'll try and do a photo.  <goes away to ask teenagers...>

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Re: How to build a bottle greenhouse
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2013, 21:33 »
Bit dark, but you get the idea.  The ribbed bottles are tesco squash bottles, but I'm not fussy  :nowink:
Not a proper job like, but Mrs bodge-it me  :D
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