- Greenhouse redirects here. For information on the greenhouse effect, see Global warming.
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Greenhouses are house-like constructions of about 2 m in height, most often composed of a metal frame on which glass rests. They are one (expensive) way of growing under cover.
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Cold Frame[edit | edit source]
Cloche[edit | edit source]
A cloche, French for "bell", is a miniature greenhouse that can be placed directly over plants.A DIY cloche can be made from a plastic bottle; alternatively, just the bottom can be cut off and the top pressed into the ground, providing warmth and protection for seedlings. In cold climates this allows seeds to be planted a few weeks earlier. The cap may be used for further control - remove it in warm weather, replace it at nights. A simpler way is to leave it off entirely - this will still offer some protection (though not as much) while needing less attention (and less concern about letting the seedlings overheat by leaving the cap on during a warm day). Further info: An internet search for plastic-bottle miniature-greenhouse yields many relevant hits.
Plastic bottle greenhouse[edit | edit source]
Seawater Greenhouses[edit | edit source]
Seawater greenhouse is a new form of technology, invented by Charlie Paton that can help to address water scarcity and quality problems. So far this form of technology has only been implemented in a handful of pilot systems around the world and all of these are still currently in progress; however, they show extremely high promise in the areas they have been deployed and give hope for the struggles of the people living in arid lands. Currently, there is no determined limit to the applications or the lifetime of the greenhouses. Thus, seawater greenhouses are not applicable everywhere.Seawater greenhouses vary a fair amount from the conventional Dutch greenhouses, which is what the public normally associates greenhouses with. The differences though, are pretty astounding as they work in similar, but much more sustainable ways. They can be cheaper than the standard Dutch Greenhouse, they provide free water with no upkeep costs and without running into the carbon dioxide constrictions that Dutch greenhouses typically run into.
Chicken greenhouse[edit | edit source]
Chinese Solar Greenhouse[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
- Construction of an Affordable Greenhouse
- Plastic bottle greenhouse
- Kiva's straw bale greenhouse: actually more akin to a conservatory, atleast if people were to use the construction as a house
- Humboldt greenhouse gallery
- The Food and Heat Producing Solar Greenhouse