The art of the mini greenhouse (1, 2)

Things other people were throwing away:

  • On old aquarium
  • A straw bale
  • A mesh screen

Somehow, all this trash has all fit together to make an easy little greenhouse for my pumpkins and squashes. I was amazed to find the screen and aquarium fit together perfectly: now the birds can’t eat my seedlings.

The bale faces south to absorb as much heat as possible during the day, an (in principle) releases more heat at night as it ferments, warming my little friends in the aquarium. On cold nights I put a plastic sheet over the top to discourage heat and humidity loss.

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