[Market-farming] Greenhouse design

Pam Twin Oaks pam at twinoaks.org
Wed Jan 8 13:36:10 EST 2014


Dorene,

Are you planning a glass greenhouse? Or polycarbonate (lighter, less likely
to shatter, more expensive)? Perhaps you'd want to choose a standard size
(window) frame and design from that, using multiple frames. In Europe there
are Dutch Lights, see
http://www.chelseagreen.com/content/winter-gardening-build-your-own-cold-frame-part-3/
They're about 2 1/2 x 5 ft. Eliot Coleman recommends them for cold frames.
They are heavy to move when used for coldframes, but if you have themas
fixed or hinged parts of a greenhouse, it's not a problem.

Another possibility is (reject? returned?) patio door units. Our 32'
greenhouse uses 8 across the south wall, another 8 in the roof, and a pair
(opening) a the end.

Pam

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