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How to build your own Recycled Plastic Bottle Greenhouse

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Build your own Plastic Bottle Greenhouse How to make one in eight easy steps…
1.Gather heaps of used plastic bottles. The 2 litre bottles are ideal and around 1,500 are needed for a large sized greenhouse.

2. Wash the bottles and remove the labels. This can be done in a bucketof soapy water. Remove the bottle tops and cut off the bottoms of the bottles with a sharp pair of scissors. Be careful as the

scissors and the cut bottles can be sharp. Remember this has to bedone up to 1,500 times so can cause blisters and be time

consuming. Done by kids with minimum supervision.

3. Fix 4 posts vertically into the ground. Treated 4” x 4” posts

cemented a couple offeet into the ground works great. These are for the corners of the greenhouse. Put slabs or mulch around and inside to suppress weeds. Best done by adults.

4. Make a frame for each side, roof, dooretc. These are best done with

treated 2” x 2” timber made into frames with mitred corners screwed together. Best done by adults and older kids.

5. Stack the bottles one inside another with agarden cane supporting them through the middle. At one end reverse a bottle so it

faces the opposite way from the rest and fit it inside. This will to make a long tube with the ends of the gardencane sticking out of the tops of the bottles at either end.

Place the bottles and canes onto the at frames the to top be and

attached

bottom of the frame. Done by kids with minimum supervision. 6. Using fencing staples attach both ends of the cane onto the frame. The frame will keep the bottles squashed up. Staple as

many rows as possible until the frame is filled. Done by kids withminimum supervision.

7. Screw completed frames onto uprights.

8. The roof can be flat or sloping. If making a sloping roof it is best to make two triangular gables. frames for the

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