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Design for a 100% passive solar underground greenhouse.

Tips on how to build your own greenhouse.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1972 (v.50#7) pg. D8 (116+)

A combination storehouse and greenhouse you can build. This 8x12-ft. structure has acrylic roof panels over two-thirds of the roof, with windows extending half way down the side wall. Plans must be ordered.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1975 (v.53#4) pg. 54

Photo shows a simple lean-to greenhouse that is attached to the southwest corner of a house.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1977 (v.55#10) pg. 69

Photos show how a greenhouse can be added onto the second floor of a house.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1978 (v.56#3) pg. 42

Sketch shows how to build a redwood frame greenhouse that is triangular in shape.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1978 (v.56#6) pg. 126

Add-on plant places. Five additions for plants that range from a bump-out window to a full-scale propagation room.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1980 (v.58#3) pg. 39

Lean-to greenhouse module is covered with polyethylene and has tilt out bins for storage. Estimated cost: $92.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1980 (v.58#7) pg. 70, 84

Vegetable garden season stretchers. A look at a variety of simple greenhouses, cloches, and cold frames which you can build or buy.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1982 (v.60#4) pg. 50

Gardening in a greenhouse. What to grow and how to keep them healthy.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1980 (v.3#7) pg. 55

A-frame greenhouse. A small triangular greenhouse (72" wide, 80" long and about 60" tall) consists of a wooden frame covered with polyethylene sheeting. Use as a greenhouse or cold frame. Est. cost: $100
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1981 (v.4#8) pg. 42

Build your own greenhouse inexpensively. A 12-ft. long and 8-ft. wide free standing unit is framed in cedar and glazed with 6 ml plastic or polyethelene.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1982 (v.5#7) pg. 40

Build a freestanding greenhouse. A simple frame is covered with used windows purchased from a salvage yard.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1987 (v.11#3) pg. 60

Potter's paradise. How to turn old wood-framed windows into a potting shed or greenhouse.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1993 (v.16#9) pg. 34

How to operate a small commercial greenhouse at home. Basic information on setting up an operation, the plants that are worth considering, how to make compost, potting bench recommendations, and equipment information.
COUNTRYSIDE Mar 1978 (v.62#3) pg. 37

Backyard bioshelter, a combination solar greenhouse and animal shelter. Describes one man's system.
COUNTRYSIDE Sep 1979 (v.63#9) pg. 33

How to equip your solar greenhouse.
COUNTRYSIDE Dec 1981 (v.65#12) pg. 34

Managing the homestead greenhouse. Includes information on starting seeds in cell-packs.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1989 (v.73#1) pg. 12

Homestead greenhouse features a metal conduit frame and plastic covering.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL May-Jun 1993 (v.77#3) pg. 62

Alternatives for greenhouses. Tip on extending your vegetable growing season. Looks at crop selection, cold frame, row covers, hotbed, and simple greenhouses.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1994 (v.78#1) pg. 31

Make a gas-fired greenhouse heater from an old gas-fired hot water tank.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1994 (v.78#2) pg. 69

Quick and easy seed-starting greenhouse is made from an old pickup truck cap (camper shell).
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1995 (v.79#6) pg. 39

Greenhouse integrated pest management. Advice on prevention and control.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1995 (v.79#6) pg. 40

Build an 8x23-ft. greenhouse consisting of clear plastic stretched over U-shaped wire fence panels. Est. cost: $600.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1996 (v.80#1) pg. 64

Build a 12x14-ft. greenhouse from PVC pipe and plastic sheeting. Est. cost: $100.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Sep-Oct 2001 (v.85#5) pg. 60
Added Info COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Nov-Dec 2001 (v.85#6) pg. 9

Greenhouse is made from 8"x8" treated timbers, pine 2x8s, gray PVC pipe, wood pallets, and plastic sheeting.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Sep-Oct 2002 (v.86#5) pg. 40
Added Info COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jan-Feb 2003 (v.87#1) pg. 22

Build an inexpensive 12x16-ft. poly-covered greenhouse. Est. cost: $232.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Mar-Apr 2003 (v.87#2) pg. 56

Shed/greenhouse combination is a 5x10-ft. redwood shed with an aluminum frame greenhouse attached to one side.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #138 Sep 1972 (v.22#7) pg. 40

Do-It-Yourselfer's guide to greenhouses. How to decide among home-built, assemble-yourself or ready-built structure, plus tips on accessory equipment.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #187 Feb 1978 (v.28#2) pg. 65

A greenhouse you can build in a weekend. Designed to be fabricated in sections from APA rough-sawn plywood and 2x4s. Greenhouse is 8x12-ft. with a cathederal roof that is covered with polyethylene plastic sheeting. Est. cost: $175.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #190 May-Jun 1978 (v.28#5) pg. 66

Budget greenhouse. An 8x12-ft. greenhouse built using fiberglass panels and a framework of pressure-treated 2x4s. Est. cost: $350.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #200 Jul-Aug 1979 (v.29#6) pg. 20

Five greenhouses you can build. (1) Attached. (2) Gothic arch freestanding. (3) Sun pit. (4) Gambrel roof freestanding. (5) A-frame.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #207 Mar 1980 (v.30#3) pg. 28

How to monitor a solar greenhouse for successful growing.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #227 Mar 1982 (v.32#3) pg. 23

Build a solar greenhouse for living or growing. Tips on both custom and kit-built greenhouses.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #227 Mar 1982 (v.32#3) pg. 26

Choosing a home greenhouse. What you need to know before you buy.
FINE GARDENING #18 Mar-Apr 1991 pg. 44
Added Info FINE GARDENING #19 May-Jun 1991 pg. 4

Kit greenhouse basics. How to install an attached even-span greenhouse using precut parts that speed installation.
FINE GARDENING #25 May-Jun 1992 pg. 58

A greenhouse winter garden. Tips on starting flowering plants from seed in the autumn so that they provide colorful winter flowers. This takes advantage of a greenhouse when it might otherwise sit unused.
FINE GARDENING #41 Jan-Feb 1995 pg. 44
Added Info FINE GARDENING #46 Nov-Dec 1995 pg. 6

Tip on using a gecko (lizard) to control insects in a solarium or greenhouse.
FINE GARDENING #42 Mar-Apr 1995 pg. 8

Advice on alternative glazing materials for a small, free-standing greenhouse.
FINE GARDENING #53 Jan-Feb 1997 pg. 18

Design a greenhouse from the ground up. Advice on selecting a structure, mechanical systems and some aesthetic ideas.
FINE GARDENING #59 Jan-Feb 1998 pg. 42

Distributing greenhouse heat. Passive and active systems distribute excess heat output to the rest of the house.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #4 Aug-Sep 1981 pg. 48

Acrylic glazing. How and where to use plastic instead of glass. Includes greenhouse glazing details.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #10 Aug-Sep 1982 pg. 30
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #12 Dec 1982-Jan 1983 pg. 4

Greenhouse shutters. Insulated panels and rigging that folds them away overhead.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #13 Feb-Mar 1983 pg. 48
Correction FINE HOMEBUILDING #14 Apr-May 1983 pg. 8

Tips on designing and constructing a greenhouse rockbed in order to reduce moisture and mildew problems.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #16 Aug-Sep 1983 pg. 10

Octagonal orchid house. Shop fabrication and a cabinetmaker's touch ensure accurately cut greenhouse components in this 17-ft. diameter custom-built house. Full construction details are not included.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #32 Apr-May 1986 pg. 34
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #34 Aug-Sep 1986 pg. 4

Designing and building leak-free sloped glazing (skylights, sunrooms, greenhouses, etc.).
FINE HOMEBUILDING #72 Feb-Mar 1992 pg. 76
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #75 Jun-Jul 1992 pg. 6

A look at ground covers or bench climbers that can be used in a greenhouse to camouflage the metal, cement and wood.
FLOWER & GARDEN Sep 1979 (v.23#9) pg. 42

Recent developments of interest to home greenhouse hobbyists. Includes seven heat conserving ideas and a look at solar systems for greenhouses.
FLOWER & GARDEN Oct 1979 (v.23#10) pg. 18

A primer on adding an attached solar greenhouse.
FLOWER & GARDEN Oct-Nov 1980 (v.24#9) pg. 14

How to build and run the "sun house", an inexpensive four-season garden structure. Tent shaped plastic structure supported by a pipe framework is cheaper than a greenhouse and more efficient than a cold frame.
FLOWER & GARDEN Feb-Mar 1981 (v.25#2) pg. 56

Tips on growing food in greenhouses during the winter.
FLOWER & GARDEN Oct-Nov 1981 (v.25#6) pg. 22

Tips on keeping a small fiberglass greenhouse heated.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jan-Feb 1989 (v.33#1) pg. 24

Old steel stool, floodlight and metal bucket combine to make an inexpensive heater for greenhouse or cold frame.
GARDEN GATE #12 Dec 1996 pg. 4

Hobby greenhouses. A guide to types and styles. Tips on coverings and things to research before buying.
GARDEN GATE #19 Feb 1998 pg. 36

A look at Robert Huke's aquadome, a backyard greenhouse over a pond that provides space for year-round crops of fish and vegetables.
HARROWSMITH #20 Jul 1979 (v.3#8) pg. 70

The solar salad bar. A complete guide to raising vegetables in a domestic greenhouse.
HARROWSMITH #33 Feb 1981 (v.5#5) pg. 46

Greenhouse design. Part 1. Pineries, vineries and the Victorian solar greenhouse.
HARROWSMITH #38 Sep-Oct 1981 (v.6#2) pg. 41

Greenhouse design. Part 2. Suggestions on building your own attached solar greenhouse.
HARROWSMITH #39 Nov 1981 (v.6#3) pg. 54

Building the micro-greenhouse. Low-budget designs for the all-season gardener.
HARROWSMITH #58 Dec 1984-Jan 1985 (v.9#4) pg. 81

Tips on how to operate a greenhouse business.
HARROWSMITH #63 Oct-Nov 1985 (v.10#3) pg. 90

The green room. Advice on creating an indoor garden room which allows for year-round plant activity even in the coldest climate.
HARROWSMITH #107 Jan-Feb 1993 (v.17#5) pg. 74

How to build a lean-to greenhouse. Built of redwood and rough-sawn white cedar. May be glazed with plastic or glass. Unit shown is 6-ft. wide, 14-ft. long and 9-ft. tall.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #1 Spring 1976 (v.1#1) pg. 94

How to duct hot air from a manure pile to heat a greenhouse.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #3 Fall 1976 (v.1#3) pg. 18
Added Info HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #4 Winter 1976 (v.1#4) pg. 10

Build an in-ground (pit) greenhouse. A wooden roof, covered with corrugated plastic panels, and placed over an excavation in the ground, is an efficient collector of solar heat and light for use as a greenhouse.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #3 Fall 1976 (v.1#3) pg. 77

Photos show four basic steps in building a portable greenhouse consisting of a wooden frame covered with fiberglass-reinforced translucent paneling.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #6 Summer 1977 (v.2#2) pg. 14

Tip: How to construct a 7x8-ft. greenhouse from Masonite plastic over a 2x4 frame. Can be disassembled for storage. Est. cost: $75.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1979 (v.4#3) pg. 22

Bring your patio in from the cold. Ideas include adding a greenhouse or a glassed-in porch.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1982 (v.7#5) pg. 49

Take-it-with-you greenhouse. Dimensions for a wood-frame greenhouse composed of panels joined together with screws, nuts and bolts.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1983 (v.8#3) pg. 98

Greenhouse bench and bed construction. Several designs shown.
HORTICULTURE Nov 1990 (v.68#11) pg. 14

Dollarwise heating. Economical solutions for heating a greenhouse.
HORTICULTURE Nov 1992 (v.70#9) pg. 26

Elements of design. Making the most of home greenhouses.
HORTICULTURE Dec 1993 (v.71#10) pg. 22

Advice on plants to grow in a hot, dry summer greenhouse.
HORTICULTURE Jun-Jul 1997 (v.94#6) pg. 12

Special section on conservatories and greenhouses. How they differ and what each is designed to accomplish. A summary of their styles and accessories.
HORTICULTURE Nov-Dec 1998 (v.95#9) pg. 57

Energy-efficient greenhouse. A number of low-cost ways that home greenhouses can be made more energy efficient.
HORTICULTURE Nov-Dec 1999 (v.96#8) pg. 58

Portable greenhouse features laminated wooden arches covered with polyethylene. The greenhouse covers 6x8-foot ground area and is 7 feet tall at the center. The greenhouse may be totally dismantled when not in use.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Mar 1980 (v.69#3) pg. 59

Backyard greenhouse is 11x21-ft. (Dimensions may be altered). Concrete block foundation, redwood framing, standard-size (2x3-ft.) glass panels. Has roll-down bamboo shutters for shading, perimeter hot water heat, and adequate ventilation. A door is located in each end of the greenhouse.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #468 May 1967 (v.63) pg. 88

Low-cost greenhouse, 6x8 ft., built from wood and corrugated fiberglass uses no masonry foundation. Small electric heater and ventilation fan maintain stable temperature both winter and summer.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #496 Sep 1969 (v.65) pg. 90

Hexagon shaped greenhouse is 6ft. and 3ft. in diameter. unit rolls around on casters. Can be used indoors or out. Opens up into three sections (hinged together) for display of plants. Built of wood and plastic sheeting.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #555 Aug 1974 (v.70) pg. 60

An easy-to-build greenhouse. Redwood frame is covered with Filon greenhouse corrugated plastic paneling. Unit shown is 8x10 ft. Est. cost: $350.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #569 Oct 1975 (v.71) pg. 54

Easiest greenhouse. A 10x60 ft. greenhouse costs only $125. A plastic tarp is strung over a simple wooden frame made from 2x4s, 1x4s, and 1x6s.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #622 Mar 1980 (v.76) pg. 14

Build this combination garden shed and greenhouse. Built on an 8x12 floor plan.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #637 Jun 1981 (v.77) pg. 47

An easy-to-build greenhouse is fabricated from 2x4s and "Starplate" connectors and covered with 6-mil. plastic.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #658 Mar 1983 (v.79) pg. 62

Garden tips include (1) Build a humidifying tray for plants which like high humidity. (2) Miniature greenhouses from plastic jugs. (3) A seed tray and humidifier top to start plants from seeds.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #670 Mar 1984 (v.80) pg. 68

Pit greenhouse design and construction ideas. Part of the Owner-built Home & Homestead series.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #16 Jul 1972 pg. 77

Build your own ecosystem. Consists of an underground hydroponic greenhouse and aquaculture tank that is powered by the wind, heated by the sun, and fed on compost. Part 1.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #28 Jul 1974 pg. 68

Build your own ecosystem. Part 2.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #29 Sep 1974 pg. 68

Greenhouse gardening. Special section looks at building and maintaining a greenhouse, using space efficiently, heating, cooling, etc.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #42 Nov 1976 pg. 71

Excerpts from the book "Building and Using Our Sun-Heated Greenhouse" by Helen and Scott Nearing. Describes how an inexpensive, unheated greenhouse can be used to extend the growning season in cold climates.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #49 Jan-Feb 1978 pg. 29

How to build your own add-on greenhouse. Covers construction of footings and foundation, wood framing, glazing, siding and roofing, and includes tips on heating.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #49 Jan-Feb 1978 pg. 84

A low cost ($5 per sq.ft.) solar greenhouse that heats itself and provides heat for an adjoining building. Uses wet earth as the heat-storage medium.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #51 May-Jun 1978 pg. 94

Mother's backyard greenhouse. 80 sq.ft. of solar heated growing space to build for about $140.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #65 Sep-Oct 1980 pg. 80

A guide to basic greenhouse operation.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #66 Nov-Dec 1980 pg. 22

Make your own sun shield to cover a greenhouse during the summer by painting polyethylene plastic with aluminum paint and placing it over the greenhouse roof.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #82 Jul-Aug 1983 pg. 69

The Greenhouse as an ecosystem. Environmental management inside the solar greenhouse.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #90 Nov-Dec 1984 pg. 60

A build-it-yourself pine pole greenhouse.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #91 Jan-Feb 1985 pg. 26

Build a bioshelter greenhouse that integrates growing beds with quarters for chickens and rabbits.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #93 May-Jun 1985 pg. 108

A mini-manual on modifications and improvements for a mobile home. Includes directions on how to build a solar collector, install a wood stove, add a greenhouse and retrofit the roof with conventional wood frame-and-sheathing cap.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #95 Sep-Oct 1985 pg. 54

How to convert a prefabricated metal storage shed into a solar greenhouse.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #96 Nov-Dec 1985 pg. 108

Bioshelter greenhouse uses both solar and compost heat and houses chickens and rabbits as well as providing both deep and shallow growing beds for plants. Full-size construction blueprints can be ordered.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #100 Jul-Aug 1986 pg. 110

Getting the most from a solar greenhouse. Suggestions on light levels, temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide, the care and feeding of crops and recommendations on vegetables that grow well. Inserts describe insects that cause greenhouse problems and tips on dealing with diseases.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #102 Nov-Dec 1986 pg. 74

Designing and building a greenhouse using recycled materials in construction.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #159 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 52

Portable garden room. How to build and mount a small greenhouse on a temporary or portable deck (8x20-ft.) in order to meet code requirements.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #162 Jun-Jul 1997 pg. 38

Mini-greenhouse. Standard double-hung window screen frame is covered with plastic film and mounted in a triangular frame.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #164 Oct-Nov 1997 pg. 16

The added costs of greenhouse kits. A detailed description of how a $500 kit was assembled to provide an 8x16-ft greenhouse and how an additional $600 in materials was required for foundation, plumbing, etc.
NEW SHELTER Mar 1980 (v.1#2) pg. 14

How to install solar glass (glazings). Mounting details are provided for thin film, thin sheets, and thick sheets.
NEW SHELTER May-Jun 1982 (v.3#5) pg. 52

Build the world's best freestanding greenhouse. All of the heat is provided by the sun. Has 100 sq.ft. of growing beds. Produces 300 lbs. of vegetables per year. Est. cost: $4300.
NEW SHELTER Jan 1984 (v.5#1) pg. 90

The art of greenhouse gardening. Expert advice to help you make the most of your space.
NEW SHELTER Nov-Dec 1984 (v.5#9) pg. 88

A look at the addition of a solar greenhouse to a 100 year old Italianate rowhouse in Albany, NY.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep 1980 (v.8#9) pg. 126

How to construct a trench-type, curved wall greenhouse at ground level. The ground serves as "benches" on either side of a three-ft. deep trench that becomes a walkway. Frame is of 2x4 cedar with one side wall of railroad ties and roof and second side of curved 1x2 pine struts covered with polyethlene.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1977 (v.24#1) pg. 68

How to build a curved wall greenhouse that is solar-heated with a rock-heat storage area. Two sliding insulated panels can be closed (rolltop desk fashion) to insulate the transparent area at night.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1977 (v.24#1) pg. 70

How to construct a sunpit for propagating trees, shrubs or rock-garden plants.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1977 (v.24#2) pg. 100

How to increase plant-growing space in an existing greenhouse. Includes the use of stair-step benches that run from floor level to shoulder height.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1977 (v.24#9) pg. 121

A collection of articles on greenhouses. Includes (1) a look at a greenhouse in Austria heated by composting grape seeds, (2) a description of attached solar greenhouses and how they both supplement home heating and grow vegetables year-round, (3) a look at winter light requirements for greenhouse gardening, (4) composting in a solar greenhouse for carbon-dioxide and heat, (5) constructing an attached greenhouse, and (6) information on regional considerations concerning glazing materials.
ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1977 (v.24#12) pg. 48-68

A look at a bubble-type plastic shelter built for a Long Island Garden Club to allow year-round vegetable gardening.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1978 (v.25#3) pg. 134

Solar greenhouse basics. Includes chart of regional recommendations for minimum amounts of insulation in walls and roof, below ground and of water for heat storage.
ORGANIC GARDENING Aug 1978 (v.25#8) pg. 50

How to remodel a glass greenhouse for greater energy efficiency.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1978 (v.25#11) pg. 76

Tip on choice of wood preservative for wooden parts of a greenhouse that contact the soil.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1979 (v.26#1) pg. 16

A look at adding an attached greenhouse for gardening and passive solar heating.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1979 (v.26#9) pg. 91

Guidelines for successful greenhouse gardening.
ORGANIC GARDENING Oct 1979 (v.26#10) pg. 130

A look at the benefits of a pit greenhouse. Includes two simple systems for glazing the greenhouse.
ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1979 (v.26#12) pg. 70

Success with the "impossible" garden. How a couple near the southern Oregon coast compensated for poor conditions by using a variety of techniques.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1980 (v.27#2) pg. 174

Tips on how to increase the amount of sunlight striking a greenhouse.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1980 (v.27#4) pg. 14

An economical solar greenhouse to build from recycled materials.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul 1980 (v.27#7) pg. 40

Learning to garden in a solar greenhouse.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1980 (v.27#11) pg. 56

Tip: Use hot ashes from a wood stove to help heat a greenhouse.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1981 (v.28#2) pg. 25

Solar greenhouses built to last. Some basics of practical and durable construction from experienced designers.
ORGANIC GARDENING Aug 1981 (v.28#8) pg. 52

Product testing: Sun-powered ventilation for plants under glass. What is available in automatic vent openers for cold frames and greenhouses.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1981 (v.28#11) pg. 62

How to achieve peak vegetable production in a solar greenhouse.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1982 (v.29#9) pg. 58

Tip: Place hot stove ashes in greenhouse to help raise temperature.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1983 (v.30#1) pg. 24

Tip: Make a miniature greenhouse from window screens.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1983 (v.30#2) pg. 25

Greenhouse features glazing of used storm windows. The windows are removed during the summer to prevent heat built-up.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul 1983 (v.30#7) pg. 45

Attached greenhouses. What you need to know before you buy.
ORGANIC GARDENING Oct 1983 (v.30#10) pg. 48

How to grow living shade for your greenhouse.
ORGANIC GARDENING Oct 1984 (v.31#10) pg. 68

Use thinned latex paint instead of whitewash on greenhouse windows.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1985 (v.32#4) pg. 24

Controlling greenhouse temperature during the summer.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul 1985 (v.32#7) pg. 12

Ideas for keeping your greenhouse hot.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1985 (v.32#11) pg. 46

Crop placement and timing in a greenhouse. All four seasons are discussed. Includes seedling schedule and information on how to figure seed-starting dates.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1986 (v.33#9) pg. 61

Basics on managing greenhouse soil structure. Includes a chart on greenhouse soil problems and their remedies.
ORGANIC GARDENING Oct 1986 (v.33#10) pg. 23

How to use finches to fight greenhouse pests. Five cage birds that can be coaxed to earn their keep by eating spider mites, scale and aphids.
ORGANIC GARDENING Aug 1987 (v.34#8) pg. 42

Tip: Make a small, inexpensive greenhouse from the frame of an old swing set, 2x2s and plastic.
ORGANIC GARDENING Oct 1987 (v.34#10) pg. 85

A buyer's guide to greenhouse kits. Photos show site preparation and assembly of an 8x12-ft Gothic Arch Greenhouse.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1989 (v.36#10) pg. 66

Tips, techniques and plant varieties for growing organically under cover. Includes information on Quonset-style hoophouses and a SunShed built from a kit.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep-Oct 1991 (v.38#7) pg. 36

Advice on how to get the most out of a greenhouse.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1994 (v.41#8) pg. 35

Build a "smart" light controller for a greenhouse. Turns grow lights on and off as needed, depending upon the amount of sunlight being received.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] May 1981 (v.19#5) pg. 67

Cellar-step greenhouse.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1964 (v.122#3) pg. 129

Now is the time to build a kit greenhouse. Photos illustrate the assembly of a greenhouse from a kit.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1967 (v.127#5) pg. 156

Build your own greenhouse from a kit. Photos show assembly. Plans for a redwood potting bench also included.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1974 (v.142#1) pg. 154

Lean-to style greenhouse features framing of heart redwood glazed with 1/8" Plexiglas. Unit is 15-ft. long and 7.5-ft. tall. Est. cost: $700 including heating and ventilating equipment. Names and addresses of some greenhouse kit manufacturers are also included in article.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1976 (v.146#2) pg. 80

Solar greenhouse addition uses 110-gallon fish tanks to store heat and produce edible fish. Warm air is also stored in masonry, stone, firewood, and furniture placed in the well-insulated basement.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1980 (v.154#6) pg. 82

Room to grow. Plans for a greenhouse addition to your home.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1981 (v.155#1) pg. 96

You can add this deck and/or greenhouse to your home.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1981 (v.155#4) pg. 142

Build this greenhouse with a cold frame and extend the growing season. This attached 10x16-ft. unit features 2x6 framing, a brick floor and other "stock" parts.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1982 (v.157#3) pg. 128

Combination garden supply shed and miniature greenhouse.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1982 (v.157#6) pg. 110

Build a 10x20-ft. backyard shelter for use as a boat cover, garage, greenhouse, storage shed, etc. Unit is built from thin-wall electrical conduit, held together with special clamps and covered with plastic fabric. Est. cost: $485.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1982 (v.158#6) pg. 30

Greenhouse, garden house and storage unit.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1963 (v.182#4) pg. 173

Plexiglas and plywood greenhouse is modular and can be expanded. Shape is similar to a quonset hut. Est. cost: $280 per 4 ft. long module.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1974 (v.205#5) pg. 102

Greenhouse kits for all-season gardening. A look at what is available and representative costs. Tips on which one to select and where to place it.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1976 (v.208#4) pg. 122

Photos and text illustrate the erection of a lean-to geodesic greenhouse. Half of a geodesic dome is attached to the house and covered with fiberglass panels to make this kit greenhouse. Est. cost: $600.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1976 (v.208#4) pg. 138

Photos and text illustrate the erection of a free-standing kit greenhouse consisting of plastic cover over an aluminum framework. Est. cost: $400.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1976 (v.208#4) pg. 138

Biosphere. A unique structure that is an experiment in "energy homesteading". It is an indoor environment that features solar heating and indoor vegetable gardening. Designed for cold northern climates. Drawings of the biosphere are available for $4.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1976 (v.209#4) pg. 138

A look at what's new in glazing materials for the home, greenhouse or solar collector. A guide to the advantages and disadvantages of each material.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1977 (v.211#3) pg. 126

Build a low-cost teepee greenhouse. Modules allow different shapes and sizes. Construction consists of a wooden framework covered with 6-mil polyethylene. Est. cost: $30 per module. Two modules enclose 40 square feet, three modules cover 72 square feet, etc.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1978 (v.213#1) pg. 100

Solar greenhouses, energy misers that trap and store the sun's heat. Tips on designs which more effectively trap and store heat. Includes plans for a solar greenhouse you can build. It uses insulated shutters to keep heat in at night and 2000 gallons of water to store heat. Basic greenhouse is 32x12 feet. The lean-to design has 384 sq.ft. of fiberglass glazing. Est. cost: $2200.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1978 (v.213#3) pg. 120, 126
Added Info POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1979 (v.214#1) pg. 4

A look at a compact, easy-to-build attached solar greenhouse located in Phoenix, Arizona. Can be built from sketch that accompanies the article. Est. cost: $275.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1979 (v.214#4) pg. 50

A look at a solar geodesic ellipse greenhouse built by David Bynum. Plans can be ordered for $7.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1979 (v.215#2) pg. 22

Triangular shaped greenhouse is covered with corrugated fiberglass reinforced plastic panels. Unit is 12' long, 9' wide and 8' high.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1980 (v.216#3) pg. 112

Pagoda shape greenhouse is covered with fiberglass reinforced plastic panels. Shape creates a thermal-siphon effect in summer, sheds snow in winter. Features water solar collector to provide heat during the winter.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1980 (v.216#3) pg. 116

Winning designs in the FRP (fiberglass reinforced plastic) design contest. Includes cabana, solar collector, patio roof, greenhouses, privacy fence, pool cover and truck-bed canopy.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1981 (v.218#3) pg. 110

Kit solar greenhouses. A review of what is available and tips on selecting one for your needs.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1981 (v.219#3) pg. 81

Use a "heat motor" (a hydraulic ram that expands when heated) to automatically open vents in a home greenhouse.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1985 (v.226#4) pg. 29

Greenhouses for your own back yard include window unit, lean-to and plastic covered.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Jun 1965 (v.36#6) pg. 48

Lean-to greenhouse to build uses redwood framing and Filon Solar-Glo greenhouse panels (fiberglass). Concrete perimeter foundation is not necessary, only concrete piers.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Winter 1979 pg. 74

Two kinds of apparatus for growing plants in a controlled environment. A miniature greenhouse with artificial sunshine (fluorescent and incandescent lamps) and controlled atmosphere (using a window air conditioner). Experimenter can regulate the color, intensity and duration of the light and the composition, temperature of the air. Duplicate almost any growing condition. Both indoor and outdoor models shown.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Mar 1967 (v.216#3) pg. 130

How to construct an ecliptic shade for a greenhouse. The shade has no moveable parts and diminishes the noonday sun.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Jul 1975 (v.233#1) pg. 120

A look at seven examples of solar greenhouses with tips on exposure requirements, double glazing, construction, a storage mass for retaining heat at night and how to deal with temperature extremes.
SUNSET Mar 1977 (v.158#3) pg. 96

Photos and text shows how one man enclosed a concrete slab patio with a 6-ft. tall fence, added a roof of 2x4 and lath framework covered with translucent fiberglass and created a greenhouse effect.
SUNSET Mar 1977 (v.158#3) pg. 221

A look at a homebuilt greenhouse that is constructed partially below ground and has a curved roof. Article describes how one man constructed this unusual eight-sided structure.
SUNSET Apr 1977 (v.158#4) pg. 274

How to build a greenhouse frame, a water wand and other garden devices from PVC pipe.
SUNSET May 1977 (v.158#5) pg. 256

Photos show how a greenhouse was added as a roof to an enclosed courtyard.
SUNSET Aug 1977 (v.159#2) pg. 98

Pictures show how a backyard was transformed by the addition of two decks, a brick walkway and a greenhouse. Est. cost: $1800
SUNSET Oct 1977 (v.159#4) pg. 176

How to make burlap windowshades for greenhouse windows.
SUNSET Mar 1978 (v.160#3) pg. 120

Photos show a greenhouse entry that was created from old windows.
SUNSET Mar 1979 (v.162#3) pg. 216

Tips on building an inexpensive greenhouse consisting of a 2x3 and 2x4 framework covered with 6-mil plastic sheeting.
SUNSET Apr 1982 (v.168#4) pg. 250

Quonset-style greenhouse is made from PVC-pipe and corrugated fiberglass panels. Est. cost: $1,000 for 10x25-ft unit.
SUNSET Feb 1983 (v.170#2) pg. 190

Tips on how to build an unheated 9x12-ft. greenhouse. A simple wood frame is covered with plastic. Est. cost: $120.
SUNSET Feb 1984 (v.172#2) pg. 216

Tip shows how to make a combination greenhouse and potting shed with recycled windows and lattice panels. The shed stands on a 103"x186" concrete pad.
SUNSET Jul 1985 (v.175#1) pg. 124

Tip: Build a simple solar greenhouse. Built from plywood, 2x4s, PVC pipe, polyethylene sheeting, etc.
SUNSET Oct 1987 (v.179#4) pg. 227

Using tolerance and "soft" techniques to control greenhouse pests.
SUNSET Nov 1990 (v.185#5) pg. 154

A blow-up greenhouse for around $200. Frameless, reusable dome (33x43-ft.) is formed from sheet plastic and kept inflated by an electric fan.
SUNSET Feb 1997 (v.198#2) pg. 60

Tips when adding on a greenhouse.
WOMAN'S DAY Apr 7 1981 (v.44#8) pg. 100

A typical dutch type greenhouse. This design for a 10x8-ft. greenhouse is built entirely from wood framework and glass. All of the outer walls, except the door, are covered with glass panels (2x1-ft.). The design features side walls which slope inward, end walls which are vertical, ventilation windows in side wall and roof, and it rests on a concrete footing which is set in a trench.
WOODWORKER #1013 Apr 1978 (v.82) pg. 148

Build your own greenhouse with a rectangular shape and a roof pitch of 45-degrees. It is built in sections: two shaped ends, two sides, and two roof frames.
WOODWORKER #1072 Mar 1983 (v.87) pg. 170

The greenhouse effect. Part 1. An elegant Victorian timbered conservatory is constructed almost totally from wood and glass and features arch-top window panels.
Added Info WOODWORKING INTERNATIONAL #18 Aug-Sep 1990 pg. 4

The greenhouse effect. Part 2. More construction details.
Added Info WOODWORKING #20 Dec 1990-Jan 1991 pg. 2

Build a 12x6-ft. greenhouse against your house or garage.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1966 (v.22#4) pg. 20

Portable miniature greenhouses, 8"x36", can be built from either coat hangers or tempered hardboard and flexible sheet plastic.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1970 (v.26#2) pg. 41

How to construct a sectionalized A-frame greenhouse from 2x2s and plastic sheeting. Basic unit is 4ft. deep by 12-ft. wide at the base, with sides 10ft. long. Includes a door at one end and an adjustable window for ventilation at the other end.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1975 (v.31#2) pg. 6

Gothic profile greenhouse with a redwood frame and plastic sheeting can be built using hand tools.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1976 (v.32#2) pg. 66

A look at attached greenhouses and what you should condider before adding one to a house. A list of firms that sell greenhouses and/or kits is included.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1977 (v.33#4) pg. 36

Construction details of a 12x32-ft. solar conservatory for indoor gardening in sub-zero weather.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1978 (v.34#2) pg. 60

Stone pillared greenhouse uses clear Filon sheets for the walls and corrugated Filon for the roof.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1983 (v.39#3) pg. 64

Practical solar greenhouse is a do-it-yourself project. Various design and construction details are shown.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1984 (v.40#1) pg. 22

Greenhouse from salvaged materials. Some construction tips included.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1985 (v.41#4) pg. 18

Apartment greenhouse (24"x32"x61" high) is on casters. It has removable shelves that convert to supports for vines. The slanted top, sides and door all have acrylic panels.
WORKBENCH Apr-May 1996 (v.52#2) pg. 44