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By Almyron

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom Gb

Having decided my many-shelved fridge-freezer will make a wonderful greenhouse, I wondered about ventilation. I presume I cannot shut the doors but will holes drilled in the sides give seedlings and plants enough air? In early spring I will leave the doors open and front the cabinet with rigid plastic. Any suggestions would be most welcome



Almyron, Does your fridge contain 'CFC' (chloro-flouro-carbon) which is an obnoxious gas that should really be dealt with by recycling your fridge safely. I also think it would be too dark with the door closed as seeds need light. Personally I think it would be good to dispose of your fridge in a safe manner.

25 Jul, 2011


I would give up on this idea plants need light and all round circulation. You have a legal requirement to dispose of it safely not drill holes in it! As Grandmage has already said. Mini green houses cost from £19.

25 Jul, 2011


Another good idea bites the dust! There really wouldn't be enough light with just a front plastic panel. If you can't bear to part with the fridge you could perhaps use it as a cupboard in the shed, but it would be much better to dispose of it safely as the others say.

25 Jul, 2011


You cannot be serious. I suggest you lie down close the door, restrict light and air and see how you get on.

23 Aug, 2011

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