Though it’s January, the gardening season isn’t far off. But in cold regions gardening outdoors will be still impossible without a greenhouse. A greenhouse is a great piece for growing capricious plants and flowers, or if the climate is changeable, or in case you want to continue gardening in fall or start early in spring. Decide on the size – big or just a small one, make a frame of steel, plastic or wood – wooden pallets or any recycled wood. Choose the material to cover the frame: polythene, recycled glass, plastic, glass, maybe you’ll use some old windows. Have a look at the tutorials below to choose what’s better.
Recycle some old windows! This has to be the easiest DIY build yet. The hardest part about this project is finding the windows, but once you have a set, the entire project can be done in less than 15 minutes.
The cedar hoop can last 30 years! If you have Cedar or other rot resistant trees where you live, they can be an attractive and all-natural alternative to PVC pipes.
Using recycled windows and a couple of old doors from another neighbor who was getting new ones installed, the author worked out this design. It’s rather big so it can accommodate a lot of plants, and I totally love the bold blue color.
Great idea to combine straw bale gardening with hoop house design! The livestock panels used here are a heavy gauge galvanized welded wire fencing material. The plastic cover can be removable to allow beans, gourds to grow in the summer!
The GeoDome greenhouse is a perfect option. Since there is no foundation and this structure can be portable or temporary, you don’t need any permits and will be able to take it with you if you move.
Make your own row-cover hoop house using a few simple materials. Lay out your design to suit your garden. Remember that while the PVC pipe is flexible, it doesn’t flex a lot, so your frame will need to be fairly short and wide. Farm-style spun-bond row cover material is available at farm and homesteading supply stores, and frost blankets can be found at most home improvement stores.
This small vertical greenhouse is ideal for those who lack space. it’s made of old windows and scrap lumber. Your tiny greenhouse is ideal for growing something in pots inside.
Pallets are great for crafts of any kind, and of course you can make a greenhouse of them. This small triangle greenhouse is great for growing warmth-loving plants in pots inside.
The following greenhouse plans will help you to plant fall and winter crops to extend the growing season and harvest fresh crops throughout the year right from your backyard. Here you’ll get a barnwood greenhouse plan and some more others, just choose.
Love the simple cross arch which is perfect for smaller raised beds like the 4′ by 6′ one here. Instead of pressure-treated lumber, consider using 2×12 redwood or cedar, which are non-toxic.
A brilliant use of an old trampoline -no cutting of the steel required- just pull the frame pieces apart and there you have 2 halves of the frame. The old jugs that have been spray painted black are filled with water. During the day the water heats up, and at the night, they radiate extra warmth inside of the greenhouse!