Free DIY Greenhouse Projects & Tips

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Want to extend your growing season but aren’t willing to spend the big bucks on a pre-built greenhouse or DIY kit? If you’re handy with a hammer (or know someone who is), here are a few projects that can help you get the job done.

doorgarden.com

doorgarden.com

DIY Hoop House: A few materials used to build this: PVC plumbing pipe, fence posts, rebar and clear plastic. Nicely done, lots of pictures.

From Old Windows: Recycle and reuse with this project, round up some old windows and make this clever structure.

instructables.com

instructables.com

westsidegardener.com

westsidegardener.com

PVC Hoops: This can extend your warm-season gardening a month or more at both ends, and makes it possible for year-round gardeners to grow a wider variety of plants through the winter.

Lumber & Plastic: Details aren’t thorough but enough to guide an experienced builder. Made with lumber and plastic.

thinmac.wordpress.com

thinmac.wordpress.com

motherearthnews.com

motherearthnews.com

Storm Doors: Made with reused aluminum storm doors. Not very detailed instructions but might be enough for an experienced DIY-er to get the job done.

Free Lean-To Plans: Details and diagram provided.

hobby-greenhouse.com

hobby-greenhouse.com

More ideas:

If building a greenhouse is a little too ambitious for you, check out these free cold frame projects and tutorials.

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Published: March 10, 2010
Updated: March 7, 2012

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3 Comments to “Free DIY Greenhouse Projects & Tips”
  1. The Backyard Mentor says:

    Thank you for this post; a lot of my friends live in areas where it is difficult to grow what they want to grow. It’s either too hot or too cold. With a greenhouse, you would have more control. I am going to share this post with them so they can see how to do it. Thanks again.

  2. Vickie says:

    I wish we hadn’t gotten rid of all those windows now this is amazing. Thanks :)

  3. John1034 says:

    Very nice site!


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