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Free DIY Greenhouse Projects & Tips

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.

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doorgarden.com

DIY Hoop House [1]: A few materials used to build this: PVC plumbing pipe, fence posts, rebar and clear plastic. Nicely done, lots of pictures.

From Old Windows [2]: 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 [3]: 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 [4]: Details aren’t thorough but enough to guide an experienced builder. Made with lumber and plastic.

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thinmac.wordpress.com

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motherearthnews.com

Storm Doors [5]: 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 [6]: 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 [10].