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13 Homemade Greenhouse Designs – Image: Youtube
New greenhouses can be expensive, beyond many people’s budget and if you’re planning to grow your own vegetables to cut down on weekly grocery bills it would defeat the object! Building your own greenhouse is often the most cost effective way to provide a protected environment for starting garden seeds and propagating young plants.
We have found this fantastic collection of DIY homemade greenhouse designs all in one tutorial – it will give you a great choice of options so you can choose a suitable structure for your needs. Another benefit of building your own is that the size and shape of the design can be adapted to fit in whatever space you have available. Please bear in mind that a very small greenhouse will be prone to overheating and will need good vents and regular monitoring. There’s something here to suit all skill levels including a very stylish geodome for the DIY expert!
There are some ingenious ideas for recycling / upcycling materials here, including pallets, reclaimed windows and even plastic bottles! – A greenhouse made of bottles may seem curious but has the interesting added advantage of providing some insulation due to the trapped air inside the bottles, which will reduce the effect of sudden changes in temperature that can harm young plants. On top of the satisfaction of completing your project, you will of course be saving useful materials from going to waste and giving them a second span of life!
The Freecycle scheme can be a fantastic source of materials – windows are often listed on this local group network and it’s possible to post a “wanted” listing for what you need. Check the link for your local group. If you’re lucky, you may also have a local recycling centre that allows usable items to be taken away free of charge or very cheap – if only they all did this! Reclamation yards can be another good source for old windows still in their frames.
If you’re concerned about the risks of using glass, it’s worth looking out for safety glass or polycarbonate-type plastic windows from old patio doors etc. Double glazed windows will give you extra insulation too!
One important factor to think about is where to site your greenhouse – if you live in a very sunny climate, it may be ideal to find a spot where there is some shade to prevent overheating. Deciduous trees can be helpful because they are bare in the early spring, allowing more light, and provide shade during the hottest months. However beware of siting directly below a tree to avoid branches falling on the roof – as even a small branch could cause significant damage. An east or south-east facing location is beneficial as it will begin to warm up earlier in the day.
Ventilation during hot days is critical so make sure that you include vents in your design. Planning for extreme weather is a good idea when choosing the construction method otherwise heavy snow or strong winds could destroy all your hard work.
Here’s the link to the full tutorial: 13 Homemade Greenhouse Designs
Note: We have noticed that the link for the bottle greenhouse isn’t working but we’ve managed to find an alternative set of instructions here: How To Build Your Own Recycled Plastic Bottle Greenhouse
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