Looking for DIY greenhouse ideas? No matter what the season is, greenhouses are a gorgeous addition to your backyard!
Passionate about gardening, but don’t have a lot of space in your backyard? With these compact DIY greenhouse ideas, nothing will stop you from growing everything and anything you want. These DIY greenhouse ideas are especially useful for city dwellers that have limited space for a garden.
Here are 7 DIY greenhouse ideas that ideal for small backyards, balconies, patios and terraces. Anyone with determination can make them, and they’ll give you years of use!
7 DIY Greenhouse Ideas that Are Gardening Gold
1. Simple Pallet Greenhouse
This is the simplest and most inexpensive greenhouse, and can be made with a few old pallets. It may not accommodate a whole lot of plants, but it offers a warm home to a few precious plants during winter. Can also be used to start seedlings, too!
One pallet is used to make the floor and can keep pots off of the cold ground. A square or rectangular frame made of pallet slats becomes the back. Two long slats can connect the back top end and the bottom front end diagonally to form triangular sides that provide structural strength.
A wooden triangle outfitted with clear plastic can be attached to hinges on one of the sides. This forms the door of the greenhouse. Stapling clear plastic to the front and the other side completes the structure.
2. Basic Wooden Box DIY Greenhouse
Surrounding yourself with flowers, fruits, vegetables in your own DIY greenhouse is a good way to unwind and spend some quality time with nature. If you are fond of greenhouses, you can build one in your backyard. Click here for tutorial on how to make this lovely Basic Wooden Box Greenhouse.
3. DIY Mini Greenhouse Made From Recycled Windows
Click here for the tutorial.
4. Plastic Bottle Greenhouse
Want to save the earth? If you have plenty of old soda bottles and lots of patience, you can make a greenhouse of any dimension. The structure needs a basic wooden frame, but the sides as well as the roof are made out of recycled transparent plastic bottles. The arrangement is modular with long panels made up of a number of bottles threaded onto sticks of a specific length. The bottoms of the bottles are cut and stacked tightly together on each stick.
After making many of these modules, they can be arranged close together and then nailed to the wooden frame to form the sides and the roof. The sunlight passing through the glass bottles keeps the air inside the greenhouse warm, but the structure is otherwise open to the elements, as there are plenty of air gaps in the roof and the side walls. If you need more insulation, you can cover the structure with a sheet of clear plastic or bubble wrap.
A great idea and good way to upcycle materials!
5. Cut Bottle DIY Mini Greenhouse
This is the easiest yet the most effective greenhouse idea. Click here for detailed instructions, as well as more gardening tips and tricks!
5. CD Case Greenhouse
Love recycling? The you’ll love this easy and versatile greenhouse made from a stack of old CD cases. Click here to learn how to make your own.
6. Cedar Branch Hoop Greenhouse
This DIY greenhouse idea can last for a very long time and is made from all-natural materials. Double win. Click here for details on how to make this.
7. Hoop House Greenhouse
This do-it-yourself greenhouse idea only costs around $50 to make, and many of the materials may already be in your own backyard. Click here for the instruction.
These greenhouse ideas are easy to make, economical and environmental friendly. You can easily make these at home and enjoy the fruit of your labor when the flowers bloom or bears fruit!
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