First, have a look at our own process.
|We chose a spot which got maximum sunlight, and was located close to both house and garden for convenience.|
|We hammered in 1 foot pieces of re-bar, and fitted the PVC over them.|
|It is 14 by 22 feet. We used 20 pieces of 10 foot PVC piping, connected in the middle. This was just so we could transport them in the truck.|
|The ends are framed with 2x4's and plywood. Like the chicken coop, we cut holes for windows.|
|Greenhouse plastic came in 10 foot wide roll. We put up 3 pieces, they overlap about 2 feet.|
|The door was a 2x4 frame with plastic stapled to it. We did the same thing with the back windows.|
|Completed with plastic, removable windows, and door.|
Our greenhouse was fast and simple to do, but the painted ends and colored windows add a whimsical touch. Inside there are shelves located on both end walls, very convenient. It is oriented toward the southern sun and is already extremely warm; the removable windows are necessary to allow airflow or it would be too hot!
Now, check out some inspiring greenhouses that I found while searching around. I hope to build many of these designs on the farm as well, like little warm pockets to keep plants in.
|A geodesic dome greenhouse made with wooden frame and greenhouse plastic.|
|Inside the Zome.|
|The Amazing Algarden Zome greenhouse designed and built by a couple in Texas.|
|Greenhouse made from recycled doors and windows.|
|Tiny recycled window house.|
|A hoop poly-tunny like ours but just for a garden bed.|
|Greenhouse made from recycled, stacked plastic bottles.|