The following greenhouse plans will help you to plant fall and winter crops to extend the growing season and harvest fresh crops throughout the year right from your backyard.
Any garden without a greenhouse is incomplete – in fact, the real charm of a big garden lies in a simple and small greenhouse. You really do not need an expensive one, neither a really good budget to feed your desire. Rather, DIY greenhouse project is the perfect thing for you. This excerpt is all about how to build a greenhouse on your own with simpler stuff that you might get for a few dollars. Also if you are looking for some other mechanisms to extend the growing season just go through these cold frame plans.
1: Barn Greenhouse
If you want to build a small greenhouse, this wooden barn greenhouse plan would work best for you. Get started by working on the idea given below:
Cut the wall framing from the boards (wood) you have available – you can even purchase it for a few dollars easily.for the side paneling you can use roofing tin, it would provide strength to the house as well. You can use metal flashing to trim the corners of the panels. Also, this type of greenhouse’s entire structure is covered with corrugated roofing.
2: Lumber Frame Greenhouse
You can make a smart 8ft in height homemade greenhouse with a beautiful garden – all you need is a lumber frame for the foundation, big window frames for ventilation, and a door of course. You can nail the frame and fix it in the garden with stakes.
3: Hoop Style Greenhouse Plan
This greenhouse plan has step by step instructions and pictorial guidance to make the plan easy to follow. All you need is:
Wood for laying out the basic foundation – measurements solely depend upon the area you want to cover.
Rebar for making the hoop stand – take the open ended PVC pipes and fix them on the hoop stands. For the better grip, you can simply use screws to tight the PVC pipe and the stand.
In order to provide strength to the circular frame, insert strong PVC pipe at the top.
Cover the entire naked greenhouse with plastic sheet and attach it with the lathe. Lastly, do not forget to add the door, the basic wood frame which has plastic covering all around; and you are done.
4: Small Greenhouse
With the right material and location you can build 10*14 wood greenhouse from this plan within a weekends.
The first step is to build the side frames – also, you must cut the ends of the studs keeping 8 inch difference. After that you must drill pilot holes in the frames and fix them with the screws. Likewise you can make the front and the back of the wood greenhouse – place the horizontal plates of this structure and in the similar manner, fix them with screws; you will find it an easier process. Lastly, make the door with basic wooden frame and place it on the front side – in order to provide the perfect professional touch, you can coat the entire joint area with the paint of your choice.
5: $50 Greenhouse Plan
Hoop like greenhouse are very popular – here is another plan for getting a tunnel type greenhouse, these are ideal to have a small greenhouse garden too. You can construct the basic frame from pressure or compressed lumber. They last for at least 3 years even if the weather it at worst. You can leave the door open while making the structure – for the covering or top, you can use clear sheets or plastic. In the market you can easily find a special type of greenhouse sheets too. Last but not the least, insert or attach PVC pipes at the sides of the wooden structure so that it maintains the shape of the hoop.
6: Dome Shaped Greenhouse
If you love assembling the broken triangles, you must construct this kind of a diy greenhouse – it’s beautiful. You would not see this normally everywhere because it requires time to get completed. You can simply lay the foundations by fixing it in the ground with stakes. The tough part comes in when you have to get the wood cut in equal length and width – moreover, assembling takes time. You need to have proper measurement and a diagram to get a perfect shape. However, it is fun – you can cover the entire structure with a special kind of greenhouse sheet so get the perfect desired look.
7: Scrap Window Greenhouse
This kind of diy greenhouse project just requires you to make the most of the old and unwanted window frames that are lying in your junkyard. Simply make the basic wooden structure (foundation) and with the help of screws adjust and assemble the windows on it. You can add tin roofing and add glass to the windows which have broken ones. Simply add flowers to it so that beauty can be enhanced.
8: Scrap Door Greenhouse
You must be having some old doors in your storeroom – it is the perfect time to take them out and make most of them. Follow this simplest greenhouse plan and instead of side paneling, simply use the old doors – add tin roofing or plastic sheets to make a gorgeous and effective greenhouse for your west garden.
9: Pyramid Shape Greenhouse
You can also make a diy greenhouse, a stylish one by doing:
Take two doors and attach them from the hinges – place them on the ground in such a way that it looks like an inverted “V” – you can simply keep your plants under this – enjoy gardening!
10: Plastic Bottle Greenhouse
I am not sure whether you would be able to collect a 1000 bottle – it is very interesting though! Within the simplest greenhouse structure made from wood, you can insert the collected plastic bottles to get the desired kind of greenhouse. I think this idea can work best for small space; you would need to add fewer bottles and get the task done easily.
Here is good infographic on ventilation of greenhouse.