6 DIY Greenhouse Ideas: Easy And Budget-Friendly
Spring is around the corner, but gardening season has already begun. After all, every good gardener knows that there is plenty of essential garden prep that needs to be done long before the seeds start going in the ground. The main problem, however, is that while spring may be approaching according to the calendar, the weather doesn’t seem to always agree with that. Late frosts, cold soil, and unexpected snow fall can really do some damage and put your gardening to a stand still. On the bright side, there is a simple way to stay on track without worrying what kind of shenanigans the weather may be up to. And that is to get a greenhouse. And while you may think greenhouses are only huge glass structures, the truth is that there are a ton of smaller, budget-friendly DIY greenhouse ideas you can try out.
Late frosts, cold soil, and unexpected snow fall can really do some damage to your garden
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DIY Greenhouse Ideas
Getting a greenhouse doesn’t have to break your bank or break your back from building it. Having a greenhouse is super useful. It is an essential tool that every gardener should have, as it allows you to expand the growing season, protects the little seedlings, and keeps your plants warm and healthy. That’s why we’ve collected some super creative and practical greenhouse ideas you can try out in your very own garden.
Getting a greenhouse doesn’t have to break your bank or break your back
#Covered Shelving Unit
If you don’t have half a garden to cover and need something that can be moved around, then this type of greenhouse if just for you. This DIY is amazing if you have a balcony garden or you are tight on space. All you need is a shelving unit that fits your needs. Then you just get a plastic cover and insulate it. Viola, you have yourself a greenhouse. Gardeners recommend getting a metal unit as it is much sturdier. You can also find covers online that come with zipper to make it more convenient to open.
This DIY is amazing if you have a balcony garden or you are tight on space
#Reuse Plastic Bottles
If you’ve got a bunch of old plastic bottles lying around, it’s time to put them to good use. If you want to make a cold frame greenhouse, but don’t have any windows to use, plastic bottles will save the day. This way you are helping your plants and saving the planet by recycling the old bottles. This is a super simple idea. Instead of glass use stringed up plastic bottles. The bottles are a good insulator and will do a good job at protecting the plants inside the greenhouse.
If you’ve got a bunch of old plastic bottles lying around, it’s time to put them to good use
Hoop greenhouses are some of the most common types of DIY greenhouses. This is because they are quote simple to make and can be made from a lot of different materials. You can make a hoop greenhouse from wire mesh, branches, PVC pipes and pretty much anything that can be bent. Then you form them over the garden bed and throw a cover on top. That’s it. The size is customizable, which is also quite a plus.
Hoop greenhouses are some of the most common types of DIY greenhouses
@A Farm Girl In The Making
If you like to build, then why not create your very own A-frame greenhouse paradise in just two weekends? There are simple guides online that can help you build your dream greenhouse even if you are not a professional. We’ve found a tutorial that is beginner-friendly, doesn’t need any special tools or panel cutting. Sounds amazing! So, if you’ve got some space in the garden, a need for a greenhouse, and two free weekends, this is for you.
Get the tutorial plans on Etsy.
There are simple guides online that can help you build your dream greenhouse
#Single Plant House
If you don’t have many plants that require protecting then you can easily create a greenhouse effect for single plants. And it’s super easy and cheap to do it. To create your mini DIY greenhouse, all you need is old plastic bottles you can reuse. Just cut a plastic bottle, remove the cap (for ventilation) and place the bottle over the plant. Just make sure to keep an eye on the plants when the weather gets warmer, as even though there is no cap, it may become too hot inside for the plants in this mini greenhouse.
To create your mini DIY greenhouse, all you need is an old plastic bottle
If you don’t have a big garden and just have plants on your balcony, porch or patio, then this simple greenhouse is just the thing you require. You don’t need any fancy builds to protect your plants. An old, clear umbrella will get the job done. And you can set it up in minutes. If your space is limited this hack is super useful. This will help protect your plants and keep them nice and warm.
You don’t need any fancy builds to protect your plants
@A Little Bit Wonderful
These were some of our favorite budget-friendly and easy to recreate DIY greenhouse ideas. We hope you found this article useful. Now you can create your very own greenhouse that will keep your plants safe, help them grow and won’t break your bank.
These were some of our favorite budget-friendly and easy to recreate DIY greenhouse ideas