27 January 2007

Small inexpensive greenhouse

A new question came in about how to build a small green house inexpensively.

A hoop house is usually recommended as a small project greenhouse. Take a look at the listings on this link at Build It Solar. Lots of possibilities there.

Also, check the library. There are several do-it-yourself books with plans for basic greenhouses.

Some long-time gardeners think that with global warming, a home gardener only needs a simple cold frame unless you have your heart set on a greenhouse. There is a set of instructions for a raised cold frame at Ron Hazleton's site. Click here to see them.

If you can't find what you want at the library or online,
The Noble Foundation in Ardmore has a DVD with instructions on how to build a $500 or $600 hoop house which is the minimum they cost to construct.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I live in cental Fl. I need plans for a greenhouse that will save me from the sun, also I need it to be hurricane proof. Thanks for the help. P.S. I will be building it myself.