There are many types of creative DIY construction that you can try at home
If you have a shortage of garden space, the best way to make gardening possible is through building a mini greenhouse
You can make use of the simplest items at home and build your own mini-greenhouse. There are many benefits to greenhouses. Some of them include climate control, extended growing season, plant protection and so many more.
If you are wondering how to build a greenhouse, you are in the right place. The main part of making one is setting up a strong greenhouse frame. In this article, we will list some homemade greenhouse ideas that you can try right away.
1. Two Pipe Crossover Greenhouse
Do you have leftover pipes lying around at home?
Also, some clear plastic covers?
Then get ready to build a cold frame greenhouse.
The greenhouse materials used in this one are just pipes, clear plastic covers and strings or tapes.
This is one of the cheapest ways to build one.
This greenhouse has an X shaped frame. You can easily place them indoors if you have space limitations. Else, if you have garden space, you can set it up right there too.
It is pretty easy to assemble this greenhouse.
Take the pipes and create a frame. Make sure it is sturdy enough and does not fall over. You can secure them using string or tape.
Next, you need to put the plastic cover over it. Secure it with strings and tie the ends. Here is your indoor or outdoor greenhouse. A small DIY project that you can build using simple home items.
2. Bamboo Frame Greenhouse
This is yet another DIY mini greenhouse that you can make. You can use plastic sheeting for the greenhouse as a cover.
This idea is great for people who have bamboo growing in their gardens.
You can put them to use and create your DIY miniature greenhouse. Bamboo is one of the most sturdy materials that you can use for the frame.
The great thing about using bamboo is the environmentally friendly nature of the materials and that it’s excellent for making a solid foundation.
Bamboo is 2-3 times stronger than timber, which means it’s a fantastically strong material and is even used as scaffolding in some areas of the world.
First, you will need to create your greenhouse footprint. Make use of post digger to dig a hole at each of the corners. Then you need to mix the cement and fill up the holes.
Place the bamboo in position. Pick out bamboo that are of two sizes. For example, one should be of 5″ x 6′ poles then the other should be 5″ x 8′. This set up will make sure that the wooden greenhouse has a slanting frame. This will not let water stay still on the cover.
Once you are done setting the frame, you can go ahead to place the clear plastic cover. Secure the greenhouse with tape or strings.
3. Old Window Greenhouse
This super simple old window greenhouse is as easy as it sounds. It typically requires very few materials to get started.
All you need for this project are old windows, decoration items and glue.
First, you need to build the table base that will hold the homemade greenhouse for winter. Once the base is ready, you can proceed with setting up the old windows.
Set up four windows and two slanting windows on top. If the old windows are out of paint or worn out, you can use sandpaper to give a nice finishing. You can also choose to paint it in the end.
You can keep the upper window unhooked. This will allow you to keep a check on the plants. You can also replace the top of the window greenhouse box with a clear plastic cover.
Only make sure to secure it well to protect it from the sunlight. You can get creative here and decorate the DIY greenhouse as per your liking.
Get some paint and give it an interesting colour so that it stands out. If you are thinking about how to start a greenhouse, waste no further time. Grab these items and head over to start building your own DIY greenhouse.
Here’s an interesting video of how to build a DIY recycled window greenhouse:
4. Fish Tank Greenhouse
The do it yourself indoor greenhouse just got more interesting. This is one creative way to turn your empty aquarium into a lively greenhouse or terrarium.
You can use a rectangle or square sized aquarium as a mini aquarium. This totally depends on the number and size of the plants that you choose to keep in it. If you have a large tank, you can either drill holes for drainage. Else, you can also flip it upside down. There are many ways you can be creative enough to make your own mini greenhouse. Put your imagination to test and come up with crazy ideas and check out this quirky garden ideas post to inspire you.
5. PVC Mini Greenhouse
If you have any PVC pipes lying extra at home, now is the time to put them to good use. You can choose the size of the greenhouse you build. The materials used for this one are pretty clear. You only need PVC pipes, along with the joints.
Also, you will require, plastic sheets or cover to place them over. Break the PVC pipes into two sections. Also, make sure that the joints fit in well with the PVC pipes, or else this project will be a fail!
First, you need to form the base of the greenhouse. Connect vertical pipe sections first. The design should be that of a hoop structure. You can make three hoops and place one pipe on top for the durability of the structure. Place this structure on the garden bed. The final step is to cover the structure. Finally, secure it with a tape.
Here we have listed five simple yet easy ideas on how you can make mini greenhouses using minimum items. We are pretty sure these items are most probably found at home. Do try these creative mini-greenhouse ideas and let us know how you get on. Till then, happy building!