We moved into our house in May 2017, and from the get-go I knew I wanted a greenhouse. The problem is, commercial greenhouses are pricy, and they don’t appear like they’ll last a long time (maybe I’m wrong, but who knows). Because I didn’t want to drop $100+ dollars on a greenhouse, my husband made me a DIY greenhouse that I love.
I cannot (and will not) take any credit for the design of this greenhouse. It was all my husband’s idea. He’s super awesome.
DIY Greenhouse Supplies
- Old portable carport frame
- Plastic sheeting (clear)
First he put the frame together. Because we live on a hill, he had to dig a bit to get the frame sitting straight.
Then he did some magic with laying the tarp over and securing it with ropes. To keep the tarps secured down on the ground he laid rocks and dirt over them on the inside.
To keep the grass from growing ridiculously tall, he laid down weed barrier over the top.
So far it seems to be working really well. We’ve had a few wind storms and he’s had to reinforce it a few times because of it, but it keeps my plants nice and warm in there.
And because it’s a carport frame, it is big enough to walk into. I have a shelf and a table right now to store all my planting supplies.
Eventually, we will build something more permanent, but right now my DIY greenhouse cost just under $30 (we had the frame leftover from the people who sold us the house), so I can’t complain. It’s functional and it works this season, which makes me happy.
Currently, I have seeds starting in my greenhouse, as well as strawberries and various other plants. If you want to see what I’m planting, stay tuned for my next post!