7 Greenhouse Ideas to Bring Out the Best in Your Garden and the Least from Your Wallet

Modern Sunroom or conservatory extending into the garden

Greenhouses are gorgeous additions to any home and garden. They make for beautiful garden decor and help keep your plants growing and thriving all year long. They differ in sizes and shapes. Usually made of wood and glass, these add value to your property in the eventuality that you sell it.

Homeowners typically invest in luxury glass greenhouses for optimum returns. But, if you’re not looking to sell and you want to build a greenhouse on your property, you don’t have to break the bank. We have listed below a few alternatives you can look into for both small and large spaces.

1. Mini Hothouse

Make a simple hothouse and lock heat around your plants so they won’t die due to the extreme cold brought by wintertime. All you need is to use saran wrap (or any kind of thicker plastic) and layer it multiple times around a tomato cage. This will help protect your greens from outdoor elements, and even from your pets.

2. Mason Jar House

Give your seedlings a fighting chance at life by covering them with mason jars. It works the same way as a mini hothouse, except that the material you’re using is glass and it’s focused more on seedlings. Be sure to add a straw under the soil so your plants can breathe, though.

3. PVC Hoop House

PVC pipes are cheap and can be manipulated easily to form a nice sturdy frame for your greenhouse. In fact, you don’t need to buy new ones. Old PVC pipes can do the job just the same.

4. Simple Box Greenhouse

Buila fully-functional sturdy box-type greenhouse with the help of an insulated raised-bed. All you need are sheets of hard insulation, treated boards and plywood, fence posts, metal corner brackets, hinges, galvanized framing spikes and screws, clay dirt, topsoil, and gravel.

5. Pallet Greenhouse

Use recycled pallets to build a home for your plants. To get started, find an ideal place in your yard then do some measurements. Set the foundations, install the pallets vertically so they can act as a sturdy wall, add some pillars, and use a waterproof fabric. If it’s within your budget, you can use glass instead of fabric.

6. The Window Greenhouse

window greenhouse

Since we’re already talking about recycling, what better way to use your old glass windows than to build a greenhouse out of them? All you need is to collect the window panes, pair them up, set a foundation, add the roof, bring in the necessary tools, and you’re done!

7. Plastic Bottle Greenhouse

Speaking of being eco-friendly, repurposing used plastic water bottles and turning them into greenhouses is one of the best things you can do for Mother Earth. It’s not only sustainable, but is also an effective way to protect your seedlings.

There are a lot more other budget greenhouse ideas available online. You just need to be diligent and do a little research. Couple that with resourcefulness and in no time, you will have your very own greenhouse at home.

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