How to make your own Greenhouse
Hi Guys! I’m going to show you how to build a Green House, because why!? I’m growing my own vegetables and salads, because there is nothing worse than needing to make a salad in an emergency.
Growing vegetables and cabbages and lettuces and etcetera can be hard because of little bugs and animals and other pests. That is why it is a good idea to create a protective environment for them.
When you water your plants, the shaded greenhouse also means that the water won’t evaporate so quickly. (Science!) It’s a win win.
SO let’s get started.
You will need:
a ground sheet
4 hula hoops
2 x pieces of conduit 1.5 m long (width to fit inside hosepipe) We could cut this in the shot with hacksaw)
8 pieces of re-bar (50cm?)
brackets (maybe also half moon brackets to secure hula hoops to wood?)
wooden planks 2 x 1.4m and 2 x 1m (400mm wide)
small wood screws
green cable ties
drill with screw-driver head
shade cloth 230 wide by 3m (you can use plastic sheeting in winter)
a little bit of hose pipe
your gorgeous salad plants
some pegs for the top
- Measure out your area and place down your ground sheet.
- Connect your wooden planks to make a frame using your brackets.
- Hammer your rebar stakes into the ground (with the mallet)
- Disconnect your hula hoops and slip them over the rebar and join the other end to the rebar on the other side of your frame.
- Use your cable ties to connect the archways at the top with another piece of conduit . This will help with structure and stability. Make sure it sticks out a bit on either side.
- Cut two semi circle shapes out of the shade cloth for the sides of your structure. you can eyeball it! And attach them with cable ties.
- Cut a rectangle out of your shade cloth and staple it to the frame on one side only.
- Drape it over your structure
- Now we will make some clamps using hose pipe. Cut your hosepipe into 10m length and saw down the middle (with the hacksaw OR a stanley knife?)
- Attach your other piece of conduit pipe to the other end of the shade cloth using cable ties.
- Use your hosepipe clamps to secure the shade cloth to the frame.
- And now add your plants.
And there you have it, your very own greenhouse . You can also use clear plastic sheeting in the winter months. It’s a money saver, a water saver and it looks really koel!