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
staple gun
scissors
some pegs for the top
a mallet/hammer
a hacksaw

  1. Measure out your area and place down your ground sheet.
  2. Connect your wooden planks to make a frame using your brackets.
  3. Hammer your rebar stakes into the ground (with the mallet)
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Cut a rectangle out of your shade cloth and staple it to the frame on one side only.
  8. Drape it over your structure
  9. 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?)
  10. Attach your other piece of conduit pipe to the other end of the shade cloth using cable ties.
  11. Use your hosepipe clamps to secure the shade cloth to the frame.
  12. 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!