I am so excited to share our latest DIY project with all of you. We decided to take some leftover lumber and some old widows and put together a tiny Greenhouse. I had been wanting one but after searching online and seeing the cost decided a DIY project was the best way to go.
This all started when I got some vegetable seeds from a contest win. Not wanting to wait to plant them I started them in my AeroGarden Harvest Elite. I sifted through them to see what I could start this late in the year and transplant while it was going to be cold. For those who are not familiar with an Aerogarden, it is a small tabletop hydroponic indoor garden. With the Aerogarden you can grow just about everything, most things do not need to be transplanted, like herbs and such you can just grow them and use them right there. I love mine but wanted to try and grow a more substantial garden. My first round was Kale, Collard Greens, and a Winter Lettuce. Of course, I forgot to take pictures during their grow time but I am getting ready to start Beets, Cauliflower, and broccoli shortly and will update this post.
After just 14 days we were ready to transplant so we had to get to work. In the meantime, I had ordered a few things to have them ready for the day we were going to start building.
Since we had most of the lumber, screws, and hardware all we needed was the plastic. I ordered Plastic Sheeting, 3 Bags of Miracle-Gro Potting Mix, and we used buckets to put the plants. Super simple.
As you can see from the above pictures we can fit about eight 5 gallon bucket. We are also going to put a few small two gallon buckets on hooks across the beam for smaller plants.
As for construction, it took a day or so to make. Some of the extra time was waiting for the plastic to be delivered. The old windows (one on each side) we had laying around so we wanted to use what we had. The one on the front is a functioning door. Having the door on the top makes for easier watering and I open it during the warmest/sunniest parts of the day for the plants.
I will come back in a few weeks with updated pictures of my Vegetables and I hope to of added more.
Do you have a greenhouse? What are you growing?
Here is a shopping list of a few of the items I purchased or used. Everything else was upcycled.
The Aerogarden was an item I received a couple of years ago free in exchange for an honest opinion. The one I’m using is AeroGarden Harvest Elite and it is perfect for starting out.
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