Recycled Homestead Greenhouse

Updated: Nov 25, 2020

Our farm goes through many changes and projects. Recently we have been getting the greenhouse completed for the long Winter. This year we decided to make the greenhouse bigger for Spring planting, while maintaining crops during the Winter. We only use refurbished wood, wiring, nails and a dog kennel. The plastic is the only thing bought, so the investment is $20.00.

In picture one and two, you can see the kennel has four sides and they are wired and tied for stability. The roof is made in an A-frame design so that snow will not weigh down on the top of the plastic. A brace is put in the front and back for the stability using nails or screws. What makes this such a neat project is we recently housed our turkeys that went to market, chickens and dogs in the past.

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In picture three, you can see that the plastic is going up and a board will hold down the plastic that you see boards. The plastic is special greenhouse thickness and clear that you can purchase at Walmart or Lowes.

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In picture four, you can see the open spot on the back of the greenhouse. The greenhouse has a window that will be opened during the day and closed at night. If you want to add lighting you can inside hanging from the wood. We may opt to purchase an LED light that is charged so no cords have to be added. This would be additional if you don't currently have the light.

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In picture five and six, the greenhouse is covered in plastic. The front door is cut out and will open going outwards. The opening is around six feet tall. The bottom of the greenhouse going around it will be dug up and the plastic buried to keep the plastic from blowing up.

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