The main pic is a larger version of the 5x5 Greenhouse. See the actual 5x5 image below. For more pics and info please see my website at: www.pondplantgirl.com/coldframe.htm
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Step 1: Supplies Needed
- 1/2" PVC Pipe
- 1/2" Corner Elbow Connectors
- 1/2" Adapters
- Primer and PVC Cement
- Long Zip Ties
- Hack Saw or Pipe Cutter
- Visquene or Plastic Sheeting
Thin clear plastic will not withstand past one season.
Box of 10' x 25' is $13.50, Cost per section roughly $7.50
- Total Cost = $20.50
Step 2: PVC Pipe
Step 3: Assemble with PVC primer and cement
After the primer dries, attach the elbows to the ends of the two 5' section of pipe with the PVC cement.
Attach the 10' section of pipe to the unthreaded end of an elbow with PVC cement and press down firmly.
Step 4: Here's your basic shape!
Repeat instructions for framing the other side of your greenhouse.
Step 5: Cut out the pattern for the end hoops.
See pattern below.
The black is the assembled pipe
The blue is the outline pattern for the plastic sheeting
The green is where to cut the L corners
The red is the pleating. More can be made if needed.
Step 6: Attaching the plastic
Step 7: Connecting the PVC
Step 8: Covering the frame
Attach sheeting to frame ends with zip ties from top of frame to half way down. This will allow for access to the inside of your cold frame and will allow for airflow on windy days.
Edges of plastic sheeting can be weighed down with metal washers or clamped to frame.
Slice small holes in top of cold frame plastic to prevent rain water from puddling.
Step 9: Wow! That was easy!
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