I have made several of the soda bottle hot houses but have found that they take up a lot of space and when the seeds get to the edge they start to die so I was thinking about how to make a hot house cheaply.
I realized that after a recent move I had several of these plastic bins that were just being stored away in the attic and I thought maybe it would work as a larger hothouse.
Step 1: Materials needed
I went to a home improvement store and got one of the light diffusers for a fluorescent light fixture and started to cut it up into sections that fit the lid of the container. I use this so that the pots donât sit in the water and I put water in that area so that it creates a very humid environment.
I have also done this with smaller containers but am finding I am enjoying the larger containers
Step 2: Closeup
This seems to keep the seeds growing well and become well established so that I can eventually remove the bottom area of the bin and harden them off and get them ready to transplant.