I started this project out of a necessity to start my seeds early. I live in New England where the weather is downright unfriendly for starting seedlings in the ground. I went looking through several hundred websites to find a simple greenhouse that would be inexpensive or easy to make. After hours of fruitless searching, I ended up designing my own. It is 5 foot by 10 foot long, but It can be scaled down or up to fit any size you need.
I broke this down into many steps to make it easier. This is such a simple project that even a couple of kids can do it with little to no adult supervision.
This whole unit costs less than $25.00, but gives you the room of a $500 greenhouse.
The whole assembly to less than 20 minutes from start to end.
This is my first post, but hopefully with success it will entice me to post more.
Step 1: Collecting the Supplies
The very first step you need to do is collect all your supplies. Below is a list of the supplies and the cost that I paid.
Cost (est) Total
A 6 1/2" Schedule 40 PVC Pipe 10' Plain End $1.25 $7.50
B 6 1/2" "T" Connector $0.30 $1.80
C 4 1/2" 90' Elbow $0.25 $1.00
D 0.5 10 Ft. x 25 Ft. Clear 6 Mil Consumer Sheeting $26.20 $13.10
(Enough to make 2 mini greenhouses)
And a cup of coffee or a soda.
(this project will be completed before your coffee can get cold for your soda warm!)
Total cost (minus your drink and taxes) comes to& $23.40