DIY Mini Greenhouse




This is a green house made out of a plastic bottle that keeps your plants really warm inside your house and traps the heat inside from the sun coming through your window. It can be made in less then five minutes. Hope this works as good for you as it did for me.

Step 1: How a Greenhouse Works

First of all what is a greenhouse? A greenhouse is a glass building where plants grow that need protection from cold weather. And how do these structures help plants grow? Simply greenhouses let sunlight pass through the walls to heat up the air inside through radiation (not cancerous radiation). Once the air inside is hot it does not cool down very fast and if there is still sunlight it will stay warm because of the glass protecting the inside from the outside elements.

Step 2: Materials You Need

To Make this plant growing machine you will need a bottle a size big enough to grow the plant you are going to, scissors, tape, soil and seeds.

Step 3: Cutting the Bottle

The first thing you need to do is cut the bottle in half. It maybe hard to cut through the opening so if it is just cut that opening off.

Step 4: Wash It

Wash the bottle thoroughly so that there is no residue.

Step 5: Getting Dirty

Fill the bottom half of the bottle with good planting soil, you can put some added nutrients in it if you would like.

Step 6: Making Things Grow

Get some kind of seed that would fit in your greenhouse and put it in the dirt.

Step 7: Giving It Moisture

Before you close  and seal your greenhouse up put a bit of water on the inside.

Step 8: Sealing the Deal

After your seeds have been watered you are ready to finish your greenhouse. Start by taping the top to the bottom and make sure it is airtight. After you have sealed the to[p to the bottom put the lid on and you are done!

Step 9: Making Things Grow Taller

When everything is sealed put your mini greenhouse in a windowsill or somewhere else that has lots of sun. You will notice after a few days that the inside will get very moist don't worry this is a good thing it gives your plants water. What causes this is the air inside the greenhouse being warm, but the air outside is cooler this causes the moisture to condense. This can also be seen in your vehicle when you have the heat on inside and the air outside is cool though and it causes your windows to fog up.

Step 10: Vote Comment and Follow

Remember to vote for this in the gardening and homesteading contest also the scientific method contest if you liked it, also tell me what you would like me to do next in the comments. Hope you liked this instructable and hope i taught you something! Good luck growing! By the way I will be doing a giveaway of a three month pro membership! You can win simply just by following me. On May 1st I will put all my followers names in a hat and draw a name. I will then send a private message to the person and they have to reply within 3 days so they can claim their prize! If they do I will tell them the code, but if they don't I will give it to someone else.
Until next time...



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    3 years ago on Step 9

    Bob >NICE JOB!<

    Joe >i dont hav a plastic bottle...<

    Bob > NOOOOB!<


    4 years ago

    U can*** not un


    4 years ago

    Un tape it then tape it again


    4 years ago

    You are very welcome! Remember to vote for it!