How to Build a Homemade Greenhouse Kits
A greenhouse is a structure that allows you to keep plants growing all year round.
It is made of wooden or metal framing, with glass, plastic, or fiberglass windows that allow you to exhibit, control temperatures, provide light, and protect your plants form the elements. In order to do that, you will need to also provide artificial light, a watering system, and climate controls.
The size of your greenhouse, should be determined by budget, the amount of land available, what plants you intend to grown, and whether this will be for business or strictly a hobby.
- Pick a spot that will get the most winter sun, still has partial shade, that will not have too much ground water, and that is as level as possible.
- If this location is at the foot of a hill or other high spot, and storm water drainage is going to occur, make sure that you provide open or tile drains to divert the water from the greenhouse.
Get your budget in order. Once you know how much you can afford to spend, you will be able to choose your materials intelligently. The framing can be wood, galvanized steel or aluminum. Do you prefer glass, polycarbonate, or fiberglass.
Don’t forget the small stuff…like PVC Greenhouse Kits, wire, adhesives, clamps, doors and hinges, handles, batten tape, tubular steel hoops, shelving for your plants, and ultra violet resistant protection.
Your plan should include the measurements for the walls, roof, window sizes, number of feet needed for water pipes, shelving measurements, electrical requirements, and so forth. You are now ready to construct the base. Make sure you have leveled the ground beforehand.
It is wise to use wooden slats or plastic frames for side walls, fixed with galvanized nails and adhesive. Don’t forget to leave room for the necessary water pipes. Affix your windows in the frames of three sides only at first. Are the walls firmly attached to the base structure?
- Now do the roof and join it to the three existing walls with the nails and adhesive. It needs to be secure.
- Once that is done you can add the fourth wall, which will also be an entrance for your nature greenhouse. When you have placed the frame and windows, you can then add hinges and place the door.
- The ultraviolet resistant film is used to cover the entire greenhouse, including door and windows. This can be done with the batten tape and some heavy duty wire where needed.
- You are almost there! Place your plant racks making sure there is enough room to walk or even push a cart between rows.
- Lay your pipes for both incoming and out-flowing water and add electrical fittings as needed.
For more information, you can talk to your local home improvement center service people or look online to find answers to your questions and compare prices.
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