2016 - Volume #40, Issue #3, Page #30[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Mini Easy-To-Access DIY GreenhouseWe spotted a clever DIY greenhouse on the internet that appears to be an easy way to extend the growing season. The design is posted at www.swingncocoa.blogspot.com. Click on “covered greenhouse” for photos and step-by-step instructions to build the 4 by 8-ft. structure. The 2 by 12 wooden frame includes a chicken wire bottom to avoid mole and gopher issues.
The 1/2-in. pvc arches are beefed up with woven wire secured by electrical tape, before covering them with plastic or breathable garden fabric.
With hinges on one end, the early season greenhouse transforms into a raised bed garden by simply lifting the other end to open it. It can be lowered whenever the weather is bad or to extend the season.
Fitted with a hose adapter in the frame, the greenhouse is set up for an automatic watering system with a soaker hose.
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