How To Build A DIY Greenhouse
How to build a DIY greenhouse: step by step instructions to build a greenhouse for the garden. From the necessary to the installation.
Who said that building a greenhouse is difficult and expensive? You can build a DIY greenhouse functional, sustainable and at an appropriate price! Just choose the right materials and a hint of good will and the game is done.
We discover in detail how to build a DIY greenhouse in a simple way with low environmental impact.
What you need to build a DIY greenhouse?
– Rust-proof galvanized steel frame (arches and currents)
– PE cover, anti-ultraviolet rays, with hinges;
– Pitch for arches of 150 cm;
– Pointers for fixing and stabilizing the greenhouse to the ground;
DIY Greenhouse assembly kit for garden
Once you have procured all the material, which you can buy through the assembly kits for garden greenhouses, you just have to roll your sleeves and give you a look.
The material listed among the necessities can be purchased from the DIY shops, the garden centers or the most well-equipped nurseries. In the market there are no shortage of kits: on Amazon, a kit to build a greenhouse for human garden (2 meters wide x 4.50 meters long and high 1.75 m) is proposed at the price of 269.85 euro with free shipping. No fear, there are also much cheaper kits but at the time of choice pay attention to the materials of use and let yourself be guided by the last paragraph of this page. The kit that we have shown is extremely durable, durable and antirust. Perfect for those seeking a definitive solution to exploit cultivation after cultivation. I have personally used it for three years in my garden!
How to build a DIY greenhouse
When you have all the material you just have to proceed with assembling the DIY greenhouse.
First you have to assemble the steel structure.
Start from the bottom, then mount the upper part later. Let the Arches pass through the tracks (we always advise you to help a friend). Once you have built the galvanized steel structure you will have to fix it to the ground, this will make it more stable and wind resistant. There is no need for concrete or huge holes, just opt for a compact terrain, and use the appropriate points included in the kit. Once you have set your DIY greenhouse to the ground, you just have to cover it with the special anti-ultraviolet PE range.
The hinges will allow you to enter the greenhouse with agility, without risk of damaging the entire cover.
DIY Greenhouse: Where to place it
Choose carefully where to assemble your greenhouse. The hours of light and shade can vary depending on the type of plant (fruit, flowers, vegetables) that you will sow. So inquire, but try to prefer an average sunny place, we have built a DIY greenhouse to create a climate suitable for our plants regardless of the season. And the plants without sun die, regardless of type. So in placing your DIY greenhouse make sure it’s not in a dark place, it would really be a waste not to exploit solar energy, the plants would feel it, at that point it would be useless all the work done!
Advantages in building a DIY greenhouse:
- No excavation;
- Easy installation;
- Easy to carry;
- Sustainability of the structure;
- Satisfaction in having built a greenhouse alone.
How to build a DIY greenhouse: the choice of materials
To build a good DIY greenhouse are fundamental the bearing structure and coverage.
We have chosen the rust-proof galvanized steel frame since in addition to the stability of the material this is very corrosion resistant, so made to last over time. The greenhouse is a small investment that will give us many satisfactions.
In addition to the very important frame is the cover because it is precisely this one to do most of the work of a greenhouse. Even if we had a tough skeleton but without adequate coverage, everything would be useless.
The plants as you know are “nourished” through the process of photosynthesis, a DIY greenhouse is intended to preserve the plants even with an unsuitable climate or otherwise subjected to unpredictable precipitations (all characteristics that now affect our beloved Italy, always less “Mediterranean” due to greenhouse effect and atmospheric pollution).
A good cover must ensure that sunlight arrives at the plants, but at the same time it must also be able to block the heat inside the greenhouse, so as to create a kind of microclimate. If on the one hand it is necessary that the material will get sunlight to the plants, it is also necessary that it is waterproof and therefore that restrain within the greenhouse the so-called long infrared waves.
For the reasons just listed, for building a DIY greenhouse, we chose this type of material, able to retain heat and protect the plant.
Now you just have to sow plants and good gardening at all!