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How to Build an Inexpensive Hoop-Style Greenhouse

How to Build an Inexpensive Hoop-Style Greenhouse
One of the most valuable assets in my garden is my greenhouse. It has allowed me to grow plants that I normally would not be able to grow, produce crops that the season is not usually long enough to produce, and protect my plants from frosts, hail, or other severe weather that normally would have destroyed my garden. But I don’t have thousands of dollars to spend on a greenhouse. I just priced out an 8’x12’ greenhouse for $3,500. I would love to have a large, professional greenhouse, but that simply isn’t financially feasible for me. So, instead I’ve found a way to make a large greenhouse that is functional, easy to build, and inexpensive. Required Materials List Note: All wood should be green, treated wood to resist rot. (4) 2×6 – 16’(2) 2×6 – 12’(14) 2×4 – 12’(19) ¾” x 20’white pvc pipe(9) 10mm x 10’ rebar(1) 20’x50’ roll of 6mm plastic(1) Bundle of 50 4’ wood lathe (or optional staples)Zip tiesNails or screwsMetal bandingDoor hinges and handles Step 1 – Laying Out the Frame

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Build a $300 underground greenhouse for year-round gardening (Video) Growers in colder climates often utilize various approaches to extend the growing season or to give their crops a boost, whether it's coldframes, hoop houses or greenhouses. Greenhouses are usually glazed structures, but are typically expensive to construct and heat throughout the winter. A much more affordable and effective alternative to glass greenhouses is the walipini (an Aymara Indian word for a "place of warmth"), also known as an underground or pit greenhouse. First developed over 20 years ago for the cold mountainous regions of South America, this method allows growers to maintain a productive garden year-round, even in the coldest of climates. Here's a video tour of a walipini that shows what a basic version of this earth-sheltered solar greenhouse looks like inside: © Benson Institute

summer awesomeness {part one} want to be the fun mom this summer? or at least for the day. or every time you pull this out. doug and i barely had this made before the boys were stripping down to play in it. on the coldest day we have had in a while. see hoho in the background running to the house with his shorts around his ankles to go get a swimmy diaper? now i didn't invent pvc pipe sprinklers. but this one will be more than a sprinkler...more on that to come. but for now, let me share the how-to when it comes to making a sprinkler that will make the neighborhood kids come out of the woodwork. here is what we used. plus a drill. i do not know the names of any of the parts. here is my meager description of them. or you could print this photo and take it to lowe's. :) a = an elbow shaped piece. b = an elbow shaped piece with a third outlet that had thread on it. c = an adapter that you screw into two of the b's to make it a smooth...umm...entry? the boys were happy to use it as a water fountain.

DIY PVC Chicken Feeder I have decided to start raising some chickens, so I’m in the process of searching for some chicken coop and feeder plans, while searching I came across this feeder that I seen online called the Dine-A-Chook. I thought it looked pretty cool, so I decided to try to and build one for myself and this is what I came up with. It holds 10 lbs. of feed but if you use a longer piece of PVC it could hold a lot more. So lets get started and I will show you how to build this yourself. During the build process I changed my mind on the type of cap I wanted to use for the top. So instead of using the screw on cap I went with the plain push on cap, so my parts picture is a little different from my final build. Succulent Delights - DIY Hot House Like to feed your entire family year round on fresh home grown produce? Read on.... No matter where you live, keeping a healthy warm environment is essential for germinating seeds and growing your plants. In the colder regions of Australia a hot house will also allow you to grow vegetables all year round.

How To Grow Pineapples? Growing Pineapples Is Ridiculously Easy Not only is growing pineapples ridiculously easy. Growing pineapple plants is possible just about anywhere in the world! (That's because the pineapple plant is one of the few tropical fruits that are really well suited to growing in pots, and that means you can grow pineapples indoors.) I grow lots of pineapples in my garden. If you plant them in the right spot they need virtually no care whatsoever. Play At Home Mom LLC: PVC Pipe DIY We were taking a walk around the neighborhood yesterday. There are a lot of new houses going up and tons of construction. We came across a house that had their sprinkler system set up above the ground... they were getting ready to bury it and were testing to make sure everything was working properly.

10 Plants That Repel Garden Insect Pests Please Share This Page: Google + stumbleupon tumblr reddit DIY Covered Greenhouse Garden: A Removable Cover Solution to Protect Your Plants — Apartment Therapy Tutorials Planting season is upon us, so let me tell you a little story of how this garden came to be. When we bought a house last year, I failed to inquire about the summer weather, thinking it would be just as warm and clear as it was on our open house day. NOPE. Instead, I encountered summers full of chilly fog and harsh winds, much to the dismay of my aspiring green thumb. Determined to keep home-grown veggies on our plates, I put my thinky-brain to work and thus, this covered greenhouse garden was born.

How to Grow an Avocado Tree from an Avocado Pit I said it the other day: I have gardening on the brain. Now, being summer, we eat a lot of avocado-based stuff at The Mouse House. Guacamole. Avocado salad. Day 25: Homemade Sprinkler with She Wears Flowers Hello, HomeSpun Threads Readers! I am so thrilled to be with you today sharing a bit of summer fun. I am Tammy and I blog at She Wears Flowers. I am a mom to sweet twin 10-year-old girls and a sassy three-year-old girl, too. It's all about girls in our home, with the occasional concession for the one boy--my great husband.

8 Best Chicken Breeds For Preppers Keeping just one breed of chicken is like putting all your eggs in one basket. Are you planning to keep chickens to provide food for your family after an economic collapse? They’re the first livestock on the prepper’s list due to their small size, low maintenance, and ability to provide both eggs and meat. They’re also a great addition to your survival plan because they produce fertilizer and eat pests that could ruin your survival plantings. Before you acquire chickens, there are some things to consider. Do some homework so you’ll choose the best breeds to suit your needs.

How to Run a Commercial Aquaponics System (Video) EcoFilms Australia/Video screen capture Since we first posted on the urban food revolution known as aquaponics, we've seen all kinds of systems for growing fish and vegetables in one, symbiotic relationship. A few, like the proposed Urban Aquaculture Center and Friendly Aquaponics' farm in Hawaii, have been commercial-scale operations. But most practitioners seem more focused on small-scale, backyard aquaponics than anything else.