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DIY Greenhouse for Approx. $50

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Growing Tomatoes in the Pacific Northwest can be a challenge, so I made this greenhouse to protect my plants from the rainy weather. Using a few simple materials from the hardware store this simple structure was done in about an hour.
The green house is approx. 4 1/2'H x 3' W x 8' L. It's perfect for early spring and fall crops for protecting from frost.
Simple base, just a square made out of 2x4's
Tomatoes in grow bags, to get the Full details on how to put this green house in less than an hour, follow the link below!

To see more: http://www.sowanddipity.com/polytunnel-tutorial/

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  • Walter Reeves
    Walter Reeves Decatur, GA
    on May 25, 2012

    Terrific idea...a great project!

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on May 25, 2012

    Love this project, Shelley. Welcome to Hometalk!

  • Jan M
    Jan M Toledo, OR
    on May 25, 2012

    Awesome idea. Where do you live in the PNW? I am in Toledo, Oregon and I have tried growing tomatoes so many times with no success. I am going to try this.

  • KMS Woodworks
    KMS Woodworks Nederland, CO
    on May 25, 2012

    At 8500 feet in the rockies this is a problem too. years ago I set up a similar system using PVC conduit. My dual raised beds sit about 8 feet wide and I used short sections of rebar and slipped the pvc pipe over those to secure the "hoops" at the ground level. sadly I have not "had" a garden for a few years...as I have been too busy with our cabin project and a gazillion other things about the house.

  • Jesse Moore
    Jesse Moore Salem, OR
    on May 25, 2012

    I dunno, plastic isn't going to make it through a storm. I like the project, but recommend using a tougher covering.

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