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Mini Greenhouse for the Deck or Patio
It's garden starting time, at least here where we live in the Pacific Northwest. Unfortunately our weather can still be a bit unpredictable, and isn't the most welcoming for little baby plants. This year I decided to make a patio sized greenhouse to start my garden seeds in.
I used a pair of reclaimed windows for this project. The measurements for your mini greenhouse will be custom fit for the windows you find. Measure the total width of your window, add a 1/4 inch of wiggle room, and cut your lumber to this length.
I built my frame out of five 2x6 boards with two in the front and three in the back. It is better to create an angle for the windows to sit at for maximum sun exposure.
Put your structure together. Check out the blog or video for the full details. Use some good utility hinges to attach your windows to the frame.
We planted all of our seeds in recycled cardboard egg cartons. This makes it super easy to transplant the sprouts into the garden. In the greenhouse the temperature should stay about ten degrees warmer than outside.
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