If you want to grow your own organic vegetables, you should take a look on these backyard greenhouse designs. Building a small greenhouse doesn’t require a high investment nor complex skills, but you still need to do a proper planning. Therefore, we recommend you to select several plans and to choose the one that fits within your budget and matches the style of your garden.
On the other hand, we recommend you to invest in the best quality materials you could afford, especially if you plan to use the greenhouse for many years in a row. Therefore, you could build the frame from pressure-treated lumber or you could get the job done using aluminum components. In addition, you could either cover the structure with poly-carbonate sheets or you could use polyethylene film.
Backyard greenhouse designs
If you are new to gardening, then you should start on a small scale. Therefore, a mini-greenhouse would be ideal to gardening amateurs as it is large enough for growing a large variety of legumes, but in the same time it doesn’t require a high investment. A cold frame will create a proper climate for plants that need sunlight and don’t grow too tall. See step by step instructions here.
If you need a larger construction, we strongly recommend you to take into consideration building an A-frame greenhouse. As you can see in the image, this greenhouse design combines the convenience of the shape with a beautiful design. You should adjust the height, the width and the length of the greenhouse to your needs and budget. We recommend you to use a miter saw when building the components, as there are many angle cuts that should be made.
If the previous backyard greenhouse design is a little to complex for your carpentry skills, then this project should suit your needs, as it can be done by any person that has a basic background in woodworking. Adjust the slope of the roof, as to drain the water properly. More details about this project here.
Alternatively, you could create a sturdy frame using aluminum and poly-carbonate sheet or glass. Build a small sliding door and attach it to the structure. In addition, build shelves on both sides of the greenhouse, if you want to increase the storage space. As you can see in the image, this design is ideal for growing exotic flowers, as it has low heat losses. Compact a 4″ layer of gravel before attaching the frame into place.
Last but not least, you should take into account the greenhouse design shown in the above image. A lean to greenhouse is ideal for narrow backyards or in case you want to attach the construction to an existing construction. Use 2×4 lumber and make sure you create vents in the roof of the greenhouse, otherwise the inside temperature might be too high for the plants, especially during the sunny days.
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