Perhaps the easiest greenhouse to construct requires the fewest parts and the least amount of construction experience. When looking for an easy solution for your greenhouse desires, your best bet is to use the PVC greenhouse.
PVC greenhouses can be a snap and a great deal of fun to build if you involve some friends or the family. Of course, your first plan of action is to find the proper materials you’ll need to begin designing and erecting your own personal ecosystem. Obviously, you’ll need varying sizes of PVC piping. Depending on the size of your PVC house, you’ll want to look into something along the lines of about 35 inches in length –of course, resizing your PVC pipes according to what part of the frame you’re constructing.
You’ll need PVC connectors –T-shaped and cross connectors. These will provide the joints to the framework of your house. With the joints and the pipes, using hammer and nails are completely unnecessary. You may want to enlist the help of a rubber mallet, just to fit the pipes into the connectors snugly so they aren’t tempted to go anywhere when the wind picks up. With your frame built, your next step is, of course, to cover your house. Plastic covering is perfect for these houses and are quite sturdy.
Watch out for using greenhouse plastic, however, as it’s rather easily ripped if the weather isn’t ideal. To keep your plastic covering place you can go as lo-fi as large binder clips or as professional as slitting poly pipe lengthwise to clip your plastic to the frame. Building a PVC greenhouse is as easy as sticking a pole in a hole, literally. With the joints and poles construction shouldn’t take more than 4 hours or so.
There are a plethora of PVC greenhouse products on the market to assist you in your quest to create the perfect year-round greenhouse for your fruits and veggies. There are covers that are specific for PVC greenhouses, there are, of course, various brands of PVC piping and connectors at your disposal, and accessories such as cooling pads to keep your plants at the perfect temperature during the hottest parts of the year.
Also for the greenhouse novice, PVC house kits are available on the market with all the materials, tools, and top of the line coverings and pipes you could possibly desire. Kits also come equipped with such things as plant fixtures, environmentally friendly insect control, and ventilation systems –again, to keep the temperature ideal for your year-round plants.
Your PVC greenhouse plans need not be overly complex. In fact, being the simplest to assemble, these greenhouses are virtually impossible to mess up. They’re so easy to construct, even a child as young as five years old could do it, with a adult over-sight of course. As with all construction endeavors, be sure that when you’ve decided to take the plunge you’re aware of what you’re getting yourself into. Though a snap to build, be sure you get a good set of plans to make the project go as smoothly as possible.
Pvc Greenhouses Are A Snap To Build
By: Dave Pierson
About the Author
Dave Pierson is a master gardener and professional nurseryman who has been teaching others how to build hobby greenhouses for over 15 years. To learn more about how to build your own pvc greenhouses, please visit http://www.gardengreenhouseinfo.com. Our FREE ‘Build Your Own Greenhouse’ mini-course is a tremendous resource for anyone serious about building their own personal greenhouse.
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