There are many ways to build a backyard greenhouse, and many people opt for buying a kit instead of building it themselves. A backyard greenhouse is an easy way to give your plants a head start for the spring and protect them from unexpected frosts.
To build a small backyard greenhouse gather together several 2x4s, a clear plastic tarp, clear tape, and a staple gun.
- Step 1: Build a box frame out of the 2x4s. You may need to nail them together if your staples are not long enough.
- Step 2: Cut the tarp so you have a piece for each side of the box, except the bottom, and staple it firmly into the frame.
- Step 3: If you are making a very large backyard greenhouse you will have to make a door to insert the plants through, otherwise you can just pick it up and place it over the top. Cut out a section of tarp on the side or top that will be large enough to slip the trays through and keep the flap closed with tape.
Benefits of a Backyard Greenhouse
A backyard greenhouse will trap the sun's rays and create a warm humid atmosphere. They can help you grow plants that may otherwise be difficult to grow in your area's climate.