This Homemade Hothouse Greenhouse Homesteading DIY Project is perfect for the frugal minded homesteaders who are willing to get in there and do so hard work for a great reward.
Should you be fortunate enough be one of the few truly gifted green fingered people in the world, you have probably dreamed of having your very own solar hothouse.
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We have all seen hothouses in botanical gardens, movies, and TV shows and I am sure they have all been big impressive structures. You have many times thought to yourself that you would love one just like it in your yard. You don’t have to wish too hard as you can easily and quickly build one yourself. It will not be to the size of the grand ones you see in botanical gardens the world over, but you can build one that comfortably sits and fits in your backyard.
The internet is filled with plans for solar hothouses big and small. With a little time, effort and hardly a big budget, you can start building your own by following the easy plans and advice.
To start you will need to build a firm foundation to prevent a tall structure like a solar hothouse from blowing over in high winds. Choose a space in your backyard that is relatively flat and protected from the elements as much as possible. You do not need or want complete sun protection.
Ensure that the size of the hothouse is sufficient for you to comfortably move around and to place all the exotic blooms your heart desires.
To prevent constant maintenance ensure that the wood used to build the structure can weather the natural elements well. Also, make sure the glass used is shatterproof and safe to use for the hothouse.
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