DIY ProjectsHow to Build an Octagonal Garden Greenhouse

How to Build an Octagonal Garden Greenhouse

This step by step tutorial of how to build an octagonal garden greenhouse is a great way to jump start or expand your growing season by capturing the sun’s heat inside a structure. Building your own small greenhouse is great use of vertical space for homesteaders that don’t have the largest backyards or for those that want to keep to a small budget.

You can find most of what you need at your local hardware store or even through recycled materials someone no longer wants, such as wood from old decks or fencing. With these materials in hand, you’ll have your plant’s new home built in no time at all.

How to Build an Octagonal Garden Greenhouse

Having a place for the herbs, vegetable starts, flowers and plants to shelter from cold winter winds and inclement weather of the changing seasons. In the Spring, you can start your seeds early in the season so by the time the soil warms up they can be replanted promptly. How can you keep them safe while also giving them the right amount of sunlight they need to thrive? If you want them to have their own safe space, you can find yourself a great one in the design below.

The diameter from corner to corner is 6′ 2 1/2″ and the distance from the edges on parallel sides is 5′ 8 13/16″. The total width of each outer wall is 28 1/2″.

Totally off the subject, don’t you just love how the cat just happened to make it into the picture, looking very dignified.

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Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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