This step by step tutorial of how to build a frugal gardening PVC cold frames is an inexpensive option that will help you extend your growing season. The longer you can grow vegetables, the longer your family will have fresh home grown veggies on their dinner plate.
Have you ever wanted to have your own greenhouse? Whether it’s to keep plants during the winter or to start growing earlier, a greenhouse is a great way to keep your plants healthy.
However, they can be very expensive. Thankfully, this writer has come up with an amazingly easy way to create a miniature greenhouse, or cold frame.
The best part about this cold frame is that it’s extremely easy to make and easy on the wallet. Another pro for this frame is that it doesn’t long to make, so you can get your plants in their new homes within a day.
For this project, you’ll need the following tools:
– Table Saw
– Dust Mask
– Safety Goggles
You’ll also need the following materials:
– 3 PVC pipes ¾ in diameter and 24” long
– 6 PVC pipes ¾ in diameter and 12” long
– 5 PVC pipes ¾ in diameter and 10” long
– 6 of the three way fittings
– 4 of the 45 degree angle fittings
– 10 snap clamps at 4” long
– 2.4 mil Grow Tunnel plastic
With these few materials, you’ll be able to create a miniature greenhouse that will give your plants the little bit of extra warmth that they need for the winter or early spring. The article has clear instructions and quality pictures, so you don’t have to worry about any misunderstandings or confusion.
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