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The Davis Greenhouse


Hello everyone!  I’m so excited to share with you our latest project.  Kyle and I have wanted a greenhouse for so long…of course I envision this peaceful, flower-filled, large sanctuary…but in reality, that’s not going to happen right now.  First off greenhouses are EXPENSIVE!  I couldn’t believe my eyes when I started looking for the size we wanted.  The prices were around $3,000-$4,000!  That’s crazy.

So we started looking.  First we tried Craigslist and Ebay to see if anyone lost their minds and was selling one for cheap…no luck.  Next we were onto Pinterest and YouTube.  We finally found a DIY greenhouse that was simple, but most important in our budget.  The video we found was made by TexasPrepper.  It shows you the basics, but it still takes quite a bit of planning on your own part.


The example he shows in the video is smaller than what we wanted so we customized it to our needs.  We have a small forest growing in our basement under lights, so we knew we wanted to have a lot of space to put all these plants once we divided them up. The size we decided on was 12×7.  This will fit at least 2 white tables plus provide hanging space for my flower baskets.


We headed to our local Lowes for the lumber and TSC for the cattle panels.  Now the estimate for this project is supposed to be around $150.  This is probably true for the one he built in the video, however we spent a little extra by making it one cattle panel longer and by adding a automatic window opener.  By making it larger we also had to spend a little more for the Greenhouse Plastic to purchase a larger size.  All in all we probably spent around $250.  We screwed all of the lumber together using my Kreg-Jig and stapled the plastic on with a hand stapler.


I am in love with this greenhouse!  It will be perfect for us to start our plants for the garden in and also for my flowers.  We already started filling it up, but still need to get another table.  Kyle plans on doing his hydroponic lettuce and it’s for sure big enough!  I’m so ready to plant our garden!  As always thank you for reading and follow along on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest!


P.S.  We got our Honey Bees so I will be posting about those soon!

-Jess


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