DIY Hothouse | Greenhouse for Balcony

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Do you want to build a greenhouse for your patio, terrace or balcony garden, but due to lack of space you subside your plan? If yes, then you’re reading a perfect tutorial: Make your own greenhouse by this economical DIY hothouse idea in five simple steps.

Things you’ll need

  • Four similar sized window frames with clear transparent glass
  • One window of a bit smaller size but of same width
  • Wooden pallets and handle to open it
  • Drill, two hinges and screws

Step 1

how to make DIY hothouse

Gather all the items listed above. Clean the windows and paint the frames with your favorite color. Pick the windows one by one and drill holes in each frame so that you can screw and join them later to make a green house structure.

Step 2greenhouse for balcony

Fix and join all the similar sized windows from all the four sides together using screws. Leave the top and bottom part of the structure.

Step 3balcony garden hothouse

Put the smaller window on top of the joined structure and measure how much space is left open.

Step 4how to make hothouse

Take a pallet, cut it to the measured size and fix that on top of the remaining open space of windowed structure.

Step 5DIY patio greenhouse

Screw both of the hinges on wooden board and screw the fifth window on hinge and also fix a handle on the frame of fifth window so that you can open and close your glassed green house easily.

Now take a deep breath, your very own green house or you can say a DIY hothouse is ready to use. Place it in a warm corner of your small garden and put in your potted plants and seedlings. It’ll not take much space and remain cozy in winter.

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  1. Any thoughts on using it as a way to get started on the plants in the winter? Adding a grow light or the means to keep the space warm?


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