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5 Northern Greenhouse Examples for Cold Climates

Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 4:15 PM

An inspirational showcase of various greenhouse designs and styles for cold northern climates. 

http://waldenlabs.com/5-northern-greenhouse-examples/

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6 Cheap DIY Greenhouses

Designs Inspired By Traditional Shelters
Monday, April 27, 2015, 12:15 PM

A great selection of inexpensive greenhouse ideas that are inspired by simple housing structures.  Time to swap out the canvas on my tipi for greenhouse plastic.

http://waldenlabs.com/6-diy-greenhouse-designs/?inf_contact_key=fd723eac4823897da941ff12b69e43fcc4b209c3ffe5bfd0a81d8e6f8f2dde6f

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How to Make a Hoop House

Setting up a simple season extender
Monday, April 21, 2014, 10:10 AM

Whether you are protecting your spring plants from chaotic temperatures / storms or extending your growing season into fall and winter, learning how to build this simple hoop house over your raised beds can help your plants grow better and improve your overall success.

http://www.onehundreddollarsamonth.com/how-to-make-a-hoop-house-picture-tutorial/

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Walipini Style Greenhouses

Year-round gardening in an underground greenhouse
Friday, March 21, 2014, 4:35 PM

How would you like to have fresh vegetables and fruit year round? Sounds pretty good right?  Having an underground greenhouse will keep the temperatures hot in the winter and help prevent overheating in the summer; making it possible to grow your garden vegetables through the cold winter months.

How it Works

We all learned in school that under the earth’s crust is magma which heats the entire sphere. Surprisingly, if you dig down 4 feet, the heating process becomes apparent. For the vast majority of the planet, 4 feet below the surface will stay between 50° to 60°F even if the weather above the ground is 10°F with a cold wind! This phenomenon is called the thermal constant and it’s what the underground greenhouse thrives on. » Read more

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Building a Cattle Panel Pallet Greenhouse

9' x 12.5' DIY greenhouse for under $300
Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 5:43 PM

As any experienced gardener will tell you, having a greenhouse can be an invaluable tool in the food-growing toolbox.  Having a greenhouse at one's disposal opens up many different growing possibilities and can be a huge season extender in areas where the number of good growing days is limited.  Greenhouses make it easier to get new seedlings started and help to protect plants from spring and fall frosts.  They are a wonderful addition to any resilient garden space. But they can be expensive to put in, and there are many things to consider before getting one set up. Check out the WSID articles on Selecting a Greenhouse and Winter Gardening to get a better idea of the styles and options available.

We put a lot of thought and planning into the design and construction of our DIY greenhouse.  With cost being one of the number-one constraints for this project, we did a lot of web surfing and idea gathering. Our research gave us inspiration for materials, styles, and what the end result should be.  We found projects that people had built for under $50.  At that price, we could build three or four and still be under budget.  But we didn't think they would last more that one season or that we would find our greenhouse plastic in the next county after a spring storm.  Then there were far fancier and much more well-built ones, but our experiences with major construction and the added cost kept us from these higher-end designs.  So we used what we had on hand... » Read more

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Photo credit: Jim Dunn

Build a Geodesic Dome Solar Greenhouse to Grow Your Own Food

Learn about this unique greenhouse design
Friday, March 1, 2013, 5:33 PM

A wonderful slideshow of the steps one family took to put in a Geodesic grow domes to grow their own food and build resiliency.

www.treehugger.com/green-food/build-a-geodesic-dome-solar-greenhouse-to-grow-your-own-food-slideshow.html