It is so tempting to buy one of Ikea's new SOCKER mini greenhouses. They're the right size for apartments, and very cute. However, they've been called "flimsy", and sometimes a custom-built small greenhouse makes more sense for a space than a prefabricated one.
Seven very smart gardeners have built their own small greenhouses, and I'm sharing what they did as inspiration for your own small greenhouse project.
Small greenhouse made from old storm windows: DIY blogger Anne from Design Dreams by Anne built a very cool small greenhouse out of old storm windows. The greenhouse that she built is a box frame, which is basically a few old windows held together by cross pieces. Although the angled roof is attractive, Anne found it easier to construct her small greenhouse without it. T he box frame would be a suitable project for a beginner carpenter.
Tiny greenhouse made from cups: This project requires no building skills, and is an excellent way to start seeds. Punch holes in the bottoms of two disposable plastic drinking cups. Fill one cup with potting soil. Plant a seedling in the soil. Place the second cup upside down on top of the dirt-filled cup, to create a lid.
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