Many of us are considering new ways to increase yields from our gardens this year. Potential supply interruptions and increased costs at the checkout are compelling us to think outside the box and find a way to compensate for the world changing around us.
Do you need a greenhouse that is inexpensive and simple to construct? A poly sheeting covered a-frame is the answer to your needs. It can be constructed over a small raised bed on an apartment balcony or over a larger bed in your backyard. The more materials you repurpose the less expensive this little greenhouse will be. Mine was FREE!
In this video, we will walk you through Beth Lestico’s A-frame patio greenhouse design. It is a fantastic way to extend the growing season on a budget.
CAUTION: Garden boxes are heavy. If you are using it on a balcony, make sure that the structure is designed to handle the additional load of a garden box.
For more details on this design lookup:
Step-by-Step Inexpensive Patio Greenhouse or Super Simple Cold Frame
You should be able to pick up any supplies that you might need from your local hardware store. Here are a few online sources if you want to purchase them online.
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Plastic sheeting from Home Depot https://homedepot.sjv.io/G7Bb9
Compost from Home Depot https://homedepot.sjv.io/G7BD9
Peat moss from Home Depot https://homedepot.sjv.io/B7JKW
Check out The Provident Prepper to learn more about how you can prepare and become more self-reliant. You might find these posts interesting.
Biointensive Victory Gardens: Higher Yields with Less Work
Best Strategies for Growing a Reliable Survival Garden
How to Create a Survival Food Forest in Your Own Backyard
Inexpensive Grow Lights to Jump Start Your Garden
Poor Man’s Greenhouse – A Guide to Winter Seed Sowing
One final note: If you are a beginner gardener and want to learn more about growing a sustainable garden, we highly recommend taking the biointensive gardening class from Tom Bartels. We purchased the class and have been very impressed. Tom has a free video workshop with some helpful tips at https://growfoodwell.lpages.co/gfwspringcvpro/
If you are interested in learning more about the training course, Food Gardener’s Video Workshop, Tom is offering a 50% discount and you can find it at https://growfoodwell.lpages.co/springcovidpro/
It is a great course for the beginner as well as someone who has been gardening for years like me.
Thanks for being part of the solution!
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