Build Your Own Greenhouse - Carolina Country
March 2009

Build Your Own Greenhouse

Build Your Own Greenhouse

Whether you want to usher tender plants through the winter outdoors or get a jump on spring propagation, a backyard greenhouse is a handy solution. But it can also be an expensive one. In addition, some gardeners tend to bite off more greenhouse than they can chew.

Greenhouse NC State Extension

A backyard greenhouse constructed from inexpensive materials. Photo courtesy of NC State Extension.

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension publication "A Small Backyard Greenhouse for the Home Gardener" provides plans for building an inexpensive 12-by-14-foot "hoophouse" out of PVC pipe, electrical metallic tubing, plastic sheeting and pine lumber. The publication provides information about how to choose the best site along with step-by-step building instructions.

Start building!

View the resource, along with construction plans and finished photos, at the NC State Extension website.

Get the instructions

Comments (2)

  • Sadly the above links both appear to be non-functional. Are there updated addresses?

    Reed Elliott, Gardeners of Wake County |
    December 01, 2020 |

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