How to Build a Home Greenhouse


If you crave tomatoes in February and long for a vase of garden fresh roses in December, greenhouse gardening is for you. Greenhouses use the sun's rays to warm the air in an enclosed, clear room. A multitude of greenhouse models are on the market that you can build.

Step 1

Measure out the distances between posts for the greenhouse and mark the locations on the ground with marking chalk.

Step 2

Dig the holes to the recommended depth and place the greenhouse poles.

Step 3

Mix the concrete in the wheelbarrow, stirring it with the shovel.

Step 4

Pour the concrete into the holes and position the poles so that they are completely level.

Step 5

Leave the posts to dry for at least 48 hours.

Step 6

Assemble the rest of the greenhouse frame and cover the frame with the plastic sheeting based on the manufacturer's directions.

Things You'll Need

  • Quonset greenhouse
  • Tape measure
  • Chalk
  • Post digger
  • Concrete
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Shovel


  • West Virginia University Extension Service: Planning And Building A Greenhouse

Who Can Help

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