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How can you Make money with a pvc: back yard green house

Updated on August 26, 2012

Back yard green house

Raise your own plants

Have you ever wanted to start your own garden or flower plants? Well, here is a way you can do just that. You will be ready for spring and be able to have all the plants you will need year after year. You might even want to sell some to cover expenses. I guess you are wondering what all this talk is about. I'm talking about a back yard green house.There are a lot of different ways to build your own back yard green house. You can have it constructed by a professional green house company, or you could order a kit, and have it delivered right to your door step, with a 1000 what to do with parts, and a systematic that's as easy to figure out as wear grandpas still is, or you could save a lot of time and money, and build your own back yard green house.

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Materials list

Here is a list of the parts you will need, but not an exact measurement. I'm sure every one will have there own specific size in mind to suite there needs. You will need 3/4" or 1" pvc pipe, 2' lengths of rebar,this can be substituted with 1/2" pvc pipe, 45 degree pvc fittings, treated pine 2/4s, two spring hinges,1x1/4" wood screws, Penney nails, plastic Tie straps, and lets not for get about the cover sheet, you will need a 4 to 6 mill. sheet of plastic preferable 6mill. UV resistant for a longer lasting structure's. The tools you will need will be a framing hammer,a rubber mallet pvc pipe cutters, a staple gun and staples.drill and a bit a size larger then your plastic tie straps,and a utility knife.

The beauty of it all

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Assembling your back yard green house

First You will need a good level spot to put your back yard green house. Now you will want to square up your site.Drive a rebar in the ground about 12" at each corner, and every 24" on each side.assemble the 45 degree fitting to two peaces of pvc pipe. This is your first rib, place them over a rebar stake, one on each side, you will need to repeat this for the length you want your back yard green house to be. Here is an example if you wanted it to be 10' in length you will need to make up 6ribs. Now you will need one across the top horazonal and one on each side half way up, example if each side was 10' you would place them at 5'. drill hoes through the three horazonal pipes and through each rib wear they cross and strap them together with plastic tie straps.In the front of your green house frame it up with 2"x4" like the one in the picture above or there are several different ways to make your entrance. You could even have something as simple as a flap in front, like a tent.

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The covering

For the covering, you will want to put your plastic over your back yard green house, then take your 2"x4"s and lay them along the sides and back. Staple the sides of the plastic to them, if you have enough plastic left over rap the 2"x4" up till they are tight to the ground before you staple them. Be sure to make sure your sides are air tight.Now your ready to prepare `your back yard green house for planting.You will want to put in some shelving, some concrete blocks with a couple of 1"by'6" boards would work great, or an old patio table.I found some sites on heating your back yard green house, that I wanted to share with you.Heat a Greenhouse Thank you for reading my hub on back yard green houses and may God bless each one of you.

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      kevins blog52 8 months ago from southern Indiana

      Thank You all

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      Pempee 2 years ago

      Your wall is ilke a wonderland. I have never seen such diatrcoeons on ones wall. I wish I could have that wall in my bedroom colored with pink That would make a very cute one you think? :)

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      Melissa 2 years ago

      Great arlecti, thank you again for writing.

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      Kevinsblog52 4 years ago

      Thank you Mary I'm glade I could be of some help to you.

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      Mary Merriment 4 years ago from Boise area, Idaho

      This is precisely what I'd like to put in my back yard. Though I have a small yard and will need to modify measurements, these instructions for building a greenhouse will be most useful.

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      kevins blog52 4 years ago from southern Indiana

      Thank you Pavlo, not only is it profitable its also a lot of fun.

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      Pavlo Badovskyi 4 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

      Many people in Ukraine have greenhouse in their yards. Some even can make good money it they plant tomatoes or cucumbers in a heated greenhouse starting from March. Great hub, good advises!

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      kevins blog52 5 years ago from southern Indiana

      Thank you Sunnie and Earl, for the nice comments. If you live in a reel windy area you might want to look in to a glass or plexaglass type green house.

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      Earl S. Wynn 5 years ago from California

      Excellent! I built a greenhouse like this in my mom's backyard a few years back, but the winds out on her ranch are so strong that it blew down and shredded itself less than a week after I built it. Most people won't have that problem though-- winds at my mom's ranch regularly gust at 50mph+

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      Morning Kevin,

      Thanks for the great information. I love my garden and want to extend the growing season into winter. Thank you the great tips.

      Sunnie