Small Greenhouse Tour & Tips

GROW YOUR OWN Foodscape and organic garden in your frontyard.

We take a quick tour showing our 6ft x 8ft (1.8 x 2.4 meters) greenhouse made by Palram. The video features our rain catchment system and barrel, solar panels for fans, two citrus trees (meyer lemon and mandarin orange), and our vegetable seed starting station. We discuss numerous tips for a small hobby greenhouse including adding insulation, strategies for passive solar heat collection with milk jugs and geothermal, building a strong foundation, picking a good location, and venting.

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26 Comments

  1. Noor the light on December 13, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    Fan attached to the solar panel can you put link to it etc and battery and any attachments plz

  2. Jason Asleson on December 13, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    Great vid guys! I’m green with envy

  3. Iman Boost on December 13, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    I believe if you keep the milk jugs 90% filled it can keep them from breaking.

  4. Aesthetic Nerd on December 13, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    If you lived in the canyon right below Ogden I’d imagine that plus your regular house would blow away. Every morning I drove through there it tried to throw my car into the other lane.

  5. Mai Nguyen on December 13, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    Thanks
    Best Greenhouse

  6. Garry Shearer on December 13, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    super information, lots I haven’t thought of

  7. jojojeep1 on December 13, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    Harbor freight sells a 10 x 12 for $600 maybe a little more that’s the one my wife and I are thinking about, of course we have to reinforce it nothings good from the factory

  8. Slindridge on December 13, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    What about snow load on the roof? Do you have to clean the roof off from snow?

  9. Charles Othuon on December 13, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    Cool video

  10. Lorraine Shobajo on December 13, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    I purchased the exact same green house! The best investment of my garden so far. I put all my strawberry container plants in it and they took of with super growth of which I have never seen as long as I’ve had them m. So I’ve put more plants and all my seed starts in it! It going to be good for my cool weather crops in the fall and winter months to come.

  11. A Hicken on December 13, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    What zone are you in?

  12. Paul Singh on December 13, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Excellent Video! I have the same exact greenhouse here in Maryland. Bubble wrapped (including a reflective wall on the North side, 10,10 gal black buckets filled with water, and a mulched leaf/grass clippings compost bin attached to the north side with a vent. Hoping it will be enough for the mild winters here! The compost bin I just checked this morning and the center is 130 degrees F!

  13. Create Fresh on December 13, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    What’s the temperature there?

  14. BoYtOy 760 on December 13, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    Pretty cool you must be in a colder place to have to keep it warm I’m in southern California so I have the opposite problem I need to keep it cool.

  15. Simon Clark on December 13, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    Thanks for posting, that’s very interesting. Ref the jugs, you can also put a teaspoon of salt in the water in case freezing is a concern, but before screwing the lid down squeeze a little so there is some expansion room.

  16. Brandon Benscoter on December 13, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    Can you explain which direction your greenhouse faces and/or which side you insulated? i.e. north wall of greenhouse?

  17. love natural green on December 13, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    Good joob👍

  18. asma begum on December 13, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    Hiya please can you tell me how do you collect rain water in the barrel

  19. jane wolf on December 13, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    You must not have strong winds there. With the plastic.

  20. GagnonJY on December 13, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    Good video!👍

  21. MADELINE WILLIAMS on December 13, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    Fantastic!🙋🏻‍♀️

  22. John Dean on December 13, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    Please do a video on the arbor

  23. sandra mcnay on December 13, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    What did you use to line your both wall? Just bubble wrap?

  24. Romin Hawk on December 13, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    Thanks for a very good presentation. Liked very much.

  25. JANETTE MERCEDES on December 13, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    When did you begin to grow the lemons and mandarin? I have seedlings of lemons currently….

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