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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  1. sandra mcnay on March 18, 2021 at 11:12 pm

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

  2. John Dean on March 18, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    Please do a video on the arbor

  3. Mai Nguyen on March 18, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    Best Greenhouse

  4. BoYtOy 760 on March 18, 2021 at 11:14 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.

  5. JANETTE MERCEDES on March 18, 2021 at 11:16 pm

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

  6. love natural green on March 18, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    Good joob👍

  7. Garry Shearer on March 18, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    super information, lots I haven’t thought of

  8. MADELINE WILLIAMS on March 18, 2021 at 11:19 pm


  9. Krane on March 18, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    What are the pests like in your green house?

  10. Acisclo La Llave on March 18, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    I live in north central north carolina and I cover my 10×14 greenhous with a couple layers of pool solar covers. Nothing more than a big bubble wrap. Inside I place stray bales under the benches. I grow orchids and these things keep the greenhouse warm enough that during a power failure I don’t have to worry about heat.

  11. Jason Asleson on March 18, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    Great vid guys! I’m green with envy

  12. Dave hard rock master on March 18, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    Can I ask if this the palram harmony greenhouse? Thanks for the video.

  13. Paul Singh on March 18, 2021 at 11:34 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!

  14. Iman Boost on March 18, 2021 at 11:37 pm

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

  15. Romin Hawk on March 18, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Thanks for a very good presentation. Liked very much.

  16. Create Fresh on March 18, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    What’s the temperature there?

  17. jane wolf on March 18, 2021 at 11:43 pm

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

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  19. Valerie Pawelczyk on March 18, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    Curious of the best type of paint for the milk jugs? Love this idea for adding heat as in zone 7a here!

  20. A Hicken on March 18, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    What zone are you in?

  21. Aesthetic Nerd on March 18, 2021 at 11:49 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.

  22. Simon Clark on March 18, 2021 at 11:50 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.

  23. jojojeep and things on March 18, 2021 at 11:50 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

  24. asma begum on March 18, 2021 at 11:51 pm

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

  25. Lorraine Shobajo on March 18, 2021 at 11:55 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.

  26. Noor the light on March 18, 2021 at 11:55 pm

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

  27. Brandon Benscoter on March 19, 2021 at 12:00 am

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

  28. Charles Othuon on March 19, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Cool video

  29. Studio 96315 on March 19, 2021 at 12:01 am

    Well done🙌

  30. Slindridge on March 19, 2021 at 12:02 am

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

  31. GagnonJY on March 19, 2021 at 12:02 am

    Good video!👍

  32. matt b on March 19, 2021 at 12:11 am

    Got the same greenhouse and just completed here in Takoma Park MD. Thanks for the helpful tips

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