$150 Greenhouse – Incredibly simple and sturdy!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lqlmxp1OnY – How this structure held up to a blizzard
This is an update video at about the one year mark from when I first made this structure. So far it has started a tremendous amount of plant starts for us, provide a lot of delicious fresh greens, grew our hot peppers, and is proving itself to be a reliable place to overwinter rosemary.
We are going to experiment with using small cold frames in the high tunnel space to be able to start seeds within a week or two, extending our growing season by many weeks. What a great structure for such low cost!

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  1. Rob K. on April 24, 2021 at 12:27 am

    Nice greenhouse. My interest is in keeping worms alive in pots of no till living soil. Is this viable? In Southern Ontario and hoping for a solution apart from moving my soil indoors.

  2. Coral Pearce on April 24, 2021 at 12:28 am

    Wake up people it’s 2020 ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. U.P. dan on April 24, 2021 at 12:29 am

    $150? That makes me think $459 for a 10 ร— 12 harbor freight greenhouse isn’t too out of the questions to have auto windows capable throughout.

  4. Starr Myres on April 24, 2021 at 12:30 am

    You can use Woodglut to build it in the cheapest way.

  5. JungoJerry on April 24, 2021 at 12:31 am

    Great idea – have you thought about going hydroponic? You could have salad greens all winter.

  6. Hank Hill on April 24, 2021 at 12:33 am

    Anyone try this with weed? Lol

  7. countessarcadius Ty on April 24, 2021 at 12:39 am

    that’s one thi.g about where I live in Cansda is e en at 30 below zero we always get lots of sunshine

  8. EdibleAcres on April 24, 2021 at 12:41 am

    Please consider subscribing and hitting like if you found this video useful!
    https://youtu.be/yBrXDJbQkNE – Fall 2019 update on this structure and more structures like this… They are working nicely for us after 3+ years!

  9. PatrickMcDonnell McDonnell on April 24, 2021 at 12:41 am

    Very cool love to have something like that someday

  10. tim sering on April 24, 2021 at 12:41 am

    Like the greenhouse….but rosemary,,,,that stuff is nasty

  11. Matt 1 on April 24, 2021 at 12:42 am

    Everything is dead, and the only green stuff in there, has fresh turned up soil around it. So you obviously just planted it

  12. froggy doodle on April 24, 2021 at 12:44 am

    I’m surprised no one has mentioned that he was petting that stinging nettle plant! And the sunken bucket for collecting water is a clever idea.

  13. Cheyenne Allen on April 24, 2021 at 12:46 am

    How do u keep all your plants heated durning winter months

  14. Backyard Dependent on April 24, 2021 at 12:47 am

    wood most free, 4 cow panels $225, 6mm poly tarp $50. shes near a $300 dollar project here.

  15. tony pointer on April 24, 2021 at 12:47 am

    I got build one. How you keep it warm

  16. Mummy Mountain Indica on April 24, 2021 at 12:47 am

    Great Video…Great Job.

  17. jj oo on April 24, 2021 at 12:49 am


  18. Adam Rudmik on April 24, 2021 at 12:49 am

    looks like crap

  19. permaculture goods on April 24, 2021 at 12:49 am

    Awesome set up, I’ll do the same

  20. OneGun Salute on April 24, 2021 at 12:50 am

    You need to add another layer on the greenhouse , or buy the double walled material with the mesh in the middle

  21. J Turtle on April 24, 2021 at 12:50 am

    How are the cattle panels anchored?

  22. Bradley White on April 24, 2021 at 12:53 am

    The timber and mesh would be $150 here. The cover materials range from $12-$22p/m. I use a smaller 3x2x2m eBay greenhouse through our winter. Itโ€™s a life/death situation for all my plants from frost and cold ๐Ÿป๐Ÿป

  23. Eileen Critchley on April 24, 2021 at 12:53 am

    Your poly tunnel has worked out quite nicely. We have loads over here, they really extend the growing session

  24. Annie Gaddis on April 24, 2021 at 12:55 am

    Wow, here in TN, they would charge me that just for the greenhouse plastic1

  25. YT YT on April 24, 2021 at 12:57 am


  26. C Dawg on April 24, 2021 at 12:57 am

    Really informative video.

    I’m planning on moving up to Maine from NJ and I’m trying to learning everything I need to know for farming in the cold and this video and your channel is exactly what I was looking for.

    Thank you and keep up the great content

  27. BioGreen USA Inc. on April 24, 2021 at 12:57 am

    Check out how BioGreen greenhouse heaters can keep the cold out in winter

  28. ivan on April 24, 2021 at 12:58 am

    One question:
    The cattle panel is same a concrete mesh?

  29. Brad M on April 24, 2021 at 12:58 am

    You have a very soothing Bob Ross like voice. Keep this up! Thanks!

  30. Penny Krueger on April 24, 2021 at 12:59 am

    Very well engineered.
    Thanks for the video.

  31. S on April 24, 2021 at 1:02 am

    How did the ground water barrel go? You cut the entire base of it off? Is there a video?

  32. Kaneโ€™s Farm on April 24, 2021 at 1:03 am

    What do you do with stinging nettle? Dug up 3 bags yesterday it really hurts! Our horses roll in it and break out๐Ÿ˜ž

  33. David Sheets on April 24, 2021 at 1:05 am

    Where are you located?

  34. nlJ on April 24, 2021 at 1:06 am

    The real question for me is, how does it look now 3 years later?

  35. James Bond on April 24, 2021 at 1:06 am

    Things I would love to know
    A) what is it cold Frame?
    B ) can you explain this magical hinge which opens when it reaches a certain temperature in your greenhouse???

  36. thenext poetician on April 24, 2021 at 1:07 am

    I once visited a greenhouse in Alberta near Valleyview that had a stack wall vestibule about 16" thick on three sides opening onto the greenhouse that was double-lined with a good 6" buffer and constant positive air being blow in. Doing that integrating the Chinese solar greenhouse principles would be really gonzo. CSG’s can maintain a 30 C differential with only thermal mass and insulated blanket at night. Lotsa options. Major compost is golden of course, as your hens keep reminding us. ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. Lookout4the3rdrail on April 24, 2021 at 1:07 am


  38. Nic on April 24, 2021 at 1:09 am

    Do you have the compost packed against the cattle panel/plastic or did you put another board (or something) on that side to prevent that? I built this in my garage a couple months ago and am so excited to be getting it ready. Thanks!

  39. -Hotg-Odin on April 24, 2021 at 1:11 am

    I’m from Rochester NY and its winter
    this is my first time seeing your channel, im just starting to sprout some potato’s and onion inside in water to start my first ever garden
    Do you still use this greenhouse today? I got to find a way to plant year round really helps for me to get outside

  40. FatDabz303! ! on April 24, 2021 at 1:13 am

    What mil of plastic do u use on greenhouse ..the one in vid looks a little cloudy like mine but does it get enough sunlight inside? Iโ€™m always worried itโ€™s not enough sun

  41. Simrin Singh on April 24, 2021 at 1:13 am

    Love this !!

  42. JustinYawnUnplugged on April 24, 2021 at 1:14 am

    What size plastic did you buy for this green house?

  43. Michael Rhoads on April 24, 2021 at 1:14 am

    Looks like it would be excellent for potatoes.

  44. Simom Breeds on April 24, 2021 at 1:16 am

    Greenhause Professor

  45. pianovoce on April 24, 2021 at 1:19 am

    How don’t you have mice there?

  46. Atimati Mukti Ma on April 24, 2021 at 1:21 am

    Put the cold frame inside you compost pile and you will get spring sooner ๐Ÿ™‚

  47. Two Stroke And Smoke on April 24, 2021 at 1:21 am

    You cant grow nothing in 36 degrees… And thats while the sun is up. Once it cools down at night your green house loses all its heat within a hour or less. Consider using black water barrels to absorb heat. Or using a compost pile to heat up the hoop house. Cheap solar heater made with cans… Lots of ways to help add some heat (water is good because it retains the heat at night as the sun goes down).

  48. naiforeverTv on April 24, 2021 at 1:22 am

    Your videos are super calm, love the garden and your voice. May your garden continue to flourish. ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. Missouri Zone 5 on April 24, 2021 at 1:23 am

    Hello, I do not remember you updating the progress of the rosemary. Did it make it??

  50. David Bass on April 24, 2021 at 1:24 am

    Gonna build mine this fall I want to try tomatoes over winter with a little heat of course

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