Recreate these awesome DIY seedling greenhouses this spring, even before the frost melts away.
DIY Seedling Greenhouses Anyone Can Do
What is a greenhouse? A structure or shelter (usually made of transparent material) where plants are kept for the purpose of giving them ideal climatic conditions.
1. Egg Carton Greenhouse
Fill up the egg cartons with potting soil before planting your seeds.
As to how deep the seeds will be planted will depend on their size. The bigger the seed, the deeper it goes.
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2. Plastic Bottle Greenhouse
Another do-it-yourself greenhouse for your seed starters is by using empty plastic bottles. Don't just throw them away; upcycle them and turn them into awesome seedling greenhouses.
3. CD Spindle Case Greenhouse
Who doesn’t have one of those CD spindle cases lying around the house? They make perfect greenhouses for your seedlings!
You have two options: either use them as is by placing small potted plants in the case or remove the column in the middle to accommodate larger pots with seedlings. It’s that easy!
4. Clear Storage Tote Greenhouse
Do you desire to add more plants to your winter or fall garden, but you're experiencing cold nights and warm days in your area? A transportable clear plastic container storing your seedlings inside small canisters or boxes would be a great way to start.
Keep them indoors at night, but don't forget to give them their share of sunshine during the day.
5. Mason Jar Greenhouse
Surely, you have unused Mason jars hidden somewhere in your kitchen cabinets. Old Mason jars can make an awesome DIY greenhouse for your seedlings.
You just have to make sure there is adequate airflow so the plant will survive.
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6. Plastic Wrapped Greenhouse
This homemade mini greenhouse is a good addition to your garden. There are ready-made containers already with plastic lids, but you can always make your own version.
It is easy to make and very inexpensive. Also, this type of seedling greenhouse is an effective solution if you have problematic seeds.
7. Clear Plastic Greenhouse
Raise seedlings with a clear plastic berry box about to be thrown away. All you need is a clear food plastic container with a lid and some tissue paper or cardboard and you can create this mini greenhouse for your seedlings. If you have space, get a full-sized greenhouse delivered to you!
Check out this full video tutorial by OikoEco Productions and learn to make a DIY seedling starter greenhouse out of a rotisserie chicken container:
Upcycling old items and turning them into something more useful is a skill that will serve as good leverage. With a little bit of ingenuity, you can come up with things that will be beneficial to you, like these seedling greenhouses.
This is an effective way to protect your seedlings so they can grow and flourish. These homemade seed starter greenhouse ideas will make your gardening experience even better without spending a fortune.
Do you have any other DIY greenhouse ideas for your seedlings you would like to share? Add them in the comments section below!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on February 6, 2018, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.