Re: greenhouse for CPs

From: Sean Barry (
Date: Mon Jul 12 1999 - 08:51:22 PDT

Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 08:51:22 -0700 (PDT)
From: Sean Barry <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg2542$foo@default>
Subject: Re: greenhouse for CPs

On Mon, 12 Jul 1999, Amy Ritchie wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm interested in making a little small greenhouse for
> my CPs, but my dad and I don't know how to. Not a big
> one -just a little hobby greenhouse. Can anyone tell
> us how to make a small, inexpensive one?

A lot of growers construct a hoop frame from 3/4" PVC tubing, and cover
the frame with 6 mil polyethylene sheeting, all available from hardware
stores. These units work really well and I think there are instructions
all over the web. You could probably put together a usable unit for under
$100, depending on size. The sheeting is not UV resistant and will only
last for a year or two if it's in direct sun, but it's easily replaced.
Also remember, I said usable, not pretty. "Pretty" hobby greenhouses with
aluminum and glass or polycarbonate windows are available not too
expensively from a number of sources--try Charlie's Greenhouse Supply (on
the Web), standard disclaimers.

Sean Barry

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