Small Greenhouse Tour & Tips

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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36 Comments

  1. matt b on October 31, 2021 at 8:56 am

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



  2. Bad-Ass Concealed on October 31, 2021 at 8:56 am

    We have the same green house, it was a pain to set up, I am new to the greenhouse lifestyle we put our up on some wood so it stands about 9′ tall. I love it, thanks for the video



  3. jane wolf on October 31, 2021 at 8:56 am

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



  4. Lorraine Shobajo on October 31, 2021 at 8:57 am

    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.



  5. Mai Nguyen on October 31, 2021 at 8:59 am

    Thanks
    Best Greenhouse



  6. chris kelly on October 31, 2021 at 9:02 am


  7. sandra mcnay on October 31, 2021 at 9:03 am

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



  8. Simon C on October 31, 2021 at 9:08 am

    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.



  9. John Dean on October 31, 2021 at 9:09 am

    Please do a video on the arbor



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  11. Sharon Hamilton on October 31, 2021 at 9:11 am

    So reguardless I can grow citrus??



  12. Valerie Pawelczyk on October 31, 2021 at 9:12 am

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



  13. theredman101 on October 31, 2021 at 9:12 am

    Thanks for the video! I think I’m going to try out your lava rock trick.



  14. Sarah Kirbach on October 31, 2021 at 9:13 am

    The gentleman doing the touring did a great job. At first I thought you were a kid you just look so young



  15. Krane on October 31, 2021 at 9:14 am

    What are the pests like in your green house?



  16. Dave hard rock master on October 31, 2021 at 9:16 am

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



  17. Noor the light on October 31, 2021 at 9:16 am

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



  18. john smith on October 31, 2021 at 9:16 am

    Outstanding stuff! Thanks for sharing.



  19. tim meier on October 31, 2021 at 9:20 am

    I have a 6×4 greenhouse, love it , Reno NV. Only asking to better understand, my problem is nobody ever talks about the water jugs temperature?and how long temp in jugs last , during the winter my greenhouse only gets to maybe 70 with blankets off , so temps in jugs can’t get above 70 or close , so how long will that help when sun goes down and biggest problem is 1 hour before sunrise, I do have 600 watts of solar and battery bank , but always looking to improve, I do have solar can heating for during the day for fresh air (not to turn on heaters and use batteries) as long as the sun is out , pretty awesome stuff , but can’t justify the space for water containers just yet , I know they cannot last until sunrise, need some numbers



  20. A Hicken on October 31, 2021 at 9:20 am

    What zone are you in?



  21. Charles Othuon on October 31, 2021 at 9:24 am

    Cool video



  22. JANETTE MERCEDES on October 31, 2021 at 9:25 am

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



  23. Romin Hawk on October 31, 2021 at 9:25 am

    Thanks for a very good presentation. Liked very much.



  24. Acisclo La Llave on October 31, 2021 at 9:26 am

    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.



  25. asma begum on October 31, 2021 at 9:29 am

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



  26. Jason Asleson on October 31, 2021 at 9:30 am

    Great vid guys! I’m green with envy



  27. Brandon Benscoter on October 31, 2021 at 9:32 am

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



  28. Create Fresh on October 31, 2021 at 9:32 am

    What’s the temperature there?



  29. BoYtOy 760 on October 31, 2021 at 9:32 am

    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.



  30. jojojeep and things on October 31, 2021 at 9:34 am

    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



  31. Iman Boost on October 31, 2021 at 9:37 am

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



  32. Hansie's Ma on October 31, 2021 at 9:41 am

    Thanks. Very interesting.



  33. Paul Singh on October 31, 2021 at 9:49 am

    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!



  34. Aesthetic Nerd on October 31, 2021 at 9:50 am

    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.



  35. Hal's Pals on October 31, 2021 at 9:51 am

    We just finished putting up a 6’x6′ similar model and I was searching for some tips. This is the only practical video that I’ve found that actually answered our questions. Thank you.



  36. Slindridge on October 31, 2021 at 9:51 am

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