Greenhouses are being used for more than just growing seedlings and cutting your grocery budget down these days – though their all important main purpose should not be forgotten about. Think about it, by having a greenhouse on your property not only saving yourself money on fresh food and herbs (which always come in tiny packets and cost a fortune) but you’re also lowering your carbon footprint and taking part in the fight against global warming and climate change. While this may sound like something that can only be accomplished in a perfect world, you can do it, no matter what the budget.
If you would like your own greenhouse but are on a budget, the first thing you need to consider is that you don’t have to go out and buy a greenhouse, you can do it yourself, save money and have bragging rights when friends come over for picnics in the garden. The key to affordable DIY greenhouses is using recycled glass doors and windows.
Homes are constantly being remodeled and homeowners get rid of thousands of items a year. If you decide to go this route, first source your glass, and then begin with the design process – around the glass you intend on using. If you aren’t sure about where to find glass, call companies in your area who install new windows, they should offer well priced or free windows. (more...)