At Stoney Creek Farm, we like to begin growing our seedlings in a greenhouse before transferring them to our outdoor gardens—this allows us to create optimal growing conditions for our seedlings.

Over the last 10 years, we’ve had success growing tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and herbs in our greenhouse.

But manufactured greenhouse structures can cost hundreds to even thousands of dollars.

Why purchase when you can build one yourself for much less?

With an afternoon and a few materials, like dowel rods, PVC pipes, T-posts, plastic, and lumber, you can build your own temporary greenhouse structure, and then remove it once you transfer your plants to your garden.

The best part? Many of the materials can be recycled each year—offering you an even bigger bang for your buck!

Olin and I have been building our own greenhouse structure for a decade now and have perfected the process. We want to share how we build our temporary greenhouse with you today!

In the video below, Olin walks you through the building steps, as well as the materials needed for your structure.

Learn how to make your own temporary greenhouse structure!

If you found that video helpful, be sure to subscribe to our Stoney Creek Farm Youtube Channel. We regularly add videos covering different topics of life on the farm, like how to make kefir and attracting beneficial insects to your garden to help control destructive insects like aphids.

4th Annual Sustainable Farm Conference Update

Our recent 4th Annual Sustainable Conference was our best one yet!

40 amazing people from all over the U.S. gathered at Stoney Creek Farm for a day of learning how to live a sustainable lifestyle, including a look at our own greenhouse!

The conference went so well that we’re going to offer a second conference this year in October! If you missed our March conference, be on the lookout for more information about that soon.

Check out some of these photos below from one of our conference attendees!