Build your own Greenhouse

Lost Creek Greenhouse Systems
245 C.R. 2651
Mineola, TX. 75773
There excellent website is at this URL
Note: Some of the graphics on this page are (C) Lost Creek Greenhouse Systems. Lost Creek has everything you would need to build your own green house. I suggest that you visit them.

What is coming down the road will not be fun and if you are going to grow your own food during the Grand Solar Minimum, you are going to need many different ways of growing. A greenhouse is just one of many ways which we will try to cover in this Blog.

So why am I pushing greenhouses in this blog? The main reason is that soon, only those who posses some form of protection for their crops will be successful at doing so. I have used a greenhouse to grow everything from Tomatoes to microgreens for the last 12 years and have never had a failure except for being blow away by tornado winds. That happened to my large 30 by 90 foot greenhouse. My smaller one which I built with the bender from Lost Creek survived just fine. I could list all types of advantages of using a greenhouse. Here are just a few:

  • Season Extension – grow earlier and later into the spring and fall.
  • Protection from wind, rain and snow.
  • Protection from birds and some insects.
  • A controlled environment.
  • Fewer weeds.
  • Great for growing starts that would be harmed by frost and cold weather.

Below is a picture of a hoop bender mounted on plywood. I mounted mine on plywood and put it in the back of my truck to hold it. That worked great.

Having your own greenhouse will give you a jump on getting plants producing at the optimum times available. Because of the Grand Solar Minimum, we should see our growing seasons compressed. Getting almost full grown starts out in say your Ruth Stout garden will quickly produce food. You can add a month to your growing season that way.

TIP: with the proper application of plastic, hay and other materials, it is possible to grow greens in very cold temperatures in a green house. Brassicas (cabbage family) especially do well.

Note: I get no compensation for featuring the benders. I was actually thinking about you and that you might need to survive the Grand Solar Minimum. Visit the website if for nothing else to learn a thing or two. The owners are wonderful people. Below are some examples of home brew greenhouses.

Well made greenhouse
Got Chickens?
The Secret's Of Building High Tunnel Hoop Houses
Almost Finished
My small home brew greenhouse. Roll-up on the south side.
Greenhouse in a greenhouse – Getting starts through the winter
Almost ready to plant
Wife’s Greenhouse. Doves sitting pretty.
Fruits of my labor.

First year in my greenhouse.
Tomatoes from my starts

Thanks for viewing my blog. Think about start building a small greenhouse. After you get a bender, you can build one for probably around $500.00.

Cheers Dennis

I eat an all plant diet and have for about a year. I am now 77 and have as much energy as I did when I was much younger. This book (PDF) is free. To get this Book go HERE.