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DIY Seedling Greenhouse Ideas

Keep reading for some awesome DIY seedling greenhouses you can recreate this spring, even before the frost melts away.

DIY Seedling Greenhouses Anyone Can Do


1. Egg Carton Greenhouse

Fill up the egg cartons with potting soil before planting your seeds. As to how deep the seeds will be planted will depend on its size. The bigger the seed, the deeper it goes.

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2. Plastic Bottle Greenhouse

Another do-it-yourself greenhouse for your seed starters is by using empty plastic bottles. So don’t just throw them away. You can upcycle them and turn them into awesome seedling greenhouses.

3. CD Spindle Case Greenhouse

Who doesn’t have one of those CD spindle cases laying around the house? They make perfect greenhouses for your seedlings! You have two options: either use them as is by placing small potted plants in the case or remove the column in the middle to accommodate larger pots with seedlings. It’s that easy!

4. Clear Storage Tote Greenhouse

Do you desire to add more plants to your winter or fall garden, but you’re experiencing cold nights and warm days in your area? A transportable clear plastic container storing your seedlings inside small canisters or boxes would be a great way to start. Keep them indoors in the night but don’t forget to give them their share of sunshine during the day.

5. Mason Jar Greenhouse

Old mason jars can make an awesome greenhouse for your seedlings. You just have to make sure there is adequate airflow so the plant will survive.

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6. Plastic Wrapped Greenhouse

This homemade mini greenhouse is a good addition to your garden. It is easy to make and very inexpensive. Also, this type of seedling greenhouse is an effective solution if you have problematic seeds.

7. Clear Plastic Greenhouse

All you need is a clear food plastic container with a lid and some tissue paper or cardboard and you can create this mini greenhouse for your seedlings.

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Check out this full video tutorial by OikoEco and learn to make a DIY seedling starter greenhouse out of a rotisserie chicken container:

Upcycling old items and turning it into something more useful is a skill that will serve as good leverage. With a little bit of ingenuity, you can come up with things that will be beneficial to you, like these seedling greenhouses. This is an effective way to protect your seedling so they can grow and flourish. These homemade seed starter greenhouse ideas will make your gardening experience even better without spending a fortune.

Do you have any other DIY greenhouse ideas for your seedlings you would like to share? Add them in the comments section below!

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on February 6, 2018, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

Last update on 2018-12-12 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API