In my last blog, I discussed sprout and herb gardening and how to go about growing these plants. If you think about it the equipment used to get this desired effect can be considered miniature greenhouses. A see-through jar with seeds and water in it served to awaken seeds into germination though it got stored in the dark.
Sometimes a bowl with some earth in it did the same. Other devices had a container with special lightning that imitated the sun. Some containers hung on the wall in the direction of the sun that lasted for a minimum of 8 hours.
The purpose of a greenhouse is to keep seeds warm in the dark so they will be awakened after being watered. Once the sprouts appear and are at a certain length after 3-4 days, you either get them ready for consumption or you transplant them to expose them to the heat of the sun. So you can see that all the sprout or herb seeds were put into miniature like greenhouses.
Where am I going with this jabbering on greenhouses? The point is that greenhouses come in all shape and sizes. This fact is good news for tiny homes on wheels. You can have a greenhouse that fits inside your home, no matter what the size of your tiny house or, outside near your tiny house if you are allowed to have one there.
Types Of Small Green Houses You Can Make Or Buy.
I am not going to go through all the plant containers I spoke of in my last blog that can be considered as functioning as small greenhouses. Instead, I will be speaking of other types of small
Homemade greenhouses are often made from recycled materials such as dressers, display cases, old windows with frames, old aquariums etc. Examples of these can be seen in the pictures below. Click to enlarge.
Household items such as a plastic rectangular bin can also become a miniature greenhouse once holes have been drilled into them for ventilation. You can observe this fact in this youtube video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y35PVCHVQcM
Even old picture frames can be used to make a small greenhouse like in this youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFC___MBcEY People also use new materials such as wood and glass to construct their own greenhouse as seen in the picture below.
Small manufactured greenhouses that you assemble yourself may be purchased at Amazon. These basic frames are sturdy, but sometimes the covering can ripe over time if over-exposed to the wind.
Adding A Green House Compartment To A Tiny Home.
I came across a tiny home on wheels for sell on the internet called The Elsa. It has a separate trailer compartment that attaches itself to the entrance of the tiny house. That compartment holds an inexpensive greenhouse. Should the potential owner move, two drivers will be needed to move both parts away. Here is a picture.
A more elaborate greenhouse could have been constructed with more wood and glass. I am not criticizing what has been done, but rather pointing out that there are other options for a greenhouse that connects to a tiny house. There could even be a greenhouse as big as the tiny house itself and still remain a small greenhouse.
If you are able to create a greenhouse as big has the tiny house above you may be interested in Simon Simple Survival Greenhouse Plans. It is an e-book on how to build greenhouses, hydro systems
Most tiny home on wheels owners view living sustainable important. Growing food locally is part of that plan. Vegetables are close by and don’t have to be transported from a far off place. The act of gardening reduces the use of gas. It also provides fresher vegetables to be eaten.
A Tiny Home Owner Has Many GreenHouse Options.
A tiny home on wheels owner can easily obtain a greenhouse no matter the amount of space or land he or she has access too. A greenhouse may be built or bought at different sizes making it accessible for many budgets. A
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