Sunday, May 3, 2015

A Cheap Greenhouse for the Lazy Gardener

I must confess I am a lazy gardener. I don't like to start my tomatoes inside and then transplant them outside again. I often just plant the seeds right in the ground. I have used cut empty milk-jugs for mini-greenhouses before but I didn't have any this year so I re-used the jugs that I had collected sap in to make maple syrup. The milk jugs worked well in the past so I suspect these will work well as well. I should have maybe cut them to use one per plant rather than two, but, being the lazy gardener I am, I have faith that it will all work out and it usually does. :)

I have my complete garden in already this year which is a head start! It has been so warm this year already. This is why I really got to thinking about little greenhouses in case the temperature dips. I put the seeds into the ground, watered it and plopped the container on top. I will keep an eye on them once they pop up to make sure they don't over heat.

Here is an article about using jugs as a complete el cheapo greenhouse. There is no need to spend oodles of money on a greenhouse if you don't want to!

(Photo taken from another milk jugs as greenhouse site)

Happy savings!


  1. I like the idea of "lazy gardening"... anything to make gardening easier is right down my alley! Your garden looks awesome!

    1. Thanks! I am a very lazy gardener, but I love gardening! To my way of thinking, getting the most produce with the least amount of work possible is the goal! :)