Brad’s DIY Greenhouse – FineGardening

Hey there! My name is Brad Johnson, and I garden in northeastern Ohio (Zone 6b). I’m sharing some photos of my DIY greenhouse/potting shed.

We constructed this over the summer of 2023. After three years of dreaming up this space we finally hit the ground running, tore down our dilapidated shed, and got to work.

close up of windows on greenhouseWe salvaged old windows from a couple redoing a sun room, found free French doors as well, and set out to create the blueprint.

table and bench inside potting shedIt’s not an easy task building anything from scratch, but as an avid DIYer I was determined to make my dream a reality. Countless inspiration photos and YouTube videos later, I felt confident we could do it!

wider view of inside of potting shedMy partner and I spent many evenings and weekends after work constructing every inch of this. With dimensions of 16×13 I have plenty of space to overwinter all my tropicals and my cuttings for the next year—and to start all the countless seeds I keep ordering.

tv inside of potting shedIt’s fun to sit at my workbench and pot up or start the season off while watching my favorite shows, all in a heated and comfortable space. Who says a potting shed has to be boring? We have already added a mini fridge too.

long planter of colorful flowers and foliage plants outside greenhouseMy advice to anyone wanting to tackle such a project is to do your research and know your limits. It’s not for everyone, but if you can dream it, you can do it!

If you want to see more from Brad, check out his Instagram: @garden.evolution


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