BABY STEP 52: Cover Your Garden Bed with a Box Spring Greenhouse

Warm the soil in your garden beds and begin cold crops earlier this Spring with a solar greenhouse made from a refurbished box spring mattress.

  • Simply strip the mattress material from it’s wooden frame.
  • Measure and cut heavy duty plastic sheeting (from hardware store) to re-wrap the box spring frame.
  • Use weatherstripping and a staple gun to staple the plastic sheeting to the frame.
  • Warm the soil by placing the box spring greenhouse over a garden bed a couple of weeks before planting or transplanting.

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Your cold weather vegetables will thrive this Spring protected by a box spring greenhouse. 


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