How to build a greenhouse for chili peppers


The greenhouse (back to index)

If you want to grow any type of plant, the greenhouse is the ideal place where you can grow all the species that we like most even during the winter because within this building is recreated the ideal habitat for cultivation. So if you love fresh vegetables and km0, we suggest you create your own greenhouse where you can grow flowers and plants of all kinds.

How a greenhouse works (back to index)

The greenhouse is as if it were a dome, that is, it absorbs heat and lets in the sunlight, but it does not let out. In this way the sun rays that penetrate the greenhouse trigger the chlorophyll synthesis of the plants and thus allow normal vegetative development and then flowering

Attention! The greenhouse is able to overheat and for this reason you have to keep the temperature under control, especially in the warmer months.

Remember that the greenhouse must be placed in a comfortable place for a very simple reason, the material with which it is built is different depending on whether it is the summer or winter months. You can disassemble and reassemble it where you want, for example in winter on the balcony and in summer in the garden. In the latter case you need to pay attention to natural events that could cause damage to the structure, so think about where to put it.

How to design a greenhouse (back to index)


The instructions to install the greenhouse are available in the shop where it is purchased or simply by reading the instruction manual. First of all, let’s start by saying that you can give the greenhouse the shape that we like best, but we advise you to evaluate the risks if you choose not to make it arched (which would be the optimal form to prevent the strong wind from destroying the structure). Evaluation and measurement of the length of the lateral poles and of the base follow. In case of need you can add other supports. Then you go to the cover: it can be hard (such as pvc, plastic, etc.) or soft and in this case you will need to increase the supports. The material of the poles and the base is of various types, from iron to wood, up to pvc or aluminum. In any case, choose durable material if you want your greenhouse to last in time!

Materials(back to index)

As we said above, the materials are varied and the choice is very personal. Of course, keep in mind what might happen if you put the greenhouse outside and assess the risks posed by any gusts of wind, showers and more. 

Here is a list of the different materials you will need to build a greenhouse: 

  • Wooden boards (1,5 cm thick)
  • Rigid plastic hoses and hoses
  • Bollards (for ground locking) or other blocking material: cement, tuff
  • Aluminium bars and tubes
  • Cords, elastic bands and weights 
  • Tubes and pipes of iron (innocent pipes of at least 6 cm in diameter)
  • Tarpaulin (you will find a list below)
  • Various small parts (clamps, nails, rivets, screws)

Tools (back to index)

Just take a look at the house and see what we find because usually the following tools are very common:

  • Screwdrivers 
  • Hacksaw
  • Riveter
  • Work gloves
  • Screwdriver 
  • Hammer

Towels(back to index)

You have to choose the cloth that suits you, that is to know if you need towels that retain the heat or that release it easily, depending on the season then you will choose the type of cloth. 

In general, the Polyethylene cloth (0.15/0.20 mm thick for the northernmost crops and 0.10 mm for the southernmost crops) is the cheapest and that virtually everyone can find. 

We advise you to opt for PVC coverage in case you want to give a certain residence to your greenhouse. Another option is the EVA (Ethylene vinyl acetate) which costs more, but ensures better conservation and durability.

Assembly (back to index

For the assembly the fundamental aspect is that of the anchoring to the ground. The higher the volume of your land, the more noticeable the oscillations due to the wind. Then, use concrete or other material that ensures the poles a certain rigidity.

Useful advice

Now that you have understood how to build a greenhouse, what are the materials to use and the various precautions to be taken to avoid the destruction of the weather... listen to some advice.

First of all, the space inside the greenhouse is never too much or too little, take advantage of every corner of your structure and build shelves that will be useful to you.

Second, but no less important, indeed very important: the change of air inside the greenhouse, especially in summer is essential to avoid that the plants are dried from the heat. Also, if you store water buckets in the greenhouse, they will promote the creation of moisture during the night hours.

Third, the perfect temperature for chili is around 35/40 degrees. Being a fruit that needs very hot, the greenhouse will allow you to recreate the ideal habitat for this plant. Always be careful not to overheat the environment! 

Greenhouse already ready(back to index)

There is the possibility of buying a ready-made greenhouse, that is with all the materials needed to mount it. 

Click here to visit the page: greenhouses and grow boxes for chili (a selection of greenhouses where you can choose the one that suits you). 

These greenhouses are created to be disassembled and reassembled whenever you want. 

Here are some examples of greenhouses in which to insert your vegetables, flowers and plants!