DIY: Tupperware greenhouse

I had a black container with transparent, dome-shaped lid that restaurant leftovers came in. I didn’t want to buy one of those plastic greenhouses at the store, but I wanted my plants to stay warm, moist, and have access to light. This container was perfect!

What I did is cut the circular dome top off the lid, then cut two triangular holes. I taped the triangular pieces to the lid and folded a piece of tape and attached it to the circular piece I cut out to make a grip. What the lid and cut-off circle does is create a way to regulate the air flow in and out of the “greenhouse.”

I had another one of these containers that didn’t have a lid, so I did a little experiment. I planted the same amount of tomato seeds in both and found that the greenhouse container seeds sprouted 1 week before the seeds in the container without a lid! The greenhouse sprouts are also bigger.


Submitted by: Megan McCuller !

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1 Comment

  1. Danny Reagan - May 30, 2014

    You can buy these for pennies each from a place like

    These look like they might do the job as well:

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