Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by stackedcreative Love this!
The box it's delivered in is heavy, so be prepared. I had a friend help me put this together and we (two chicks) got it put up in about 30 minutes. I also purchased the light diffusing cover and just slapped it on top of the clear cover. I leave both doors rolled up, as well as both rear ventilator patches open to keep it from scorching the plants. Everything I'm growing in it is thriving (3 types of tomato plants, chives, basil, sweet peppers, parsley, cilantro, etc.). I also started the cucumber and yellow squash plants in there but have since moved them to the extrerior of the greenhouse due to space limitations.
I read the other reviews and am very careful when zipping/unzipping the doors to avoid ripping anything. Of course, since I leave the doors open, it's a moot point for now.
I bought additional tie wraps and stakes. The stakes that shipped with it seem to be sufficient. And the weight of the shelving is sufficient to keep the greenhouse from moving. I've had some very windy days here (Charlotte, NC region) and not a single issue. But I added additional stakes to be safe.
Just be sure when you put it down, if there are weeds beneath, spray them first. And pick the spot where it will stay, as I don't see it being easily transported once it's all put together.
So far, totally loving this. Have had it about 2 months now... it's been great for a first-time greenhouse owner.
May 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by j9 Nice but missing tie downs
I just received this greenhouse with the clear cover. It was relatively easy to set up in terms of the x-up framing, the shelves and the clear cover. Two people, about 30minutes. There are four x-up frames, two per side (they sit side-by-side), and then six straight bars that rest across the rear end of the x-ups to create a rear-wall location for the rear-wall shelves. So you end up with shelving in a U: left, rear, and right. The listing above says stakes and tie downs for anchoring the unit to the ground/floor are included but there were no tie downs in the box. Only several too-small stakes - I expect I will have to augment these with bigger stakes. There were two sizes of plastic zip-ties included in a ziploc baggy but no instructions on where to use them. There aren't enough to use these to secure the shelves to the frame...perhaps they are intended to tie the left-side and right-side frame-set pairs together. Who knows? The unit has a full height front door with two zips on either side. It also has a single small zipped vent on the rear wall high up. This design would be better if the rear wall vent was a little larger or if the rear wall had two vents, one high and one low. Manufacturer really should put screen material in the vent and door because a birdie flew in and didn't know how to get out. The clear cover is thick enough material, will be interesting to see how log the plastic lasts; seems like nice plastic, no yucky plastic smell. No shade cover was included in this product listing, so whatever you put in here better love sun, or you need to put it in a shady spot, or you need to provide your own shade-giving mechanism. Great size, not too big, not too small. I really hope Home Depot or manufacturer sends me tie downs!
October 27, 2015