Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 42
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AloeVeraGrower Very pleased and happy plants
I bought two of these smaller greenhouses for my plants this winter. Instead of putting them on my patio I decided to put them in the back of my yard, sheltered on two sides by the fence and metal shed. I'm using spare bricks to hold them down instead of the metal stakes, and even in strong winds they remain standing. Christmas lights are keeping the inside aloe vera plants warm. The 3x3 greenhouse was obviously shorter and harder to scoot the plants into; I prefer the 4x4 version just because it's easier to squat inside and move the plants around. These are EXACTLY what I have needed for years and am thrilled to have them! I'll take them down at the end of winter and store in the round holders for next winter.
December 31, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Owl82 Didn't work for me
I normally do not write negative reviews, but I wanted to share my experience with potential customers. I read the really great reviews and decided to purchase as a result of the high ratings. I followed the manufacturers instructions for set up and use. The set up was easy, but within a week of use, the zippers broke. Within two weeks of use even though I followied the instructions for using a heater within the greenhouse, my three citrus plants died. I returned the greenhouse as a result. I think that this greenhouse may work for other plants, but it does not work well for citrus plants in my experience. I hope this helps others in their purchasing decisions.
January 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ahamp1 Holds up to weather
I purchased one of these in November, thinking I would first use it as a shelter in the pen of a wounded Pekin duck we rescued earlier in the year, and then I would use it more traditionally. I just purchased another; the duck is attached to it and I don't think she'll be giving it up! ; )
We did use a lightbulb in the house, based on another reviewers suggestion, and it probably upped the temperature another ten degrees in the greenhouse.
It's made quite well and withstood our rugged weather this winter, including a snowfall of seven inches and some 50 mph winds. It cleans beautifully (thank heavens, see duck comments above), also.
The photo does not show that there are stakes included so that you can anchor the top of the greenhouse. In our case, we anchored to the pen so the stake lines would not hamper entry and exit, I could see where you would have to be more careful when entering if the stake line was towards the ground.
It's roomy, but you do have to "duck" when you are in it.
February 17, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by frost Easy up; keeps things warm and moist
I have only used this for a couple of weeks, but it's survived one windstorm of 50+ MPH winds already and it's keeping the frost off my herb and veggie starts. It's more of a tall cold frame than an actual greenhouse. It took 5-10 minutes to assemble and another half hour to put weed fabric under it and to stake and tie down (I don't camp much... I'm sure my husband could have done it faster!). The zippers are holding up so far. I put a bunch of 2-liter bottles of water (from our emergency water storage) inside to help keep the temperature stable. Every time I open it, it's warm but not hot and feels humid. The plants are doing well as they wait for warmer night temps to go into the garden ground.
April 21, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MrTomatoLover Overall very sturdy and easy to put up.
Seems to be working out great. Still learning how to work with plants in a greenhouse environment. It is different then working with plants that are outside all the time. Realizing the plants are totally enclosed and you can just close the screen door for fresh air and more. I purchased it for my tomatoe plants which seem to grow better in the fall/winter time. I live in AZ and the summer temps are too hot to bear fruit unless the nite temps fall below 80 degrees which in the summer never happens. GOOD THING TO REMEMBER,ENCLOSED PLANTS NEED TO BE POLLINATED BY HAND TO BEAR FRUIT. You do not have the Bees and more TO DO THE POLLINATING FOR YOU. Like I said I am still experimenting. As far as keeping the frost off the plants it works great. I hung a trouble lite inside to keep the nite time temps/.frost from freezing the plants.Put the lite on a timer to turn off/on the lite.You do build up condensation inside that does drip back onto the plants and your Lite BULB. Cool water on hot bulb will pop the bulb so protect the bulb.
January 23, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sdhenry4 No bottom to it.
I have always wanted a greenhouse & this is a good starter. I put it up to see how big it is. It would also serve as a doggy tent or for kids to play in. Until winter, it serves as a place to put my garden tools & extra pool chairs. It is easy to put up, but I have not figured out what to do with the strings yet. I tried it over a couple of slow growing bushes, but no improvement in their growth occurred. It gets real steamy & damp in there in the summer sun, so I'd probably wait to use it until the weather gets cool. There is no "bottom" so you can just place it right over your plants, rather than having to place each one inside.
July 17, 2008
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Greenerbean Great greenhouse
It was easy to put up and plenty roomy for the plants we had in mind. Will set up with heater and timer for the really cold nights.
December 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SciChick Worth Every Penny - Can't Say Enough Positive Things About It
I have many containers of tropicals (Plumeria, Adenium, Hibiscus, etc) and wanted an alternative to bringing them indoors for the winter. A friend recommended this little greenhouse and the price was right so . . .
Everything you need (except a heater) came with this greenhouse - stakes, little ropes to tie it down, a shade cloth and a storage bag. The quality is excellent; all the seams are well-stitched and tight, all the stabilizer pockets were well attached and the plastic/vinyl is heavy.
It took about 5 minutes to set up. I put it on the patio and, since I couldn't stake it down on a concrete surface, I put six cinder blocks on the inside flange (at the bottom). The greenhouse never moved. My husband made shelves to sit on the cinder blocks which increased the space while still leaving a decent open area in the center for taller/bigger plants. I put a remote-sensing thermometer in it and a $20 ceramic space heater (both bought from Home Depot) in it.
Winters here in north Texas are generally mild-ish but we got hit with some serious cold a couple of times this year including an ice storm that lasted almost 5 days with temps dropping into the teens and never getting out of the 20s. Between the greenhouse, the little ceramic heater and a lightweight blanket I threw over the top at night to hold in the heat, the temperature inside the greenhouse never went below 65. It was backed up to a south facing wall which I'm sure helped, too.
I put the shade cloth on when it began to heat up during the day but was still cool at night and, with the outer door partially unzipped during the day for ventilation, stayed in the 80s to low 90s.
Best of all, the hibiscus and Adeniums started blooming in February and the Plumeria bloomed shortly after I took down the greenhouse. All plants were healthy and green at the end of the winter instead of sad and pathetic from lack of light inside.
Easy to take down - just hosed it off inside and out, let it dry and folded it up. Everything fits in the storage bag, ready for the fall.
I'll be getting another, larger Flower House for some tall tropicals. You won't be sorry if you buy this.
August 2, 2014