Rated 2.4 out of 5 by 10
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by dj Made from Super cheap parts
I received this as a gift It survived 3 months in Seattle (Jan-Mar) without falling apart. It was carefully put away and today I pulled it out and set it up again.
Surprisingly it still works considering how cheap the connectors are (bad plastic). I doubt it will last another year, but then I didn't think it would last three months, but did. Maybe I'm wrong, but would not bet on it. It is extremely delicate and fragile.
If this was priced at $15, I'd recommend it, but $100 for ~40 lightweight steel tubes, cheap plastic connectors and a vinyl cover. I don't think so. You could buy some dropcloth, pvc pipe and build this yourself much more sturdily for $25. It's just too fragile.
September 20, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BevSpra Shoddy, and not worth the bother.
This greenhouse, and I use the term loosely, is just a cheap piece of plastic over a frame. It ripped almost immediately. I would not recommend this to anyone.
May 3, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Terri not worth the money !!!
Not solid enough! Cover ripped the second day (where the tie downs are)
April 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gardner23 Over wintering in the South
I live south of Houston TX. When threatened with a freeze, I run an extension cord and large light bulb inside the structure. Sometimes get some frostbite but the plants survive. The plastic covers do not hold up in the heat very well.
December 21, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by McDog What you would expect for the price
This product will cover your plants in the winter and warm them on sunny days. Do not expect an indestructible greenhouse that you will never need to tend to.
The price tells you that it is from overseas, and for some reason that I will never understand, the Chinese do not feel it is necessary to hire an English translator to dictate the instructions to its overwhelmingly English speaking market. Unlike some of the reviewers, I did not think the single instruction sheet was great, and was in fact infuriated by the end of the process.
The frame is a conglomeration of 139 pvc pipe pieces in 13 different shapes and sizes. Some of the shapes are easy to differentiate, some are almost impossible, but it is imperative that you use the exact ones specified in the plans. I would recommend separating all 13 shapes into a separate pile and label them for your reference, it will make things much easier. It is possible that the pieces are engraved with a label, but if so, I could not see them - however, I wear reading glasses and put this together at night under outdoor lights (I would definitely recommend daylight installation).
Once you get the general idea of the frame, it progresses much easier. I didn't have a problem fitting the plastic sheeting over the frame, and 5 weeks in, I have not had a problem with the door zippers, although I have been very careful with them. They are not well made, and I can't believe they will make it through a summer of storage, but hopefully they will last through the winter. Make no mistake about it - the zippers are the Achilles heel of the product - it is worthless without effective zippers, and you will need to open and close the doors all throughout the winter.
It took me about 2.5 hours to complete the project. I’m 55, in good health, but not the most handy man on the street, so you may be able to do better, but an older person may have an entire day’s project on their hands.
The specs state that the shelves can hold 75 lbs, but I’m thinking they meant 7.5 lbs. The frames might be able to support 50-75 lbs, although I wouldn’t try that much on them, but the shelves they have provided are nothing but chicken-wire, they will barely support a few two-pound plants evenly spaced on them. I cut a few sheets of thin plywood to put on the frames, and they work fine, but again, 75 lbs sounds really unrealistic.
December 9, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by grumpy Good Deal
The greenhouse was a lot harder to put together than it said, sizes of parts unclear,once together first time I used door zipper stiching came out, on part of it.Tyedowns rip off easy!
June 3, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jenb Piece of Junk!
I was excited when we got it up, put our veggies in and for the first couple of days it was great. Then the plastic ripped away from the zipper. It was very hard to zipper, and although I was gentle, it still ripped. I was able to overlook that, but it'd now been a week and we got a wind storm (in MD). the plastic and metal pieces are ruined and Ive got it duct taped together, with most of my plants on the ground in hopes I can get a new one before everything is ruined.
November 2, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by sept Nice size for the beginner, but has problems
The set up was OK, instructions were not too detailed. My biggest problem were the two zippers on the front of the greenhouse. One broke altogether and the other split apart after being zipped. I don't want to put it together again so I will think of another way to close it. I also had to secure the wire shelving which kept popping off the shelf.
March 14, 2014