Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 23
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GHE Was a present for someone else
My ratings are from feedback from the recipient of the item. The only negative reported was that it took much longer to assemble than anticipated; but, assembly was speeded up substantially when an electric screwdriver was introduced to the process - lots of little pieces to be assembled.
A big plus, a comment: the glazing material (polycarbonate?) appears indestructible; and, the whole structure is very rigid/sturdy!
September 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Shelley Very good for light duty
This is the second Palram I have bought and I am very pleased with both. It seems a little chintzy when you get it, but is easy to assemble and works very nicely. My only complaint is the lids - if you lift them up higher then they tend to slip out and they are a pain to get back on. However they do their function very well and can't be beat for cost and function. I am very pleased with mine - I have raised beautiful melons and tomatoes for transplanting and the frames have stood up to weather conditions here just fine. When it was going to get below freezing I put in a light bulb and covered the frame with a blanket, and everything inside did just fine.
June 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by quiltchik First Greenhouse
I read the previous reviews and expected the plastic pieces to be a bit thin, which they are. It was easy to put together. The instructions come with great photos and the parts are all labeled. The first instruction was to check to make sure you have all the parts--do this. I was missing a couple of peices and did not realize it until I was nearly finished putting it together. This was quite disappointing, but customer service was great and they had the missing parts to me in less than a week. My plants are doing well and I look forward to eating veggies earlier this year and later into the fall. A good starter greenhouse.
April 19, 2010
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Gardener2 We received the package and had to assemble everything. Not a problem as most things are like this nowadays. BUT, not something just anyone can do. It may take some blister-making before you get the whole thing screwed together: I would definitely recommend an electric screw driver, as you will be pushing screws through smaller metal holes. Not easy!
I really like the frame, works well, and has kept my plants happy and healthy.
One drawback is that the lids don't quite match the size of the sides, SO, you can only latch one of the "lock latches" on each side. Not a problem in a non-windy environment, but could be a concern otherwise. I've used a rope around the latches to keep the lids from lifting, just in case.
May 17, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by OKLAHOMA SAVE YOUR MONEY
I bought one of these last year but did not need until this Spring. It was not easy to put together & I spent part of two days on this. The instructions could have been better & the material is very POOR QUALITY. I had to use shipping tape because some of the panels did not fit. You cannot raise the door very high without it coming apart. I wonder how it will take some of the strong winds that we have here or if it can hold the weight of a good snow fall.
February 15, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chip Decent cold frame
Don't expect in this item to provide yourself with a warming green house. It is simply a plastic cold frame. But, it does a nice job protecting your seedlings during the early season with winds and cool nights. Utilized in a raised bed, I am able to place plastic, water-filled jugs around the inside perimeter of the cold frame to absorb the suns heat during the days in spring, then close the unit off at night trapping some radiant heat to protect from cooler temps at night. This allows me a more slow hardening off process. Again, it is plastic, and will not withstand high winds on its' own, but inside my boxes, or in an area around your house away from such weather, it is a nice transfer and starter when used for its' purpose.
July 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mardy Pretty good deal
This coldframe is very lightweight, but sturdy enough, as long as you use care. The plastic is pretty rigid but would break if somthing hard fell on it. The edge pieces are precision aluminum and fit well. The corner pieces are plastic. One of them does not fit real precisely, although it is close enough to work. There are only two door (top) positions--closed, and open about 8". It locks in each posiion to keep wind from blowing the door off. A gust could blow the whole frame over, but there are holes at the bottom to anchor it down.
March 25, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by okgardener Palram Deluxe Cold Frame 3 Ft. x 3 Ft. Greenhouse
i have been very pleased with the cold frame I purchased in March. Assembly was quite easy although a bit fussy. The last panel had to flex a lot in order to become perpendicular so I would recommend assembly be done inside in case cold temperatures reduce the flexibility of the plastic. I placed my more cold resistant plants like geraniums, newly seeded ornamental grasses and daisy in the cold frame late March and even though night temperatures have gone to -4, the plants have done well. I will put tomatoes, squash etc. into the frame mid April and am expecting them to flourish also as humidity and sunlight do marvels for new seedlings. It is a bit tedious to remove the lids completely to allow warm showers to water the plants but it is worth it. All in all, I think this was a very worthwhile purchase and is perfect size for small garden or patio gardeners.
April 19, 2011