I have managed fairly well without a greenhouse for my veggie plot. But I also live in a windy area and my plants, particularly as seedlings, show the effects of such an environment. I love greenhouses! I have had many greenhouses over the years, from cheap plastic greenhouses to large glass greenhouses. Last year I succumbed and decided to buy one. As the greenhouse will be on my allotment (community garden) I didn’t want to invest much money in it. I wanted something I could pack and move easily, so decided to go with a plastic greenhouse. My experience with plastic greenhouses in the past have not been overwhelmingly good. All the plastic greenhouses I’ve had in the past immediately start to fray and break. Some lasted a couple of years, some don’t last the year.
But it seems the US have a much larger variety of plastic greenhouses that can withstand the elements, than over here. Over here there seems to be just one or two manufacturer of these plastic greenhouses and they are rebranded to whatever company is selling them. Would I have to buy plastic greenhouses from the US? Yeap, it seems I would have to.
Are plastic greenhouses any good? I have to say, I noticed the difference immediately. The plastic greenhouse kit I got was built more like a polytunnel. That’s the thing, they are plastic greenhouse kits! Not silly little flimsy tubes that come from those cheap wilko plastic greenhouse things.
Small plastic greenhouses can work! They can be sturdy and they can work.