With climate change making the world hotter and harder to grow fruit and vegetables many people are turning to greenhouses to create a better climate to grow within. Greenhouses are not always affordable for the average gardener as the initial cost for a proper setup can be a bit pricey. In this article we will look at a few of the affordable options of greenhouses you may consider before buying a greenhouses. Follow this link for an indepth look into greenhouses, even if you are a beginner this article will give you all the details and information you need to make a better decision on buying a greenhouse.
When you start looking for affordable greenhouses, you will have to start looking at tunnels covered with shade-netting, plastic or better yet polycarbonate coverings. Glass and Victorian greenhouses need to be scratched off your list as these are pretty expensive.
Plastic covered greenhouses are affordable and they will protect your plants or vegetables from most weather conditions as well as nuisances like animals such as rabbits, deer and birds that could be after what your garden provides. They provide a well-maintained environment for your plants to grow with small amounts of labour and maintenance.
Best Size for a Greenhouse
Obviously the bigger the greenhouse the bigger the price. But dont worry you can find a decent sized greenhouse that may provide your family with vegetables year round. 6’x8’ sized greenhouses are the sweet spot for price vs affordability.
Palram HG5508 Hybrid Greenhouse, 6′ x 8′ x 7′ Silver
Palram Nature Series Mythos Hobby Greenhouse – 6′ x 8′ x 7′ Silver
Still not your budget, dont worry.
Mini and portable greenhouses are also a good option and will only cost a fraction of what tunnels cost. What is also cool is that they are easy to move around and can fit on your balcony even if you live in a flat.
Quictent Mini Walk-in Greenhouse 3 Tiers Green House for Indoor Outdoor 56″ x 29″ x 77″
Flower House FHSP300CL SpringHouse Greenhouse Clear
Still not within your budget, we have another option
Lean to greenhouses are are ones that one builds against a wall or another structure. It can either be built against your homes walls or the shed in your backyard. They are made of the same materials, but the cost saving of these units comes into play as you will only be investing in a 3-sided greenhouse rather the usual standalone 4.
There are many advantages to buying and installing a lean to greenhouse. It is perfect for urban garden as it is a space saver and fits well in most corners of your garden. They are perfect for growing herbs and vegetables and depending on the size will cover most families needs. Because they are weatherproof you will get all the benefits to traditional greenhouses which are standalone structures. You need a lot less room to build your lean to greenhouse while having a lot of options if you choose to go for the smaller lean options available.
Palram Hybrid Lean-to Wall Greenhouse, 4′ x 8′ Silver
Strong Camel Walk-in Lean-to Wall Greenhouse 10x5x7′ White
I hope you have enjoyed reading this article and that you have a better understanding of the different types of greenhouses that are available to you. Whether you are able to choose a large greenhouse or small lean-to greenhouse the rewards of eating your own fruits and vegetables are huge. In the long run a greenhouse will save you alot of trips to the local grocer and bottomline is it will save you alot of cash each week.