Portable Walk-In Greenhouse: This is the first time I’ve tried a greenhouse – in the past I would cover the few vulnerable plants I had. I’m not a big fan of growing things that can’t take the climate that I am in. BUT the dragonfruit plants were thriving after a year of neglect – and I didn’t want to lose them. And if we were going to get a greenhouse anyway – why not get a size that would be useful for getting and keeping my plants going through the winter?
In the video I share with you my BIG MISTAKE with this greenhouse – as well as the things I really liked about it too. Thanks for watching. I’ve included some related Q&A below I hope will help. If you have other questions – feel free to ask them in the comments.
How much did my small greenhouse cost?
While a greenhouse is a great way to extend the gardening season and grow plants that wouldn’t survive outdoors in the winter. The changing prices have folks asking how much does a greenhouse cost now? When I purchased my portable greenhouse from Wayfair – it was on sale for around $100. The last time I checked, the same greenhouse is now around $150. The cost of a greenhouse can vary widely, depending on the size, material, and features you select. For example, a small greenhouse made of plastic sheeting could cost as little as $50, while a large greenhouse made of glass could cost $1,000s. Ultimately, the best way to determine the cost of a greenhouse is to decide on the sizeof greenhouse you want and shop around and get quotes from different suppliers. By doing your research, you’ll be sure to find the best greenhouse for your budget.
How large is the greenhouse?
In the video, I mention that my greenhouse was 10×7 – actually the greenhouse is 12×7. It really was the perfect size for my needs. Next time I have one though, I won’t put my elevated beds in there – I’ll create mini greenhouse covers for those and put more shelving to create more growing opportunities. We start a good number of seedlings 6 weeks before our last frost date – which – hilariously is just 2 weeks after our FIRST frost date.
How to use a portable greenhouse
Portable greenhouses come in a variety of sizes and styles, so you can choose the one that best meets your needs.
-When setting up your greenhouse, make sure to choose a location that gets plenty of sunlight and is protected from strong winds.
-Make sure you have a water source nearby – even in the winter, your plants will still need water.
-If you’re going to need supplemental heat – be sure you have extension cords and electrical outlets available nearby.
-Once you have your greenhouse set up, you’ll need to remember to ventilate it on warm days to prevent the build-up of heat and moisture. In our fickle winter – we had days it reached more than 100 degrees in the greenhouse when it was in the low 70s outside
-When winter is over – take it down, dry it out and store it to use for another season.
With proper care, a portable greenhouse can provide you with a supply of fresh, healthy veggies and fruits during the colder months.
About Michelle in the Meadow
I am a suburban gardener located in zone 9A in Northeast Florida. I started growing in this suburban lot in 2019 and have expanded the garden every year. In 2020 I started making Facebook Videos about the garden, and in 2022 created this YouTube channel. I enjoy making content about my garden, what I’m growing and learning, and from time to time the general vlog, too.
About our Growing Season & Gardens
We have a 300+ day growing season in our area. We are currently growing in many raised garden beds of various sizes; along both sides of the house, in grow bags, in the ground, in Greenstalk vertical planters, and in pots on the patio.
Michelle in the Meadow YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbUGYMmjynlYUxC_-Mz5Kng
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Items I Mention in the Video:
Govee Bluetooth Themometer & Humidity Monitor *
Wayfair 12×7 Portable Greenhouse
The Pop-Up Greenhouse I’m buying for next season *
Cutco Shears – Made in the USA
Chainsaw Gloves *
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