Clear or green plastic cover greenhouses

Hi I am novice gardener with a small was looking to get one of those plastic covered green houses. The only thing I am confused about is the clear plastic covered ones better than green plastic cover ones. Which one is the best to buy? Thanks


  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 6,183

    The clear plastic is a good bet when you are raising seedlings..........rather than the green plastic, I would invest in a net cover as well............this enables you to grow on things a bit later in the season.  The green plastic will only really do you a favour if you are raising plants early and in full sunimage

  • flowering roseflowering rose Posts: 1,632

    neither. glass is best and lasts longer.

  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 6,183

    Flowering rose.......I wouldn't disagree with you there...........however not everyone has the space for a glass house...........these little plastic jobs can be useful if you are short of spaceimageimage

  • me londonme london Posts: 119

    I've had both covers - clear lets more light in as you can imagine but I have grown from seed many many plants in both clear and green without any hassle. The only difference is that the clear covers I've had seemed to rip quicker. I wouldn't bother spending loads of money on them as they only seem to last a year or two - or perhaps I am just unlucky!!

    And although glass would be lovely, I too have a tiny tiny garden.  It's also North facing with one tiny sunny spot.. I have to take the greenhouse down each year and put the garden bench there instead. Simply not enough room for both a bench and a greenhouse at the same time, so for me personally I am a big fan of those little plastic greenhouses!

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