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I am very new to gardening and this year have gotten myself a 4 tier plastic greenhouse to see how I go , do I open it up during the day if the weather is nice??


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,227


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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,227

    Good advice , Mike.  My 14 yr old nephew started with one of these last year. By autumn he wanted a larger greenhouse. He now has a 6 x 8 .  I think he is a late developer. I started with a corrugated plastic  6 x 8 at 10 and had a glass 8 x 16 when I was 14. It's in the genes you know.  Also a bit addictive. But then that's a better addiction than standing around on street corners up to no good. imageimage

  • Dave HedgehogDave Hedgehog Posts: 377

    It's advisable to open the vents (or door if no vents are present).

    The plastic ones are often called 'blowaways' and certainly live up to their name. A fishing rod and 300lb line are great for pulling them out of neighbours' trees image

    Seriously though, if a glass greenhouse isn't an option on your property, the plastic ones are useful but rather high maintenance like scroggin and Mike Allen mentioned.

  • Celia47Celia47 Posts: 14

    I have one of these located at the back wall of my house, as a temporary solution having recently moved to a  house with no greenhouse :(. I loaded the bottom shelf with some roof tiles but anything weighty would work. The flat tiles mean I can still use the shelf. During the day, I unzip the door flap fully, roll it up to half way and peg/tie it to the nearest shelf. This way there is a bit of air flow but plants don't get too much sun or rain. It has worked for me so far without blowing away.

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