The GH052 greenhouse, 20 feet long x 10 feet wide x 7 feet high, has 200 square feet of growing space!
The steel frame is green powder coated with middle rails added for increased stability.
The UV protected cover has 8 roll up windows, with mosquito net screens and an over sized, zippered, roll up door. String ties are used to secure the roll ups.
BenefitUSA touts ease of setup and portability in this greenhouse…and they purport that it will preserve high moisture levels (very good for plants).
With the vertical height on the sides (prior to the start of the curve is about 40 inches, customers find that they can not only cultivate plants in-ground, they also have room to add a few shelves for potted plants.
A detailed diagram is included for ease of assembly.
TIP: Don’t build this greenhouse during kite flying weather! Or, it will become one!
There are flap ends on this oversized greenhouse cover. That means you could place a board on the flaps, protecting the plastic, and add cement blocks to the boards for stability in moderate breezes. Eight blocks…positioned strategically around the greenhouse will probably be enough.
TIP: Small tie-down stakes are included. However, they are totally insufficient for steadying the greenhouse during episodes of intense, blustery weather! As an alternative, use some long tent stakes or metal T-posts or U-posts in the corners and the middle of each side to keep the greenhouse in the same spot it was built.
This is a very well constructed greenhouse. It just takes a little time and patience to put it together correctly.
The plastic polyethylene net cover will last at least a couple of years…or more. And, the greenish color will help the greenhouse blend in to your surroundings helping it stay “under the radar” of your neighbors.
TIP: Install water pipe insulation on any section of the frame that contacts the plastic cover and you will see a significant increase in cover’s life expectancy! This pipe wrap insulation will also keep a heated frame from baking and destroying the plastic cover. Also, periodically, use a disinfectant that is specially designed as a fungicide, virucide, and algaecide for cleaning greenhouses such as Physan 20. Physan 20 is also used to clean and disinfect outdoor fountains, bird baths, and pools.
After using Physan 20, and making sure that the cover is clean and dry, apply a coating of 303 (30306) Marine UV Protectant. The 303 will rejuvenate the UV protection…making the cover look brighter and newer…giving it much needed extra protection. IMPORTANT: Follow the directions on the label.
But, just like every plastic greenhouse cover, sooner or later it will start to degrade due to and weather and temperature changes…and, will need to be restored. When that time comes, use good quality 6-mil polyethylene plastic sheeting.
TIP: During cover replacement, don’t remove the old cover. Just place the new sheeting as another layer to the original cover, secure it with snap clamps, and trim out openings for the windows and door. Keep a roll or two of polyethylene repair tape on hand to patch up small rips in the plastic. And, make your greenhouse really comfy for your young plants by adding a superior infrared heater during those cold winter months!
There are accounts that some buyers of this greenhouse were so impressed with the overall size, durability, and stability…that they plan on buying several more of them!
I wager a bet that the BenefitUSA Greenhouse GH052 will impress you, too!
This really is a ridiculously inexpensive large and durable greenhouse! Share your thoughts about it below in the comments or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jim, the Life Long Gardener