Greenhouse Reviews


Greenhouse Reviews – Which Ones Are Best For My Plants?

Here it is…October 7th…and my summer garden is winding down.  And, I’m not just “Jim, The Lifelong Gardener.”  I am also “Jim, the Year-round Gardener!”  Thus, it’s time to share with you some greenhouse reviews for growing houses I have researched to make your off-season gardening as successful as possible!

This fall, I will be planting onions, garlic, peas, lettuce, radishes, and carrots.

The greenhouse is ready to go!

So, it’s time to think about putting some winter crops in my greenhouse so I can extend my growing season and be harvesting some tasty veggies in the spring.  Using a greenhouse, I will be able to regulate the temperature…providing a warmer, relaxing atmosphere for my veggies and protect them from weeds and pests.  The added humidity of the greenhouse will also reduce my plants’ water stress.

When the night time temperatures start to consistently fall below 60 degrees Fahrenheit, I will add a top-notch greenhouse heater to regulate temperature and a few grow lights, normally used for my spring germination regime, to encourage plant photosynthesis by extending the plants’ exposure to light frequencies in the sunlight range.during winter’s shorter days…an add-on most welcomed by my greenhouse residents.


How Big Should It Be?

Well, some folks can make do with a small “green box” that accommodates just a few plants.

Small portable greenhouse box.Small portable greenhouse box.








And…others…well…they can dream…but, they probably won’t ever be able to fit this mammoth greenhouse into their backyard garden!!!

Large commercial greenhouse.

Once you decide on how many plants you want to grow over the winter, how much space you need to cover, and how much hard-earned cash you are willing to part with…then, you will have a pretty good idea what size greenhouse will fit your plan.


Now Is The Time To Get That Greenhouse!

If you are a diehard gardener like me, then you, too, will be doing some greenhouse gardening.  For that reason, I have researched a number of possibilities for the dyed-in-the-wool gardener…both the newbie and the master.  I know that, in these reviews, there is a special greenhouse just waiting to help you make your winter growing adventure a rousing success!

The greenhouses reviewed here are sorted in ascending price based on relative dollar value.  As of this writing, all of these greenhouses and accessories offer Free Shipping with the exception of DELTA Canopies Greenhouse, GH3313R, and One Stop Gardens Greenhouse, PC93358…both of which are in the second greenhouse group…$201 to $700.


Greenhouses Between $100 and $200
Item Length (ft) Width (ft) Height (ft) Area (sq ft)
Best Choice Products Greenhouse, SKY1917 15.0 7.0 7.0 105
Quictent Greenhouse, 1302W 10.0 9.0 8.0 90
King Canopy Greenhouse, Clear, GH1010 10.3 9.3 7.8 96

My unwavering choice in the $100 to $200 greenhouse group is the Best Choice Products Greenhouse, SKY1917.  It is a very economical well-made greenhouse!


Greenhouses Between $201 and $700
Item Length (ft) Width (ft) Height (ft) Area (sq ft)
BenefitUSA Greenhouse, GH052  20.0 10.0 7.0 200
Spring Gardener Greenhouse, IS70810 10.0 8.0 8.0 80
Tierra Garden Greenhouse, 50-2510 0.0 11.5 7.3 104
DELTA Canopies Greenhouse, GH3313R 33.0 13.0 7.5 429
Palram Greenhouse, HG5008 8.0 6.0 7.0 48
Abba Greenhouse, APGH1020W 20.0 10.0 9.4 200
One Stop Gardens Greenhouse,  PC93358 12.0 10.0 10.3 120

My all-time, odds-on favorite in the $201 to $700 group has to be the DELTA Canopies Greenhouse, GH3313R.  This is a giant behemoth of a greenhouse.  And, since stabilizing, preserving, repairing, replacing, etc., is explained in the review, buying this greenhouse is a no-brainer!


Greenhouses Between $1,000 and $2,600
Item Length (ft) Width (ft) Height (ft) Area (sq ft)
Palram Balance Hobby Greenhouse HG6112G 12.0 8.0 7.5 96
ClimaPod Virtue Complete Greenhouse CP-VC 14.2 8.8 7.9 124
Palram Silver Snap and Grow Greenhouse 701525 20.1 8.2 8.5 164
Rion Grand Gardener 2 Clear Greenhouse HG7216C 16.0 8.0 7.8 128

My number one greenhouse selection in the $1,000 to $2,600 group is, without a doubt, the Palram Silver Snap and Grow Greenhouse 701525.  Given the ability to increase its length with 4-foot extensions, this one is the most versatile of all!


Greenhouse Accessories


What do you think about these greenhouse reviews?  What are your choices and why?  Let me know in the comments below or send me an email:


Jim, the Lifelong Gardener


2 thoughts on “Greenhouse Reviews

  1. Paul Reply

    I’m a keen gardener, I love growing indoor plants and have a bit of a green thumb Chinese are experts at growing vegetables but I t of a green thumb. My wife and I are buying a property and she loves to grow vegetables, we live in China. Winter is coming and it can be extreme, I have suggested a greenhouse but she is adamant that we don’t need. I want the best vegetables in an organic environment. Can you help me convince her?

    • Jim Reply

      Well, Paul…

      The only thing I can tell your wife is that the saddest thing I have ever seen is my poor young plants in their death throes because of an unexpected winter frost!  My first thought was…if only I had made the right decision…and protected my babies with a nice, warm greenhouse!

      And, does she really want to take a chance on admitting that you were right and she was wrong?  I know my wife would prefer it to be the other way around!  🙂


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