A Handle on the Portable Greenhouse
Portable Greenhouse at a Reasonable Price
There are plenty of retail outlets which sell greenhouses, greenhouse supplies and kits. However, it can be hard to find somewhere that sells a portable greenhouse at a reasonable price. Portable greenhouses follow the dictates of the famous eccentric architect and innovator, Buckminster Fuller, that buildings should be lightweight, functional and transportable. In fact, he taught that an architect should know the weight of the building he was designing! The portable greenhouse features all the functionality of a traditional greenhouse but when you move, you can take it with you. You can also change the location of the greenhouse in your garden to capture the best conditions with the changing seasons and weather conditions. It is, though, this very portability which often pushes the price up.
Assembling a Portable Greenhouse
A portable greenhouse makes a great alternative for over-wintering plants. Portable greenhouses do not require any tools for assembly and can be built in less than an hour. You can also disassemble your portable greenhouse easily, and then store it in the garage or basement effortlessly. Use the internet to search for a portable greenhouse as this will allow you to make comparisons between the many options.
The Best Places to Find an Affordable Portable Greenhouse
ACF Greenhouses is a popular company which offers a varied selection of portable greenhouses at particularly low prices. Their space saving greenhouses provide customers with a relatively inexpensive way to get a jump-start on your growing in the spring as well as to extend it longer in the fall season.
The Standard Specifications
The portable greenhouses they offer have Solaron covers, which are made of reinforced woven polyethylene. This boasts an 80% light transmission, UV protection, as well as an anti-condensation coating. Their portable greenhouse packages include a door as well as screened in windows for ventilation. They built the doors and windows so that they can be held open with Velcro fasteners when not in use, and as well have built-in screens in order to help keep out animals and insects.
A bagful of Extras
All of their portable greenhouses include the following: dark green painted frame, one-piece 11-millimetre polyethylene cover, wide zippered openings and screened vents, a tote bag for easier transportation and storage, anchoring kit, and a three year warranty.
Delivery is Easy (it's Portable, you see)
Their portable greenhouses are shipped by UPS and can be delivered in as little as two to seven days. They also offer accessories for your portable greenhouses, including electric heaters, portable benches, and thermometers. The electric heaters offer multiple heat settings, a built-in dial thermostat, and overheat protection.
Portable benches come in handy when you have to get down and dirty with your pots - potting and repotting can be back-breaking work if you don't have much space to work in or you can't get into a comfortable position. Thermometers are, in my opinion, essential for greenhouse gardening. Knowing the temperature differentials between outside and inside can help you decide what is best for your green house plants.
About the Author: Eoin Beckett is a freelance writer and editor. He writes both short fiction and non-fiction for both online and print publications. Although he stems from Ireland he currently lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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