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26/04/2014 at 20:51
Hello everyone, I recently bought a small plastic greenhouse. I read lots of posts about how they get blown about in the wind, so I've anchored it securely. But I've observed that my plants don't get much sunlight in there. The plastic is a greenish one. Is that going to be bad for my plants or will they grow alright in there? Any help will be much appreciated, thanks in advance
26/04/2014 at 20:53

they'll be fine. get gardening. 

26/04/2014 at 20:56

I noticed that Aldi will have the little walk in greenhouses tomorrow

143 x 73 x 95 cm  with racking.  £29.99

Ideal for anyone who is just starting gardening and needs a bit of space instead of trying to cram everything on windowsills.

26/04/2014 at 21:00
Yes that's the one I got, fidgetbones
Thanks hostafan. .. But it's really shady in there
26/04/2014 at 21:01

Loony, open it up during the day and just close it down at night as it cools down. Have confidence and just go for it. We all mistakes, and that's how we learn.

26/04/2014 at 21:03
Ok then, here goes!
Thanks for giving me the confidence
26/04/2014 at 21:07

yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. welcome to the club. Keep us posted.

 

26/04/2014 at 21:07

I bought one, two years ago. It was great for hardening off the surplus from the main greenhouse. As hostafan says, roll up the door in the day when the sun shines and roll it down at night. The cover will probably only last two years. I'm using the racking in my new poytunnel, as the cover was past it, and I've gone for bigger this time.

£70 for a 2m x 3m  It was doing great until the blackbird got trapped in it yesterday.

He must have been sunning himself or dozing when I closed it up the other day. Yesterday was so cold I didn't open it, this morning was carnage.

26/04/2014 at 21:11

the builders started digging out for the base of my new polytunnel yesterday. Soooooooo excited.

26/04/2014 at 21:22
My plastic green house was from wilkinsons, its a clear one and i keep my heavy plant pots in the bottom, i'm growing my curly kale in it at the moment, they are doing well, wilkinsons also sell the plastic covers seperatley hey are ??4.00
26/04/2014 at 21:24
They are ??4.00 i meant
26/04/2014 at 21:25
My plastic green house was from wilkinsons, its a clear one and i keep my heavy plant pots in the bottom, i'm growing my curly kale in it at the moment, they are doing well, wilkinsons also sell the plastic covers seperatley hey are ??4.00
26/04/2014 at 21:26
Thanks flumpy1, maybe I'll get some clear plastic cubed of they are only ??4
Fidgetbones, is yours a plastic one too? The one the bird got trapped in I mean
26/04/2014 at 23:23

I bought wilko's last year but must've been unlucky, it tore immediately & buckled under the weight!  I find the plastic greenhouses are cheap and cheerful, but pretty much have to buy a new one each year.

I am a big fan of them to because it's perfect for my tiny garden. They do seem to protect any seedlings from late frosts but I do cover them with fleece too, just in case on very cold nights. The only negatives that I can think of, other than making sure it's secure, is that slugs and snails like going in and the plant soil can go moudly if the door isn't opened every day as they do get humid.  Oh - and my cat likes to sleep on the top shelf!

Enjoy growing

 

26/04/2014 at 23:32
Flumpy1, I think we can't make pound signs here
Hello blightymam, I have a cat too, I guess I'll have to save some shelf space for her then
Thank you for your input everyone! I've zipped up the greenhouse for the night, will check how the plants are tomorrow first thing
27/04/2014 at 02:05

The one I have now is a gardman mini polytunnel. The old one was a walk in greenhouse from lidl, but the same as the aldi photo.

27/04/2014 at 08:58
Loony Gardener, sorry you will have to ignore my question marks, i keep pressing pound sign on my phone, but when i semd my msge it comes out as question marks! Loopy phone, thinking of getting a tablet instead so i can take photo's easier
27/04/2014 at 09:00
Haha the Same happened to me, I couldn't make the pound signs either
27/04/2014 at 09:36

they are a waste of money and time buy the real thing it lasts longer looks nicer .

27/04/2014 at 09:39
I want to flowering rose, but I'm short on money and space
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