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I'm looking for something that is easy/quick to erect and take down by one person and relatively lightweight. I don't intend to use it through winter, only March/April/early May. I like this one.

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http://www.territorialseed.com/product/sunbubble/greenhouses


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Thats a tent with clear plastic. Hmmmmm gives me a idea for my old tent. This one you posted it really nice. You should get it if its priced right in my opinion. Richie.
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This the one that I have had for 3 yrs.  I use it all winter.  Easy to put up and take down, has held up well.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CASUN-GARDEN-15X7X7-Outdoor-Walk-in-Portable-Greenhouse-NEW-2-Day-Shipping-/222409506771?hash=item33c8a3bfd3:g:EXEAAOSw2gxYow1m

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I was tempted to buy that greenhouse myself. I stopped myself after finding a review from someone who said the door zipper came loose and the warranty was non-existent. Check out this Amazon review. It sounds like there might be some durability issues with at least the zippers, which seems to be a common theme (at least in my cursory online research) with pop-up greenhouses.
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I don't have a lot of faith in the durability of the soft, tent type greenhouses. My plan this year is to buy a few of these rigid, twin-wall polycarbonate panels. I'm going to frame them with 2x4 (or lighter 2x3) then build four walls and a roof over the tree with a few potted trees in there....

I figure once built I'll be able to bolt the whole thing together in minutes. 

[poly] 

The twin wall will provide more R value and allow you to start earlier and keep it out later.


EDIT : Triple wall is out there if you want more R value... May be pricey though...Haven't seen it at my plastics place...

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I have not had the issues with the zippers but I use silicon spray on the zippers in my small greenhouse and the larger one as a normal maintenance action.
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a bar of soap does wonders on zippers.....
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with the winds we have been having around here, that would be launched in no time.
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I had to chase mine down a few times in south Florida and finally gave up.
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I like this thing, I'd use longer pegs


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It looks very cute and nice, I am looking for a mini greenhouse as well.

I am wondering that How long those Plastic sheeting last? Can it handle UV, Windy?

I saw PE clothes, How tough are they?




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I use a similar one to Danny's but it's sold for less.  You can get sizes from 2' to 20'.  And yes, you have to stake them down  :)  My 15x7x7 costs $104.  I can't see paying $259 for that.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Peaktop-15x7x7-Large-Arch-Greenhouse-Green-Garden-Plant-Hot-House-Heavy-Duty-/160797409416?hash=item257045c088:g:b6IAAOSw44BYSmCI

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The twin wall polycarbonate is UV resistant and used widely to build greenhouses. Guaranteed not to yellow.... I can't imagine the soft poly lasting long 
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I'm looking for something that is easy/quick to erect and take down by one person and relatively lightweight. I don't intend to use it through winter, only March/April/early May. I like this one.

[20725_9539_large]


http://www.territorialseed.com/product/sunbubble/greenhouses



Looks like a tent :-)! Good idea!

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Bob - The one I have is $134, whn I bought it it was $115.  The difference btwn the one you linked are the side braces, probably not worth $30 difference.
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I use bungies to brace but  metal is better.
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I know I'm harping but I'm a fan of the stuff. I doubt one would get two seasons out of the soft vinyl tents. German made "Bayer" polycarbonate used in making the rigid twin-wall, has anti - UV coating with 10 years warranty. If you can handle a bit of do-it-yourself it'd be less expensive than buying a good soft greenhouse....Just saying...
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Definitely getting one of the Sunbubbles. Among the few places that have it in stock I found the best price from a place in Florida with  free shipping through Feb. I'm tempted to buy the larger one.

9' 2" across = 65 square feet

11' 6" across = 103 square feet

going to build some curved shelfs to go around the inside.

I figure since I'm only going to use it about 2 1/2 months a year (until frost danger is over) it should last a while.

https://effectivegreenhouses.com/products/tierra-garden-haxnicks-garden-sunbubble-greenhouse?variant=21177353990


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I'm going to try one of these out for extending the season in the spring and fall, then wrap it in a white tarp for winter.  Will bring it in in the late spring.  We'll see how it does.
https://www.amazon.com/Abba-Patio-Portable-Hexagonal-Greenhouse/dp/B01L10BWKY

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I'm going to try one of these out for extending the season in the spring and fall, then wrap it in a white tarp for winter.  Will bring it in in the late spring.  We'll see how it does.
https://www.amazon.com/Abba-Patio-Portable-Hexagonal-Greenhouse/dp/B01L10BWKY


I was looking at that one by Abba and also this one by Abba which has more than a few comments about the covering falling apart in a few months. Not sure both models use the same covering but it does look to be similar.

https://www.amazon.com/Abba-Patio-Greenhouse-Enclosed-Portable/product-reviews/B012NDODYU/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_hist_1?ie=UTF8&filterByStar=one_star&reviewerType=avp_only_reviews

One concern I have about the SunBubble is with the door closed not sure that's enough ventilation.

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Yikes, that is concerning.  Thanks KK.
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I had a smaller version and the one problem I had was keeping the plastic semi-clean after a few seasons of pollen and whatnot.  It still did the job but I think it contributed to the plastic weakening over time and one year when I unfolded the covering to put it up, it just fell apart.  I think I only got 3 seasons out of that cover.  I think I can buy newer ones that supposedly last longer, but I just think I'd have the same problems...UV & dirt are the enemy.



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I bought the big Sunbubble, hope it comes soon. Too old to do the shuffle


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I think I only got 3 seasons out of that cover.


If I get 3 years I'd be happy, if I live 3 more years I'll be happier :)

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