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Posted: 3/9/2016 3:45:36 PM EDT
I've been looking at THIS MODEL.

I've run the numbers; at $3K and assuming it lasts 20 years, it will need to produce $150 in produce per year, not including seed/feed/maintenance and whatever else. But that is not the point, I don't care a bit about the cost, I like to experiment and grow a few things and learn. I have to have a greenhouse; the property that I am on is covered up in deer, rabbits, squirrels and birds. I had a 1000 sq ft earth garden for the past 3 years and I lose just about all my plantings. Even a 7 foot fence with barb wire on top wouldn't keep the deer out.

The expense is justified for the pleasure of gardening and for the fact that it is pre-fab.

All that being said, 8' x 12' is just right.

I'm looking for detailed experiences after reading mixed reviews on the durability of some of these structures. As a backup, I'm totally game for building my own from plans, though I figured without lots of free polycarbonate or glass, the expense exceeds the prefab cost.

Link Posted: 3/9/2016 6:05:32 PM EDT
I got a Pelram 6x8' for ~$600 shipped then built a platform for it so I could move it around the yard with the seasons. Think I have about $750 into it and it is pretty handy. Instructions are complete crap but other than that no issues so far and 6 likes it so that's all that matters.

I think they make larger models but I'm not positive, worse case you could do two and still be under half the cost of that one.


Link Posted: 3/9/2016 9:29:14 PM EDT
Someone will be by to suggest Harbor Freight shortly I'm sure. I've never dealt with their greenhouses but have had bad luck with their products and no longer step foot in there.

It's ashame to have the space for a garden and not utilize it. Fences don't have to be "X" amount of feet high per say. You can have a five foot fence and run tall posts and wire every few feet above the fence, say to 8 feet in height. The deer lose interest very quickly. I would urge you to retry your gardening situation after spending a bit more time on research for critter proofing.
Link Posted: 3/13/2016 4:03:54 AM EDT
About the only ones used here, are Keeler Glasgow.

I can vouch for them being weather tough. We frequently get winds in the 60-70mph range during winter storms, and 140"+ of snow. Some of the spring squalls we get get off the lake, are no joke either.

They hold up, when most others wont, even if they aren't the cheapest.
Good company to deal with as well. They will work with oddball needs, and upgrades, as nearly everyone needs something different.


http://www.keeler-glasgow.com/greenhousemodels.shtml

Good luck!!
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 9:54:22 PM EDT
Conleys has a good selection.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 10:04:28 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By sea2summit:
I got a Pelram 6x8' for ~$600 shipped then built a platform for it so I could move it around the yard with the seasons. Think I have about $750 into it and it is pretty handy. Instructions are complete crap but other than that no issues so far and 6 likes it so that's all that matters.

I think they make larger models but I'm not positive, worse case you could do two and still be under half the cost of that one.

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+1 for Palram...I got the 6x8 Hybrid...pain in the ass to put together with shit directions, but with some common sense and a case of beer, it was up in a weekend...missing parts, but one phone call and they sent them out no questions asked, plus there's plenty of add-on features to get for it...

been up through 2 winters now, with no issues...
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 9:36:48 PM EDT
3k gets you a hell of a seasonal high tunnel
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