Who says you need a big budget for a greenhouse? There are many cheap greenhouse options without having to spend your life savings or sacrificing your next holiday! Let us guide you through some of the cheaper greenhouse options, and help you grow herbs and vegetables year-round!
When you are looking into low budget greenhouses, there are two main factors that will limit the price: the material of your greenhouse and its size.
Cheap greenhouse materials
For an affordable greenhouse, you want to look into plastic cover, polycarbonate, or tunnel greenhouses. Scratch Victorian and glass greenhouses off your list. These greenhouses are usually pretty expensive.
Tunnel greenhouses are plastic foil tunnels that will protect your vegetables and plants from most weather conditions and avoid your crops becoming a rabbit’s breakfast. They are a very basic option to up your chances for a good harvest, but they won’t offer you the real greenhouse experience and won’t protect your veggies against frost or other winter conditions.
Plastic cover greenhouses are small vertical greenhouses with (duh) a plastic cover. Your greenhouse won’t be completely protected from weather conditions but it will allow you to grow some flowers or plants in a small greenhouse and will increase the temperature a couple of degrees for your plants. A big advantage of plastic cover greenhouses is that you can move them around easily, so you could take your crop indoors during winter to protect it.
Our recommended material for an affordable greenhouse is a plastic or polycarbonate structure. These greenhouses come in all sizes and styles and are the perfect combination of high quality and low price. Obviously you will find expensive polycarbonate options too, but this material will offer you the best value for money options and will help you experience the true greenhouse joys!
Which greenhouse sizes provide the best value for money?
This is a very obvious factor: the bigger the greenhouse, the more material it needs, the more expensive it will be. But don’t worry, there are cheap greenhouse options that still have a decent sized structure. Ideally, you want enough space to roam around inside and stand up. We call these walk-in greenhouses.
In general, a 6’x8’ greenhouse is the sweet spot between price and quality. You will be able to put up some shelves, grow your favorite plants and vegetables, and won’t have to crouch when you’re spending some time there (back pain hell avoided!).
Is a 6’x8’ greenhouse too expensive? Don’t worry, there’s still a lot of different options. Take a look at 6’x4’ greenhouses, mini-greenhouses, portable greenhouses, or plastic cover greenhouses. These are the best value for money greenhouse options for every plant enthusiast!
Let us introduce you to our favorite cheap greenhouse picks underneath!
Polycarbonate greenhouses 6’x8’
Mini & portable greenhouses
Plastic cover greenhouses
Are these greenhouses below your budget? Then you’re ready to take it up a notch: check out our article to find the best options for every greenhouse budget. If you’re really looking for a glass greenhouse, we’ve got some interesting tips on glass greenhouses for you here.