Who says you need a big budget for a greenhouse? There are many affordable 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 lower budget greenhouses, there are two main factors that will limit the price: the material of your greenhouse and its size.
Affordable greenhouse materials
For an affordable greenhouse, you will 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 however 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 expensive it will be. But you can find some cheap greenhouse options and still have a decent sized structure that will allow you to roam around inside and enjoy your fresh plants.
In general we recommend a 6’x8’ greenhouse as the sweet spot between price and quality. You will be able to put in some shelves, grow your favourite 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. There are the best value for money greenhouse options for every plant enthusiast!
Let us introduce you to our favorite affordable greenhouses underneath!
Polycarbonate greenhouses 6’x8’
|Palram HG5508 Hybrid Greenhouse, 6' x 8' x 7' Silver||Check price|
|Palram Nature Harmony Greenhouse, 6' x 8'||Check price|
|Palram Nature Series Mythos Hobby Greenhouse - 6' x 8' x 7' Silver||Check price|
Mini & portable greenhouses
|AK Energy Mini Garden Portable Wooden GreenHouse Cold Frame Raised Plants Shelves 2 Double Lock Doors||Check price|
|IKEA Greenhouse, Indoor/outdoor White||Check price|
Plastic cover greenhouses
|Quictent Mini Walk-in Greenhouse 3 Tiers Green House for Indoor Outdoor 56" x 29" x 77"||Check price|
|Flower House FHSP300CL SpringHouse Greenhouse Clear||Check price|
|Home-Complete Mini Greenhouse-4-Tier Indoor Outdoor Sturdy Portable||Check price|
Are these greenhouses below your budget? Than you might be ready to take it up a notch. Check out this 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.