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Mini Greenhouse Tent Saves Greens From Snow Storm

garden tentAbout a foot of snow fell this weekend in Asheville. Power was out for 15 hours, stores and restaurants were closed, and cars were snowed in for days. But we had fresh garden greens this weekend from our garden.

Our StarterHouse portable greenhouse by FlowerHouse arrived just in time. We’ve had it up for over a week, trying to decide if we ought to get more for the other beds. There are various brands as well as do-it-yourself plans available, but this one was cost-effective at $80, and it just happened to fit our 4′X8′ garden perfectly.

It does have some drawbacks. The most notable is that it collapsedĀ  under the weight of a foot of snow. Had we not caught it right away, it could have done major damage to our plants. On the bright side, after clearing the snow off of it, it easily popped right back up again quite easily. So in the future, we’ll make sure to clear off accumulating snow after a few inches fall.

greens from our gardenAnother minor hassle is that the zippers can be hard to open and close when it is below freezing because ice can form. This is a pain, but worth the trouble considering the benefits.

In colder climates, it’s possible that this tent would not protect plants adequately from the cold. It’s perfect for our area in the North Carolina mountains.

After this weekend, we are very pleased with this product and will order a second one so that we can keep more greens growing during the winter.

We make absolutely no money from FlowerHouse. We just really like this product.

5 Responses to “Mini Greenhouse Tent Saves Greens From Snow Storm”

  1. Aunt Kathie on 30 Dec 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Very nifty. I had meant to ask you if you were going to put a greenhouse in. Hadn’t heard of portable ones. Very cool (warm?). Glad you still have fresh vegetables.

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  4. Pop Up Greenhouse on 18 Feb 2013 at 4:00 am

    Small green houses are really useful to save the plants from the chill and snow in the winter as well as it provides plant the required sunlight in the summer as not letting the plants get exposed to the direct sunlight at all times. They are really very helpful to maintain a nice garden.

  5. Small Greenhouse on 09 May 2013 at 11:04 am

    It is true that mini green houses are really helpful to protect plants from snowfall. Besides this, it has some other impacts also:
    * Customize to Individual Needs
    * Choose Any Size
    * Affordability
    * Extend the Growing Season
    * Growing from Cuttings
    * Coverings for the Mini Greenhouse

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