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Top 10 Best Portable Greenhouses to Buy Online 2020

We researched materials and pored through Amazon reviews and came to the conclusion that the best portable greenhouses are protective without being stifling, sturdy while still remaining easy to transport.

Depending on your climate and your plants’ needs, the perfect greenhouse could look different for everyone, and it’s important to weigh your situation against the experience of reviewers. We kept all of this in mind as we hand-picked the best portable greenhouses on the market.
  • Last updated: 10-24-2019
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Top 10 Best Portable Greenhouses to Buy Online

Remember to bear in mind how you’re going to use the greenhouse.

1. Flower House Pop-Up Plant House

$74.50

Cover MaterialPVC
Size4.0′ x 4.0′ x 4.5′
Weight15 pounds
ExtrasStakes, guy lines, carrying case

2. Nova 4-Tier Mini Greenhouse

$32.09

Cover MaterialPolyethylene
Size27.25″ x 19″ x 63″
Weight10.2 pounds
ExtrasShelves

3. CO-Z Portable Greenhouse

$49.99

Cover MaterialPolyethylene and non-woven fabric
Size5.9’ x 3.0’ x 3.0’
Weight5.5 pounds
Extras

4. Ahome Mini Pop up Greenhouse

$19.99

Cover MaterialPVC
Size13.7″ x 13.7″ x 0.8″
Weight2 pounds
ExtrasStakes

5. Youke Walk-In Greenhouse

$79.99

Cover MaterialPolyethylene
Size4.7′ x 4.7′ x 6.4′
Weight22.6 pounds
ExtrasShelves

6. WZTO 2-Tier Mini Greenhouse

$47.59

Cover MaterialPVC
Size27″ x 19″ x 36″
Weight6.5 pounds
ExtrasShelves

7. Flower House SpringHouse Greenhouse

$225.00

Cover MaterialPVC
Size6′ x 6′ x 6.5′
Weight30 pounds
ExtrasStakes

8. Zenport 1-Foot High Balcony Greenhouse

$23.99

Cover MaterialUncertain
Size17″ x 10.4″ x 12″ H
Weight2 pounds
ExtrasShelf

9. Ohuhu Greenhouse for Outdoors

$73.99

Cover MaterialPolyethylene
Size4.9′ x 4.7′ x 6.4′
Weight23.3 pounds
ExtrasShelves, stakes and guy lines

10. Quictent Pop-Up Mini Greenhouse

$99.99

Cover MaterialPVC
Size8.2′ x 4.1′ x 4.4′
Weight13 pounds
ExtrasStakes

How to Choose a Portable Greenhouse – Buying Guide

While choosing a portable greenhouse is highly personal, there are a few qualities that can make one better than another.

Ensure Your Covering Offers the Protection You Need

The goal of a portable greenhouse is to protect your plants from the environment, and its ability to do so depends largely on the covering.

Clear or Colored Depends on the Climate

Clear or Colored Depends on the Climate
To extend your season and protect your plants from cooler, dryer weather, look for a cover made from a thick, clear plastic like PVC that allows high light penetration but keeps heat locked in.
To protect plants from hot, harsh weather, look for a polyethylene cover that’s got some color in it for shade as well as openings to allow for airflow. In either case, your cover should be waterproof (to both keep rain out and moisture in) and UV protective.

Ventilation Prevents Overheating–Even in Cooler Months

Ventilation Prevents Overheating–Even in Cooler Months
Greenhouses trap heat, allowing your plants to remain comfortable even when the weather outside is cooler. However, heat can sometimes build up too much, especially in warm weather but even when it’s cold, and your plants may suffer.
To prevent or mitigate overheating, look for a greenhouse that has ventilation. Generally speaking, a single opening is enough to let hot air escape, but if you’re in a warmer climate or find yourself with irregular temperature from day to day, it could also be helpful to look for one that has cross-ventilation.

When Looking at Size Consider Your Space and Your Plants

When Looking at Size Consider Your Space and Your Plants
Naturally, the portable greenhouse that you choose has to fit within the square footage that you have available.
However, it’s also important to think about the size of your plants, how much space they need between each other if you’re planning on covering more than one at a time, as well as how much they might grow over the course of the season.

With Weight, Strike a Balance Between Portability and Stability

With Weight, Strike a Balance Between Portability and Stability
The whole idea of a portable greenhouse is that it needs to be fairly easy to set up, break down, and move. And a huge factor in all of that is how much the whole thing weighs. But unlike many portable items, with greenhouses, lighter isn’t always better. In fact, if it’s too light, it may be at risk of collapsing or blowing over in the wind, especially if it’s tall.
So while shorter greenhouses and those that are wider at the base should be relatively light, if you’re looking for a taller one, it might make sense to get something a bit more hefty–say, over ten pounds.

For Added Convenience, Consider Extras Like Shelves and Stakes

For Added Convenience, Consider Extras Like Shelves and Stakes
Your greenhouse may come with extras that can make it even easier to use. If you’re planning on using your greenhouse for potted plants, for example, it might make sense to look for shelving so that you can maximize on space. If you’re using it over a plant in the ground, then get a greenhouse that comes with stakes and guy lines to keep it in place.

Do Portable Greenhouses Work? What They Can and Can’t Do

Do Portable Greenhouses Work? What They Can and Can’t Do
Portable greenhouses are missing a lot features “real” greenhouses have, such as heating and higher quality materials, which might lead you to wonder whether they’re actually helpful.
While it’s true that a portable greenhouse alone won’t protect your plants from below freezing temps, they can shield them from frigid winds and rain and allow you to get a head start with seedlings in trays before you put them in the ground.
If you do need some extra protection from the cold, placing a portable greenhouse against a heated building could offer just the right amount of insulation for hardier plants.

Summary

Greenhouses are meant to protect your plants from the environment, but whether that means more heat, more shade, less wind, or more humidity is really dependent on the climate you live in and the types of plants you’re growing.
By Jacqueline Oshiro

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