I am having a dilemma. I decided that I do not want, nor have the space for, a full-fledged greenhouse. But what I would like is a small, patio sized one. Something that I can continue to grow lettuce and whatnot in during the winter. The ones online that people have made out of old windows are pretty, but I've decided against that route. I want something small, simple and ready to assemble.
I have seen some interesting options. I thought this Patio Grow House seemed nice, but the few reviews I could find were mixed. I'm not factoring in the comments on any of these that involve them being light. My overly cautious husband weighs everything down like we live in a tornado prone area. It's a good thing, because I never think to do it.
Then I came across this Grow Station which seemed maybe better durability-wise. The description does say cold frame, but I have to say, it looks more like a greenhouse to me.
Then I came across these Lean-to Greenhouses but I can't really find anything in terms of reviews. Plus I hate ordering stuff online at places I don't know. And I like when they have actual storefronts to return stuff to.
This one at Lowes is definitely the cheapest option, but I'm not crazy about the plastic. I rather spend more and not have to replace it every year. But at $40, it is tempting....
This one from Home Depot looks like it could be perfect, but of course it's online only and they're out of stock. Yeeesh.
In the meantime, I have my seeds staring in the Burpee Seed Starting 72 Cell Greenhouse Kit. I used to be very DIY with the seed starting. I tried making those newspaper cups...they just got moldy and gross. I used plastic cups, that was kinda okay, but kinda a pain. I tried this out last year, and holy guacamole, so much easier. You can buy just those weird expanding pellets and reuse the trays every year. Or for around $8 be not very green and do what I did and just buy a whole new one. I'll keep you posted on the greenhouse search.