Price and Maintenance
In general, mini greenhouses range in price from as low as $9.99 to $240 or higher. Most of the cost is front-loaded into the purchase price of the building, plants and accessory items like trowels, spades, plant food and insecticides. Normally, these types of garden structures tend to be low maintenance in terms of repairs and other upkeep.
There are usually no windows to break, and the small-size profile stabilizes them in extreme weather conditions such as tornadoes or hail storms. On the downside, because the construction materials may be flimsy or of lower quality than those used in the construction of full-size greenhouses, compact plant houses have shorter life spans than conventional greenhouses.
Poor quality construction drives the total cost of owning a mini greenhouse up especially if the building's integrity is compromised during severe weather and crops are damaged or lost. What if the building must be replaced after only a few seasons, or rare, exotic plants are killed? These are concerns to consider before deciding to buy a mini greenhouse.
By comparing the various features of a grow house such as size, total price, style and maintenance, a gardener can easily decide if purchasing a mini greenhouse is a good fit. Researching the facts gives you all the information to make an informed decision.