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Frequently Asked Questions

Posted by Greenhouse Kits Direct on 2/1/2016

FAQs About Greenhouse Kits and How to Build a Greenhouse

Question: Will my greenhouse kit allow me to grow my garden all year long?

Answer: This depends on where you live, what you grow, and whether or not you use additional heating and/or cooling systems. In areas with mild winters, a greenhouse can certainly allow you to grow year-round. In places with cold climates, however, a greenhouse will definitely extend your growing season, but won't allow for year-round growing on its own.

If you live somewhere with harsh weather, you can make your greenhouse work for you all year long with the addition of a heating system for your greenhouse. Also consider your crop. Some plants are more resistant to cold weather than others. Rotating your crops seasonally will aid your year-long gardening efforts.

Question: Are your greenhouse kits easy to assemble, or do I need to hire someone to do it for me?

Answer: At Greenhouse Kits Direct, we know that not everyone is an expert when it comes to how to build a greenhouse. That's why we carry greenhouse kits that are simple to assemble, so you can do so without the help of a professional. Whether you get one with the pin & lock system or one with the SmartLock connector system, your greenhouse can be put together quickly and easily.

Depending on the size of your greenhouse, you may want to round up a couple of friends to help you out, but with our detailed instructions and simple designs, you will be able to put it together in no time. No head scratching or hair pulling necessary.

Question: How do I know what materials and features I need in a greenhouse?

Answer: Again, this depends on where you live and what you are planning to grow. When figuring out how to build a greenhouse that is right for your garden, you need to pick one constructed with materials that are durable and can withstand the climate in your area. You also need to pick one with features that are designed to optimize your plant production.

Greenhouse Kits Direct only carries greenhouses with high quality materials and features, so no matter what you are growing, you know that you are getting a greenhouse that will help your garden flourish. With frames made of aluminum or resin, and panels made from polycarbonate, we carry products that we truly believe in and can proudly stand by.


Question: How large are the greenhouse kits at Greenhouse Kits Direct?

Answer: We carry greenhouse kits in a wide array of sizes. Whether you are only planning on growing a small batch of flowers or herbs, or you have a booming garden, we have a greenhouse kit that will accommodate your needs.

Our greenhouse kits range from small, portable greenhouses, to large backyard greenhouses of up to 160 square feet. Consider your garden and your space when choosing a greenhouse. We've also separated our greenhouse kits by size, so finding one that fits your needs is simple. Large or small, we have a greenhouse kit for you.

Question: Are your greenhouses portable?

Answer: At Greenhouse Kits Direct, we offer a range of both permanent and portable greenhouses, for gardeners of varying needs. Our small portable greenhouses are great for using indoors during the colder months, and transferring outside once the weather begins to heat up.

Our backyard greenhouses offer a beautiful, permanent structure for year-round use.

Question: What kind of foundation do I need for my greenhouse?

Answer: We recommend affixing most of our greenhouses to a wood or concrete foundation. No matter what material you use, the most important thing to remember is that the foundation must be level and allow for adequate drainage. Gravel is a great filler for greenhouse foundations, as it allows for a lot of drainage.

Looking to keep weeds out? Try laying down some landscape cloth below your gravel level. Greenhouse Kits Direct also offers a wide range of base kits for our greenhouses to add an even more stable base or additional height to your greenhouse.