Mini greenhouses are a great option for growing plants in small spaces. They are ideal for small backyards or homes where space is an issue. They can be placed on a deck, patio, or balcony and most are portable allowing you to move them where and when suits.
They are extremely useful for starting seeds, giving you an early start on the growing season by getting seedlings started when the weather is still a little unsettled outside, so they are ready for planting in the garden come spring.
Some mini greenhouses can be big enough to actually walk inside, others are more or less covered shelving units with a door to access the plants. What you choose will depend upon the space you have available, and the purpose you have in mind for it.
Quality mini greenhouses should be robust, easy to assemble, made from weather resistant materials, and give you easy access to the seedlings and plants inside. Here are some of the best mini greenhouse kits that you might like to consider, based on reviews from people who have brought them and are actually using them…
The Gardman 4 Tier Mini Greenhouse is the perfect little greenhouse for seed starting and small spaces. It is 27″ Long x 18″ Wide x 63″ High and contains 4 separate shelving units to place seedling trays or pots. The spacing of the individual shelves are 18″ deep, giving you ample room to place larger sized pots and to allow for seedling growth space.
It has a clear polythene cover that has a roll up zippered door at the front so you can gain easy access to the plants inside. The cover is also removable should you wish to simply use the shelving units. It is easy to assemble with a powered coated tubular steel frame that simply pushes together so there are no tools required. It can be put together in just a couple of minutes.
It also comes with guy ropes and metal stakes so you can secure it to the ground if required for added security in more turbulent weather. As previous customers have said…
“I really like this, it is exactly as pictured. I have it against the south wall of my brick house and it gets quite toasty…”
“While the construction is fairly lightweight, it does the job perfectly to germinate seeds indoors…”
“Great little greenhouse. Bought two. Quick and easy for this grandma to put together. Great product for the price. Used them in the spring for my garden veggie starts. Am using them now to dry herbs from my herb bed…”
The HC-4202 Green House Kit is a slightly larger mini greenhouse that gives you room to actually walk inside to manage your plants. It is 56.3″ W x 56.3″ L x 76.7″ H and contains 12 sturdy shelving areas. The clear covering allows you to see inside the greenhouse and is easily placed over the steel framing.
The framing is made from powered coated steel tubing protecting it from rust and there are no tools needed to assemble it. The frame rods simply connect together, as do the shelves. These can can also be further secured to the framing with the provided zip ties if required. In addition, it also comes with guy ropes and anchors so you’re able to further secure it to the ground for more stability.
If you’re looking for a mini greenhouse that is slightly larger than a regular mini greenhouse this could an option worth considering. As previous customers have said…
“Nice walk-in greenhouse. Bought to keep orchids and other plants safe through the winter. So far this greenhouse has proven to be the answer to protecting valuable plants during winter…”
“Love this! I really like that the cover is completely clear. Assembly was easy and quick, once I found the tiny letters on all the plastic pieces that match the instructions. Appears sturdy too, but the wire shelves will not hold heavy pots. Overall, very happy with this purchase…”
“This is great for people who don’t have a huge space for a greenhouse. It fits almost anywhere and has a nice clear plastic instead of the milky looking ones, so you can see your plants inside. We’re thrilled that we chose this one. It is also VERY easy to assemble. Our 12 year old grandson did it for us…”
The Quictent Mini Walk-In Greenhouse Kit contains two individual 3 tier shelving units giving you plenty of room for seed starting and keeping smaller plants. Each shelving unit has a maximum weight capacity of 17lbs (7kgs) allowing for a decent number of seed starting trays and pots on each shelf, and heavier pots can be placed on the bottom shelf. Given the height of the greenhouse, taller plants are ideally suited for the upper shelving areas.
The greenhouse itself is made from durable powder coated steel framework and is put together using heavy duty plastic connectors which each component simply clicks into in order to secure them. As with other mini greenhouse kits no tools are required to put this greenhouse together and it can be setup with minimum fuss.
The cover is made from transparent PVC which is 100% waterproof and UV resistant increasing its lifespan. The greenhouse door opens with two zippers and the door flap can then roll up and be secured with ties so you can easily access the plants inside.
Keep in mind that this is considered to be a “mid walk-in designed greenhouse”, so whilst it is reasonably high, it may not be high enough for most people to stand up in and walk around. The actual dimensions are 56″ x 29″ x 77″. As previous customers have said…
“Love my little greenhouse. Perfect for me with a lot more space inside than I thought…”
“This is a very cute and useful little green house. Of course this isn’t a super durable item. Makes me wonder if some of the reviewers even knew what they were buying…”
“This product is great. My students enjoyed helping me put it together and are looking forward to watching their plants grow…”
The HC-4201 Mini Greenhouse Kit is a simple 4 tier shelving greenhouse that is 27.1″ Long x 19.3″ Wide x 63.3″ High. Each shelf can hold up to 24 pounds of weight which is more than ample for a mini greenhouse of this size. The tubular steel frame is power coated and simply slots together during assembly with no tools required.
Uniquely, this mini greenhouse also comes with wheels / casters which are optional to fit (should you want to), making it very easy to move around from one location to the next. The clear PVC cover fits on easily and provides easy access to the shelving units by simply unzipping the door flap and securing it with ties to the top. As previous customers have said…
“LOVE this! Was able to put together from directions without problems. Product is stable and sturdy. Really like the cover! Holds lots of plants…”
“Great little greenhouse! Have it on my pool deck raising milkweed plants for monarch butterflies. Perfect!…”
“Just what I needed. I was thinking of building my own, but the materials would have cost more than this….”