4 Tier Growhouse - Now £13.33 @ Tesco Direct
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4 Tier Growhouse - Now £13.33 @ Tesco Direct

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Found 28th Mar 2011Made hot 28th Mar 2011
Was looking for a growhouse at the weekend and stumbled upon this bargain, similar ones cost £20-£25 at other places. I've ordered one myself for free collection from store so if it's rubbish I'll let you know!, but it's got 9/10 on reevoo.

This 4-tier growhouse has a metal frame with a PVC cover. The zip roll door is double size for easy access.

Base Dimensions WxD 69X49 cm
Brand Tesco
Doors Single
Features of Product Ridge height is 20 HCM
Frame Material Metal
Installation Type Free-standing

It's the 1st deal I've posted, so hopefully I've done everything correctly!

29 Comments

I just ordered one of these from an ebay shop and it was rubbish, snapped while I was putting it up. This is a good bargain - thanks for the pointer. warmed

Got one of these last year and they are sturdier than some of the cheaper ones, and the cover is better quality too. But needs to be fixed to a wall or weighed down as will end up at the opposite end of the garden when weather is bad!

(heat added!)

deanos

Only £12 in … Only £12 in Wilkoshttp://www.wilkinsonplus.com/mini-greenhouses+propagation/wilko-mini-greenhouse-4-tier/invt/0169741/?htxt=Ks6MB8Yk89Jw%2FavASQuQiZuaXj%2Fj%2FBWFTM7%2FW40sEHdSS2%2BHTA0yXYQ52EI8tASdVJYdLQmGdqQa%0AhjgGWWo4cQ%3D%3D



Yes, don't know about the Tesco one, but I have the same thing from Wilkinsons, and it's very sturdy when assembled, with a decent cover, and was only £12.99 when i got it, so this Tesco one isn't really much of a deal regards the price, sorry.


Edited by: "HAL2000" 28th Mar 2011

I have the wilkos one too was £9.99 last year when i got mine, as mentioned you need to tie them down

Original Poster

Thanks for the input guys, sounds like I should list it as growhouse/kite

I didn't see the Wilko's one, but Tesco one still works out cheaper for me personally as I'd have to pay a £4.95 delivery charge at Wilkos whereas I can pop in and pick up on the way home for free from Tescos.

Should I expire this then as there's cheaper about or leave it up (sorry guys I'm a newbie!)

alwyas stick some bricks on the bottom shelf

adethomp

Thanks for the input guys, sounds like I should list it as growhouse/kite … Thanks for the input guys, sounds like I should list it as growhouse/kite :)I didn't see the Wilko's one, but Tesco one still works out cheaper for me personally as I'd have to pay a £4.95 delivery charge at Wilkos whereas I can pop in and pick up on the way home for free from Tescos.Should I expire this then as there's cheaper about or leave it up (sorry guys I'm a newbie!)



No, it's a good deal! There are no Wilkinsons stores over here in NI anyway.

Like the comment about the kite! LOL

they make great greenhouse shelving too btw

I just bought this from B&Ms for £9.99. It is sturdier than the one from last year as the shelves are fixed into the frame. Good for what it is.

Much cheaper than Tesco, but then, where isn't?

D.

Tip for anyone buying or who has these type of greenhouses. The metal rods holding up the roof can become incredibly hot in full sun. This causes the plastic to heat and vastly increases the aging process. The plastic will become brittle and crack. To lengthen the life of the outer just cover the rods with something to insulate the plastic. I had some old garden hose and just slit it down and put it over the top. This seems to work fine.

Banned

£12 in Asda

My toms grew faster outside last year

Don't expire as it's still a good deal for those of us unlucky enough only to have a Tesco within a reasonable driving distance.

All comes down to build quality doesnt it.Prices are about the same but some of these things are useless because the cover rips open at the join between the plastic and the zip.

I have the tesco one, Ok for the price. Plastic is very thin and ripped easy. Needs weights put on bottom self to stop it flying. Plus keep the cover indoors at winter as the cold will make it crumble

Are the shelves fixed? Or can you move them up and down or remove completely?

alexdodd

Are the shelves fixed? Or can you move them up and down or remove … Are the shelves fixed? Or can you move them up and down or remove completely?



Fixed, but you can remove a pole so have a double height shelf for large plants

Surely the temperature inside would get too hot, should you leave it closed, then the sun popped out while you were away ?

Still a good price though

wbmkk

Surely the temperature inside would get too hot, should you leave it … Surely the temperature inside would get too hot, should you leave it closed, then the sun popped out while you were away ?Still a good price though



That is the greatest weakness of this type of greenhouse. If you don't get it open early on a sunny day you may as well pop your seedlings into an oven gas mark 6.

paul.jacobs

Fixed, but you can remove a pole so have a double height shelf for large … Fixed, but you can remove a pole so have a double height shelf for large plants




Or do what I do. Stick your Toms at the bottom and let them grow up through the mesh shelves. Makes a great support and by the time the Toms are big enough the rest of the seedlings should be out and in the ground.
Edited by: "Plum" 28th Mar 2011

Original Poster

Well, I've picked it up, got it home, put it together in about 5 minutes, loaded it up with my seedlings and put some plugs in some terracotta pots in the bottom to keep it grounded so I'm well pleased with it. I can't afford a proper greenhouse and just starting out growing my own so it ticks all the little boxes and for the money I think it's really good (but I'm a beginner to this gardening lark so am easily pleased! (_;) )

wbmkk

Surely the temperature inside would get too hot, should you leave it … Surely the temperature inside would get too hot, should you leave it closed, then the sun popped out while you were away ?Still a good price though



Yep thats what happened to me as I'm new to growing in a greenhouse. I had a propogater lid as well on the seed tray so I double cooked my seedlings.

Am I right in thinking that once the plants are a little larger then you don't have to worry about them getting cooked if I don't open the greenhouse cover on a hot day?

Thanks.

Edited by: "silps" 28th Mar 2011

Tip : If youve got a sago palm that hasnt produced new leaves in a while or looks dead stick it in one of these,keep it closed,cook it,and it will force the plant to push up new leaves.
Did this myself and 4 plants came back to life,nice.

paul.jacobs

I have the tesco one, Ok for the price. Plastic is very thin and ripped … I have the tesco one, Ok for the price. Plastic is very thin and ripped easy. Needs weights put on bottom self to stop it flying. Plus keep the cover indoors at winter as the cold will make it crumble



Wilkos sell replacement covers for theirs. Not sure about fitting others.

Only £12 at Wilkinsons :). I have one and Im on my third year with it The cover is strong too
Edited by: "burley34dd" 29th Mar 2011

Ordered the one from Wilkos, plus quidco tracking at 60p.

gone through a number of these type before, just got the tesco one seems a sturdier construction as the side pices are a complete plastic bar so less likely to split hopefully will last a couple of seasons,
yes still going to blow away if not fiixed down but for those of us the dont want or cannot have a "proper "glass house this , or the other wilko, asda ect ones provide a relativly cheep soloution to grow on plants

if you can afford more spend it, if not £10 or so well spent
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