Large Cold Frame Greenhouse was £39.99 now £7.49 at Argos
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Large Cold Frame Greenhouse was £39.99 now £7.49 at Argos

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Found 27th Jun 2014
This Large Cold Frame Greenhouse is easy to erect and has a heavy duty cover with vented side flap and lift up front. It is ideal for growing and nurturing your plants before transferring them to larger pots or re-planting.

Plastic cover.
Ground fixing pegs for added stability.

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thanks op

Great deal thank you op

The dimensions are , H82, W142, D180cm so great price for the size just reserved 2

Edited by: "Saintledger" 27th Jun 2014

Got two!

Although on second thoughts after reading the reviews, I may not collect them!
Edited by: "tomwenn" 27th Jun 2014

Someone in Argos apparently didn't get the memo explaining that "greenhouse" is just a name for something that should let as much light in as possible, not an actual green house.

Rubbish keep away from Argos and there plastic covered greenhouses used mine once then ripped they would not replace the cover so the whole thing is in the tip!!!!!

Hot!

Always wanted to live in a Green House, my current one is brick coloured...

Would this be decent in winter to keep potted perennials covered in winter?

StrifeyWolf

Hot!Always wanted to live in a Green House, my current one is brick … Hot!Always wanted to live in a Green House, my current one is brick coloured...


U must be very little then! R u under 82cm tall? Lol

Donkii

Would this be decent in winter to keep potted perennials covered in … Would this be decent in winter to keep potted perennials covered in winter?



so long as there is no wind !

Nice. Ordered one. Pretty large cold frame.

Ordered thanks op

This could be a bargain, if it's the same material as the ones Aldi were selling for £29.99, it's a strong durable plastic that doesn't break down like them cheaper fully see-through ones. Mine's been out in the garden all spring and it's still like new, well worth it.

Avoid these ones as the plastic goes brittle and crack then disintigrates in a light wind:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41tPhpmYt3L.jpg
Edited by: "Roger_Irrelevant" 27th Jun 2014

Never mind that I can hide myself away in there with a few glasses of wine

thanks always wanted to grow stuff!

Just noticed op price is £7.49

cheap tent? lol

Problem is, green coloured light will be pretty much useless for growing plants as leaves are generally green..hopefully the side panels are transparent, but it's difficult to tell from the photo. Anyone know?

Edited by: "HudlUserDOTcom" 27th Jun 2014

stephentheshark

so long as there is no wind !



It has flaps that run along each edge which you can dig into the ground.

HudlUserDOTcom

Problem is, green coloured light will be pretty much useless for growing … Problem is, green coloured light will be pretty much useless for growing plants as leaves are generally green..hopefully the side panels are transparent, but it's difficult to tell from the photo. Anyone know?



This is a pretty good example of a complete ignorance of the science of light.

Banned

Can I grow bananas and mangoes in this?

saffaboy101

Can I grow bananas and mangoes in this?



If you move to Brazil Ye.... Nope sorry it still wouldn't be tall enough.

Thanks, just reserved one.

HudlUserDOTcom

Problem is, green coloured light will be pretty much useless for growing … Problem is, green coloured light will be pretty much useless for growing plants as leaves are generally green..hopefully the side panels are transparent, but it's difficult to tell from the photo. Anyone know?



What about frosted effect panels on polycarbonate greenhouses.

Is frosted light useful for growing plants ?

saffaboy101

Can I grow bananas and mangoes in this?



Yes and Coconuts

thanks

Thanks, got two on order

Sorry, we are unable to confirm the reservation for some of your items. If you requested an email copy of your reservation then please check your email before trying again - as the email version will show if the reservation has been confirmed.

Is the above message you usually get if they are out of stock at Argos??

Obidashi

Sorry, we are unable to confirm the reservation for some of your items. … Sorry, we are unable to confirm the reservation for some of your items. If you requested an email copy of your reservation then please check your email before trying again - as the email version will show if the reservation has been confirmed.Is the above message you usually get if they are out of stock at Argos??



That's strange. Did you try reserving it again?

These really are amazingly eco-friendly...For example, during the last gust of windy weather, this greenhouse managed to disappear without a trace. No clean-up, no mess, no trip to the tip and a nice empty space where it once stood. It just desolves into the ether
Edited by: "Sharpharp" 28th Jun 2014

Nice one, I'll have a few nine bars of disco salad in no time thanks to this

buttondup

This is a pretty good example of a complete ignorance of the science of … This is a pretty good example of a complete ignorance of the science of light.



Please explain, curious.

From previous experience, you get 1 year out of these. In saying that they are cheap and do the trick. Not voting either way, I bought a tomato house in tesco's last December for £4 which I'm using so can't blame anyone for buying this. I think anyone that grows veg do so for the love of growing, not to save money.

andynicol

What about frosted effect panels on polycarbonate greenhouses. Is frosted … What about frosted effect panels on polycarbonate greenhouses. Is frosted light useful for growing plants ?



Too cold.

Obidashi

Sorry, we are unable to confirm the reservation for some of your items. … Sorry, we are unable to confirm the reservation for some of your items. If you requested an email copy of your reservation then please check your email before trying again - as the email version will show if the reservation has been confirmed.Is the above message you usually get if they are out of stock at Argos??



I tried reserving something last week, got that message, call CS, who were unaware of the message but confirmed it was out of stock.

Obidashi

Sorry, we are unable to confirm the reservation for some of your items. … Sorry, we are unable to confirm the reservation for some of your items. If you requested an email copy of your reservation then please check your email before trying again - as the email version will show if the reservation has been confirmed.Is the above message you usually get if they are out of stock at Argos??



I had that message but still had a reservation email

Just ordered 2!!! Thanks OP

GlentoranMark

Please explain, curious.


Leaves are green because they reflect light from the green light part of the electromagnetic spectrum - wavelength about 500-570nm. The chlorophyll that plants use for energy absorbs light from other parts of the spectrum, so they aren't affected by a greenhouse that filters the green light out. Geeky explanation here :
chm.bris.ac.uk/mot…htm

Octopod

Leaves are green because they reflect light from the green light part of … Leaves are green because they reflect light from the green light part of the electromagnetic spectrum - wavelength about 500-570nm. The chlorophyll that plants use for energy absorbs light from other parts of the spectrum, so they aren't affected by a greenhouse that filters the green light out. Geeky explanation here :http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk/motm/chlorophyll/chlorophyll_h.htm



Cheers, I'm a science geek but never knew that.

buttondup

This is a pretty good example of a complete ignorance of the science of … This is a pretty good example of a complete ignorance of the science of light.



As others have explained, green leaves are green because they reflect green light. Thus leaves do NOT absorb green light. Leaves need to absorb light in order for photosynthesis to take place, thus green light is useless for growing plants.

So, we were talking about an ignorance of the science of light. Would you care to elaborate?

Octopod

Leaves are green because they reflect light from the green light part of … Leaves are green because they reflect light from the green light part of the electromagnetic spectrum - wavelength about 500-570nm. The chlorophyll that plants use for energy absorbs light from other parts of the spectrum, so they aren't affected by a greenhouse that filters the green light out. Geeky explanation here :http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk/motm/chlorophyll/chlorophyll_h.htm



Green coloured translucent material PASSES green light, which as discussed above is useless for growing plants. Same as a transluscent red sweet wrapper only lets red light through, a yellow one yellow light etc.

A greenhouse made of green translucent polythene will only allow green light to pass through.

As someone explains here: uk.answers.yahoo.com/que…abk green light is the worst light for growing plants.

Edited by: "HudlUserDOTcom" 28th Jun 2014

As this seems to be evolving into a science discussion thread....

Do plants intake the optimal amount of energy? It's a confusing concept BTW. I've heard that there are no green stars and have heard the answer but never fully got my head around it.
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