Greenhouse Buying Ideas: Top 7 Most Popular Questions

A beautiful greenhouse can bring you a lifetime of delightful gardening enjoyment. No matter what style of gardening you are in, a greenhouse is your best helper. Growing vegetables and fruits in a greenhouse that you've crafted and started cultivating early will bring you year-round gardening pleasure. Whether you are using a greenhouse for the first time or looking to purchase a new one, there are some ideas you need to know. These are scientific suggestions and reliable information to facilitate your greenhouse work and solve some of your confusion.

What is the best width for a greenhouse?

Search the term “greenhouse near me” online and you will see many greenhouse products. You may Greenhouses come in a variety of sizes, and you can find a range of widths and lengths. The width of the greenhouse is particularly important when considering the layout of the greenhouse. In most cases, this will determine the size of the benches and aisles.

Hobby greenhouses suitable for hobby gardeners are most commonly 7-10 feet wide. Greenhouses in this range of width are a comfortable choice for both hobbyists and professional gardeners. The greenhouse should be at least 5 feet in height to allow the plants to receive full sunlight. All the large greenhouses from Quictent are over 5 feet in height.

walk-in greenhouse

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For most gardeners, they would like to have a very large greenhouse. Large greenhouses are very convenient for gardeners to carry out their daily gardening tasks. Moreover, they are not more restricted which is comfortable for the gardener. So, depending on the space and budget, choose the largest greenhouse that you can afford.

Come to Quictent you can find big greenhouses in two sizes, 20x10x7 and 25x10x7. These two types of greenhouses are large, but easy to set up and disassemble. You can place stands on the sides inside the greenhouse and place more gardening supplies. The large size of the greenhouse gives you more freedom.

Does the shape of a greenhouse matter?

Before considering having a home greenhouse, besides the size of the greenhouse you also need to consider the greenhouse design and shape-related issues. For many gardeners, one of the most important aspects of determining the shape of a greenhouse is the purpose of the greenhouse. Of course, other factors deserve attention. Here are some suggestions.

Climate conditions.

When choosing a greenhouse-style, you need to consider your interests and the climatic conditions in your area. If you are often bothered by heavy snowfall in winter, a flat or straight roof design may not be for you. A domed roof design that allows snow to slide off easily is a much more perfect choice for you.


If you are more design-conscious or you have a large garden, freestanding conservatories with curved or pointed roofs are very popular. These types of greenhouses look attractive and can be found in many gardens, parks, and farms.


Some homes have limited space in their backyards. A large, freestanding greenhouse can make a limited space look more crowded. A lean-to or attached-wall greenhouse is more suitable for smaller backyards. Also, these designs are very easy to use and convenient for setting up gardening supplies.

Overall design.

Does your greenhouse match the style of your house? If you focus on the overall harmony of your garden design, you should think about whether your greenhouse looks coordinated. The overall harmony of your garden and greenhouse will affect your mood to participate in garden activities. 

Quictent offers a variety of greenhouse designs such as tunnel greenhouses, dome greenhouses, rooftop greenhouses, walk-in greenhouses, mini greenhouses, and small greenhouses.

What is the top material to cover a greenhouse?

Different greenhouse owners prefer different materials for their greenhouses. One material rarely fits all. The same material that may be the best material for you may be a bad material for another gardener. You need to understand your needs and master the characteristics of each material.

There are three common greenhouse materials on the market today. All three materials can last at least two to three years in normal weather conditions before being replaced.

Polycarbonate plastic

Polycarbonate plastic is a great greenhouse covering material. This material is a double or double wall made of polyethylene plastic. When used properly along with proper maintenance, this material can last at least ten years. Polycarbonate plastic provides good warmth and moisture retention and can be a great help in your gardening efforts.

Copolymer plastic

Copolymer plastic is long-lasting and has high strength characteristics. With regular inspection and maintenance, it can last three years or more. However. After three years, people often find that Copolymer plastic becomes brittle and easily broken. 

Polyethylene plastic

Widely used by online greenhouse stores as well as offline greenhouse sellers is utility-grade Polyethylene plastic. Utility-grade Polyethylene plastics are cheaper than industrial-grade plastics. Greenhouses made from Polyethylene plastic of this strength are ideal for home use. Polyethylene material can last a long time. If there is a material breakage during use, you can carry out maintenance in time, which will not bring too much expense.

20x10x7 green greenhouse


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Quictent provides users with high-quality polyethylene material. All greenhouses are water and UV-resistant and tear-resistant. These greenhouses will last for a long time and help you in your gardening life.

How much do greenhouses cost?

Whether you are building a greenhouse or buying one, you will need to plan your budget before you start the project. A greenhouse consists of a frame, siding, and floor.

If you wish to build your greenhouse....

You need to think about what materials you will use to build these parts. Wood, steel, glass, concrete, and plastic may all be in your consideration.

Typically, greenhouse frames are made of strong wood or steel. This type of material lasts for a long time. The cost of wood framing is about $1 per linear foot, while steel costs $2.50 per linear foot.

If you want to save time.

Buying a greenhouse is a very quick option. You can find greenhouses at many price points at online stores. Those expensive greenhouses are usually set up in large farms or theme parks, such as those that cost thousands or even over $10,000.

Practical greenhouses are more suitable for gardeners and gardening enthusiasts, and these types of greenhouses are moderately priced, usually costing only a few hundred dollars.

Quictent offers a variety of portable greenhouse options for gardeners:

Small greenhouses range in price from $45 to $100

Large greenhouses are priced from $140 to $350

Quictent will continue to bring you more greenhouses at affordable prices.

What Is The Best Color For A Greenhouse?

Your main choices at the moment should be green, opaque, and transparent. Many experienced farm names and garden artists prefer to use white or transparent greenhouses. These coverings allow full light in and are much more beneficial to the plants. An example is the 10' x 9' x 8' white Backyard Greenhouse.

Greenhouse coverings in green

Although many people believe that green blocks part of the natural light spectrum, this is based on theory. But there is no concrete evidence of the harmful effects of green mulch. The effect of green on plant growth may not be as great. Green has not made most gardeners despair and is still the choice of many gardeners.

You can find many green greenhouses online. Most of them are practical greenhouses, suitable for most private gardens and backyards.

And these types of ready-made greenhouses are usually easy to set up and use. Anyone can assemble such a greenhouse. For example, this large greenhouse and this tunnel greenhouse.

Why are there vents in greenhouses?

Plants need the right amount of carbon dioxide for photosynthesis to grow well. So greenhouses need to have vents to let in the fresh air. Vents are a very important part of a greenhouse and are essential to ensure that plants thrive in the greenhouse.

Vents serve four main purposes:

Help regulate temperature

Allow large amounts of fresh air to enter the greenhouse

Prevent pest infestation

Encourage indoor pollination

To make ventilation more effective, you can set up exhaust fans inside the greenhouse to move air throughout the greenhouse. This way all the greenhouse plants get plenty of fresh air.

You can find several large greenhouses and backyard greenhouses with air vents at Quictent.


small greenhouse


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The common feature of these greenhouse tents is that there are vents on both sides of the greenhouse. This facilitates natural convection and cross-ventilation, making it a scientific greenhouse design.

Heat escapes efficiently in this way and the air inside the greenhouse will continue to circulate well. 

How do you maintain a greenhouse?

After you build a greenhouse, you will start your plant growing plan. But you have another task, which is to keep your greenhouse clean and healthy. If you want your greenhouse to provide you with high-quality services all the time, you need to maintain it regularly. But this is not a tricky task, and there are some regular ways to keep your greenhouse in good condition. Some greenhouse kits will help your greenhouse project.

Clean often

You need to regularly clean the benches, tables, chairs and anything else you think is necessary inside the greenhouse. Check every corner of the greenhouse carefully to make sure there is no dust and dirt. Remove weeds inside and outside the greenhouse, which are unsightly and can affect the growth of plants. You'd better use soapy water to clean it. If you want to do more, you can also fumigate the greenhouse every two years.

The greenhouse covering of the 20' x 10' x 7' Large Greenhouse is easy to clean. If you want a large greenhouse that is simple and easy to use, it can satisfy you.

Pest Control

Want to keep the plants in your greenhouse free from pest attacks? The easiest way is to keep pests out of the greenhouse interior.

You need to carefully inspect those plants that you want to bring into the greenhouse. and make sure that there will be no pests attached to the plants. If you don't pay attention to this, once the pests sneak into the greenhouse, it will become a haven for them to breed. And that's a nightmare for the greenhouse.

glass greenhouse

The responsible gardener will enter the greenhouse every day to check the plants and the interior conditions. Daily observation allows you to detect those small changes in time, whether positive or bad. Then you can react correctly to avoid further effects.

Irrigation System Maintenance

The importance of water to plants cannot be overstated. To ensure that your greenhouse irrigation system is functioning properly, timely maintenance and replacement of parts is a must-do.

You need to check your irrigation system every few months and replace or unclog the hoses. Keep your irrigation system in optimal condition.


Greenhouses make gardening fun, flexible and easier. But setting up and maintaining a greenhouse is something that all gardeners need to learn on an ongoing basis. While nothing may seem easy, a few tips can always help you. Quictent is always by your side and ready to help you on your greenhouse gardening journey.


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