Frequently Asked Questions
Greenhouse StructureWhat is the wind resistance of your greenhouse kit
The greenhouse manufacturer does not have any wind resistance test. We conducted our own test, not willingly but we did. According to what we witnessed, the greenhouse kit installed on a wood deck can withstand winds up to 90MPH. Installations in high wind areas should anchor the greenhouse to underground posts so it does not fly away. Please take a look at our video of the greenhouse that was destroyed by the wind: http://youtu.be/NYSp--ry8GI
How long does it take to install the complete greenhouse kit
A 8x8 greenhouse kit takes about 1 day to assemble. A 8x20 greenhouse may take up to 2 days. Our trained installation staff can install the complete kit including the greenhouse, the irrigation, gutters and all in less than 1 day.
How difficult is it to assemble the greenhouse kit
The assembly is not difficult but it is tedious. The greenhouse assembly manual does a good job of describing each step except for step 10 where there is an error. If you are having any difficulty assembling your greenhouse, please don't hesitate to contact us, we will be glad to help.
Will the greenhouse structure break easy?
The greenhouse is made with a sturdy aluminum frame and unbreakable polycarbonate panels. Even if a ball hits it hard, it will not break.
Extended season / year round grwoingWhat vegetables can the greenhouse grow in winter?
Most leafy greens will grow in the winter without additional heating. Lettuce, chard, spinach... Carrots and many other vegetables can grow in the winter. To find a list of vegetables that will grow in the winter in your area please consult the USDA Hardiness Zone map to determine your zone. Then search for the list of winter vegetables for your zone 1. For the hardiness map please click on the link below: http://www.usna.usda.gov/Hardzone/ushzmap.html
How does the greenhouse grow in winter?
The greenhouse is warmer than the outside by about 14 degrees during the day. That accumulated heat takes time to dissipate keeping the plants warmer during the night. This process extends the growing season and effectively increases the hardiness zone by 1 to 2 zones. So a customer who is in zone 6 can plant seasonal vegetables for zone 7 or 8 without additional heating. It is possible to grow tomatoes in the winter without heating in zones 9 and above.