Friday, May 13, 2011
Great deal on a Greenhouse
The Harbor Freight 10 ft. x 12 ft. greenhouse is nicely affordable. You can't get a store-bought greenhouse of this size for anything close to the $850 Harbor Freight price.
Because it's spring, Harbor Freight has reduced the price on their 10'x12' greenhouse by $50. At my local store, the sale is good through the end of May.
Better yet, you can get an additional 20% off through May 15th (google Harbor Freight coupon).
So if you have the 20% coupon and go to the store, you can pick up a 10'x12' greenhouse for only $640 (plus tax). If you have to have it shipped, tack on $100 S&H.
This greenhouse gets decent reviews. Typical problems can be overcome cheaply. YouTube has numerous videos on "Harbor Freight greenhouse improvements." John at Growing Your Greens gives a nice overview of possible improvements (fast forward to 4:40). An additional idea is sealing the edges of the panels with waterproof aluminum tape.
If you, like me, don't need a greenhouse at the moment, check out the sale price on the 45 watt solar panel kit. It's not as cool as a Solman 135 watt generator, but it's easier on the budget...
15 May update - Found another possible greenhouse option at Home Depot. I'd have to modify my layout to fit the 10 ft. x 10 ft. footprint, but I'm sure I could get it to work. $249 delivered straight to my door is rather attractive (though my community covenants would still prohibit me using this particular product since it's 8 ft. tall ::pout::).