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Polythene or Glass Greenhouse ???


 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:18 am    Post subject: Polythene or Glass Greenhouse ??? Reply with quote

We are looking at purchasing a new greenhouse, apprpx 10 x 8, but looking for advise on whether we should go for polythene or glass. Leaving aside the money factor what are the pros and cons of each. We will be usung the greenhouse mainly for vegies.

Where are the best places to purchase a greenhouse.

Thanks in advance.

Ray.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well if money is not the issue get glass.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glass
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the advantage of polycarbonate or polythene is that you wont have the problem of broken glass.also if you ever decide to move it to a different area in the garden its a lot easier to deal with.ive always used polythene and am very happy with it.my father had glass and as a youngfella my memories of sweeping up glass and replacing panes is what made me go the poly route
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Something that small, I'd probably go for glass, and use it purely for mediterranean and subtropical crops like okra. However, It'd be rubbish for things that bolt if they get too hot. Using plastic would mean not having to use shading or whitewash to keep the heat down. We found that a 3.5x4.5 m polytunnel cost the same as an 8'x6' greenhouse...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because of the smaller size I would probably suggest a glass greenhouse would be best for you.
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