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non-vented greenhouse heater

There are some greenhouse accessories which are absolutely essential for proper operation of any greenhouse, whether you use a kit or DIY design. These items are labeled "essential".

[We refuse to sell any greenhouse bundle without the essential items thrown in for free!]

Then there are accessories which are technically optional, but really contribute to an easy and successful greenhouse experience. We call these "optional but highly desirable".

[Some these items are included free with our unique greenhouse bundles.]

The third type of accessories would be nice to have but are truly optional (depending on the circumstances). You may consider adding these on later to help keep initial costs down. We call these items simply "optional".


If you are ordering a greenhouse kit from us, order as few or as many accessories as you would like at the time you order your kit.

This is especially true with the complete, custom-fit wire shelf packages. They and heavily discounted and ship free if ordered WITH your Greenhouse kit.

Any accessories ordered separately from the kits, a minimum order of $150 is required, and 12% shipping cost added.


Any accessories ordered separately from the kits, a minimum order of $150 is required, and 12% shipping cost added.

greenhouse tie down kit


Deluxe Tie Down Kit (Essential)

No matter where you live, you will occasionally experience storms with high winds. I would never construct any greenhouse without it being anchored to the ground in some way.

A masonry structure will be attached to a concrete slab, and wooden buildings may rely on poles buried deep into the earth. But with Solexx greenhouses, or any lightweight plastic structure, you MUST anchor this thing into the ground. If not, you may end up going to the next county to find it after a storm passes!

This reminds me of a cool video we found of what happened to a Solexx greenhouse that wasn't tied down. Along came a snowstorm… with a surprise ending!

You can find the video on this page: Solexx Greenhouses.

Anyway, back to greenhouse accessories. We offer tie-down kits which include 2 or 4 anchors with screw-type fittings which you actually screw into the ground next to your greenhouse. Next, you attach a J-hook to the greenhouse frame.

Turnbuckles allow you to tighten down the connection and also allows an easy disconnect if you decide to move your greenhouse. We recommend a tie down anchor every 8 feet along the perimeter of the greenhouse.

30" long anchors are available for large greenhouses or going into sandy soil ground.  These are upgrade greenhouse accessories.

HN-10/ 4-Anchor Tie Down Kit - 14 1/2"   

HN-11/ 2-Anchor Tie Down Kit - 14 1/2"   

HN-12/ 4-Anchor Tie Down Kit - 30"   

HN-13/ 2-Anchor Tie Down Kit - 30"   

*How many do you need?
All 8'x8' houses need 4 anchors.
8'x12' require total of 6 anchors
Conservatory 8' needs 4- 30" anchors
Conservatory16' needs 6- 30" anchors
Conservatory 20' requires 8- 30" anchors

[We include the tie downs recommended above free with all greenhouse bundles]

Prices and ordering of anchor kits here: Best Solexx Prices.

base vents


Why do we consider these vents essential greenhouse accessories?

Cross-ventilation is an absolute must for any greenhouse. If a means of airflow through the growing area is not provided, stagnant air and excess heat will kill or stifle plant growth.

These vents provide a very basic passive means to allow fresh air to continually flow through your greenhouse. Mount a vent near the base in each corner for natural 'ground-up' cross ventilation. But close during colder weather to save heat.

Our ABS polymer vents are easy to install in your Solexx Greenhouse. Two base vents are recommended for every 4 feet of greenhouse length.

HV-20 Base Vents (4" x 9")        

*How many do you need?
All 8'x8' houses need 4 base vents.
8'x12' require total of 6 vents
Conservatory 8' needs 4 vents
Conservatory16' needs 6 vents
Conservatory 20' requires 8 vents

[We include the base vents recommended above free with all greenhouse bundles]

Order your base vents here: Best Solexx Prices.

universal solar opener
solar louver opener

(Optional but highly desirable)

Now these are really cool! Reasonably priced, they're almost a must have for efficient greenhouse operation.

Who's going to open your greenhouse vents when it gets hot in the middle of the day? And then who'll close them at night to keep the heat in?

These solar openers help automate your greenhouse so you can even go on vacation and not worry about your prized heirloom tomatoes getting cooked.

Now don't get me wrong, we love our fried green tomatoes…

Now hush! Don't knock 'em 'til you've tried 'em.

fried green tomatoes

Okay, back to the openers. How do they work?

The piston housing contains a paraffin solution which expands and opens the vent when the temperature rises; cools down and closes the vent when the temperature drops.

No electricity, no batteries, no solar panels. Just good old American ingenuity.

The solar opener on the left above is called the Universal Solar Opener and it fits the Early Bloomer vent assembly (the vent is part of the kit). This opener can also be used on a custom designed greenhouse.

The opener on the right is for the louvered vents that come with all the other Solexx greenhouse kits we offer. You can also order extra louvered vents to really get your ventilation kickin'.

HV-10 Universal Solar Powered Vent Opener

HV-31 Easy Flow Louver Vent Solar Opener
These come free with all bundled kits (except Early Bloomer)

HV-30 Extra Easy Flow Louver Vents

Order solar openers and extra vents here: Best Solexx Prices.

greenhouse exhaust fan

(Optional but highly desirable greenhouse accessory)

Are you serious about this greenhouse thing? Then dig a little deeper in your pockets and purchase an exhaust fan for your project. I believe any greenhouse bigger than the 8'x8' models will probably require an exhaust fan.

So, if you can't afford it up front, put it at the top of your wish list for greenhouse accessories (maybe for Christmas?)


Our fans have heavy-gauge galvanized steel frames to reduce rust and corrosion. Also, a thermally-protected motor. Thermostat and wiring are included, 115v.

What size do I need?

HV-50 12" Exhaust Fan- 760 CFM;
perfect for all kits up to 8'x12'

HV-51 16" Exhaust Fan- 1250 CFM
Great for 8' x 16' Conservatory greenhouse

So where can you order a greenhouse exhaust fan?
Best Solexx Prices.

black shade cloth

(Optional/essential in hot climates)

During the peak of the summer heat, you may need to give your greenhouse a little sunscreen!

Shade cloth will probably be a necessity if you live in the deep South and your greenhouse receives no shade from trees. This protection also helps prolong the life of your greenhouse panels. Shade cloths are one of the most popular greenhouse accessories.

Reusable black polypropylene 50% shade cloth filters out excess sunlight, reducing heat on hot summer days. Reinforced, hemmed edges with grommets make attachment and removal of your shade cloth easy.

HV-92- 8' x 12' Black Shade Cloth   
[For 8'X8' greenhouses]

HV-94-12' x 12' Black Shade Cloth      
[For 8'X12' greenhouses]

[Larger sizes by request]

Order our quality shade cloth here: Best Solexx Prices.

greenhouse flooring

GREENHOUSE FLOORING  (Optional greenhouse accessory)

The perfect way to finish your greenhouse. Gives it a professional appearance and helps keep it clean. You may even decide to add a layer of gravel on top of the flooring, but this is not necessary.

Durable, black polypropylene flooring eliminates weeds from the floor of your greenhouse while allowing water to drain.
Easy to install and wire stakes included.

HN-29 10'x10' Greenhouse Flooring   
[For 8'X8' greenhouses]

HN-31 10'x12' Greenhouse Flooring   
[For 8'X12' greenhouses]

HN-32 10'x16' Greenhouse Flooring   
[For 8'X16' greenhouses]

HN-34 16'x16' Greenhouse Flooring   
[For 16'X16' greenhouses]

HN-35 16'x20' Greenhouse Flooring   
[For 16'X20' greenhouses]

Check out our greenhouse flooring prices: Best Solexx Prices.

wire greenhouse shelving

SOLEXX SHELVING PACKAGES (Optional greenhouse accessory)

You have a lot of options when it comes to equipping your greenhouse with plant shelves. And if you have hydroponic units and/or stands, you may not need shelving at all.

All the Solexx greenhouse kits except for Early Bloomer have built in bench supports, ready-made to add shelving.

You could build shelves out of wood; just remember to use pressure-treated wood and allow space between the planks for drainage. And realize that wood holds moisture and can promote growth of bacteria, mold and mildew.

Our shelving packages are very convenient and easy to install. They are cut precisely to fit your Solexx greenhouse, making the whole chore a snap!

Our sturdy wire racks allow good drainage and continuous air circulation around your plants. The white powder-coated finish resists rust and reflects light back to your plants. Includes mounting ties for simple assembly and installation.

Which Solexx Shelving Package package do I need?
For 8'X8' Oasis & Garden Master greenhouses
SH-8- (4) side shelves                

For 8'x12' greenhouses:
SH-12 (2) back shelves & (4) side shelves           

For Conservatory Greenhouses:
8'x16'-- SH-CA- (6) side shelves       
16'x16'-- SH-CB- (12) side shelves   
16'x20'-- SH-CC- (13) side shelves

You'll love our special package prices: Best Solexx Prices.

Order your Shelving Package WITH your Greenhouse kit for heavily discounted pricing and free shipping. Details with the Kit descriptions.

non-vented greenhouse heater


(Optional/essential in cold climates)

Although the Solexx greenhouses provide a surprising amount of protection from the winter cold, some tender plants require supplemental heating during that time.

Designed exclusively for greenhouses, this open flame heater keeps your greenhouse cozy with radiant heat. The polished aluminum back reflects heat and distributes it through the greenhouse from the floor up, keeping floor-level temperature within 5 to 7° of the ceiling-level temperature for uniform warmth.

Nice features:

  • Wall mounted multivolt thermostat lets you specify the exact temperature desired from 35 to 75°F. 
  • Safety gas shut off if the pilot light goes out
  • No electricity needed so your plants are safe in a power outage.
  • Extremely clean burning - the only by-products are carbon dioxide and water vapor, which plants love!
  • Measures 22" tall x 12 1/2" diameter
  • Stainless steel burner rated at 20,000 BTU
  • Detailed instructions and venting recommendations
  • Choose Natural Gas or Propane (requires 100 lb or larger tank, not included).

Non-Vented Gas Greenhouse Heater
HH-40N- Natural Gas      
HH-40P- Propane Gas

Order your specialty heater today: Best Solexx Prices.

Well, that's about it for our greenhouse accessories, enough to keep you busy for a while.

In case you haven't figured it out by now, we are an Authorized Dealer of Solexx™ Products, and darned proud of it.

Want to order Solexx panels or rolls? You'll find pricing here: Solexx Greenhouse Covering.



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