I love these so much! I live in the desert and our soil is hard clay. We lined the garden area with weed block fabric and 2 inches of gravel - then I set up 3 of these wonderful gardens, lined again with a weed barrier fabric to hold the soil in place, then filled with dirt and mulch. My garden has been in place for 2 weeks and it is actually growing! I am so pleased! These were so easy to assemble and transport from the living room to the garden. The plastic film was a little time consuming to remove, but no big deal. There were plenty of parts to put them together and the rubber gasket for the top is a great idea! The metal is not too thin and does not appear flimsy at all. I am thrilled with this. Well worth the little extra these cost over others I found.