Indoor greenhouse

Discussion in 'Greenhouse' started by FountainMan, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. FountainMan

    FountainMan Seedling

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    Been thinking about redoing my bedroom and got a bit creative in thinking about extra space I might have and it hit me to incorporate a walk in greenhouse into half the room. It's not complete but today I got busy.



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    Future site of indoor greenhouse ( photo / image / picture from FountainMan's Garden )

    Still some garbage in the way. Still looks like half a bebedroom but when this is finished it will be a greenhouse. The shelves on the side will support several plants each. In the center is currently vacant will be a rack or island with more shelves for plants. I'm considering placing mats on the floor.





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    AC water supply for irritation. ( photo / image / picture from FountainMan's Garden )



    The air conditioner for climate control has a port on the back from the condensation. This should provide clean water for watering plants.



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    grow lights ( photo / image / picture from FountainMan's Garden )



    Have half the grow lights installed. 3 more need to be bought. Afterwards I'm going to drape plastic sheeting over top.




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    Weather monitoring ( photo / image / picture from FountainMan's Garden )



    A weather station with indoor temperature and humidity will monitor and record conditions inside.
     
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  3. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    WOW that's some set up!! Your plants are going to love it!! :-D
     
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    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    Before you know it, the plants will take over your entire bedroom! :D
     
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    Great idea! I just wish I had the space to do that. I have trouble just finding the space for 2 four foot long seed starting stations set up. I'm trying to think of some way to stack them to save space.
     



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  6. FountainMan

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    More work today and a trip to Wal-Mart. My greenhouse is starting to look like a greenhouse.



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    completed indoor greenhouse. ( photo / image / picture from FountainMan's Garden )


    Bought a rack system. This is sold as a closet organizer but can this will accommodate pots and hanging plants. One of those items with a million uses.




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    side shelves for potted plants and planters. ( photo / image / picture from FountainMan's Garden )

    Potted plants and planters sit here.
    The black and orange item in the back of the shelf is a weather station receiver to a Vantage Pro2. This also monitors and records temperature and humidity which is logged by a computer. Helps me adjust and maintain the climate inside the greenhouse.




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    Grow lights ( photo / image / picture from FountainMan's Garden )



    Added more grow lights. I leave them on 12 hours a day or more depending on plants requirements.



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    Container pond ( photo / image / picture from FountainMan's Garden )


    My first inhabitants of the greenhouse. Various aquatic plants. A fogger doubles as a humidifier.


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    Future fish container ( photo / image / picture from FountainMan's Garden )

    A bunch of garbage right now but eventually this will containers tropical fish.

    I still need 3 racks for the sides but this greenhouse is mostly complete. Well except for finding inhabitants. :)
     
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    Pitcher plant and Mimosa Pudica ( photo / image / picture from FountainMan's Garden )


    First dry inhabitants. My dad is letting me take care of his pitcher plant. I moved my Mimosa Pudica to the top shelf. There they will get plenty of light and warmth.

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    Indoor water garden ( photo / image / picture from FountainMan's Garden )


    Cleared out the tank.




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    Indoor water garden ( photo / image / picture from FountainMan's Garden )


    Put holes in the side of the bottom container for connecting an external filter.
     
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    Finally starting to get some plants. Pulled these in from outside.



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    Greener than before. ( photo / image / picture from FountainMan's Garden )

    Things are starting to shape up.





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    Carnivorous plants ( photo / image / picture from FountainMan's Garden )


    Dad gave me the pitcher plants he had growing in the pond.




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    Croton and Heuchera ( photo / image / picture from FountainMan's Garden )

    Croton and Heuchera.





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    Coleus. ( photo / image / picture from FountainMan's Garden )

    Coleus plants I pulled in don't look so well. They struggled in August with the heat but didn't die fortunately. Hopefully I can revive them.



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    Herb garden seeds ( photo / image / picture from FountainMan's Garden )


    Planted seeds for Basil, thyme, parsley, and tarragon which is interesting after reading tarragon doesn't seed. This will be interesting.

    It's a great start. Eventually every shelf will be filled hopefully.
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Your plants are lucky to have you as an owner FountainMan! I'm enjoying seeing your setup very much.
     
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    Everything looks very good. You might think about putting your dads pitcher plants in a water filled saucer. That will keep them wet.
     
  11. FountainMan

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    Will do. I'll post more pictures when I get more plants. I think I'm going to run the greenhouse year round. This is a fun new way to raise plants regardless of the weather. My air conditioner provides plenty of water. Takes only 36 hours to fill a 35 qt. Trash can. Mix a small amount of fertilizer and sludge from the pond filter. Plants will be happy.
     
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    Do you have enough light for those plants? Indoor plants need a surprising amount of light...
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    You seem to have covered everything to keep your plants growing strongly for you. It looks as though they're going to love being in your greenhouse. However, have you thought about what you're going to do about bug control? After all your hard work I'd hate to think of your plants being munched on by pests.
     

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