Before you start your greenhouse project, you should plan out exactly what you need. Decide on what type of plants you want to grow and what you want to do with them in the long run. Keep in mind how much space you have to work with as well. A corner of your basement, garage or a spare room is about all you need to create an indoor gardening oasis and there are a number of ways to craft one. Do what works best for your family and what might be easiest for your kids to tend.
For this project, we will focus on creating a small indoor greenhouse that consists of shelving and lighting with a variety of planters or pots. Don’t worry about placing the greenhouse near a window or other natural light; there is no need, as you’ll be using electrical fluorescent lighting or grow lights. Make sure your greenhouse location will be close enough to an electrical outlet so that you can plug in a power strip for your lights.
Keep in mind what type of plants will thrive in this environment. A handful of plants that do well in greenhouses are ferns, gladiolas, orchids or begonias. Ask a Hardwarian at your local True Value hardware store for more suggestions or for any other tips and suggestions.