Now that you've got more plants than light and room, what's next?

Why a greenhouse indoor?

Well, #1, you can control the lighting, humidity level and temperature much better. It also helps you protect sensitive plants from window drafts and dry heater vent air! #2, because you’ve got enough plants that you think you should level up and actually take this hobby to the next level.

To keep it simple, here are some set ups that I use or have seen friends use that work well and are budget-friendly. ๐Ÿ™‚ Bonus points: these are super easy to put together. Some of these can be done in under 20 minutes!

Greenhouse shelf AND lights for under $100!**

4-shelf greenhouse:
This is about the cheapest I could find of similar quality. These are great in front of a window (see my set up on the right), but you can also add lights to individual shelf to control them separately. I do both, using the LED lights below to supplement on a dark winter day.
They are really meant for indoors. Wisconsin wind will definitely pick this up and throw it to your neighbor’s yard. ;(
Here are the lights I use in the set up:
These lights can be plugged into each other or separately. They all have individual switches, so I can customize when/which lights I want on/off.
They’re on sale right now (November 2020), so GET THEM! I actually bought two of these and got them both set up (see pic below). I removed one of the middle shelves to hang a couple of baskets; they’re pretty sturdy as well.
Bonus: This whole greenhouse and light was put together in under 20 minutes and does not require any extra tools!

Walk-in Greenhouse Indoor**

You’ll notice the price is not much more than the shelf one above, even though it is bigger. The caveat is that “bigger isn’t always better,” so to speak! ๐Ÿ˜‰
I have one of these that I have yet to but will set up in the basement where I will use the “walk-in part as a potting station. This set up does NOT have much more shelf room, but it is great for propagating, potting and shelving young plants all in one place. I am using the same 4-pack lights and only light the top (for propagations and younglings). There is also an 8-pack version that you could get for a little cheaper (but less bright). This brightness is great for propagations that require light for variegation but you don’t want to overdo and burn the leaves, eg, philos, pothos, monstera…

** I am an Amazon affiliate and that means if you buy the products through the links there, I may be able to earn a commission, at NO EXTRA COST to you. I only endorse and advertise the products that I have purchased, used and enjoyed. All proceeds will go towards my Plant Zaddy Therapy project. Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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