Types of Indoor Greenhouses

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Although limited with space, an indoor portable greenhouse is a wonderful way for you to grow more and more plants at home. They are small and fairly simple, but yet, they are very useful for those who love gardening.
  • First, they can extend your growing seasons for many months.
  • Second, they give you the chance to grow species of plants that do not usually grow in your kind of weather. And third, you can also use them as separate storage spaces for seedlings.


So if you are interested, here are the different kinds of indoor greenhouses that you can use today.

1. Windowsill Greenhouse Kits

This is one of the simplest indoor greenhouse types that composed of a simple box placed right on the windowsill. This is one of the best choices for staring seedlings and for those who want to start gardening under a budget.

A windowsill greenhouse can cost you around $10. And for those who love do-it-yourself projects, you can easily make one on your own. Windowsill greenhouses sold in gardening shops often come with starting mediums such as peat pellets so you do not have to buy one.


One of the most important things about windowsill greenhouses is their placements. Always put them in areas where there are ample amounts of sunlight. Cover your plants up as well to maintain the right amount of moisture. If you do need to put them indoors, make sure that they have artificial light to keep them alive.


2. Shelf Greenhouse Kits

Shelf greenhouses are simply made out of shelves staked on top of each other and supplied with grow lights at amounts required by the grown vegetation.

This is something that you can make by yourself but the only downside to this kind of greenhouse is that it does not allow you to control the temperature nor the humidity inside. So this means, you are left to growing hardy species that will have larger temperature and humidity ranges.


3. Greenhouse growing racks

Today, grow rack greenhouses are one of the most popular types of indoor greenhouses. It is made up of simple shelves, covered in plastic for protection. Aside from protection, the plastic will also help in keeping temperature and humidity at safe ranges. You also have the option of choosing one that comes with built-in lighting or installing one if you cannot expose them to the right amount of sunlight.


There are the 2, 3 and 4 rack models that allow you to put a wide assortment of plants inside. Aside from that, growing racks are also great decors to put inside your homes or in your patios or rooftops. There are also corner rack tables if you want to put the racks in corner spaces.


Indoor greenhouses allow you to grow varieties of plants in spite of the lack of space and even under unfavorable conditions, at all times of the year.
  • Aside from that, indoor greenhouses are also portable so if you want to take a break from all the planting, you can easily disassemble the greenhouse and store them in the basement.
  • Most indoor greenhouse kits also have wheels that allow you to move them in and out of the house and in various areas of your home when needed.


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