Just because the seasons are changing, doesn’t mean you can’t grow your own veggies and eat them too! If you have a windowsill, you can make your own indoor greenhouse. Save money and eat organic vegetables that you have grown in the comfort of your own home.
We have created our own Greenmoxie.com indoor nursery utilizing recycled items. The cost of the setup was $15 and it costs just $3 a month to run. You can factor in about $1 per light for monthly costs. If you already have light fixtures and window boxes, the setup costs will be much lower!
Here’s how to make y our very own environmentally-friendly indoor green house.
Green house Equipment
• 3 x 23W Compact Fluorescent bulbs (CFLs)
• 3 Recycled light hoods
• 2 window boxes
• Triple mix and soil
We simply wired the hoods together and popped in the light bulbs. We turned the hooks into the wall and hung the hoods with string so that we can adjust the height of the lights as the plants grow. The three lights run for ten hours a day. You can substitute foil for the light hoods if you can’t find recycled ones.
Upcycle any used light fitting that can take a 23 Watt CFL. You can use this to grow sprouts and greens right in your kitchen. This gives you a cheap supply of organic vegetables, improves indoor air quality and adds pizzazz to your green home decor.
Of course, if you don’t have the experience necessary to build your own greenhouse it
may be worth it to consult in a professional like Orlando Group Roofing.
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