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What is the most cost-effective way to build/run an indoor greenhouse?

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

I live in a small apartment in San Francisco. There is one tiny East-facing window in my bedroom, and I can’t leave it open during the day because I live in the ghetto. All the other residents in the building are old, and like it warm and dry, so that’s what the room is like 24/7. But I’m used to having lots of nice green plants around, so I want to build an indoor greenhouse to grow plants. Note: I don’t want to grow pot, just interesting, colorful tropical plants, so suggestions for the bomb-ass high-yield hydroponic equipment doesn’t help me. What is the most cost-effective way to do this? I need to build a set-up in which I can maintain high humidity, good ventilation, and lights, without trashing the environment or my wallet (I’m willing to invest some money and a lot of time 🙂 I’d also like to have a separate section for cacti. What can I say, I grew up with a big garden in San Diego in which you could grow anything, so I’m spoiled.

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    Brighten Up Your Home With Flower Boxes

    Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

    Whether you think that your home needs more inner or outer color, why not take a look at what window flower boxes can do for you? Window planters allow you to have a garden without needing to have any land at all, and when you are ready to exercise your green thumb, you will find that you are looking at something that can make a huge difference to the way that your home appears. Getting started with some basic flower boxes is quite easy and growing your own window box garden can be something that anyone can try.

    Flowers and plants are a lovely way to give your home and your air a bit of a fresh pick me up. Keeping green plants around is a good way to make sure that the air that you breathe is recycled thoroughly and you will also find that you are looking at something that can give your home a colorful look. Many people feel as though their homes are far too plain and boring, and a cascade of flowers is a great way to fight that. Flower boxes will allow you to make sure that you are in a place that is bursting with color and life.

    When you go to choose flower boxes, you are going to find that there are many different designs that are available to you. Some are plain terra cotta window planters that can be affixed to your window sill, while there are definitely others that are much more beautifully elaborate. Take some time and make sure that you consider what your options are going to be and what you can do to get flower boxes that suit your needs. This is something that can make all the difference when you are thinking about designing the look of your home, so consider all the options. Some planters are made of wrought iron, while others are meant to be entirely obscured by hanging foliage.

    Remember that flower boxes can be perfect for any home or apartment. In homes, they can bring you a breath of a garden no matter how high up you are, and if you are in an apartment, you will find that you are in a great place to move forward and to have your own garden. Are you a city dweller who has longed for a little bit of earth to tend? Have you lived in a city your whole life and wondered what having fresh flowers on hand would be like? Window planters are going to be your best chance to find out right now!

    Take some time and consider what kind of role flower boxes can play in your life. Take some time and make sure that you consider what your options are going to be and what window planters will best suit your home. No matter the size or shape of your window, there are going to be window planters to match them, so find the ones that are perfect for you. 😉

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