greenhouse indoor greenhouse?

Edmick

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What do you guys think? I picked this this up for cheap and I'm thinking of converting it into an indoor greenhouse with ventilation and maybe an LED grow light. It's either that or i use it for my hot sauce collection. The shelves are removable by the way.
 
Have done some things with show cases and plants when I had a retail store.  The problem i ran into was particle board hates moisture.  So thinking it depends on what it is made of.  If it is particle board or if you want to be on the safe side, I'd think that spray rubber stuff could help.
 
Edmick said:


What do you guys think? I picked this this up for cheap and I'm thinking of converting it into an indoor greenhouse with ventilation and maybe an LED grow light. It's either that or i use it for my hot sauce collection. The shelves are removable by the way.
Make some bonsai chile plants (http://www.fatalii.net/bonsai_chiles_bonchi) and do this:
 

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IMO, if it's for display purposes, that case will be AWESOME! But, if you mean to use it literally as a greenhouse indoors, my question would be for what purpose? Indoors is already more protection than any greenhouse can possibly provide, and you'll just be introducing hurdles to overcome, like heat, humidity, and ventiliation. If you had plants out in the open (but still indoors) and used the same lights, you would get the same growing results. The addition of the smaller inclosed space will only add troubles. However, if the purpose is again for displaying your beautiful plants... then it's totally worth it!
 
If you do put it together, please post pics!
 
 
 
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So I finally got around to doing this project. I will probably make some modifications depending on what my heat and humidity are going to do but right now its been maintaining at 78 degrees and 25 percent humidity. My intention is to use it for herbs but I might try other things in it too.
 
Walchit said:
You should have a different variety of herb in there lol
I really haven't totally decided on what to put in it yet. Kinda leaning towards a small super chili plant. I think that would look cool. I just have some kale I started in there right now. Probably gonna put the kale back outside though since it's more cold tolerant.
 
You could try growing various small succulents/cactuses in a same large clay pots like this to mimic the natural growing places of the plants:
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/16/82/b9/1682b9bfa839c6991d3166de9947076a.jpg
 
https://www.drought-smart-plants.com/images/xlithops-in-a-clay-pot600.jpg.pagespeed.ic.2AKKlWHlF7.jpg
 
https://i.pinimg.com/736x/08/b8/9c/08b89cd72355f9f70c74112f8de201bc--mini-cactus-garden-succulent-plants.jpg
 
If you could find a large shallow uneven looking clay succulent planters, it could look just great in a case like that.
 
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