These indoor greenhouses are extra small, making them very convenient to use inside your home, conservatory, or garage. The point of an indoor greenhouse is to keep a controlled environment for plants grown indoors, including the light, humidity, and heat. You can also regularly water them without having to go outside, great during the colder months.
Do these greenhouses need direct sunlight?
Yes a greenhouse needs sunlight during at least parts of the day to keep the plants healthy. You can opt to subsitute direct light for grow lights if you are restricted with where you can place your greenhouse. This has the added benefit of creating a much more consistent environment.
How do you raise the greenhouse temperature?
You can use bubblewrap to insulate your indoor greenhouse, which will keep the heat more consistent, and allow you to heat it beyond the outside temperature. You can use a greenhouse heater to maintain the temperature in your greenhouse. Heat rises, so keep your younger plants on the higher shelves, and the more mature plants on the lower levels.
How do you lower the greenhouse temperature?
It can be more challenging to cool an indoor greenhouse, as you don't have the natural air flow of a structure built outside. Start by removing all insulation, and try to increase the airflow with a fan. Next you can look to apply shading from the sun, to minimise the heat.
Can I put a greenhouse in my basement?
Yes you can put a greenhouse in your basement, but you will have to use grow lights to provide light for the plants, and you will likely need to insulate and heat the greenhouse if the temperature fluctuates a lot.