My First Greenhouse

Updated: Oct 9, 2020

So, I don't know about you, but I've never really been able to keep plants alive. When I was younger and took home seeds from school or the library as a kids craft, I found it boring and pointless. All these years later, my opinion on at-home gardening has changed.

Since I moved into my house nearly 3 years ago, I've taken a liking to personalizing my space. I have lots of pictures on the walls, a marble contact-paper countertop, and some desk decorations in my office. However, one thing I had yet to try was houseplants.

Now, I know I'm really late into the planting season (first frost is approaching soon); because I tend to get the best ideas at the worst possible times, So, I impulse bought a Hyllis shelf from IKEA, some pink marble contact paper, gold spray paint, plastic vines, and most importantly, seeds! Here's what I came up with:

As you can see, it's still very much a work in progress. I just need to hook up the LED grow light strips, add my plants, and then I can consider it finished.

The flowers I bought are Poppies, Pansies, Lychnis and Ospeospermum. I also have potatoes, red pepper, cilantro and mint! I feel like having this little greenhouse will give me something to do when the weather starts getting cold again, and also fend off the winter blues. Have you ever grown plants solely inside? What tips would you offer to someone starting out? I would love to hear from you!

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