Friday, March 25, 2016

My Grow Room

 I've been planting.  This should soon be full of lettuces and radishes.  I hope.

 I've started tomatoes, peppers, celery, eggplant, okra, artichokes,  beets, cucumbers and an assortment of herbs.

 I'm also starting lots of flowers.

 This is my grow room which is actually very simple to assemble.  I just bought a set of shelves from Home Depot along with some chain and workshop fluorescent lights.  Using "S" hooks you hang the chains and the lights under each shelf.  You can easily raise and lower the lights as needed just by shifting the "S" hooks along the chains.

 This year I am using these pellet trays because they are so simple and I don't need to start too many plants. I can fit 16 trays on this one set of shelves which let's me start 872 plants.  I am not planting that many though.  Not enough room for planting.
As it is, I've started over 500 plants.  I'll be supplying lots of people with the extras.
I like the pellets because they can be plucked out of the tray and placed under the lights while their peers catch up to them.  When they get bigger I can just plunk them into a larger pot until they are ready to go into the garden.  Easy peasy!