They have advertised a mini kind of green house that is tiny enough to sit on your kitchen cab. It has a bottom where you put seeds and an expanding top if your plants do actually grow. Takes up so little room and can grow tomatoes.
Again at the movie "The Legend", he had something close to my idea. Does anyone have any ideas how I could take some odds and ends and make my own? Thanks so much. This is a dandy of a question.
Hardiness Zone: 5b
Gizzygal from SW KS
I took a horticulture course. Basically you need a bottom heat (must buy a pad). An interior greenhouse can be made by putting plastic over your starter plugs and making it stand up with hangers. It needs air though and when you see condensation, you should air out the bag.
I recommend getting a 2nd hand book on plant propagation so your little baby starts don't die from "damping off" which can happen when it is too warm. It's ideal to maintain a certain temperature.
Good luck. Homegrown tomatoes rawk. (02/06/2008)
I have made mini greenhouses out of wire lampshades covered with plastic. For just a few plants I have used the rotisserie chicken containers and for several seedlings I have used the deli trays, they all are adequate.
I put them on an old heating pad on low, from 8 in the morning, tell 8 at night, I let them sleep.
I think that those mini greenhouses are mostly for starting seedlings for the garden. I think that the only seeds you can plant and keep in the house are probably herbs and stuff like lettuce.
I you are looking for something to start your seedlings, which you will later plant in the garden, save the big gulp cups from 7-11. They make excellent mini greenhouses to start seedlings. (02/08/2008)
Why not use a 2 or 3 liter clear pop bottle? Cut the bottom off as deep as your seedlings require. About two inches should do for most types of seeds. Leave the cap on the top and slide the top down over the bottom after the seeds are planted. If you need to let some extra moisture out, take off the cap during the daytime.
You could make a terrarium the same way. Just use tiny plants that don't get big. A cute little figurine of a house or flower fairy would make it more special. I had one once that had its own little live grass frog with a jar lid for his swimming pool, but he croaked so loudly at night we had to give him up. He drove my husband nuts. (02/08/2008)
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