Install moisture-proof flooring in your grow room; vinyl tile squares with sticky backs work well. Paint the walls and ceiling with white, moisture-proof paint.
Furnish your grow room with rust-proof racks or tables sturdy enough for bearing the weight of potted plants. Wooden picnic tables can hold flower pots, but use a tape measure and make sure the height of the ceiling will accommodate tall plants. A wall locker or storage cabinet works well for organizing horticultural supplies.
Devise a method of providing optimal temperature for your plant needs. Space heaters with ceramic heating elements provide thermostatically controlled heat.
Ensure that windows allow plenty of sunshine to fill the room and on cloudy days use special lights, called "grow lights" for your plants. The number of grow lights you'll need depends upon the number of plants you have. An average ratio calls for ten plants to one grow light.
Provide a method of changing the air in your grow room; accomplish this with a simple window-type air conditioning unit. Supply your plants with added moisture using a room humidifier for each 130 square feet of space; check that it has a working thermostat.
Things You Will Need
- Vinyl tile squares
- Moisture-proof paint
- Sturdy table
- Tape measure
- Wall locker
- Space heater
- Grow lights
- Air conditioner
- Room humidifier
- Vinyl tile squares, moisture-proof paint, sturdy table, tape measure, space heater, air conditioner and room humidifier, all can be found at a home improvement center.
- Purchase a wall locker or storage chest from a thrift shop or salvage yard.
- Visit a nursery supply store to make grow light purchases.