Quick Tutorial For Creating Your DIY Indoor Greenhouse
Building an indoor greenhouse is actually very simple, and indoor greenhouses are much less expensive than purchasing a mature plant. I’ll walk you through the process of creating your own DIY indoor greenhouse so you will be able to start your very own fruit, vegetable or flower garden.
Supply List for DIY Indoor Greenhouse:
Seed Starter Greenhouse
Whichever brand you choose will work just fine. Just make sure it has enough pods for the seeds you’ll be planting.
Seed of your choosing (fruits and vegetables are always fun to grow!)
Seed Starter Soil (I like to buy organic if I’m planting something we’ll be eating)
Empty Spray Bottle (go to dollar tree…$1!)
FREE Printable Plant Recording Chart
The Process–Creating Your DIY Indoor Greenhouse:
For these photos, I will be using a variety of different indoor greenhouse starter kits (because i had a large gardening project), so don’t let the it throw you off. They are all pretty much the same and you can’t go wrong with anything you get.
First you will number your indoor seed starter greenhouse for the sake of recording the plants you will be growing. I numbered the plastic piece that comes with the seed starter kit (I like the start my greenhouse with the black piece on top to reduce sunlight exposure).
Next, you will fill each container with soil about 1/2-3/4 full, then fill your spray bottle with water. BEFORE you plant seed, you need to really spray down the soil (very, very moist).
I love getting my kids involved in helping me create our diy indoor greenhouse, and they love it, too!
Then, add seed to each pod by pouring some seed into the palm of your hand, then sprinkling it over the soil pod–it’s better to be generous with seed 🙂 **Don’t forget to record your plants as you go!
Once you finish this, go ahead and fill the containers with soil, then spray down again! I always cover mine with plastic wrap to ensure that the soil stays damp.
Cover your DIY indoor greenhouse, then store in a place with consistent temperature and NO SUNLIGHT. I keep mine above my cabinets in the kitchen.
It should take about 8-10 days to start to see your plant sprout. Wait about 7-8 days to check on your plants, and once you notice your first sprout, remove the plastic wrap. By day 12, your seeds should germinate (unless otherwise noted on your seed packets).
Stay tuned for the next phase of the DIY Indoor Greenhouse process—transferring to the garden!