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5 Reasons You Need an Indoor Greenhouse

by Richard Bocchieri 08/15/2021

Without outdoor space, gardening might feel impossible. Even raised beds on small patios won’t give you the space you need to grow all of your favorite veggies, herbs and other plants. However, one option is to use your indoor space instead. By creating an indoor greenhouse you can enjoy gardening no matter what your outdoor space is like. Here are some key benefits of indoor greenhouses you should consider:

Full Control Over Environmental Conditions

Just like with an outdoor greenhouse, having an indoor greenhouse allows you to create and maintain a specific m micro climate for your plants. By adding grow lights you can create sunshine as many hours of the day that you need. You can also add miniature humidifiers or useoisture-evaporation techniques to keep humidity-loving plants thriving. Since a greenhouse is a closed environment, you can also control the temperature far more easily than you could outdoors or even with houseplants.

Easier Pest Control & Treatment

Having an indoor greenhouse won’t prevent pests but it makes them much easier to deal with. Whether you have mold caused by too much humidity or insect pests like gnats, spider mites and mealybugs you can treat all of your plants at once in a concentrated location. By gardening in a small enclosed space, you can eradicate and protect against future pest problems far more easily than you could in a sprawling outdoor garden.

Grow a Wide Variety of Plants

The ability to control specific environmental conditions expands the list of plants you can grow inside. Houseplant enthusiasts who struggle to keep delicate tropical varieties alive and happy will love being able to set the specific parameters for plants to thrive. If you live in an especially dry area and have trouble keeping the humidity high enough for calatheas, alocasias or other high-maintenance houseplants, an indoor greenhouse is an enormous benefit.

Enjoy an Edible Garden

Besides finicky tropical plants, edible plants are perfect for indoor greenhouses. You don’t need to have a huge backyard in order to enjoy growing your own veggies, herbs and even fruits for your kitchen. Herbs grow quickly and easily in greenhouse conditions, as do leafy greens like kale, spinach and arugula. You can also grow your own onions, carrots and even tiny tomatoes with enough light.

Freedom to Customize

Finally, an often overlooked but still important benefit of indoor greenhouses is the freedom to customize and decorate them how you wish. A mini greenhouse can be just as aesthetically pleasing as it is useful, especially if well lit and organized. Try adding fairy lights for a fun and whimsical touch or use a stylish vintage curio case as your base structure. With an indoor greenhouse, you can have a garden and beautiful home décor all at once.

About the Author

Richard Bocchieri

Welcome to Long Island Living at its best! The South Shore of Suffolk County is a suburban area that runs along the shoreline of the Atlantic Ocean. Homes in this area consist of primarily residential properties. This area tends to be diverse in culture and income as it varies by hamlet, village or town. Residents along the South Shore have access to many beaches, parks and recreational activities. I pride myself on my honesty, integrity, hard work and personal service. My first career was in education, starting as a teacher then finishing as a guidance counselor and achieving my Master’s and two PD's. In 1986, I began my real estate career. In a sense, I am still an educator and offering guidance; this time I am outside of the classroom educating my clients on the selling and purchasing processes; which have become so complicated recently and guiding them safely through the confusing and ever-changing real estate market. It is very satisfying to me to help people with not only the greatest financial asset in their lives but their greatest emotional asset; where they celebrate holidays, raise their families and live their lives. I take the needs of my clients very seriously and as a result, I am proud to say, over 90% of my sales are the result of referrals and recommendations. Primarily, my areas of service are the Townships of Babylon and Islip on Long Island’s beautiful South Shore, near pristine beaches and wonderful boating, yet only 55 minutes from Manhattan; truly the best of both worlds. I'm a graduate of the Real Estate Institute and am certified as a Senior Real Estate Specialist. I also hold a license as a Notary Public. Please feel free to call or visit so I can help you fulfill your real estate dreams. I am a Full Service Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker and provide the following: Free appraisal Rental Mortgages International relocation services Sales Home warranty New homes Free school report Water front specialist Notary public Please feel free to call or visit so I can help you fulfill your real estate dreams.

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