Yes, you can grow your hydroponic garden in a closet or "grow tent"!
Why would you want to do that?
You live in a tiny apartment with no spare bedroom. And you want a hydroponic garden! The solution: a closet growroom. You can either set one up in an existing closet, or buy a wardrobe (free-standing cabinet) and convert it, or pitch a tent.
[We have complete plans on how to do this, your absolute cheapest way to a fantastic closet setup, here: Hydroponics Grow Box.]
it or not, a grow closet can actually provide a cooler gardening space
than just open air in a room. Why? The lights are hot. An enclosed box
equipped with an exhaust fan and intake vents, like in our plans,
creates an excellent air-cooled vortex chamber. Perfect for your plants
As you may well imagine, it is something of a challenge to grow plants in a small enclosed space like this, but it can be done. Hydroponic huts or "grow boxes" are rapidly becoming a very popular and trendy option for the space-limited gardener.
The advantages of closet hydroponics:
Now, for the disadvantages:
When growing plants in any confined space, you must pay careful attention to the atmosphere inside the unit. High intensity lighting creates a lot of heat, and the plants themselves deplete the CO2 in the air. So proper, rapid ventilation is a must. Cool fresh air has to be pumped in, and hot depleted air must be removed. Quickly. Or the plants will die.
Although you can build your own hydroponic grow closet from scratch, it's easier to buy ready-made self-contained units like Hydrohut™, Sunlight Sheds™, or Agro-Max. The companies that sell these "instant greenhouses" have already done all the research and overcome the obstacles. But some are very expensive!
have just finished a hands-on testing experiment and got very good results from one reasonably priced setup, the 1,000 watt Big Boy Grow Tent kit. Read more about it and see a cool video showing our results here: http://www.hydroponics-simplified.com/hydroponics-grow-tent.html
But, we also offer plans for an inexpensive but very prolific closet grow box, see below:
At last! Complete plans for a very functional and cheap closet hydroponics grow box AND prolific hydro bubbler system to put in it!
Read all about our
latest project here: Hydroponics Grow Box.
And if you wandered in here looking for plans to build a discrete "secret garden", you might want to read this first: Hydroponic Weed- Things To Consider.
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