The spare closet garden

If you live in an area where space outdoors is tough to come by, here are some ideas for creating a closet garden. In the example shown below, the six inch PVC system is custom fit inside this available space. You will find that this configuration works well for maintaining a steady supply of salad greens, herbs and flowers by virtue of the two-level arrangement. On the lower level, a fluorescent light of 40Watts is used to start seedlings and root cuttings hat are kept inside the 10"x20" humidity domed flat in the lower left. If you wish to take cuttings for speedier growth and solid stock, you can use the remaining area for growing a "mother" plant which is used for the sole purpose of taking cuttings. Once the cuttings are rooted or seedlings ready, you can easily transplant them to the upper part of your closet for placement into your modified PVC system and exposure to the High Intensity Discharge lamp. Be very careful to keep your lamp at least 24" from all surfaces, walls and ceiling. Installing a small vent fan in the ceiling is also a necessity as heat will build up quickly. Use the type commonly found in bathrooms - 100-150 CFM should be fine for most small areas.

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