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What equipments would you need?


Plastic Sheet

I have built my indoor greenhouse in a room inside a rented apartment. Obviously I don't want to create to much havoc with water spills and any other organic material that might fell into the ground.


The place should be kept clean and tidy. For such cleanness you can use a PVC or plastic film, plastic sheet as a carpet layer protecting the real floor.

Bulb / Lamp

Light is food, life, the life cycle and obviously the most important part on the environment that any plant is.


I may or may not know it, but not all the light are the same, they come in different wavelengths (if you want to read more about light please visit Light article on wikipedia).


Our eyes are capable to see the wavelength between 400nm to 700nm (roughly) for plants the most important part of the spectrum is between 500nm to 650nm where it varies between green to red respectively.



Extracted from: Venture Lighting explaining "colors of light" to lamps. The last graph is for spectral distribution of a High Pressure Sodium lamp.

Green/Blue, spectrum is good for initial vegetation development and later vegetation stages, while Red/Orange spectrum tells the plant to bloom and consequently fructification.


Light is certainly a much more complex subject, as you may learn in the future. Right now I just want you to learn the basics to understand what you need and/or determine further questions you might have to match your goals.


As I operate a very small indoor greenhouse, which is about 2mts x 2mts (or 4 square meters) I have success with a lamp of 250 Watt. Specifically I use the Philips Master SON-T PIA Plus which comprises both spectrums and work quite well in all phases of plant development.


Other profiles for such type of Philips lamps you may find here for the GreenPower and also here for a second profile of SON-T Agro.


Ballast

Generally the grow lamps require a different type of socket in opposition to the regular sockets from you home. In order to make such lamps work generally you also need a ballast. While most of the kits you find on internet already cover such thing is always better to keep an eye if you also buying a ballast along with your lamp (again, if the lamp requires it).


Reflector

Turning the lamp on is not enough, you need to make sure the dispersion and


Potting Soil

Potting soil mixture

Timer

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Thermomether

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Humidity meter

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Moist meter

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Fan

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Window / Vent

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Pots

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Propagator

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Sprouting Pots

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Sprouting Pots

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Watering Cans / Bottles

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Fertilizers

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Calendar

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Seeds

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