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Should You Make an Indoor Greenhouse?

by Vincent Zhang 06/27/2022

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

Vincent Zhang

I am a real estate broker, property manager, and investor, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. To each client, I bring close to a decade of experience in real estate, first as a real estate investor, then manager, and now love to share my experience and knowledge with property buyers and sellers as a real estate broker. Since attending the University of Michigan in 2005, I have lived in Ann Arbor ever since. My exceptional knowledge of the market as an investor and property manager provides a unique perspective and competitive advantage to my clients for selling and buying both residential and investment properties.

I have successfully managed investment properties in Ypsilanti and Kalamazoo and have conducted real estate transactions throughout southeast Michigan. Whether clients are looking for their first home, vacation homes, or the home of their dreams, I will be able to stay on top of the process, remove obstacles and make the real estate deals as pleasurable as possible. I enjoy working with people and finding ways to share a laugh or two in the process. I take pride in being available to my clients and being responsive to their needs.

In addition to my residential property expertise, and my multicultural background, I am capable of working with international investors and home buyers to make their international property purchases smoother and trouble-free. If you are interested in the acquisition of investment homes for your children while they attend the University of Michigan, as a property manager, investor, and broker, I will be able to help you make that reality come true.

I graduated from the University of Michigan and own and operate several businesses in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. In addition to my real estate experience, I am also a technology enthusiast and am always on the hunt to use technology and media to enhance the buying and selling experience. 

If you are looking to make your first home purchase, or are trying to sell your home, give me a call and I can guide you through the services that I can offer you to help you start along the journey. I take great pride in my work and it would be an honor for me to represent you and your needs.

Yours truly, Vincent Zhang