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IKEA’s Miniature Greenhouse Lets Anyone Create Their Own Indoor Garden

Posted By Lori Zimmer On May 15, 2012 @ 1:00 pm In carousel showcase,Design,Gardening and Plants,Green Home decor,Green Products,Innovation | 2 Comments

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Don’t have room in your yard for your own greenhouse? Never fear – Swedish retailer IKEA [2] has a solution. Their adorable SOCKER mini greenhouse [3] is the perfect place to raise your favorite plants, indoors or out. The planter [4] looks just like a life-size greenhouse, and it easily opens via a hatch set into the peaked roof.

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The roof hatch is set onto a triangular frame, which lets in ample fresh air to give the plants inside plenty of breathing room and circulation. Should the interior get too hot, the adjustable roof vents can be left open to lower the interior temperature. Plants can also be easily watered using the movable hatches.

The greenhouse can be used for standard houseplants or for raising seedlings, as it provides an insulated environment for the plants inside to thrive [6]. The rest is up to you. Fill the mini greenhouse with potted greens for a window sill, or with flowering buds for a living center piece. Or, put the greenhouse in the kitchen, and create an edible garden [7] of fresh herbs for cooking.

Terrariums [8] are a great way to grow plants indoors [9], and they’re perfect for city dwellers with smaller houses or apartments. If a yard or outside gardening plot is out of the question, that doesn’t mean growing your own plants is impossible – at $19.99, this IKEA mini greenhouse can give any home a garden.

+ IKEA [3]

Via Not Cot [10]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/ikeas-new-mini-greenhouse-lets-anyone-create-their-own-indoor-garden/ikea-mini-greenhouse1/

[2] IKEA: http://inhabitat.com/temporary-ikea-lounge-at-the-charles-de-gaulle-airport-has-nine-free-beds/

[3] SOCKER mini greenhouse: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/70186603/

[4] The planter: http://inhabitat.com/turn-any-potted-plant-into-a-geodesic-crystal-terrarium-with-halonas-plant-toppers/

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/ikeas-new-mini-greenhouse-lets-anyone-create-their-own-indoor-garden/ikea-mini-greenhouse2/

[6] insulated environment for the plants inside to thrive: http://inhabitat.com/mosser-is-a-simple-moss-terrarium-for-your-windowsill/

[7] edible garden: http://inhabitat.com/st-louis-food-truck-grows-fresh-veggies-on-its-roof-garden/

[8] Terrariums: http://inhabitat.com/tag/terrarium/

[9] grow plants indoors: http://inhabitat.com/vicky-pendant-lamp-terrarium-shines-a-light-on-indoor-gardening/

[10] Not Cot: http://www.notcot.org/post/49315/

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