Share your pic of growing shelf.

aiharangMarch 2, 2013

Hello all,

I hope to start a thred to find out ideas on what some of you are doing with your growing shelf set up and sharing. Hope you could share some pictures and tips of your home shelf set up.:)

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cork_oh(5OH)

Hi
Here are pictures of my growing area. All are under lights.
I have two 4 shelf racks and 1 table which is 4 foot by 8 foot.
TOO MANY!!! LOL
CORK

    Bookmark   March 3, 2013 at 10:53AM
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aiharang

Wow cork, thank you for the share the plants looks so healthy and green;you have so efficiently packed so many into the space. The lights looks dim but the dark green leaves seems happy!

Thanks again for sharing
Ben

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 12:26AM
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aegis1000

Here's one of my setups ...

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 8:54AM
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perle_de_or(Zone 7)

Here is a picture of one of my areas. A cheap metal shelf from Home Depot and cheap Wal-Mart lights. I have a few dozen in my collection, but I do have duplicates too. I have included a link to my Photobucket plant propagation album, hope the link works.

Here is a link that might be useful: Plant Propagation Album

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 11:35AM
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minal(6)

This is one of my stands near the dinette window. This stand I bought from Home Depot last year for around $20.
BV

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 12:48PM
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minal(6)

One more pic, the shelves are adjustable which works great for me.

This post was edited by minal on Mon, Mar 4, 13 at 12:54

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 12:51PM
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perle_de_or(Zone 7)

Minai, your plants are gorgeous.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 1:48PM
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AnneCecilia z5 MI

Here's my plant stand. I have shelves in the window of this room as well. You can barely see them, but there are 4 plastic covered trays full of leaves and baby plants on the floor underneath the bottom shelf of the plant stand. They seem to be getting enough light around and through the plants on that shelf, so why not?

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 7:22PM
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aiharang

Wow!! Thank uannececilia, minia and perlite. Soo many of them are blooming! :) terrific sharing! Thank you guys! Joy of growing is to enjoy the bloom and showing them to encourage all.:) thank u all once again:)

    Bookmark   March 6, 2013 at 9:00AM
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minal(6)

Thanks Perle and aiharang!

    Bookmark   March 6, 2013 at 9:06PM
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Zalper

Hello all. I'm a guy who started this hobby in November with a leaf order from ebay. Here is where I'm at now.

I bought the stand at Target for under $60. It is 72" high by 48" wide by 18" deep. It was a 4 shelf unit but I assembled it with only 3 shelves since I will be wicking and need the height.

I have 46 plants now (21 varieties) but I will have to pare down to 30 or so by the time they are full grown.

It's an austere looking stand but it works for me.

    Bookmark   March 7, 2013 at 11:03PM
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perle_de_or(Zone 7)

Zalper, it looks a lot like mine and congratulations on doing so well with your leaf order. I look forward to hearing more about your progress.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 12:06PM
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emerald1951

HI,
all I can say is...WOW!!!!
I love all the plants and so many flowers....
I have mini violets...in a terrarium...with 3 regular size violets on top..the terrarium sits in my living room, across from a south window with a sheer curtain...
heres a picture of the mini....

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 9:49PM
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aiharang

Hi rstrobel! Wow I love your variegated violet.:)

It's amazing! Thank u for sharing. Hope more will share their pic to share the joy of their growing for us to appreciate each others growing!

Ben

    Bookmark   March 9, 2013 at 7:36AM
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sarahrg

I don't have as many violets as everyone else who posted but here's a picture of my three (although the bigger baby might have as many as three centers on it! can't wait to find out!) Also, the mature violet is not variegated - it is recovering from leaf tip burn and I want to wait until the new leaves are bigger before I start cutting off the damaged leaves.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2013 at 6:11PM
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aiharang

Thank you sarahrg! Thanks for sharing:) hope they bloom nicely for u. For the multi-crown u may want to spilt them and place them In a much smaller pot. It's way too big. U can use plastic disposal cups if u don't want to buy pots. Can consider wick watering too :).
Ben

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 9:43AM
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ProfSprout

Such beautiful violets and setups everyone-- gives me some ideas for a stand of my own! Now, how to keep cats from being too interested in the stand...

Sprout

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 3:56PM
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Linda

Zalper,
Your set-up looks just like mine only I got my shelves at Home Depot. Same price. I'm very happy with it; it works well for me.
Linda

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 11:27PM
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seaj

Here is my current setup. I'm want to get a dedicated rack soon, but this will do for now. These are not the best pictures, but they get the idea across.

Not much variety here. The bottom left side of the shelf is all Rhapsodie Gisella?Rita, and the right side is mostly Rhapsodie Michele. In the trays I have babies of Litlle Inca, Ottawa, and Maya.

The shelves are only 12 inches deep and 45 inches long so I had to resort to using my old walmart grow lights to fit the self. The lights are zip tied in place. I used to use foil above the lights to reflect the light downwards, but the shelf faces a northeast window that spans 16 feet across, so I don't think it's needed anymore. I want to get some trays from Daiso Japan to make it easier to access the plants eventually. I may just keep this as a display area once a get a real plant stand.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2013 at 3:49PM
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AVnancy

Light stands can be pretty too! Still a work in progress.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2014 at 4:34PM
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philpet

Hi,this is mine .just two four feet tables placed side by side in a north facing exposure on an inside patio. I also use natural light only, which we have plenty of here in Jamaica. Velleta.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2014 at 10:09AM
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chiquib313

I agree with AVnancy that plant shelves should be pretty. These are my minis and semi-minis in their colorful acrylic reservoirs. They are in my kitchen counter close to a northeast window but also under lights.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2014 at 11:52AM
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chiquib313

I agree with AVnancy that plant shelves should be pretty. These are my minis and semi-minis in their colorful acrylic reservoirs. They are in my kitchen counter close to a northeast window but also under lights.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2014 at 12:03PM
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fortyseven_gw

Beautiful displays. Thanks for posting, all.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2014 at 12:23PM
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