As I was looking at mini greenhouses and Wardian cases recently, and wincing from the prices, I began to think of an old aquarium I had sitting in the basement. It was not being used, and was already equipped with a glass top and power compact plant light. I immediately set about getting it scrubbed and set up in the kitchen. Now it has become the home to various pots of seed that will hopefully be this year’s tomatoes, herb, flowers, and veggies.
Need a nice warm, well-lit box for starting your garden sprouts, or growing delicate flowers in winter? You might think of looking for a used aquarium. When it comes to the light fixture, eBay is your friend.