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In my basement we had an old well room that could not be used. Since I am such an avid gardener we decided to make it into an indoor grow room. I use the grow room about 9 months out of the year. I use it to start plants inside for my garden. I also use it to grow fresh vegetables during the winter.
Here are the steps I take every year to start it up again.
 
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Step 1: Converting the well room into a grow room

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Here are pictures of what the well room looks like when it is empty. There is a grow room shelf, 2 fans, an old coffee table, and the lamp. 1 fan for circulating air and the other fan is to take the air out. I use an old flag to cover over the door. The old door was metal and rusted, so we removed it. I have plans on building a shelf/door that will hide the room.

The room is 4 by 8.


Step 2: Cleaning and sterilizing the planters

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The first thing I do is get my planters out. I must sterilize and clean them for the grow room. It is very important to clean all the materials that will be used in the grow room every year. I Use hot soapy water to clean the planters. It is important to clean everything to kill diseases and other bacterias that could harm the plants.

Step 3: Cleaning and sterilizing the grow room

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while the planters are drying I sterilize and clean the well room using ammonia and Pine Sol. I have a drain in the floor so it makes it easy. I painted the room white a few years ago. After this growing season I will have to paint it again.
The second picture is of the audience I had while setting up the grow room. ;)
Marcaine Art10 months ago

Cool. I have a strange very large shower room in my basement that I want to do this with.

Macabeans (author)  Marcaine Art9 months ago

Cool! I waited for years and am so glad I finally just did it 2 years ago. I was worried about the electric bill with the lamp, but It wasn't that big of a deference.