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Has anyone converted their "earth box" into a mini greenhouse to start growing their plants in? Answered

I have converted two of my earth boxes into mini green houses and can grow 60 plants per box

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brian3140 (author)2010-03-18

      60 plants!!?? Of what type? I pack 6 tomatoes into, and they do great in my TeraHydro Boxes (see my instructables), but 60!!??
     Are you referring to just seedlings? I'm sure it'd work for a month or so, but like "poi_pai" said humidity is a problem to consider...  Why not just a 72 seedling starter from K-mart for $3.50 instead of a $50 EB?
     I can vouch for the Jiffy seedling starters, as a cold box, cheap and they work, year after year. :)

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NobodyInParticular (author)2009-06-03

If you type "mini greenhouse" into the Instructables search box, you will see that you are in good company.

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poi_pai (author)2009-06-03

I tried once, but it got too humid for my little salsa garden. It was just made out of pvc pipe and translucent trash bags. I didn't make it breathable enough, or I watered it too much, not sure which. Sadly, it didn't work out very well.

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