And as Handy Andy, I knew the nursery could not be at my biggest south-facing window in the dining room, and would, therefore, require more clever thought and planning. That's when the parts of a 40-year-old plant shelf came to mind all the way from the far end of the attic.
|Attached to the wall. |
Rungs on the vertical supports allow for
adjusting plant/light distance.
Assembled, the shelf could be fastened to the wall on either side of the available window (guest room unoccupied 99% of the time).
|Secured to the ceiling |
and wired to reach an electrical outlet.
Essential grow lights could be attached to compensate for rainy days and a shaded west window.
An 8-foot extension cord was used for wiring the lights together and allowing an easy way to turn them on and off.
|Two "plumber's tape" straps secure each light fixture to|
the rail shelves.
The nursery furniture is ready, and several weeks ago the most urgent item of the Things I get to do today list was plant seeds for those growies that need the head start indoors.(Continued tomorrow).