In order to achieve my indoor growing experimentation project, I constructed a space I call the Lab.
When settling an indoor garden, you first have to consider functionality and efficiency of space, optimization of natural light and as much as possible being able to grow with various levels of space.
The Lab being located in our living room, it added an esthetic element.
This is the space prior to construction:
I chose to create a custom bamboo structure, easy to assemble and disassemble, allowing to hang light fixtures and to grow on several levels.
Step one: placement of supporting sides
The sides support 18 feet long bamboos (grown locally in Ariège) relayed by two crossbars.
Apart from four screws securing the stucture to the wall, the whole of it is assembled with “bamboo nail” technique.
Here is the finished product, 18 feet long, three feet wide and two levels of cultivation, one being in full natural light, facing south-west.
Ready to welcome plants…