How I Picked and Built the Best Doors For My Vertical Hydroponics Farm

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Come on baby light my fire, this article is all about The Doors. I walk you through some different door options and why I went with barn doors for my vertical hydroponics farm and how much it cost. Here’s what’s inside:

  • Why barn doors?
  • How I installed the doors
  • How much everything cost
  • Lessons learned

the hardest part of my vertical hydroponic grow room to insulate barn doors

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Painting A Hydroponic Vertical Farm

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In this post, I walk you through what decisions I had to make when deciding how (or if) to paint my farm. After reading this you’ll know what to put on your walls for any indoor grow room, hydroponics or not.

painting for indoor growing grow room paint hydroponics paint

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Hydroponics Progress Pictures

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We’ve been building out the garage this past week and progress is already huge. I’m essentially turning half of my garage into a proof of concept for a hydroponic vertical farm. I’m at the very beginning: easy 2×4 framing with drywall, batt insulation (not all up yet in the pictures), and a layer of foam board on top of that. Click through to see the pictures of where we are!

garage to grow house progress pictures turning a garage into a vertical farm

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Intake and Exhaust For Indoor Farming

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My contractor told me a fart fan was all I needed for exhaust for my farm. “Those fans only cost like $15!” he said. I was stoked. But, as I was walking through the aisle at Lowes with him and we got to the bathroom exhaust fans, I realized I was going to have to rethink.

ventilation-for-indoor-grows

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How I Picked A Site For My Farm

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I was between a passive greenhouse and a refurbished garage. How did I decide?

When I started researching how I was going to take the next steps with this project, the very first question that popped into my head was “Where am I going to do this?” Initially, I was set on a large, dense city. After all, it’s what I’d been writing about for years and what has been demonstrated to work.

Of course, after talking with everyone that I’ve talked to, I learned that land and initial equipment investment were the largest expenditures for vertical farms. And I didn’t want to be like one of the many failed farms that threw a bunch of space and money at the business and walked away bankrupt like Alterrus.

How to chose a site for a vertical farm

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