What to grow in a basement?

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by monosphere, May 12, 2004.

  1. monosphere

    monosphere Holly's Hubby

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    I was wondering what kind of plants would be good for growing in a basement? There are a couple of windows, but no consistant sunlight coming through. I've been going without, but I think a plant or two would kinda liven up the place. What do you guys recommend?

    Mono
     
  2. Applespark

    Applespark Ingredients:*Sugar*

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    weed..............?
     
  3. nimh

    nimh ~foodie~

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    spider plants are hard to kill and they're on the list of plants that are the best at cleaning crap out of the air.
     
  4. sonik

    sonik Member

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    Fungi

    :cool:
     
  5. EllisDTripp

    EllisDTripp Green Secessionist

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    Another vote for weed....:)
     
  6. Duncan

    Duncan Senior Member Lifetime Supporter

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    With little light you would need to bring in rather expensive lighting and fans if you were going to grow weed. For my money, I say grow expensive mushrooms such as portobella or morrells.
     
  7. WayfaringStranger

    WayfaringStranger Corporate Slave #34

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    actually aloe should thrive there/ but i have to vote for pot.
     
  8. monosphere

    monosphere Holly's Hubby

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    I appreciate everyone's input. Unfortunately, weed is not an option for me at this time. I'm looking for a plant to help give my dwelling a little life and color without having to hide it when parents or the landlady come by. I'll look into the spider plant and the aloe. What about vines? Do they require a lot of light?
     
  9. sanpedro

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    The best low light plant that i know of is Aspidistra elatior( cast iron plant).

    Some others that do good but may need a little more light are : Snake plant( if not overwatered), Aphelandra squarrosa(Zebra plant)....etc
     
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  11. sanpedro

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    The best low light plant that i know of is Aspidistra elatior( cast iron plant).

    Some others that do good but may need a little more light are : Snake plant( if not overwatered), Aphelandra squarrosa(Zebra plant)....etc
     
  12. Kastenfrosch

    Kastenfrosch Blaubeerkuchen!! Lifetime Supporter

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    in a real basement, that is not one that is prepared for humans though, champignons are cool to grow... we did that a couple of years ago and it was awesome to have your own food not only in the backyard, but also in the basement. they need the moisture that usually is in basements.
     
  13. kindwoman

    kindwoman Sista Golden Hair

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    The best things to grow in a basement are cannabis & psilocybin mushrooms.
     
  14. Skratch

    Skratch Member

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    yea shrooms.
     
  15. monosphere

    monosphere Holly's Hubby

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    Wow! I forgot about this thread. Those are some good ideas, people.

    Although I should emphasize LEGAL plants in my basement
     
  16. Piney

    Piney Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

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    IVY grows in shade and is hearty and needs little care.
     
  17. AutumnAuburn

    AutumnAuburn Senior Member

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    I lived in a basement for a year (with NO windows). Pothos thrived, and spider plants did well. Like Piney said, most ivy's should do fine.
     
  18. millownotme

    millownotme Member

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    i live in the basement and i used my old fishtank, and suran wrap and made a terrium. I have an aloe plant, 2 cannabis plants and a spider plant all doing well in it. terriums are the way to go.


    peace

    wil :)
     

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