Consider these pieces of equipment when you think about a complete indoor setup

Intake / Exhaust fans with filters

Fans to circulate air

Lights: LED, Sodium, Halogen, Cobb, Heat lamps (yes, very helpful to keep temps up and they come in black to use at night), IF, UV (mostly reptile bulbs unless integrated into a full spectrum LED, others

Containers; Cloth (1,2,3,5,7,10 gal…I prefer light so if used outdoors at any time, especially in summer, they can reflect heat rather than absorb it), peat and coco cups (seedlings), Solo cups (clear (great as a dome for seedlings) and colored, another great way to start seedlings and transplant at a later time. Not as simple as pet or coco or other degradable containers you can just drop in to a larger one and forgoes transplant shock to a degree)

5 gallon pails

scissors (trimming)

loupes or microscopes to inspect for insects, infirmities, maturity (see those trichomes)

Air-conditioning / tubing

Power cords, extension cords, timers, surge bars

Razor knife

Pipe Cleaners

Garden staples (6-12 inch)

Rope carabiners ( hanging stuff)

floor covering (for spills and to prevent cold transferring though cement floors to the containers). I sue kitchen dishdrain mats as absorbent and thermal protection under my plants

Don’t forget to get plant saucers under the container for drainage


Silica sand is granular material that contains quartz and minute amounts of coal, clay and other minerals. Put this on top of your soil and cover with some aquarium grave (to stop watering from disrupting it) and you will never have Gnats…Great preventative maintenance

Knee pads or Garden pad to kneel on…you will appreciate this

GLOVES- sometimes you need to be sterile when handling things

Spray bottles – a bunch of these

ISO alcohol for sterilizing

Peroxide too helps

Tape – occasionally a plant breaks and it is nice to have some tape to put it back together while it heals

Poking device – to poke a hole

Fork / soil raking device

small fish tank aerator, some tubing and a couple of air stones

Don’t forget your Ph tester, PPM/EC tester

Water – tap? RO/ bottled – I used to have my own RO system but so much waste that I went to a water store. I pre-pay and get RO at .18 a gallon

If you use tap, remember to let the chlorine dissipate and check the PPM’s

consider some Ph up/down (lemons, vinegar, baking soda -good enough)

Cal/Mag – might as well get it now, you will need / use it. Can add some blackstrap unsulfured molasses too and a small bag of plain Epson salt


There are probably many more items that are useful so If you think of any, feel free to contact us to add some on