DIY grow rooms are becoming extremely popular.  They’re easy to set up.  Easy to maintain.  Therefore, they have the potential to be very lucrative.

Shipping containers are an economical way to build a home, an office, or a storage facility. But now they’re a perfect solution for grow rooms.  While containers have been converted into emergency centers for disaster areas, pop-up restaurants, and even workshops, their scope is much more grand.  It’s not just a craze.  Shipping containers are beneficial as grow rooms.  Check out the video below about setting up a shipping container grow room:

Creating a container DIY grow room from a shipping container offered by Portables360 is an effective way to grow fresh foods in areas where growing may not seem practical. DIY grow room technology, especially those for hydroponic growing systems, have advanced significantly over the last few years. Now, just about anyone with a desire to grow food can make it happen in a shipping container.  

Shipping Container Grow Room – Benefits

Hydroponic Growing Is Better for The Environment 

Some people want a DIY grow room because they want to grow fresh foods in an area where you cannot grow plants in the ground. If a property does not have room for a dirt garden, it may have an area where a 20′ container can be placed.  Voila!  A growing area is started. 

green plants in a row with automatic watering system

Fresh organic green leaves lettuce salad plant in hydroponics vegetable farm system

Others choose shipping container grow rooms because they are a very cost-effective way to create a hydroponic growing system. Many growers and farmers turn to hydroponic growing because it is better for the environment. Plants are grown in a nutrient-filled solution that takes a third of the water required to grow plants in the ground. The use of the solution also eliminates the need for a lot of soil for growing. This allows the soil at these farms to “heal”.  Soils become nutrient-rich again for the future. 

Using insulated shipping containers also allows the farmers and growers to manage all of the growing conditions for the plants. Plants are held at a specific temperature, moisture, and humidity level. The container row system also eliminates the need for using harmful pesticides.  They aren’t needed because the plants are being grown in a controlled environment. 

A final benefit of a container grow system is the ability to produce more food for longer periods of time. Because all of the conditions for growing the food are controlled, you will get a larger yield from your plants and can grow year-round.  The seasons will not affect the interior temperature of the container. It is a very simple solution to growing fresh foods that could help people around the world. 

Growing Beyond the Ordinary

A common use for a DIY grow room is vegetables.  Many farmers also grow marijuana in shipping containers.  The benefits are numerous.  Security is of utmost importance.  Also, privacy and quality control are paramount.  Finally, affordability rounds out the benefits.

Having access to fresh vegetables is another reason that many people opt for a storage container garden. Being able to grow your food in an area where putting a garden into the ground is not feasible makes shipping containers a perfect choice. Growing your vegetables in a sealed container also helps manage pests and keeps unwanted guests out of your garden.

For those who cultivate marijuana, shipping containers offer multiple benefits. A secured location allows you to protect your crops while the controlled environment helps you grow the best crop. A shipping container garden provides you with the privacy you need to protect yourself and your crop. The final benefit of setting up this type of grow area is the cost savings you will enjoy. Shipping container growing areas are more affordable than brick and mortar buildings.

Whether you are a traditional farmer or a new-age farmer, shipping containers offer a practical way to garden. Contact Portables360 to learn more about buying or leasing a shipping container, as well as our add-on options to help you create the perfect grow-room.