My Ikea Greenhouse Cabinet / Homegrown Garden

My Ikea Greenhouse Cabinet / Homegrown Garden

I’ve jumped on the IKEA greenhouse cabinet bandwagon, a trend that is sweeping across the houseplant community. In this video I’ll show you you how I’ve converted my IKEA Milsbo display cabinet into a grow space for my seedlings and vegetable plants! You’ll hear all about the set up, see my cable management, find out about where my inspiration came from and learn about how I use my accessories and Sider Farmer SF-1000 grow lights. Be sure to check out the links below of all the products I have used in this project!

0:00 Intro
0:52 Why?
3:55 Inspiration
5:37 My Plan
6:30 The Milsbo Cabinet
8:55 Grow Lights
13:00 Accessories
15:59 Fans
19:20 Cabinet Tour


Spider Farmer SF-1000

IKEA Milsbo (I actually paid £179 not £165 as I mentioned – oops)

Pegboard –
Open Container –
Container with Lid –
Pegs/Clips –
Smart Power Strip –
Adhesive Hooks –
Magnetic Hooks – (huge price hike since purchase!)
Grommet –
Heat Mat –
Fans –
Fly Paper -

Planterior Decorator –
Your Babylon Plants
Ikea Greenhouse Club Facebook group –
Ikea Greenhouse Cabinet Facebook Group –
Ikea Greenhouse U.K Facebook Group –
Ikea Greenhouse Cabinet on Instagram –

#ikeagreenhousecabinet on Instagram –

☕ Buy Me a Cuppa –
🎁 Paypay Link –

Instagram –
Twitter –
Facebook –

‘The Creek’ & ‘ ‘Where I am From’ by Topher Mohr and Alex Elena. All licensed under creative commons.


  1. Ferdinand Pe on January 15, 2022 at 4:29 pm

    Wow 😮! Hello 👋 …planta : tomato, carrot, ginger, lemon , red pepper, green apple, Fuji Apple, red apple, orange, grape vine, pechay ….. tropical climate

  2. the time being on January 15, 2022 at 4:29 pm

    This is the *most* genius.

  3. Annie P. on January 15, 2022 at 4:29 pm

    Great video! I’m working on putting together my greenhouse cabinet. I have also purchased a spider farmer SF1000, have you had any problems with the magnet holding up the light? I was going to store my rare tropical plants in the greenhouse, I was just worried that the magnet won’t hold up well over time. Thanks!

  4. Philip Kennedy on January 15, 2022 at 4:31 pm

    Brilliant job Katrina 👍

  5. Solo Tra la folla on January 15, 2022 at 4:32 pm

    Nice video. I do not have space in my flat..ufff

  6. The Enthusiastic Gardener on January 15, 2022 at 4:33 pm

    Now you have given me an idea and I’m going round my tiny bungalow looking for a spot to fit one in. I love IKEA anyway. I like all your setup!!

  7. Telthecelt on January 15, 2022 at 4:34 pm

    Looks interesting, Catrina! I can see myself buying on of those to save littering the windowsills in the winter. I’ve already started bringing in odd things from the greenhouse. I tried paraffin heating in it again last winter and that was bit of a disaster – I’m still trying to get grime off glazing.

  8. Chaddamp on January 15, 2022 at 4:34 pm

    Looks like a great setup!!

  9. Ramthian Thomson on January 15, 2022 at 4:34 pm

    Hi ya!.

  10. Techno Narg on January 15, 2022 at 4:35 pm

    it looks great,and you’ve got it under control by you thorough description. I used to have one for starting my allotment plants too but illness prevents me now from doing it for myself. I really enjoy your videos and wish you great success. I still have my allotment but can no longer dig or plant it,but luckily I still get returns from the fruit trees and bushes I planted over the years. I found my grow cabinet very useful for getting early varieties of sweetcorn to a decent size for planting out,and harvesting several weeks earlier than my neighbours plots. They seemed to get away much quicker,and the first pick of any crop always taste magnificent,the first cob,the first pea pod,the first carrot or tomato of the season,any crop in fact. May your plot give you peace,pleasure,and contentment for your soul,and nourishment for your mind and body. All the best.

  11. Librado Castro on January 15, 2022 at 4:37 pm

    I see some beautiful home plants please let me see them on a video thanks

  12. The Growing Gardener on January 15, 2022 at 4:39 pm

    So ironic, I am not a huge house plant person (yet) because my plants usually die from lack of light probably because I chose the wrong ones, but also because I think it’s restricting to have to put plants where they get enough light instead of where they look good in the decor. Grow lights can fix that dilemma, but can also be ugly, so I was searching the internet for attractive grow-light set ups like this and actually hadn’t found anything I liked. But I like this. Thanks for sharing, maybe I’ll become a house-plant-aholic now

  13. Eddy von on January 15, 2022 at 4:40 pm

    Just brilliant,I just stared planting for the first time ever and when I did research to start growing and what held me back was the mess and disorganization I saw in YouTube videos 🙂 I’m not a neat freak but I am borderline lol
    After watching your video and story……..PROBLEM SOLVED……this video went in my YouTube grow file.
    Thanks so much,,,spot on 👌

  14. AL P on January 15, 2022 at 4:41 pm

    You should have done a video on setting up and adapting the cabinet. Always next time.

  15. Lyrehc Cespejo on January 15, 2022 at 4:41 pm

    Hi, what is that black tray you keep your little planters on? I don’t think I’ve seen them in any nursery before. Thank you and keep sharing your experiences, I’m learning so much from you!

  16. Davydh Trethewey - mawkernewek on January 15, 2022 at 4:43 pm

    I’m tempted to get one now, because I have a load of houseplants in the corner of my living room the other side from the windows, and I just put a couple of LED desk lamps on them, but now I want a grow cupboard!

  17. Timothy Rowley on January 15, 2022 at 4:44 pm

    Last Sunday 3/21, I started this year’s vegetable seeds. I garden in zone 4 Minnesota, USA so I have about 8 weeks until the last frost date. My indoor set up is an inexpensive 4 shelf unit with a heavy plastic cover. I don’t have a window with good sunlight so I have LED grow lights for each shelf.

  18. Kirk Hurry on January 15, 2022 at 4:49 pm

    I hope you give me your old rubber boots pls

  19. Joe Rotchell on January 15, 2022 at 4:51 pm

    What is so inspirational for me is the clean look together with the practicality. I’m much more excited to use grow lights/cabinet when it becomes decorative in itself, especially as an indoor feature. Thanks lass, great content. 👍

  20. I AM J on January 15, 2022 at 4:52 pm

    Not exactly new ,( at all.
    But , it is cool . Still wrong but hey …
    The prototype we have here is about
    23 years old.(TR.) I have tips if you want .
    One tip that will change your game , completely!

  21. Pinas_GoodTV on January 15, 2022 at 4:55 pm

    Thats so awesome ikea greenhouse cabinet.

  22. Drink Snapple on January 15, 2022 at 4:56 pm

    (From America): I have a huge backyard, yet I grow my seedlings in my half-basement, and every morning I take the pots out and place them in a wind-protected area of the back stairs. In the evening they return to the half-basement. Even though our last "frost" is scheduled for 4/10, my plants are already growing beautifully and ready for transplanting!!!

  23. Annie P. on January 15, 2022 at 4:56 pm

    Hi again, I was wondering if you could explain how the spider farmer’s electrical cord is running down the side of the cabinet. Is the glass shelf not resting on the tab that comes along with the cabinet in that one corner? Thanks!

  24. Oh Man on January 15, 2022 at 4:58 pm

    Carnivorous plant must NEVER dry out and must NEVER be fertilized. Any soil must be of low nutrition. They gain their nutrition through bugs. So I doubt they will be successful in your setup.

  25. Zeb on January 15, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    I’ve worked at IKEA for about 2.5 years now and I never knew we sold these! I’m going to definitely go have a look at the range after work one day and see what there is.

    Small question on the hole cutter you used to go through the base. Did you have to use a special one for metal or just any one that you’d use with wood? I’m going to make a smokeless fire pit and need to drill holes into a sheet of metal, probably thick aluminium and right in the middle of the research period.

  26. TimHowellX on January 15, 2022 at 5:02 pm

    Like a mini-allotment tour. Very interesting.

  27. Eric Mastenbrook on January 15, 2022 at 5:03 pm

    Oh, derf. When you said “165 pounds” I was thinking that sounds a lot heavier than it looks and I was confused why you wouldn’t use kilos. Lol. I’m a dumb American.

  28. Yits Paerl on January 15, 2022 at 5:06 pm

    Thanks a lot! I appreciate your technical approach.

  29. Nagesh Kasagani on January 15, 2022 at 5:06 pm

    very informative, thank you. BTW do you have Royal roots, ’cause you like one!

  30. charlie zicolillo on January 15, 2022 at 5:08 pm

    Hi Katrina you should check out the happyleaf growlites.The new pro series.Do you get Basil Downy Mildew.

  31. Kirk Hurry on January 15, 2022 at 5:08 pm

    If you don’t mind can’t I have your old rubber boots pls

  32. Jason Morrow on January 15, 2022 at 5:08 pm

    This was inspirational!

  33. Urban White Buffalo Farm on January 15, 2022 at 5:09 pm

    Hello love, I must congratulate you on such a magnificent job you did on this video. Very informative and equally interesting and well executed. I am new to your channel I have seen maybe 3 videos so far and I have been quite impressed with your channel and the through and thoughtful manner you plan and produce your videos. I am quite looking forward to seeing all the other videos over time. Thank you for such an excellent performance!!

  34. Toby Robb on January 15, 2022 at 5:10 pm

    What a really great build! I have never seen anything like this. I I’m definitely going to try and recreate this in my home.

  35. Francine H. on January 15, 2022 at 5:10 pm

    This would be great as I have cats.

  36. Gary z on January 15, 2022 at 5:11 pm

    Lovely. I think what I am missing is the fan. My seedlings are just sitting on the windowsill and they are not as happy as yours. They need some breeze and fresh air I think.Thank you. I will sort it.: ) x

  37. Lenda 0025 on January 15, 2022 at 5:11 pm

    Very organized ,beautiful

  38. GordonjSmith1 on January 15, 2022 at 5:12 pm

    I really enjoyed this vlog as I am in the process of building a greenhouse/conservatory in Denmark, and want to include a ‘grow cabinet’ within it to enjoy whilst ‘chilling out’ in the early winter and early spring (I know what you mean about finding some time to yourself after work!). But you have weirdly reminded me of someone who I hold most dear. They trained as an Occupational Therapist in Derby, and then (as I fully expected!) gained a PhD and now work in Nottingham at the QMC. Sorry if this comment is irrelevant, but you do remind me of them! Lovely vlog, glad I got to watch it. Keep it up!

  39. Patricia Justice on January 15, 2022 at 5:13 pm

    Loved this video.Would like one on houseplants,please !♥️👵

  40. Necmiye ile hayattan herşey göz maling neoplazmı on January 15, 2022 at 5:14 pm

    greetings from turkey kütahya simav, where did you buy the greenhouse where you grow your vegetables? or did you buy from ikea?

  41. metamud on January 15, 2022 at 5:17 pm

    12:20 A 40W LED consumes just as much energy as a 40W CFL, namely: 40 Watts .. don’t be fooled. 40W = 40W. Years back we switched away from 100W incandescent lightbulbs to 3W LEDs because 100W was considered "high consumption". If you now use 30+ LED’s at 3W each and you go back up to 100W then, yes, it’s the same consumption as that 100W bulb from way back when.

  42. D & A Family on January 15, 2022 at 5:17 pm

    Wow very clever idea

  43. Jason Lusk on January 15, 2022 at 5:19 pm

    i watch you on .25 speed it makes me feel like im on lsd .

  44. rfbead321 on January 15, 2022 at 5:20 pm

    Looking into your eyes I see a beautiful garden! Wonderful!

  45. D Vire on January 15, 2022 at 5:20 pm

    This would be great for my mischievous cats! 🐾💕🌱💕🐾

  46. Oh Man on January 15, 2022 at 5:22 pm

    Also, carnivorous plants that come from temperate zones, need winter rest in cold conditions.

  47. Maxxus Maksim on January 15, 2022 at 5:23 pm

    Thanks gal.. effort funds sent

  48. Anthony Dowling on January 15, 2022 at 5:24 pm

    Just came across your channel by chance.That set up would be ideal for me .I am in the same situation ,of living in a small flat and having an Allotment.

  49. Trevor Wills on January 15, 2022 at 5:24 pm

    Hi, did your Cape Gooseberry produce any fruit last season.I had a few outdoors and time ran out with the cold weather so I didn’t get any fruit so won’t bother growing them again.

  50. Michael Frazer on January 15, 2022 at 5:25 pm

    Thank You

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