Published on April 22nd, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Gorm Propagation Station

Materials: GORM shelving, shop lights, heat mats, hooks, duct tape, power squid

Description: This is our propagator for starting seedlings in the basement.

We chose GORM shelves that make a total width of just over 4′, since standard shop lights are 4′ wide. After assembling the shelves, we added some screw in cup hooks to hang the shop lights from. The lights can be raised as the plants grow.

We put heat mats on one of the shelves since some plants like to be warm. The power for heat mats and lights is fed through a power squid which is taped under the middle shelf to keep it under control. We also put some plastic sheeting on the shelves to reduce the chance of water leaking through.

~ Edward and Cheryl, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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4 Responses to Gorm Propagation Station

  1. Anonymous says:

    So great. Thanks Ikea

  2. Anonymous says:

    If the issue is leakage, then placing the germination trays inside a shallow storage container (like Sterilite or Rubbermaid) would keep that from happening. I’m psyched to see this, tho; thanks for posting it.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I dont know if stacking two is a good idea, I mean, water + earth + electricity isnt such a good combination. The shelves should be covered with a thicker plastic sheet properly attached.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Ha, should have posted this on 4/20…

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