Coming close to the time here in Boston to set up my grow room. Last year I visited Home Depot and left spending a small fortune, but the items I bought should last a decade or better.
First I bought several 6’ plastic folding tables at $45 a piece, then a 4’ Lithonia four lamp shop light for each table at $50 a piece. Make sure to purchase T8 Deluxe Daylight lamps for them as they approach the light quality of the sun (about $4.00 per lamp), more so than other florescent lights. Then to control the lighting I decided to buy a $20 digital timer by GE so I could forget about the lighting once set up. I also bought some cheap plastic sheets to make a tent to control the temperature better.
This year should be interesting, my basement where I set up last year is a total mess with construction going on, hopefully things will work out. My wife just bought potting soil and three inch pots. In last years photos you’ll see we used smaller two inch pots in trays but later transplanted them into 3" pots, trying to avoid that this year.
Still working on my diabetic friendly seed list.