Growing Vegetables with LED Grow Lights

Growing your own vegetables has become a very popular hobby. People have woken up to the fact that our food sources are tainted by genetically modified seeds and a slew of chemicals that are used in mass agriculture. Growing your own vegetables is a good way to supplement your food with organically grown vegetables where you have control. Organically grown indoor vegetables will be free of chemicals, pesticides, and fertilizers that are used during outdoor gardening and in mass agriculture. Having a vegetable garden indoors reduces the chances of pests and insects getting on the plants, which eliminates the need for chemical pesticides. Fertilizer can still be used to help the plants grow better and you can choose an organic fertilizer for your indoor vegetable garden.

Organic indoor grown tomatoes

Organic indoor hydroponic lettuce

Vegetables need plenty of sunlight and will grow best in an area that gets about six to eight hours a day of direct sun. That’s especially true for fruit-bearing crops such as tomatoes, squash, eggplants, and peppers. Leafy greens, such as cabbage, lettuce, and kale can grow with little less direct sunlight, around four to six hours per day. A G8LED grow light can provide the energy source for the plants. Commercial growers who grow to resell to restaurants and stores can also utilize LED technology by growing organic vegetables indoors with full spectrum LED grow lights.

There are many benefits to growing vegetables indoors instead of outside. Many people simply do not have an outside garden or the space to grow outdoors. With G8 LED plant lights, a vegetable garden can be started in your apartment, home or anywhere you can allocate a few square feet of space. Space can also be maximized when growing indoor vegetable gardens by layering the grow area with shelves, each serving as a separate growing area. Another benefit of indoor vegetable gardening is that you are able to grow year round and in all climates. You do not have to time your grow operation with the seasons. Instead, you control the energy source by using an indoor LED grow light and can grow vegetables even in the coldest environments.

By using LEDs for vegetable growing, you will be Growing Green by using an energy efficient light source. LEDs use 50-70% less electricity when compared to traditional growing lights such as HID systems. This is good for the environment and a great way to save money on electrical bills. Growing with LEDs will eliminate the excess heat problems that plague traditional lighting sources such as incandescent bulbs, metal halide bulbs, and high-pressure sodium bulbs. G8 LED grow lights give off 90% less heat than traditional growing lights and are virtually cool to the touch, even after 24 hours of operation. With less heat, you will reduce the need for air cooling and venting systems. Although you will still need to supply fresh air to your grow area, you will not need to vent excess heat.

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