Indoor LED lighting is one of the hottest trends in outdoor gardening today. For years people have been enjoying the benefits of having beautiful lush gardens, but did not have the time to care for them year round. The new indoor system is the perfect solution for people that want a beautiful indoor garden but do not have the time needed to care for their plants during the cold winter months.
The indoor gardening system is very simple to use and produces great results. The first thing you must do is purchase an indoor garden kit that will provide you with all the supplies and instructions you will need to grow your own herb plants. It usually includes the herb seeds, soil, plant food, potting mix, plant protection chemicals, an air pump and other miscellaneous items to help your plants grow. Once you have purchased the kit you can simply start growing.
You will begin by planting small seeds in a larger container or seeds in the bottom of a large garden container. When you seed the top area of your garden with lighted seeds it will create a domino effect where each plant grows into a pod and the last one comes out the other side. This will continue until the entire garden is filled with pods. Each pod will also be smaller than the last. That is how many herbs you can grow indoors in a short period of time. You can turn each pod into an herb plant, but if you prefer to cultivate one type of herb you can do that as well.
You may want to create a small window garden with your indoor garden. This can provide the same benefit as a larger garden, but only a much smaller space. Just because you are growing herbs in a small space does not mean it has to be boring. Create a hanging basket garden using herb seed pods. Just be sure to use seed pods that are similar in size to the herbs you wish to grow.
To best ensure the successful growing of plants in a window garden, provide six to eight hours of light and keep the temperatures at seventy degrees during the growing season. During the winter months, add four to six inches of organic material such as straw to the soil. This will help the plants stay warm and protect them from cold winter weather. It will also help them gain much needed calcium during the growing season.
Most people view herb gardens as being pretty easy to take care of. But they are very complex organisms and require a great deal of care to thrive. You will need to feed the plants properly, provide ample amounts of water and protect them from insects and diseases. You will also need to protect the plants from the elements as well, especially from wind and heat. In order to grow anything successfully you must have the proper equipment.
Some of the most important equipment for an indoor growing system include a deep pot, a growing tray, a heater or hydronic heater, a trellis or hoop, a growing tip, a cutting board and a cutting wheel. The pots used should be deep enough so the roots do not get drowned and the pots should be made from a material that allows for slow release watering. Many people use special seed pods to control the amount of light their plants get. A timer helps to control when the lighting cycle begins and ends. Special attention should be paid to the timing of the water-conservation cycles.
Plants get energy from sunlight during the day and then release this energy through respiration. Certain plants, such as succulents, require more sunlight than others and some require more water than others. Special attention should be taken to follow the instructions for each species, and to keep a close eye on the moisture and temperature of the soil. An indoor garden kit can save you time and money by providing you with all of the equipment necessary to start and grow a thriving vegetable garden indoors.