Indoor Grow Lights: Two new and better choices, T8 and T5 bulbs, are now available. Old-line T12 fluorescent bulbs are still cheap and easy to find, but T8 bulbs, are up to 40 percent more efficient. Plants get plenty of light when grown within 2 inches beneath T8 bulbs.
This project improves upon the first version of a grow light designed to fit on a PVC rack for baking pans.1. Cheaper. Switched out pricey full-spectrum LEDs for standard CFLs. Plants are growing 10x faster with the increased light and bulbs are 1/10 the cost!2. Smaller Footprint. Lights moved from top to sides shrinking vertical height by more than half so trays can stack vertically.3. H20. An integrated irrigation system pumps water up and around a tube on top of the pan allowing nozzles…
If you want a fall crop of vegetables that need to be harvested before the first freeze, the answer is to start your seeds indoors and then plant seedlings when the soil is cool enough for the plant to thrive (think tomatoes). Here is how I made an easy affordable seed growing rack.
Grow an indoor vegetable garden and enjoy your own fresh organic vegetables. What to know for starting vegetable gardens indoors from seeds. Get indoor vegetable growing tips, growing under lights, fertilizer.