Because of climate change and space factors, many more growers are deciding to try indoor gardening and crop growing. An indoor garden can be as small as an herb growing kit on the kitchen counter, or as large as an abandoned warehouse refitted into a commercial crop growing space. What every indoor garden requires is a good source of water, nutrients, electricity, and light. Airflow, temperature, and other factors must be carefully managed for optimum success.
What is the Latest Plant Growing Equipment?
The latest technology in lighting and growing technology is available to anyone who wants to grow plants indoors. Companies such as Primal Grow Gear offer self-contained, discrete indoor gardening kits for those with limited space. There are small growing kits, grow tents of various sizes, and LED light setups for whole rooms. When a person is just starting out, a kit with everything needed to grow plants is a good idea.
A person who wants to grow plants discretely with no light or smell escaping would benefit from an indoor growing tent kit that is self-contained. Using this kind of setup makes it so apartment renters can grow plants without their close neighbors being affected or even knowing they are growing plants.
All growing systems for indoor gardening require controls for temperature, lighting, moisture, and nutrients. There must be pots and shelves or trays to contain the plants. Air flow is important for the indoor garden and some form of fans will be needed. No indoor gardening operation runs by itself. These gardens require a certain amount of human guidance and labor.
Before spending money on an indoor gardening venture, people must learn how to manage an indoor garden successfully. There are books and internet posts that give useful information on indoor gardening and what equipment works the best.
One of the newer forms of indoor gardening is hydroponics. This is a type of gardening where the plants grow entirely in water and added nutrients rather than in soil. The equipment required for hydroponic gardening includes lighting, space, shelving, plants, containers for the plants, equipment to anchor the growing plants, nutrients, heat, air and airflow, and electricity. The latest technology in hydroponic garden equipment includes pH meters, nutrient test kits, TDH meters, hydrometers, Thermometers, timers, and LED lighting.
Benefits of LED Lighting
Indoor gardeners are choosing LED grow lights over forms of lighting such as fluorescent or incandescent for several important reasons. Though LED lights cost more to purchase, they last twice as long and they offer more advantages in growing plants indoors.
- Long-lasting light form cutting down on replacement costs
- LED lights are easy to install
- This form of lighting is energy efficient meaning lower energy bills and being better for the environment.
- LED lights produce less heat
- LED lights are good for both small and large indoor gardens.
- LED lights provide a full spectrum of light that plants need to grow and thrive. They do a good job of mimicking natural light.
Choosing the correct, up-to-date equipment and lighting for an indoor plant-growing project can make the difference between success and failure. The correct equipment cuts down on the time a person spends tending the plants. When a person has decided to grow indoor crops for the long term, using LED lights makes sense for overall cost control over time.