If you are an ardent gardener and want to see your garden flourishing with good healthy plants, then you must provide them with their basic needs—food, water, climate, and light. Light is the most commonly overlooked factor that restricts plant growth. In outdoor gardening, light is not a problem for growers because nature provides balanced light intensity for healthy plant growth. However, it is the sole responsibility of the gardener to furnish adequate light of correct spectrum in indoor gardening. Even if you provide the best hydroponic nutrients or soil fertilizers to your indoor garden plants, but fail to provide enough light, your plants might hardly grow. Their leaves would start yellowing and approach senescence faster.
Indoor gardening has several benefits to offer as you can protect your precious crops from pests, unfavorable climatic conditions, and even from the eyes of jealous neighbors! Indoor grow lights can turn your indoor gardening into a pleasurable experience not only with their colorful lights but also with plentiful yield. They keep your seedlings actively growing and help your business or hobby to flourish. In addition, if you’re a busy person and find it tedious to change the arrangement of your plants according to light intensity in various seasons, grow lights are perfect for you. You can position your grow lights according to plant’s need and even you can modify those by attaching reflectors for a broader coverage. These lights will help you to get vibrant bloom even during long snowy winters in your indoor garden.
Plants need a maximum of 8-10 hours of light to make their food with carbon dioxide and water by a process called as photosynthesis. Plants have diverse needs for light and spectrum of light at different growth stages. They need more light during fruiting compared to vegetative phase. Some flowering plants utilize red spectrum of light to bloom, and some foliage stocky plants need cool blue grow lights to encourage more leaves. Vegetables need full sun for optimum growth and thus you would require a grow light that can simulate the sunlight indoors for a flourishing vegetable growth. Not all indoor plants need equal amount of light, so it is very important to select your grow lights wisely. There are various kinds of energy efficient grow lights available in the market such as Metal Halide bulbs, sodium vapor or HPS, and fluorescent bulbs etc. Choosing one that suits your budget and your plants’ requirement is essential. While indoor gardening, if you’re considerate about your plants, your plants will pay you with bigger, healthier, and eye-catching blooms.