Growing Your Vegetable Supply Indoors 

Growing Your Vegetable Supply Indoors 

Never have to leave home again to buy fresh vegetables.

Growing Your Vegetable Supply Indoors 

Whether you are a serious home cook or a chef by profession, nothing is better than picking out fresh greens a few feet away from the kitchen. Those who have big backyards certainly do not have any problems growing, but it should not be a problem for those who live in the cities too. The solution here, of course, is indoor farming, Thanks to LED technology and hydroponics, growing greens, herbs, and fruits indoors is possible.

If you are planning to set up an indoor vegetable garden, then you stumbled upon the right article. Here are some basic points you need to know about growing your vegetable supply indoors for your cooking needs.

Pick the best location for your grow tent or grow cabinet.

Deluxe 3.0 LED Soil Grow Cabinet

Check the measurements of your chosen area to make sure your grow tent or grow cabinet can fit. Gorilla Grow Tents, for example, have sizes that range from 2 x 2.5 to 10 x 20. Grow cabinets, on the other hand, can range from a slim 15 x 24 to as big as 92 x 24. The area should also be as accessible to water and power, and should not be carpeted. The flooring should also be easily swept clean in case of messy accidents.

Pick the containers for your seeds, as well as growing medium.

Led Grow Lights for Grow Cabinet

Most grow cabinets already come with a hydroponic system, so you don’t have to worry about buying containers and growing medium. But if you’re going with grow tents, you might want to consider getting shallow containers with good drainage. As for the soil, choose a mix for seed starting, and not garden potting soil.

Install your lighting and ventilation systems.

SuperLocker 3.0 LED Grow Lights Cabinet

The most recommended lighting system to use for indoor gardening is LED grow lights. It’s a great investment because they can give the perfect lighting for growing your crops. These lights also allow for faster and higher quality yields. On the other hand, proper airflow and circulation are also necessary to successfully grow your greens. A small oscillating fan will do but this, of course, depends on the area size of your grow tent or cabinet.

Start planting!

Indoor Vegetable Gardening With The Help of Led Grow Lights Cabinet

Once everything is set up, it’s time to start planting! Grow cabinets have everything automated, and you can even leave your crops up to a week. Always check for signs of sprouts. When they appear, thin the seedlings with a pair of scissors and keep them about an inch apart.

Monitor the growth.

Monitoring Your Led Grow Lights Cabinet For Your Vegetable's Growth

Pay attention to the growth of your plants, especially those greens that may be more delicate than the others. Always check the color of the leaves; if they become yellow, that means they lack water and nutrients. Always check the moisture level as well so as not to drown your plants.

For more information about indoor gardening, do check out the other posts. But if you need to buy led grow lights, grow tents or cabinets, and other indoor gardening supplies, check out ChampionLED.com!         

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Urban Farming: Hydroponic Gardens in the City

Get to know more about hydroponic gardening.

Hydroponic Gardening With The Help of Led Grow Lights
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Urban gardening, specifically hydroponic growing may seem like a trend among the millennials. However, this is actually one of the best things that have happened to agriculture in the city. The population continues to grow, naturally, so does the demand for food. The Big Apple, for example, have many large “vertical gardens” that grow fresh herbs, micro greens, and garnish. These vertical gardens use hydroponic systems that benefit the many restaurants in the city.

What is hydroponics?

Urban Farming: Led Grow Lights and Hydroponic Gardening in the City

Hydroponics is growing plants in nutrient solutions either with an inert medium to provide mechanical support or not. It is a great way to garden indoors because it has a lot of benefits like easy harvesting, faster and healthier plant growth, and space-saving. No wonder many people who are in the food industry turn to these gardens for supply.

What can grow in a hydroponic garden?

Urban Farming: Hydroponic Gardens in the City

You can grow virtually any plant with hydroponics. Because of LED grow lights, proper ventilation, and a controlled environment, any type of greens, herbs, and flowering plants can be grown at any time of the year. However, it’s usually the small plants that are the best ones to grow. That is why most hydroponic gardens focus on growing basil, mint, tomatoes, cabbage, lettuce, and green beans — the usual greens needed for cooking.

Do you need pesticides for a hydroponic farm?

Plants that Grows in a Hydroponic Garden with Led Grow Lights.

Because you are in total control of the enclosed growth environment, it is much easier to keep bugs and pests out. If your garden is well-maintained, there is no need for any pesticides. These chemicals should only be used as a last resort too when the bugs become uncontrollable, which rarely happens. That is also why greens and herbs grown in a hydroponic garden are healthier to eat, versus the ones grown in fields.

Can I grow one in my apartment?

Trinity 3.0 LED Grow Cabinet

Although most vertical gardens are large and supplies to restaurants and other food businesses in the city, growing hydroponically can also be a hobby. You just have to get yourself a space-saving grow cabinet with a reliable hydroponic system and LED lighting. This hobby is perfect for those who are serious with home cooking and are true blue vegans who find it hard to find the greens they need.

Is hydroponic farming sustainable?

Importance of Hydroponic Gardening and Led Grow lights.

Yes, it definitely is. One of hydroponic farming’s benefits is it strengthens local communities by creating jobs and supplying healthy food to the people of the community. There is no need to travel from the city to a rural farm to get these greens, therefore saving time and gas. Plus, hydroponics is very much water-efficient. According to National Geographic, Dutch growers have reduced their water dependence in their farms by as much as 90%.

Want to try growing indoors? Check out ChampionLED.com for your indoor gardening needs, such as LED grow lights and grow tents from trusted brands. 

Benefits of Using Grow Cabinets

Get to know the advantages of growing plants indoors with a grow cabinet.

SuperFlower 3.0 LED Grow Cabinet

If you’ve already tried indoor gardening with a grow tent, you may be interested in using a grow cabinet as well. The best benefit of this indoor gardening wonder is that it allows growers to set up a discreet garden inside your home and well yes, like setting up a new piece of furniture. Sounds interesting, right? If we turned the spotlight on to the tents last week, this week would all be about the grow cabinets and their incredible benefits.

It’s a complete package!

SuperTrinity LED Grow Cabinet Cloning Chamber

Grow cabinets boast an all-in-one design. It comes with fans and filters, reflective interiors, and LED grow lights. They also come with timers, pumps, pH adjusters, and even nutrients and grow media. Need secure ventilation, optimal lighting, and total automation in one package? Grow cabinets got you covered.

It saves a lot of space.

SuperNova LED Soil Grow Cabinet with Infracool Powder Coated Black

Unlike grow tents, these grow cabinets are not that bulky and do not take up that much space. They are usually narrow, like your typical cabinet, and stand just a few feet tall. One can fit in a hallway, kitchen, bedroom, garage, and even closets. They are made to be transportable and very easy to install and set up.

It controls smell.

SuperStar 3.0 LED Grow Cabinet

Just like the grow tents, grow cabinets are made with an enclosed design that traps the smell inside. This is perfect if you are going to place it in your bedroom. No one wants to sleep in a room that smells like soil or organic material. The carbon filters also help get rid of the odor so you can grow any plant in peace.

It has stealth features.

Grow Cabinet Triple Locking Doors

Because it looks just like any furniture in your home, you get to grow medicinal cannabis stealthily. They also come with a reinforced lock and key so no one can just open the cabinet and take a look inside. Aside from that, they are air-tight and light-tight, which makes them ultra safe from prying eyes.

It is a smart investment for any indoor grower. 

SuperNova LED Soil Grow Cabinet

When compared to grow tents, grow cabinets are pricier. However, do not be discouraged by that, as the latter is such an excellent investment for any serious indoor grower. All the features mentioned above offer such a high value you cannot find in any other. You also would not have to worry about buying all the other growing tools separately because they already come with the cabinet. And of course, they provide you with better, high-quality yields continuously.

Considering getting a grow cabinet? Check out ChampionLED.com!

Benefits of Grow Tents for Indoor Gardening

Benefits of Grow Tents for Indoor Gardening

Get to know why grow tents make indoor gardening much easier.

Gorilla Grow Tent Extension Kit

There are tools and supplies an indoor garden needs. And because it has become increasingly popular, more products are created to ease the growing process and to maximize yields. One of which is the grow tent. Now, would you consider getting one for your indoor garden? We would say yes, of course, because it has a whole lot of benefits if you are one serious urban gardener. This week, we listed down some of the many benefits grow tents provide indoor gardeners.

Maximizes lighting.

Gorilla Grow Tent

Because the interior walls of grow tents are made of reflective plastic, it gives a greenhouse effect, providing a suitable atmosphere for your plants’ growth. When you turn on your LED growth lights, it reflects back and forth on the plastic wall to the plants which of course, is better lighting. Also, installing your LED grow lights is not a chore; you’ll just have to set up the holders, attach the hood, and organize the wiring.

Efficient use of space.

Gorilla Grow Tent Lite Line

Grow tents are a blessing to people who live in the city. They would not need a big area to turn into an indoor garden because these tents consume minimal spaces. Their space-saving properties also make efficient use of water and light.

Control of pests.

Gorilla Grow Tent Lite Line

Indoor gardening is not 100% safe from predators such as flies, aphids, and spider mites. But because these tents are fully-enclosed, the chances of insects invading your grow space are minimal. Grow tents are designed to safeguard your plants from any bugs, and if your plants do get them, it’s much easier to remove these pests.

Eliminates bad odors.

Gorilla Grow Tent Lite Line

You won’t have to worry about your home smelling like soil that may annoy people you share your home with. Because grow tents have an enclosed design, bad odors get trapped inside. The air purification system filters the air and eliminates the smell. Also, carbon filters supply carbon dioxide to your plants.

Needs less maintenance.

Gorilla Grow Tent

Because you can set up timers for your growth lights, drip feeding, watering, and ventilation, grow tents require less maintenance. Total automation of the growing process also allows urban gardeners to have a worry-free vacation for days.

Want to get yourself a grow tent? Check out ChampionLED.com to find reliable brands of grow tents, as well as growth lights for your indoor gardening needs.