It would be wonderful to have all year access to homegrown vegetables. However, it is not possible for everyone to have enough light and space outdoors. Mars Hydro is a company that offers a an economically viable LED grow lights for indoor gardening. They offer lighting solutions to grow medicines and food and also effective components and innovative designs.
Indoor gardening is the next best option. This guide will show you how to make a DIY grow light system.
1. The Shelving Unit can be built
Choose a sturdy shelving unit that will not erode from dirt or water. A wire shelving unit is the most economical. Protect your floor from water run-off and mistakes to prevent damage. You have several options: a cardboard box, a tray or a rubber rug.
2. Select Your Lights
Grow lights should have the same width as the shelving unit. You can choose from a variety of light sources to meet your specific needs.
Fluorescent lighting is best for starting seeds and leafy plants. CFLs (compact fluorescent lights) are more efficient than their counterparts. Flurosecent light is more efficient than CFLs, so they can be used close to plants that require a lot of light. The light-emitting diodes (LEDs), which are the smallest and most efficient, are designed to conserve energy.
3. Attach the lights
Many LEDs come with wires for hanging them. An S-hook can be hung above plants using wire or chain. Each shelf should have a light source. The light source should be near the plants at the beginning. To avoid unnecessary complications when raising the lights, an S-hook is important.
4. Create a Timer
On average, power strips cost between 10 and 15 dollars. This simple timer could save you hundreds. Different amounts of sunlight are required by plants. Too much sunlight can cause damage to the plants and increase your electricity bills. This is a must-have if you forget quickly.
5. Start the seeds
Two-thirds of the seed-starting mixture should be filled into your pot or tray. Next, add your favorite plants.
You should keep the soil moist. Also, be aware of any changes in your seedlings.
6. Circulate air around the plants
Finally, you can circulate the air around your plants with an electric fan if you don’t want to attract bugs and fungus.