Plants have a very positive impact on a home. They can bring life to space, making it feel homely and comfortable. Indoor plants can also help in mental well-being. To grow your own vegetables has become a hobby and necessity for a lot of people. Keeping those plants fresh is important, if used as decoration or an indoor kitchen herb garden, to add to your cooking. Water and light are very important to keep those herbs growing well.

  • Green plants or any kind of plants, transform light energy into chemical energy. This process is called photosynthesis. No light leads to no photosynthesis to make the plants flourish, leaving the plants looking almost dead. By substituting sunlight, artificial lights can keep this process going while growing indoors and give the plants the necessary nutrients needed.
  • Grow lights are essential for your indoor garden. They control the lighting situation as per the needs of the plants grown. You don’t have to worry anymore about sunlight reaching the plants, especially, in small spaces, having these lights will help in getting maximum growth. Adjusting the level of brightness will keep the plants fresh looking.
  • Seasonal changes can be a big concern while growing soil-based plants. This causes the plants to wither. Growing herbs indoors with artificial light will give you less worry and more satisfaction in growing your herbs. Since the herbs have their own lights, you don’t have to worry about the season or the time of the day. Plants also need rest time in the dark which is important to growth. A balance of rest time and growth time is pivotal to growth. These lights are equipped with a timer to get the duration right.
    • There are usually 3 categories of plants:
      • Short-day plants – less than 12 hours of light per day
      • Long-day plants – 14 to 18 hours of light each day
      • Day-neutral plants – 8 to 12 hours of light all year round
  • A variety of lights are available to give you the necessary lighting needs. Depending on the type of vegetable, plants, or herb you’re growing, you can choose a light that is specifically needed for those plants. They can adjust their temperature, color, and spectral outputs from the grow light as well as the intensity. If you have an indoor herb garden with artificial lights, these details can give maximum results for your herbs or vegetables.
    • There are 3 types of lights you can choose for your indoor decorative green wall:
      • Fluorescent lights
      • High-pressure sodium (HPS)
      • Light-emitting diodes (LED)
  • These lighting options can give the cool and warm light feeling of the sun. The violet and blue end of the color spectrum is cool, which is ideal for plants in the vegetative stage. Orange-red light is considered a warm light. This is mainly used for flowering and fruiting. Grow lights can switch these spectrums manually depending on the growth stage and season. These lights can be placed accordingly so that all the plants get adequate light.
  • This kind of variety of lights can also get you started on farming. With a variety of lights, you can choose a variety of vegetables to grow. A choice not only to grow your favorite plants but also vegetables or herbs, can get you started in farming. A mini farm indoor garden at home can provide you with fresh produce to add to your food.

Grow lights have become a handy tool nowadays to get your plants looking good. Equipped with everything you need to replace sunlight, you don’t have to look around for light, with artificial light giving you the best of results. Growing herbs indoors without sunlight is the best way to take your hobby and passion for plants forward.

If you are thinking of starting an indoor garden or growing vegetables at school, try Eponic’s Mini Farm or Little Farm. Both these hydroponics systems come with grow lights and are very convenient to use. Contact us today to know more!