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Why garden indoors?
Just because the weather is changing outside, it's no reason to stop garden-
ing. Almost all plants that you can grow outside, can be grown indoors, year
round, as well. Cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, orchids, fresh herbs
and so many more, can easily be grown in a relatively small area indoors,
while you control the growing process yourself.

Is a lot of complicated equipment required for gardening indoors?
No. Depending on the plants that you are growing, you can still grow them
in soil as long as you have the proper light required.

What is Hydroponics?
Hydroponics is utilizing a medium other than soil when growing plants.
The nutrients for the plant are provided in the water while mediums such
as sphagnum moss, rockwool Hydroton clay pellets or coco coir are used
instead of soil.

What is the difference between Aeroponics and Hydroponics?
In aeroponics, while the roots of the growing plants are suspended in the
air, they are being misted by a nutrient solution. At the same time, the con-
stant c irculation of the water keeps the oxygen level in the water high. This
method helps plants to grow much faster. Aeroponics is a form of hydro-
ponics.

What are all the different types of lights used in the growing process?
Fluorescents, Metal Halide, High Pressure Sodium, LED's and the new In-
duction Grow Light are the five types of lights used for indoor gardening.
Metal halides and fluorescents are used primarily for leafy plants that do not
produce a fruit or vegetable and are also used to get a tomato plant mature
enough to start flowering. Plants tend to respond very well to the blue light
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When wanting to induce a tomato plant to flower, a high pressure sodium light
has a much redder light spectrum than metal halide and fluorescents. L.E.D. lights are more expensive but last longer than the other lights, while using only a fraction of the energy consumed by the other types of lights. The Induction Grow Light uses low heat, no fans are built in, no ventilation is required and its light spectrum is designed specifically for plant growth as it will not burn the plants. Designed for both vegetative and flowering due to its strong output at blue and red, it has an extremely long life, only 35% lumen loss after 100,000 hours, twice that of the LED's. With a five year guarantee, the repairs after that time will not exceed 50% of the price paid.

What's the difference between electronic (digital) and magnetic ballasts?
there are differences between electronic and magnetic ballasts. The advantages of using electronic outweigh the use of magnetic ballasts. Electronic ballasts are quieter while putting out less heat and less electrical usage. The brighter burning bulb burns both HPS (Sodium) and MH (Halide) bulbs. Because the bulb is brighter there is a shorter ballast life expectancy and a higher bulb failure rate. Although the dependable magnetic ballasts have been used for years, we suggest using the electronic ballasts.

Why use indoor growing tents?
Indoor growing tents are very affordable, come in different sizes and are easy to assemble to fit almost any space in the home. Made of thick materials to block out excess sunlight, the indoor growing tents provide the stable environment required for the plants to flourish. The indoor gardener can install the grow light that best suits the needs of the plants they intend to grow. LED plant grow lights are often used in indoor gardening situations especially with growing tents because they are the only light source to reach plants. When using these tents, light and heat can be carefully monitored, allowing only what is needed to enter the environment. Heat or coolness can be easily achieved in a growing tent, depending on what is best for the plants. They are also easy to set up and take apart and can be stored for use at a later date. If starting plants from seeds is preferred, growing tents are ideal because of the controlled environment the plants need to grow.


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