My Favourite Products for Growing Indoors
Updated: Oct 8
Are you hoping to try to grow food indoors throughout this winter? So am I! It will be a first for me. Here I will share with you the products I will be using as my indoor greenhouse and grow lights.
I normally begin planting things like snapdragons and tomatoes in my house near the end of January. In zone 2b/3a Alberta where I live, starting plants indoors in a necessity if you want to grow plants yourself from seed. Previously, I tried to grow my plants in a sunny window inside. This is possible but the plants ended up quite leggy and weak. This spring I purchased an indoor greenhouse and grow lights from Amazon and wow! What a difference that made. My plants were stronger, healthier and grew much more quickly. It took at least 2 weeks off the growing time needed to be ready to go outdoors in May.
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I have had many of my friends asking me about what grow lights I use as the ones I have seem to work so well! The ones I purchased are these. They are a dual spectrum LED light with both red and blue light bands. These lights sold out in the spring so place your order now to get them before they sell out again!
I use an indoor greenhouse like the ones below to grow my starter plants in the spring. This year I will be using it to grow herbs and vegetables all through the winter! I find seeds germinate so much quicker inside the indoor greenhouse. It cut about 2 to 3 weeks off the time needed to start my plants inside.
These lights and indoor greenhouses work well together! When germinating I would close up the zipper front of the greenhouse and as the plants matured I opened up the zipper front of my enclosed greenhouse.
A tray like this works perfectly underneath the greenhouse to catch water.
I am excited to set this all back up in the next month and continue growing food inside our house. I plan to try a leaf lettuce, herbs, a tomato sucker or two, green onions and fingerling carrots. I'm sure I will find more to try as I go!