Lighting


As the small plants grow the plant lighting above them will be raised to give the most intense brightness without allowing the leaves to make contact with the lamp As the small plants grow the plant lighting above them will be raised to give the most intense brightness without allowing the leaves to make contact with the lamp As the small plants grow the plant lighting above them will be raised to give the most intense brightness without allowing the leaves to make contact with the lamp As the small plants grow the plant lighting above them will be raised to give the most intense brightness without allowing the leaves to make contact with the lamp


Outdoor gardens can make use of the sun for their lighting needs, but to meet the lighting needs of indoor gardens, learn how artificial...

The 3 Stages of a Perpetual Garden The 3 Stages of a Perpetual Garden The 3 Stages of a Perpetual Garden The 3 Stages of a Perpetual Garden


The most successful indoor growers take full advantage of the elevated degree of control over the growing environment by maintaining a...

6 Steps to Great Big Cannabis Buds 6 Steps to Great Big Cannabis Buds 6 Steps to Great Big Cannabis Buds 6 Steps to Great Big Cannabis Buds


Check out Kyle Ladenburger’s six steps to growing massive buds and you’ll be well on your way to maximizing your yields.

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Many colder-climate gardeners like to get an early start by starting seeds indoors. However, an issue that can arise is having gangly,...

The Gas Lantern Routine and Other Alternative Light Cycles The Gas Lantern Routine and Other Alternative Light Cycles The Gas Lantern Routine and Other Alternative Light Cycles The Gas Lantern Routine and Other Alternative Light Cycles


Although erratic light cycles will most likely stress the plants and cause undesirable effects, there are some indoor horticulturists who...

The Possibilities and Realities of Foliar Feeding The Possibilities and Realities of Foliar Feeding The Possibilities and Realities of Foliar Feeding The Possibilities and Realities of Foliar Feeding


Sixty years ago, researchers discovered that it wasn't just roots that could absorb elemental plant nutrients. The findings sparked new...

How to Set Up Your LED Grow Light for Growing Cannabis How to Set Up Your LED Grow Light for Growing Cannabis How to Set Up Your LED Grow Light for Growing Cannabis How to Set Up Your LED Grow Light for Growing Cannabis


Max Bjermo goes over how to hang the lamp, at what distance, determine light intensity (PPFD, or PAR), and he also discusses heat and heat...

Hydroponic lettuce growing indoors under LED grow lights Hydroponic lettuce growing indoors under LED grow lights Hydroponic lettuce growing indoors under LED grow lights Hydroponic lettuce growing indoors under LED grow lights


The following guide explains how LEDs work, how efficient they have become for indoor gardens, and some of the often overlooked factors...

Photoperiod Effects on Hydroponic Crops Photoperiod Effects on Hydroponic Crops Photoperiod Effects on Hydroponic Crops Photoperiod Effects on Hydroponic Crops


Lynette Morgan examines how continuous light methods compare to light/dark stages.

Control Freak: How to Regulate Your Garden’s Artificial Lighting Control Freak: How to Regulate Your Garden’s Artificial Lighting Control Freak: How to Regulate Your Garden’s Artificial Lighting Control Freak: How to Regulate Your Garden’s Artificial Lighting


Indoor greenhouses are illuminated by artificial lighting that is required to be on and off for many hours of a day or night. Controlling...

Getting Your Cannabis Grow Off to a Great Start Getting Your Cannabis Grow Off to a Great Start Getting Your Cannabis Grow Off to a Great Start Getting Your Cannabis Grow Off to a Great Start


Let’s look at some of the key variables you can control to help ensure you get great, consistent cannabis yields.

Photo of sunlit tomato plants in a growroom. Photo of sunlit tomato plants in a growroom. Photo of sunlit tomato plants in a growroom. Photo of sunlit tomato plants in a growroom.


Many indoor gardens aren’t set up to take advantage of natural sunlight, but doing so is practical, effective and leads to huge savings on...

Hands cradling a small plant growing in a garden. Hands cradling a small plant growing in a garden. Hands cradling a small plant growing in a garden. Hands cradling a small plant growing in a garden.


When it comes to environmental conservation, every little bit helps. Casey Fraser explains how you can help preserve the environment by...

Back in Black: The Basics of Light Deprivation Cultivation Back in Black: The Basics of Light Deprivation Cultivation Back in Black: The Basics of Light Deprivation Cultivation Back in Black: The Basics of Light Deprivation Cultivation


Tricking your herbs, vegetables, or flowers into thinking harvest time is approaching through light deprivation can result in more frequent...

Photo of tomatoes growing inside a greenhouse. Photo of tomatoes growing inside a greenhouse. Photo of tomatoes growing inside a greenhouse. Photo of tomatoes growing inside a greenhouse.


Lighting expert Ian Ashdown examines why there is less photosynthetically active radiation at the canopy level in a greenhouse compared to...

Getting off the Grid: Alternative Energies for Hydro Systems Getting off the Grid: Alternative Energies for Hydro Systems Getting off the Grid: Alternative Energies for Hydro Systems Getting off the Grid: Alternative Energies for Hydro Systems


With solar cells dropping in price and battery systems improving all the time, there are considerable benefits to looking at alternative...

A Breath of Fresh Air: The Importance of Air Purification in an Indoor Garden A Breath of Fresh Air: The Importance of Air Purification in an Indoor Garden A Breath of Fresh Air: The Importance of Air Purification in an Indoor Garden A Breath of Fresh Air: The Importance of Air Purification in an Indoor Garden


Air purification is one of the most overlooked variables of an indoor garden because most airborne pathogens are invisible, but ignoring...

Growing Plants Under Artificial Light: What’s Missing? Growing Plants Under Artificial Light: What’s Missing? Growing Plants Under Artificial Light: What’s Missing? Growing Plants Under Artificial Light: What’s Missing?


Sometimes, plants just don’t thrive under artificial lights, even when every aspect of the indoor growing environment is perfect. It's...

Photo of an LED grow light above hydroponic lettuce plants. Photo of an LED grow light above hydroponic lettuce plants. Photo of an LED grow light above hydroponic lettuce plants. Photo of an LED grow light above hydroponic lettuce plants.


With plenty of LED grow lights to choose from, it’s hard to find the best value for the buck. Max Bjermo offers some insights in finding...

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