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Q.Indoor Vegetable Garden Advice Needed

Zone New Jersey | flower1969 added on August 4, 2021 | Answered

I have never planted a vegetable garden in my life. I would like to learn to create a simple indoor vegetable garden in a small area in a spare room. Maybe about a 5 or 6W Feet across and 3 or 4 feet high. I’ve been reading about grow tents and LED lights and fan.Do you think for someone with no previous knowledge about gardening that this would be the simplest way to go? Thank you for any advice.

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Answered on August 5, 2021

I would say that if you want simple, LED would not be the way to go. A decent panel, with 12 bands of light spectrum for that area will be close to 1,000 dollars, and better panels will exceed that. If you are just starting out, I would say that you might opt for something cheaper until you get the hang of it.

Ceramic Metal Halide (CMH) is what I would recommend. They are cheap, and efficient. It comes in 315 watts and will light your area, perfectly. Fans will help circulate the air, which will help with the heat. I would warn that you want the light to hang at least 2 feet from the plants. Around 3 feet above is the "sweet spot", though.

Here are some articles to help with indoor gardening:




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