What plants grow well with LED grow lights?
When buying a car, you don’t generally look
for a car that will carry out only one function and that’s it. For example,
most people would never buy a car that only seats one person and can only make
left turns. A much better investment would be to find a car that can help you
in all kinds of tasks. The majority of cars today are quite versatile. They can
fit a whole family, and they can drive equally well in the city or in the
country. Some even convert to four wheel drive and can go off road.
Versatility is an important concept anytime
we are looking at investing is some sort of a new product. Are LED grow lights
versatile, then? Absolutely. In this article, we will have a look at the
different types of plants that grow well with LED grow lights, as well as some
Most indoor growers fall into one of three
categories: there are those who grow vegetables indoors, primarily for human
consumption; there are those who grow plants indoors for medicinal use; and
finally, there are those who grow plants indoors with the hope of displaying
them in some sort of competition. Let’s have a look at each category to see
which plants do the best.
The most popular category, hands down, is
the first: growing plants and vegetables indoors for human consumption. Into
this category fall families trying to save a few bucks by growing at home,
large greenhouse operations, and “foodies” who want only the best ingredients
for their dishes. What kind of plants grow well for this category? As we
mentioned in other articles, dark, leafy plants thrive indoors. Think spinach,
basil, broccoli, and tomatoes. With LED grow lights, you not only get healthier
leaves and fruit, you get more of them.
The second category is becoming more and
more popular, especially as legislation in various parts of the world allows
patients to grow medicinal plants at home for their own use. For example, some
state governments in the United
States permit certain patients to grow and
use medicinal marijuana to relieve the intense pain associated with glaucoma,
and to stimulate appetite in AIDS patients and those undergoing chemotherapy.
Other growers are cultivating essential oil producing plants in their homes.
These oils are used with aromatherapy and massage therapy. LED grow lights help
these plants to grow well, without exposing them to harmful pollution found
outside or to thieves who might try to steal and misuse them.
Finally, some indoor growers use LED grow
lights for plants that they hope to display, perhaps in a competition. In this
category, we primarily find orchid growers. Those who work with these delicate
flowers know how sensitive they are to their environment, and how specific
their needs are. Note what one website specializing in orchid cultivation has
to say about LED lights: “LEDs promote a faster seed to flowering stage and
produce larger buds, blooms and flowers than other types of grow lights.” This
is good news for those who grow their plants for display!
LED grow lights are suitable for just about any type of plant or vegetable. Buy yours today and see how well your plants grow!