Okay its winter and now it’s time to bring your plants inside and set them up to be stronger and healthier for spring time. Now comes the question of setting up your indoor led grow light system. There are a couple of things that you are going to have to purchase for things to run more smoothly.
Materials amounts will vary depending on the amount of plants that you have. The list that is provided here is for growing a single tomato.
- The first thing that you are going to need is a light source. If you are going to use a led grow light then either use a blue or full spectrum led grow light. This will ensure that you are going to have full strong roots and a hearty stalk for a good solid foundation.
- Extension cord
- Metal trash can or a plastic one that you can fit the set up into and cover with tin foil.
- Fertilizer I prefer the 10-10-10 to start out with. This ensures even natural growth of roots. You can you which ever kind you like this is just my personal preference
- Flower pot with a good drainage. A milk jug cut in half is really good for this. Just poke holes in the bottom and place a deep place underneath to provide drainage.
- Potting soil mixed with some good compost material such as old bananas or ground up salad mix.
- A car wash sponge or a new one from the kitchen sink will do.
- Power drill and screws.
- After you have gathered all of your materials find your ideal set up area. This area should be quite, out of the way and not able to gotten to by small kids or animals.
- Once you have done this mix the a half a cup or the fertilizer in with your compost soil. Now tear up a piece of the sponge and put the seeds into it and plant the seed sponge into the soil. For tomatoes it is about ¼ to ½ inch deep.
- Now put the container into the trash can center it in the middle.
- Now depending on the type of led grow light set up that you have screw either screw the light bracket to the trashcan lid or find a way to attach it somehow.
- After this water the plant container and turn on the light for the next couple of weeks and check to make sure that it has enough water.