Well, I’m trying to get a head-start on my garden this year. I am determined not to miss a single season! So, I got some grow lights and I will be performing some experiments by starting my veggies and herbs from seeds indoors.
My budget was initially a lot higher and I was going to buy a giant plant rack kit with lights, but then I decided I had a lot of extra room, exposed rafters, and could save a lot of money by just piecing things together. I chose 2 600W Roleadro full spectrum LED lights with UV and IR pucks, an iPower heated plant mat with a thermostat (effective), a bunch of Koram clear seed trays (very nifty and reusable), and a new surge protector. I’m impressed how inexpensive LED grow lights have become! Now we have to see if they work!
Because I spent less than I budgeted, I decided to buy seeds from Johnny’s Selected Seeds (expensive). We will see if they are more amazing than Burpee and Ferry-Morse. I have expectations that every little seed will germinate.
I have 10 more trays and 2 flats to plant, so I will post an update in a week as I expect the wee little seedlings should be up by next Monday!