I had read that there were numerous advantages to setting up your own nursery indoors at home. The prices of fresh produce were very expensive and I often could not afford it. I also liked the fact that my own produce could remain pesticide free.
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After I read about all of the benefits of setting up an indoor nursery at home I was excited to give it a try. The article recommended the equipment that I would need to get started.
First you will have to find an area that has enough space to set up your plants.
Just make sure that the area you select does not get too cold. Garages and basements make great places to start your seedlings as long as they are heated.
Assemble whatever table or shelving system that you will be using for your plants and set up your trays filled with potting soil.
When starting your own indoor nursery, you should experiment with a variety of different seeds. Try out some fresh herbs and vegetables and a few different types of flowering annuals.
Remember whatever you can not plant at your home, your neighbors and friends will be happy to use in their gardens.
Many people choose a fluorescent grow light to stimulate the initial growth of the plants. These light are energy efficient and perfect for use in small areas, such as an at home nursery. A fluorescent grow light generates a lot less heat than some of the other types of grow lights and can be placed in much closer proximity to the plants.
A fluorescent grow light is also very affordable. You can use them in virtually any size space and there are a number of models available to fit your budget.
The article also informed me about the latest in technology for nursery and greenhouse lighting. Ufo led grow lights are environmentally friendly, energy efficient, and an excellent choice for starting seedlings. Many nurseries and greenhouses have already made the switch to ufo led lighting.
Even though ufo led lights are more expensive to purchase initially, in the long run they will save you money. Your electric bill will be lower and the bulbs will not need to be replaced as frequently as others.
In these economic times it just makes sense to establish your own indoor nursery.
You will save yourself money and have direct control over the types of plants that are available to you.