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July 06, 2018

Have you ever thought about growing your own food? Keeping your own food garden or even just a few small pots with LED lights can give you a great way to add some sustainability to your life. You don't need a lot of land to grow your own food, either. Even if you live in an apartment, you have some great options. 

Why Grow Your Own Food?

Aside from the sense of pride that comes from serving food that you grew yourself, growing your own food gives you plenty of benefits. First, everything that you grow from home will be fresh. The fruits and vegetables that you buy at the grocery store are often shipped to the US from far-away places. These foods may have great quality originally, but you lose some of the freshness in all the time it takes for the food to reach your table. You get the freshest possible produce when you grow it yourself. You can also save some money every year by growing your own food, and you can have more control over how your food is produced. You'll know exactly what went into the growing process. 

How to Get Started 

The best thing to do is start small. No matter how excited you may be, it's better to start small and build your way up than to get overwhelmed and quit. This way, you'll learn a little as you go. Choose one fruit or vegetable (hint: tomatoes are great for beginners), buy your first plant, and learn how to tend to it. Add more to your garden as you get more comfortable. Soon enough, you'll be a gardening expert. 

LED Lights for Indoor Plants

One thing that often prevents people from planting vegetables is apartment living. If you live in an apartment, you may or may not have some balcony space for a garden plot. Others who live in rainy places like Washington or Oregon might worry that they don't get enough sunshine to keep a garden. If you want to plant vegetables but don't have the right space or climate, LED lights can give you the option to move plants indoors. 

Interested in Learning More?

Keep checking in here for gardening advice and other plant-related content. In the meantime, if you'd like to look into LED lights for indoor plants, HydroGrow LED has a variety of options. If you're interested in LED lights but aren't sure which ones would be right for you, we'd be happy to help. Feel free to visit our contact page with any questions you may have. Happy gardening! 


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